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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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THE INDEPENDENT: B&B AND BEYOND: JUMEL TERRACE, NEW YORK CITY. DODGING THE HECTIC WHIRL OF DOWNTOWN, SIMON USBORNE VENTURES NORTH TO FIND PEACE IN AN ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSHOP.

Simon Usborne.  SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2012 New Yorkers with cartographical vertigo joke about getting nosebleeds or struggling to breathe in the upper reaches of Manhattan. Tourists, too, tend to stick to the southern half, below, say, 89th Street. But if you’ve “done” the usual areas, or fancy something different, there’s much to offer the adventurer […]

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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 […]