Manhattanville (Manhattan, NY)
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Manhattanville Like much of upper Manhattan, 200 years ago, Manhattanville was a largely unpopulated wooded valley. By the 1920s Manhattanville was the transit hub of Manhattan. New York's first subway line, then known as the IRT, passed through 125th Street and Broadway with the first elevated subway platform in the world. The Riverside Drive Viaduct, connects Manhattanville by linking Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights with an elevated overpass, considered revolutionary engineering at the time. The Harlem River Piers were once Manhattan's only major port on the Hudson. Today the #1 Broadway subway line becomes elevated for about 10 blocks around 125th Street. The 125th Street station is still elevated. As the train makes it''s way above ground around 118th Street, Columbia Unive...
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