Category - Morningside Heights Self-Guided Walking Tour

Travel the broad avenues and quaint side streets of Morningside Heights. Here, visitors find the world’s most influential institutions of high education and religion situated in this vibrant neighborhood nestled between beautiful parks.

Last Stop: Manhattan School of Music

Located on West 122nd Street between Claremont Avenue and Broadway, the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a world famous music conservatory. The school offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and>>>

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Seventh Stop: General Grant’s Tomb

Once you’ve explored Sakura Park, you can head over to General Grant’s Tomb by crossing the street into Riverside Park. The park’s entrance is located at the intersection of>>>

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Fifth Stop: Union Theological Seminary

By walking to the intersection of 120th to 122nd Streets between Claremont Avenue and Broadway, you will find yourself in front of your fifth stop: the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New>>>

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Academic Acropolis

Morningside Heights has been nicknamed the Academic Acropolis, for the vast amount of academic institutions in the area. Many of the academia in the area is founded on religious bases, especially the>>>

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What’s Next?

Now that you’ve finished visiting the distinguished Columbia University, head to Broadway. There you’ll find examples of New York’s infamous food truck scene – an excellent>>>

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Maison Francaise at Columbia University

Founded in 1913, the Maison Française of Columbia University is the oldest French cultural center established on an American university campus. It is a meeting place for students, scholars, business>>>

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Fourth Stop: Columbia University

After taking in the magnificence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the buildings in the neighborhood, your next stop involves more artistic and creative appreciation. Continue north on>>>

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Second Stop: Gargoyles and Lobbies

After starting off at a prominent building at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, you may want to take a detour to appreciate the architecture of the residence buildings in the neighborhood. If>>>

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One: 110th Street Subway Stop

The gateway to Morningside Heights by public transportation is the Red line, Number 1 subway stop of 110th Street.  Upon arrival, you will find a treasured 24-hour grocery store, Westside Market, and>>>

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