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    A quasi-ideal cityscape.















    Take the tour.

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    Nice photos. *I have to admit that I've never been that far uptown in Manhattan.

    I heard that back in the 19th century, people used to call Washington Heights "the Acropolis of New York."

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    Wish it all wasn't a bland, brick box, though.

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    Yeah. Being that I look a lot at buildings and archtecture living in uptown NYC leaves me high and dry in my search for great architecture.

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    I love these pictures.
    What's the series of bridges that connect two buildings at 165th st ? Hospital ?

    (Edited by Fabb at 5:52 am on April 5, 2003)

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    Yes.

    This area is full of art deco gems, and so are parts of the Bronx. I don't know what you two are talking about. You can also see that many of the buildings in the pictures are ornamented.

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    I understand that, but then with all of those housing projects those builgings get covered up.

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    Cool photos of Upper Manhattan. The Upper Eastside of Manhattan is the most crowded in the nation with about 100,000 to 200,000 people per square mile. Doesn't surprise me, because it looks really crowded.

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    Exploring this site has been a very enjoyable journey of Upper Manhattan, an oft neglected or completely overlooked part of NYC (especially on maps).

    I particularly enjoyed this link under Hudson Heights, with excellent views of Castle Village, Hudson View Gardens and some marvellous art deco gems.

    http://www.seroy.com/sys-tmpl/scrapbook2/

    It's really great that this company has taken the time and effort to share these wonderful photos.

    It looks like an idyllic place to live for those who don't mind living a bit off the beaten track. *You'd almost never know you were in a big city like NYC.

    Alas, I don't imagine apartments become available all that often in places like Hudson View Gardens or Castle Village.

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    11th Picture down, great work of engineering. Built in the early 20th century Im sure, finely crafted and with connections at a very small point. It defies logic, quite advanced for the time Im sure.

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    Hey guys don't knock "Upper Manhattan". I know someone who has an apartment in the 150's and it's a great place. At the most, a 5-minute subway ride to Harlem, about 25 to 30 minutes to Lower Manhattan, 20 min to Midtown. A lot of people in the area own cars (which, unlike the rest of Manhattan, actually makes sense), so they drive over to Jersey across the GW Bridge for work, shopping, etc. Tis a great neighborhood and one of the places I'd look for a place if I were to move to NYC. And the rents are cheaper too, you can find places that go for $1000/ month around here, hell you can even find some decent ones for less than that. That's a steal, and best of all you can still say that you're a Manhattanite.

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    Quote: from Ptarmigan on 7:14 pm on April 11, 2003
    Cool photos of Upper Manhattan. The Upper Eastside of Manhattan is the most crowded in the nation with about 100,000 to 200,000 people per square mile. Doesn't surprise me, because it looks really crowded.
    I read somewhere that Williamsburg is one of the most crowded places on the planet, since something like 100,000 Hasidic Jews live in a space that's less than 1/4th of a square mile. *They are packed like sardines there...

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    That is pretty crowded, but I believe Hong Kong has an average population density of 250,000/ sq. mile. Hmmm, 100,000/ 1/4 sq. mi X 4 = 400,000/ sq. mi. Wow that is a lot.

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    Could be, b/c of religious beliefs it seems like every family has 5 or more kids! Couldn't imagine.

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