Museum of Art & Origins
10-18 Jumel Terrace
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
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...
Each Sunday at 3:30pm, the charming Ms Eliot provides one of New York's most magical experiences: free, intimate jazz jams in her own...
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...
432 W 162nd St · interesting places nearby
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Contrary to popular belief, the island of Manhattan does not end at 125th St (or 59th or 14th St, for that matter). Nope, it extends all the way to 215th St, and the treasures that lie in wait for you up in those nether regions are truly worth the journey north – especially if you take advantage of the recently completed bike path along Hudson River and pedal your way here. In addition to better-known destinations such as the amazing Cloisters and beautiful Inwood Hill Park, there are pockets of culture not on many people’s radar that you’ll be happy were on yours. Two in-home attractions include the Museum of Art & Origins , where George Preston has turned three floors of his brownstone into a museum of African masks and figures; two blocks away lives Kurt Thometz, a dealer of rare and out-of-print books who has turned a room of his brownstone into Jumel Terrace Books (212-740-2001; www.jumelterracebooks.com; 426 W 160th St; 11am-6pm Fri-Sun & by appt; C to 163rd St-Amsterdam Ave), a shop specializing in tomes on Africana, Harlem history and African American literature, operating in tandem with the Museum of Art & Origins.