Elegant, scholarly, and transitional; Hamilton Heights is becoming increasingly eclectic and vibrant as Columbia University students and young professionals move into the historic brownstones and new retailers open in the area.
Home of the Sugarhill Gang.
Impressive brownstones (some of the most immaculately restored in the city) and Beaux-Arts and Romanesque single family homes.
Best Kept Secret
Trinity Church Cemetery. This stunning cemetery was opened in 1697; some of America’s most influential people were buried there.
Young and old white-collar professionals walk to work; retirees sit on park benches; Columbia University students walk to class.
Trees sway on the relatively quiet streets; patrons gather at a local restaurant; college students wander to one of the new bars.