Thursday, June 07, 2007

Manhattan in the Making

Today we'll take a trip around Manhattan and see how the island is progressing. Our first stop Upper Manhattan.

The region begins (or ends depending on how you look at it) in Upper Manhattan just north of the George Washing ton Bridge in Washington Heights.

Neighborhoods shown are Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights and Harlem in Manhattan. Across the Hudson River are Fort Lee, Edgewater and Cliffside Park in New Jersey.

Local landmarks so far include George Washington Bridge (marked by the temporary Maxis bridge), City College of New York (which is comprised of the default Maxis university buildings), the Hispanic American Society, Highbridge Park and Riverbank State Park.

Next stop, the South Bronx. The South Bronx makes up the majority of the area on the map.

While a small sliver of Upper Manhattan makes up the rest of Manhattan.

Neighborhoods shown are Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Harlem in Manhattan. Across the Harlem River in the Bronx is Mott Haven, Port Morris, Melrose, Morrisania, High Bridge, Morris Heights, Tremont and East Tremont.

Local landmarks so far include Yankee Stadium (signified by the default Maxis baseball stadium), the Bronx Courthouse, St Mary’s Park, and a portion of Crotona Park, Macombs Dam Bridge and the 3rd Avenue Bridge.

Next up we’ll keep heading south into the Upper East Side.

Neighborhoods as indicated are East Harlem, Spanish Harlem, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville and the Upper East Side, Lenox Hill and northern Midtown.

Local landmarks include Central Park ,the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Museum of the City of New York Mt. Sinai Hospital, Triboro Bridge, Queensboro, the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, Roosevelt University, Central Park Zoo, the Metropolitan Club, and the Solow Building.

Most of the development of the area is centered around Fifth, Madison and Park Avenue. While there is even development on the streets 118th Street is the only street which has buildings lining the entire length of the street.

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