morningside heights

Just a few shots I took of my new ‘hood:

I was told to not go inside of the Park itself.

My street!

A gorgeous view of Harlem proper:

Down in the park:

Morningside is the biggest secret in NYC. I love it here, it’s an oasis.

9 Comments so far

  1. Ben K. (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 12:57 am

    An oasis filled with obnoxious Columbia students.

  2. Renzo (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

    Truly a secret!.. I just moved to the UES and had no idea there was another park up there..
    I’m planning to start a blog myself with a unique kick to try make it different..

  3. yttrx (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    1. Morningside Heights is not the Upper East Side. Morningside Heights is now, and has always been Harlem. You live in Harlem. Not the Upper East Side.

    2. We, the cultured, tend to see the UES Sarabeth’s Restaurant as an important border, right there between 92nd and 93rd on Madison. It marks the end of all cuisine in New York City on the East Side, with the exception of some remarkable Creole and Soul joints.

    3. We, the cultured, also tend to grow chilly and uncomfortable as we turn our heads left at about 93rd and Park Avenue, facing east, because you can see where it just suddenly dies and becomes the train to the Bronx.

    4. Maybe smaller thumbnails. Thanks in advance!

  4. yttrx (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    Whoops, forgot one more thing:

    5. You’re not even ON the east side. That river you see is the Hudson, not the East.

    And one more thing:

    6. I know the author of this post didn’t claim to live on the Upper East Side—but you just know she’s thinking it. Anyhow yeah, its Harlem, and it’s not the cool end.

  5. yttrx (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    Dammit. One more addendum:

    7. Morningside Heights is not a “secret” any more than the west village is. If you want to know the big secrets, you’re going to have look a little harder than that.

  6. irina (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    yttrx- i don’t even know what set that off. where does it mention the upper east side?

  7. yttrx (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

    UES is mentioned in the comment immediately preceding mine.

    Also, in all seriousness, why did you move all the way the hell up to Columbia? You can get cheaper apartments on Roosevelt island (if you’re willing to wait for one to open up), and its about a hundred times closer to anything relevant than Morningside Heights is. Hell, you could have gotten something on the rusty side of DUMBO too.

    Or, if you want to be really edgy, you can go get something on Coney Island before all the yuppies do–so that way you can be very cranky when all the Gaps and Starbuxen are open and the place is teeming with richies, and say “I remember what Coney Island used to be like!”.

    I’m actually not making fun of you there. I say it about Alphabet Hell all the time.

  8. irina (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

    You’re weird.

    I’m not trying to be edgy. I go to Columbia.

  9. yttrx (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    You go to Columbia? Then you have nothing in the whole entire world to ever complain about, ever. With this, we (the entire world) wish to see you do an about face and write exclusively about the great blooming wonders of life, and various and sundry cool things.

    Transfer to Barnard though, then you can be edgy. Plus, I think you get a free XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL hoodie that says “Lick Bush! Vote Gore!” when you get in. I hear they have truckloads of those things left over.

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