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Sugar Hill

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Updated 02/25/2014

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Standing on the bluff of Sugar Hill overlooking Jackie Robinson Park, outside the slightly run-down 409 Edgecombe Ave. you'd never guess that here resided such influential African-Americans as NAACP founder W.E.B. DuBois and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, or that farther north at 555 Edgecombe, known as the "Triple Nickel," writers Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston and jazz musicians Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others lived and played.

And it's also here that for nearly 20 years musician Marjorie Eliot has been hosting jazz concerts in her apartment, 3F, at 3:30pm every Sunday. Farther down, at 345 Edgecombe, you can't miss the Benzinger House with its flared mansard roof. Amidst all this history, the modern-looking Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, at 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, is set to open in 2014. Its design has earned it the nickname Sugar Cube Building.

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Bounded by 145th and 155th Sts. and Edgecombe and St. Nicholas Aves., New York, New York, 10031, United States

Updated 02/25/2014


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