Many New Yorkers have walked through this small neighborhood countless times but may be unfamiliar with its name, which is often folded into the vastness of the Upper West Side. An ameatuer might even confuse the neighborhood with Harlem, Morningside Heights, or make up a new geographically descriptive name like, Upper Upper Westside. Manhattan Valley is bounded by 110th Street to the north, 96th Street to the south, Central Park West to the east and Broadway to the west.
Manhattan Valley is a diverse, mostly residential neighborhood that is rich in history. The north side of the neighborhood has no shortage of historic row houses and distinctive buildings designed in a Romanesque, Victorian Gothic and Queen Ann style of architecture. If you’re a fan of architecture this may be an ideal place to visit. Contrasting the neighborhood's classical architecture in the north are the modern buildings of Columbus Square on the south side.