Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
10–18 Jumel Terrace
Along 10 to 18 Jumel Terrace stands a row of townhouses, designed in the 1890s by the renowned architect Henri Fouchaux. At number 16...
555 Edgecombe Ave
When completed in 1916, this brick, beaux arts giant was Washington Heights’ very first luxury apartment complex and had a concierge,...
The wooden houses on storybook Sylvan Terrace – resplendent with their high narrow stoops, dentiled canopies and boldly paneled wooden...
Marjorie Eliot’s Parlor Jazz
Each Sunday the charming Ms Eliot provides one of New York’s most magical experiences: free, intimate jazz jams in her own apartment....
Charles’ Pan-Fried Chicken
It’s a hole-in-the-wall place, but the charismatic Charles Gabriel makes the best damn chicken we’ve ever tasted. Crisp and beautifully...
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Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum information
Built in 1765 as a country retreat for Roger and Mary Morris, this columned mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan. It is also famous for having served as George Washington’s headquarters after it was seized by the Continental Army in 1776. The mansion’s beautifully appointed rooms contain many original furnishings, including a bed that reputedly belonged to Napoleon.
Across the street, along 10–18 Jumel Terrace , stands a row of townhouses, designed in the 1890s by renowned architect Henri Fouchaux. At number 16 lived prolific entertainer and civil-rights activist Paul Robeson, who subsequently moved to 555 Edgecombe Ave .
Around the corner lies storybook Sylvan Terrace , still graced by its original, late 19th-century gas lamps. The street’s striking wooden houses – resplendent with their high narrow stoops, dentiled canopies and boldly paneled wooden doors – were NYC’s first attempt at building affordable abodes for city workers. Equally unique are the street's cobbled stones, which, unlike those of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, are Belgian, not Dutch.