Sat, Feb 27 | Online Event

Online Neighborhood Tour: Morningside Heights: An American Acropolis

There is perhaps no other neighborhood in NYC nor America like Morningside Heights, our city’s intellectual and spiritual capital, home to seven colleges and universities, the world's largest cathedral church (St. John the Divine), the towering Riverside Church and Grant's Tomb (pictured).

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Feb 27, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
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This is the 2nd in a series of three on-line tours to explore some of the neighborhoods that border Broadway in honor of the Broadway Mall Association, a non-profit organization that keeps this linear park beautiful from 72nd Street to 168th Streets with plantings, landscaping and art exhibits. Read more about BMA here: http://www.broadwaymall.org/home/ There is perhaps no other neighborhood in NYC nor America like Morningside Heights, our city’s intellectual and spiritual capital which has been called the “American Acropolis.” The area is home to seven colleges and universities (and International House) including Columbia University, the Manhattan School of Music, Barnard College, two renowned seminaries, Bank Street College of Education and Teacher's College. Graduates and faculty members have had a huge impact on the world and we’ll learn about some of these special people during this presentation. Towering over this Harlem neighborhood is the magnificent bell tower of Riverside Church and the world renown Cathedral of St. John the Divine and spectacular Morningside Park. Grants Tomb (The General Grant National Memorial) is the largest mausoleum in the U.S., was once America's most popular tourist attraction. In addition, we'll learn how and why Morningside Heights was developed as one of the city's first middle-class apartment house neighborhoods in the early 1900's.

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