Manhattan Valley, Manhattan, New York City
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Manhattan Valley is a neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, bounded by West 110th Street to the north, Central Park West to the east, West 96th Street or 100th Street to the south, and Broadway to the west. It was formerly known as the Bloomingdale District, and is still occasionally so called.
Manhattan Valley occupies a natural depression running east-west across Manhattan, declining rapidly from high rocky bluffs at the western border of modern Central Park, and following west the valley created by what was once a minor stream draining from roughly the area of the Harlem Meer into the Hudson River.
Many sources consider the lower boundary of Manhattan Valley to be West 100th Street, but a more natural division preferred by community groups extends the area south to West 96th Street, a major thoroughfare which provides crosstown access through Central Park. The disparty is largely semantic, however, since the area from West 100th to 97th Street is comprised of superblocks occupied by a Title I "towers in a park" housing development, and thus exists in more of a "buffer zone" than being smoothly integrated into the neighborhoods to the north or south.
Broadway and Central Park West provide the largest thoroughfares longitudinally through the neighborhood, but it also transected, from west to east, by Amsterdam Avenue, Columbus Avenue, and Manhattan Avenue. The former two extend through the entirety of the Upper West Side (and beyond). The latter originates at 100th Street and proceeds north into Harlem.
In addition to the superblocks below West 100th Street, the area bordered by Amsterdam Avenue, West 100th Street, Manhattan Avenue, and West 104th Street is also a single superblock, transected only by Columbus Avenue. All other streets in the neighborhood proceed in a uninterrupted grid.
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