Upper Manhattan is the northernmost part of Manhattan. It encompasses East Harlem, Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill, Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Fort George and Inwood.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Upper Manhattan?
- 2 Our Mesothelioma Trial Attorneys Are Focused on Mesothelioma Claims
- 3 Award-Winning, Top-Rated Lawyers Serving Uptown
- 4 Our Law Firm Gets Results
- 5 Providing High-Quality Legal Services for Uptown Residents
- 6 Key Features of the Area
- 7 Brief History of Upper Manhattan
- 8 Location
- 9 Interesting Facts About Upper Manhattan
- 10 Directions to Belluck & Fox from Upper Manhattan
Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Upper Manhattan?
For more than 20 years, the nationally recognized New York personal injury lawyers at Belluck & Fox have been successfully recovering maximum compensation for Uptown residents who have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence. Our law firm has the resources and the experience to take on large companies and insurers.
Contact us today to set up a free consultation. Our top-rated lawyers are here to discuss your case and answer any questions you have.
Our Mesothelioma Trial Attorneys Are Focused on Mesothelioma Claims
For decades, the dangerous carcinogen asbestos was used in industrial products, construction materials, commercial products and building materials throughout New York and across the country. Sadly, the asbestos companies that made these products understood the dangers but failed to warn workers and consumers. Now, decades later, thousands of people each year are being diagnosed with life-threatening asbestos diseases such as malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Our law firm’s primary practice area is asbestos litigation. We fight for the rights of Uptown residents who have been diagnosed with asbestos diseases.
Award-Winning, Top-Rated Lawyers Serving Uptown
Our Upper Manhattan personal injury attorneys have earned top recognition from nationally respected legal publications and professional review services, including:
- The National Law Journal
- Best Lawyers
- Super Lawyers
- Martindale Hubbell
Our Law Firm Gets Results
Belluck & Fox has a long track record of delivering maximum results. Our New York City mesothelioma cancer lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion for deserving clients and their families, including:
- $32 million for a Navy veteran who suffered from asbestos exposure
- $22 million for a construction worker who was harmed by asbestos
- $19.5 million for a high-rise construction worker who inhaled asbestos fibers on the job
Providing High-Quality Legal Services for Uptown Residents
Our skilled New York City personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling a variety of claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Asbestos claims
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
Key Features of the Area
Upper Manhattan heads farther uptown than the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, the neighborhoods that border each side of Central Park. Although heavily residential, it includes several museums, parks and notable attractions, such as The Cloisters, a castle-like museum with a collection of medieval art and artifacts.
The Museum of the City of New York, at Fifth Avenue and East 103rd Street, traces the city’s history from the 16th century to the present. Its neighbor, El Museo del Barrio, is devoted to Latino culture in the Americas dating back to the pre-Columbian era. A statue of jazz composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington gazes out at the city from Duke Ellington Circle, near the northeast corner of Central Park at Fifth Avenue and East 110th Street.
On the western side of Upper Manhattan sits the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Ave., the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. A civic and cultural institution, the cathedral is also known for its concerts and its annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis.
North of the cathedral is Columbia University, an Ivy League school focusing on the arts, medicine and business, as well as Barnard College, a liberal arts college for women. The picturesque Riverside Church at 490 Riverside Drive is known for its vivid stained-glass windows and 74 bronze bells.
Other noteworthy sites in Upper Manhattan include the General Grant National Memorial for President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, the largest granite and marble tomb in North America; the City College of New York, a public school known for its engineering and liberal arts programs; and Fort Tyron Park, a New York City scenic landmark with extensive gardens, walking paths and meadows offering views of the Hudson and Harlem rivers.
Brief History of Upper Manhattan
1776: The Battle of Harlem Heights, a campaign of the Revolutionary War, is fought in what is now Morningside Heights and Harlem in Upper Manhattan.
1830s: The Hudson River Railroad line connects New York City to Albany, allowing the Upper West Side to evolve into a shipping, manufacturing and transportation corridor.
1850s to 1870s: Central Park is designed and created.
1870s: Construction of the Third Avenue El and the Second Avenue El link the middle class and artisans of the Upper East Side to the city’slower neighborhoods.
1904: The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, now part of the New York City subway, provides rapid transportation downtown from Manhattanville and surrounding neighborhoods, leading to an extension of the growing city.
1900s to 1930s: Irish immigrants, European Jews, Greek immigrants, Dominican immigrants, immigrants from Hungary and Poland, and refugees from Germany settle in Washington Heights, many fleeing Nazism.
1970s: The expansion of Columbia University, plus Barnard College, adds to Upper Manhattan’s strength as a cultural corridor and increases the demand for housing.
1992: Neighborhood activists promote renaming the area Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson, considered an outdated reference to its German past, to Hudson Heights, which has welcomed a number of Caribbean and African-American residents.
Upper Manhattan stretches between the East River to Fifth Avenue on the eastern side of Manhattan and heads north from East 96th Street to the Harlem River. It also extends north from the northernmost border of Central Park at 110th Street and west to the Hudson River, covering the entire northern tip of Manhattan.
Interesting Facts About Upper Manhattan
Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, famed centerfielder Willie Mays and 1950s singer Frankie Lymon lived in Sugar Hill, a historic district in the northern part of Hamilton Heights in Upper Manhattan.
The Graffiti Hall of Fame at Park Avenue and East 106th Street is a type of outdoor museum where street artists can show their skills on schoolyard walls.
The oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, is open for tours at 65 Jumel Terrace in Upper Manhattan. The mansion was built in 1765.
In addition to household pets, the animals blessed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to honor the dignity of all creatures have included a bearded dragon, a fennec fox, baby chicks, a horned goat, rabbits, a goose, horses, owls, sheep and a giant tortoise.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from Upper Manhattan
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan law office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, New York NY 10036. Depending on where you’re located in Upper Manhattan, you can reach our office either by heading south on the FDR Drive to East 49th Street (Exit 10) and then turning left from East 49th Street onto Fifth Avenue. Or you can head south on Riverside Drive, turn left onto West 86th Street to take the 86th Street Transverse across Central Park, and then turn right onto Fifth Avenue.
Our office also is accessible through several public transportation options, such as the D subway train downtown to 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center, and the M3 bus (East Village/Eighth Street via Fifth Avenue).