Posts Tagged ‘Morris-Jumel Mansion’

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason When a management company announced last winter that the drugstore chain Walgreens would take over the lease of one of Washington Heights’ major grocery stores, Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue, neighbors and elected officials rallied and fought back. Their activism was mirrored in nearby Inwood, where residents fought the mayor’s plan […]


Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason Once a stretch of rural countryside home to the native Munsee, modern Washington Heights, a hilly neighborhood covering much of Manhattan’s northern tip, was named for the fortification where General George Washington’s army camped to keep an eye on the advancing Redcoats. The neighborhood has over the years been home to a […]


$5.5M ask for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is a new Harlem record | 6sqft

$5.5M ask for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is a new Harlem record | 6sqft

BY MICHELLE COHEN If this home is, as the listing calls it, “the jewel of this historic neighborhood,” the three-block historic Harlem enclave of Hamilton Terrace is a treasure trove, anchored by the Hamilton Grange home of Alexander Hamilton. Listed at $5,495,000, the limestone and terra cotta mansion at 72 Hamilton Terrace is recognizable by its mansard slate roof punctuated […]


Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

By Amy Plitt It wasn’t so long ago that this picture-perfect townhouse, located on one of Manhattan’s quaintest hidden streets (that would be Sylvan Terrace, up in Washington Heights), appeared on the market with a $1.7 million price tag. But in the six months or so since then, the late-19th-century house has gotten a couple […]


Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights’s Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights's Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Located right across from the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, and on one of New York City’s most charming, and hidden streets, this two-bedroom, turn-key townhouse at 16 Sylvan Terrace is now on the market for $1.7 million. Part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District, the three-story townhouse is a confluence […]


The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

By Tolly Wright Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city’s best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending […]


06/19/16: Live Jazz – Live Art Experience @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

06/19/16: Live Jazz - Live Art Experience @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

How does a Live Jazz and Live Art experience  sound? Awesome right. Well it get’s better. The event will be a one-a-kind pairing of master artist Andrea Arroyo with Uptown icon and musician, actress and playwright, Ms. Marjorie Eliot. The event is taking place at the venerable Morris Jumel Mansion on Sunday, June 19th at […]


Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground

Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground

By Marjorie Cohen The Jumel Terrace Historic District is one the most interesting neighborhoods in upper Manhattan, and it happens to be full of history. That’s probably why Lin-Manuel Miranda chose the Morris-Jumel Mansion (for which the area is named) as a setting in which to write parts of his hit musical. That’s right, Tony-darling Miranda wrote two of his […]


Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan’s oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan's oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

By Brian Levinson Think you have to travel to Disney World to visit a haunted mansion? Think again. There’s one in Washington Heights, just a few blocks from the C train. Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built by a British colonel in 1765, it was once a 130-acre farm that stretched from the Hudson […]


2/6/2016: Black History Month Docent Tour @ Morris Jumel Mansion

2/6/2016: Black History Month Docent Tour @ Morris Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace) Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan’s oldest house, led by one of Morris Jumel Mansion’s expert docents, Gregory Washington. Today’s tour will highlight the history of African-Americans at the Mansion and surrounding neighborhood. Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan’s oldest house, […]


Walking the Walk in Hamilton’s Old Stomping Grounds | NY Times

Walking the Walk in Hamilton’s Old Stomping Grounds | NY Times

By HELENE STAPINSKI Jimmy Napoli is not throwing away his shot. For the past 20 years, this guide and Alexander Hamilton expert has been leading tourists and residents through the streets of New York City, telling them stories of the Revolutionary War and its heroes. Now that Hamilton is the star of a hit Broadway […]


Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

By Susan Delson If People magazine had existed in the early 1800s, Eliza Jumel would have been a natural for the cover—and not just once. She might have scored first in the 1790s, as a New York actress known for her wit, beauty and influential friends. And then again in 1810, as half of a […]


2/5/15: Morris Jumel Presents Special Benefit Performance of Hamilton

2/5/15: Morris Jumel Presents Special Benefit Performance of Hamilton

2015 is the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 250th Anniversary! And to celebrate, they are teaming up with The Public Theater to present a special benefit performance of Hamilton, the raucous, much-anticipated new musical written and played by Tony-award-winner (In The Heights), and good friend of the Mansion, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fusing contemporary hip-hop and classic Broadway style, Hamilton […]


Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni Senecal came to Washington Heights recently to highlight all the awesomeness that our neighborhood has to offer. She stops by such Uptown gems as the Cloisters, the Morris Jumel Mansion and the United Palace. She also takes a sampling of the lively culinary scene, hitting up Malecon and Mama Sushi.


