Manhattan Valley is the Manhattan neighborhood between Central Park West and Broadway from 96th Street to 110th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Named for the slope of Manhattan Avenue, this neighborhood has a few quiet blocks with gorgeous townhouses, brownstones and the distinctive architecture along Central Park.
In 2007 the Landmark Preservation Commission designated Manhattan Avenue between 104th and 106th Streets a historic district comprised of 40 buildings.
Many of Manhattan's earlier row houses were primarily built with brownstone facades in the classical style but the structures in the Manhattan Avenue district combine Gothic, Queen Anne and Romanesque features.
Originally called "New" Avenue when it was created in 1868, Manhattan Avenue starts at 100th Street and continues to 125th street where it merges with St. Nicholas Avenue.
One of the first changes to the neighborhood was the conversion of the former New York cancer Hospital site into new condos at:
455 Central Park West between 105th and 106th Street.
Columbus Square is a new 710 unit glass rental complex built on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue. The five-building residential complex houses two private schools and also has about 500,000 square feet of retail space, including a Whole Foods and TJ Maxx. Amenities include gyms, roof decks, bowling lanes and a pool.
Avalon Morningside Park a new rental building at One Morningside Drive and 110th Street, has a 2 story glass entrance with 296 units.
The Ariel, two new luxury residential towers across the street from each other at 99th & Broadway. One (built next to the famous art deco landmark Metro Theatre) has 31 stories with 73 units. The other is 37 stories with 65 units.
Manhattan Valley is bounded by Riverside Park on the west and Central Park on the east. Morningside Park to the north.Riverside Park measures 222 acres and stretches between 72nd and 158th streets. The waterfront park—designed by Central Park's landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux as well as by landscape architect Samuel Parsons—has had several additions over the years. It now has skate parks, tennis courts, handball courts, baseball courts, running tracks, dog runs and kayak and canoe launch sites.
Manhattan Neighborhood Guides
- Washington Heights
- Hamilton Heights
- Morningside Heights
- Upper West Side
- Riverside Boulevard
- West End Avenue
- Upper Broadway
- Carnegie Hill
- Upper East Side
- Clinton/Hells Kitchen
- Greenwich Village
- Battery Park City