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    Jumel Terrace Bed and Breakfast“Perched on the highest elevation in Manhattan, the neighborhood feels like a slice of Colonial Williamsburg airlifted into the city.” -NY Times

Jumel Terrace

Your pied à terre on Sugar Hill. Perched on the highest elevation in Manhattan, the neighborhood feels like a slice of Colonial Williamsburg airlifted into the city. The townhouse looks at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters for 1776′s Battle of Harlem Heights and home to the infamous grand horizontal, Madame Jumel.
At the time Duke Ellington dubbed the “The Crown of Sugar Hill,” the immediate neighborhood was also home to W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Johnny Hodges and dozens of Jazz Masters.
The self-contained garden apartment shares the garden floor and private entrance of Jumel Terrace Books, an antiquarian bookshop specializing in Harlem Heights' history - from its roots in Revolution through the jazz-age Renaissance to its very Now now. It still swings.

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36 Hours in Upper Manhattan

Travel New York Times By SETH KUGEL FEB. 20, 2014 The drive to the Cloisters, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Kirsten Luce for The New York Times In the 18th century, the northern half of Manhattan Island served as a bucolic escape for New Yorkers with the cash to afford it and the horse […]

A Harlem Poetry Lesson: By Nokia Lumia 1020 #NokiaWeberBailey from Nokia HD on Vimeo.

Harlem, A Poetry Lesson. Bruce Weber in/on the house.

On the hottest day of 2013, July 18th, Bruce brought our mutual hero, David Bailey, over to spend an afternoon shooting here on Nokia’s dime (note the product placement).  At 5:30 minutes into this Bruce swings into the house and stays a loving eye on it for a solid couple of minutes, accompanied by Gil […]