Formerly known as the Bloomingdale District, Manhattan Valley is bounded by 110th St to the north, 96th St to the south, Central Park West to the east, and Broadway to the west.
In need of…well, anything? Head over to Columbus Square (not to be confused with the Circle) on Columbus Ave between 97th & 100th! Shops include Whole Foods and Whole Foods Wines, Sephora, Michael's, TJ Maxx, and Ann Taylor Loft- as well as multiple pharmacies, banks, electronic stores, dry cleaners, cafes, and dining options!
There are many "must-see" landmarks in Manhattan Valley! One you might consider on your trip to MV….
Frederick Douglass Circle , Central Park West and West 110th Street
Named after the American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer, Frederick Douglass Circle is located at the Northwest corner of Central Park at the foot of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and of Cathedral Parkway. Its features include a complex colored paving pattern that alludes to traditional African American quilt designs with wrought-iron symbolic and decorative elements, a water wall, and inscribed historical details with quotations representing the life of Frederick Douglass and the slaves’ passage to freedom. With Harlem-based artist Algernon Miller designing the paving and Hungarian-born artist Gabriel Koren designing the centralized bronze statue depicting a standing Frederick Douglass, there are many opportunities for fantastic photos for your scrapbooks!
Malecon Restaurant II – 97th/Amsterdam
Buster's Cafe – 103rd/Amsterdam
A Cafe New York – 108th/Columbus
Freda's Caribbean & Soul Cuisine – 109th/Columbus
Trains: The B,C trains make local stops along Central Park West at 96th, 103rd and 110th Streets. On Broadway, the 1 train stops at 96th, 103rd St, and 110th St. Also the 2,3 trains run express and stops at 72nd St, 96th St, and then heads east over to 110th St and Lenox.
Buses: The M10 bus runs north south along Central Park West. On 96th St the M96 bus runs crosstown. The M7 and M11 buses run north on Amsterdam and south on Columbus. On Broadway the M104 bus runs north and south. Along 110th the M4 bus runs east and west and heads north on Broadway at 110th St.