The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America’s Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist

The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America's Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist

BY Danielle Oteri (@feastonhistory) In 1921, the Daughters of the American Revolution held an auction to rid the oldest house in Manhattan of any trace of its former inhabitant, Eliza Bowen Jumel, once the richest woman in America. Jumel was not the chaste ideal of a colonial woman typically beatified by the DAR. There were […]


Anne Northup: Northern Creoles & the Birth of American Cuisine @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

Anne Northup: Northern Creoles & the Birth of American Cuisine @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

Saturday, February 8, from 2:00pm-6:00pm The life of Solomon Northup, subject of the recent film “12 Years a Slave,” is widely known.  Less familiar, however, is the experience of his family during Solomon’s captivity.  Anne Northup, Solomon’s wife, an innovator in American cuisine- was an ambitious free African-American woman in 19th century New York. From […]


Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Batoto Yetu means “our children” in Swahili. Founded in 1990 by internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, Júlio T. Leitão, Batoto Yetu teaches at-risk youth what academics alone cannot. By engaging children with their own African heritage through dance, music, and folklore, this program promotes a more holistic form of education. Over the years, […]


Manhattan Day Trip to the Nation’s Start | NY Times

Manhattan Day Trip to the Nation’s Start | NY Times

By SIMONE STREETER “Forty Part Motet,” Janet Cardiff’s moving sound installation, might have been one of the most popular draws north of the Museum Mile this fall, but the Cloisters, where the show ended last weekend, is not the only stellar attraction in Upper Manhattan. There are three often-overlooked historic homes there where you can […]


Bill Helmreich walks through ‘The New York Nobody Knows’ | NY Daily News

Bill Helmreich walks through 'The New York Nobody Knows' | NY Daily News

BY: COLIN DEVRIES You think you know New York, but you’ve got nothing on Bill Helmreich. Helmreich, a sociology professor at City College, has published “The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City” (Princeton Press) after, you might guess, walking 6,000 miles in New York City. He has literally seen every block […]


Morris-Jumel Mansion Hosts Post-Halloween Sleepover and Paranormal Show | DNAinfo

Morris-Jumel Mansion Hosts Post-Halloween Sleepover and Paranormal Show | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis NEW YORK CITY — Manhattan’s oldest house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, will host a spooky paranormal concert — and sleepover — for those looking to commune with the spirits of the founding fathers. From 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, the historic hub will let children and adults sleep in […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Local Stop – Washington Heights – Amid the Hilly Landscape, Hidden Gems | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Local Stop - Washington Heights - Amid the Hilly Landscape, Hidden Gems | NY Times

By J. DAVID GOODMAN Published: March 25, 2010 Like its famous Little Red Lighthouse, which is tucked under the George Washington Bridge, Washington Heights conceals its treasures almost too well. But whatever the reason for the modesty, this neighborhood of overflowing plates and Latin rhythms opens up with a little bit of investigation, and some […]


Uptown Video: The Morris-Jumel Mansion

Uptown Video: The Morris-Jumel Mansion

The good folks at Channel Thirteen and PBS showed the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris Jumel Mansion, some love recently. In the informative video, the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Carol Ward, gives the viewer a guided tour of the venerable Washington Heights landmark.


The People’s Theatre Project & The Morris-Jumel Mansion Present Inspired By…

The People’s Theatre Project & The Morris-Jumel Mansion Present Inspired By...

INSPIRED BY… A FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS OUT OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS JUNE 19 – 22 @ 7PM & JUNE 23 @ 3PM THE MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION 65 JUMEL TERRACE 5 New Plays in 5 Days! This festival of socially conscious staged readings is a celebration of People’s Theatre Project’s 2012-2013 Resident Playwrights Unit. These 5 professional […]


Corset shows: artist re-imagines beauty of Burr’s loves | NY Daily News

Corset shows: artist re-imagines beauty of Burr's loves | NY Daily News

‘The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits of Corsetry & Binding’ features 18th and 19th Century-style corsets in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest private home. By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Eight of the most beautiful, bewitching and beguiling women in New York’s long history of seduction will display their wiles in a captivating […]

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