West Harlem is located just north of Morningside Heights, and this culturally rich and historically significant neighborhood helped propel Upper Manhattan toward the famed Harlem Renaissance.
Today, the neighborhood is seeing a new era of cultural development. Many of West Harlem’s architectural landmarks are being restored. Every year, new restaurants, stores and hotels open their doors and pick up the tradition that has earned Harlem its reputation for being one of the city’s most lively neighborhoods.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney in West Harlem?
- 2 Our Trial Attorneys Focus on Mesothelioma Claims
- 3 Award-Winning Lawyers Serving West Harlem
- 4 Our Law Firm Gets Results
- 5 Our Top-Rated Legal Services
- 6 Key Features of the Area
- 7 Brief History of West Harlem
- 8 Directions to Belluck & Fox from West Harlem
Need a Personal Injury Attorney in West Harlem?
Have you or a loved one been hurt in an accident in West Harlem due to someone else’s negligence? At Belluck & Fox, our team of award-winning NYC trial attorneys has successfully fought for the rights of residents in West Harlem and across surrounding New York areas. For more than 20 years, we have made it our mission to get justice for those who have been unjustly injured.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable legal team. Belluck & Fox is here to fight for you and your family.
Our Trial Attorneys Focus on Mesothelioma Claims
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that attacks the tissue lining the lungs, chest cavity, abdominal cavity and many bodily organs. Its only known cause is exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used for decades in industrial, commercial and household products.
Our dedicated New York City mesothelioma attorneys have secured record-setting verdicts and settlements for clients suffering from asbestos disease. We hold asbestos companies accountable for failing to warn the public of the dangers of their products.
Award-Winning Lawyers Serving West Harlem
The attorneys at Belluck & Fox have earned a reputation for outstanding work in the legal community. We have been recognized numerous times by:
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers
- The National Law Journal
Our Law Firm Gets Results
While we appreciate the recognition from within the legal community, we work for one reason alone: getting results for our clients. We have recovered more than $1 billion in damages for our deserving clients and their families, and we stand ready to fight for you now.
Learn more about our impressive track record of results.
Our Top-Rated Legal Services
Our skilled team of attorneys has secured victories on behalf of clients across a wide range of injury incidents. These include:
- Defective products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Asbestos diseases
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Children injured at school
- Wrongful death
Regardless of the circumstances, if you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligent actions of others, Belluck & Fox can help you pursue the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
Key Features of the Area
Walking through West Harlem allows you to see some of the landmarks that have shaped New York City’s legacy. The area is especially known for being New York’s epicenter of academia. The area hosts seven institutions of higher learning. These include the City College of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, Barnard College, Harlem School of the Arts, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. Combined together, these colleges offer education in a wide array of subjects, from classics and religious studies to artistic development.
Due to so many colleges located in the area, West Harlem primarily houses college students and other temporary residents. However, the adjacent Morningside Heights has hosted some of America’s most notable citizens. President Dwight D. Eisenhower took residence in the area while working at Columbia University. Famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald lived at 200 Claremont while working on several of his works of literature. Visit Mill Korean Restaurant to see where J.D. Salinger’s family in the Glass Family Stories frequently ate lunch.
The area also hosts some of the most architecturally impressive cathedrals in the nation. Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Eglise de Notre Dame, Broadway Presbyterian Church, Riverside Church and Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine all draw crowds on a daily basis. Many of these churches are over 100 years old and contain strikingly beautiful worship sanctuaries.
Brief History of West Harlem
1776: Although difficult to imagine, West Harlem was the location of a major battle of the Revolutionary War. British Soldiers and American troops clashed near 106th and Broadway. This encounter was known as the battle of Harlem Heights and is considered by some historians to be a turning point in the war.
1847: The City College of New York is founded as The Free Academy.
1904: The first subway line opens under Broadway, and apartment construction begins to boom in the area.
1906: Corpus Christi Catholic Church is founded.
1930: The impressive Riverside Church is constructed.
1969: The Dance Theater of Harlem is founded.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from West Harlem
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan law office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, New York NY 10036. From West Harlem, take NY-9A / Henry Hudson Parkway approximately 5miles. Turn left onto 50th Street and then follow that to Ninth Avenue, where you will make a right and drive South four blocks. Turn left at 46th Street and then drive east until you reach Fifth Avenue, where you will take a right.Our office will be located on your right-hand side at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 45th Street.
Our law office also is accessible by taking a number of subway lines from West Harlem. You can ride the 1 train from 137 Street – City College or 125th to Times Square – 42nd St, and then walk northeast a few blocks to our offices. You can also take the B Train from 135th Street Station or the B/D train from the 125th Street station to the 47-50 Sts – Rockefeller Center Station.