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Sugar Hill

  • From 145th to 155th sts. Map It
  • Harlem
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Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

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. It's also here that for nearly 20 years musician Marjorie Eliot has been hosting jazz concerts in her apartment, 3F, at 3:30 pm every Sunday. Farther down, at No. 345, you can't miss the Benzinger House with its flared mansard roof. Amid 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 spring 2015. Its design has earned it the nickname "the Sugar Cube Building."

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From 145th to 155th sts., between Edgecombe and St. Nicholas aves., New York, New York, 10031, USA

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Published 06/26/2015

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