The neighborhood around Barnard College, Morningside Heights, is home to about 45,000 people, as well as a dynamic mix of cultural, religious, and academic institutions; restaurants and stores. Stretching from 110th Street to 125th Street between Morningside Park and Riverside Park, it is 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway.
Columbia University Bookstore
•Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
•Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
•Specializes in scholarly titles.
•Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Sunday: noon-6 p.m.
•Mondel's has been satisfying chocolate cravings for about 50 years with its truffles, creams, pretzels, and more.
Morton Williams Supermarket
•Open 24 hours a day.
•7 a.m.- midnight, daily.
•Asian market and grocery.
•Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
•Specializes in new fiction, literary criticism, philosophy, travel, and computer books. Good periodical section.
University Houseware & University Hardware
•Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. -7p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6p.m.
•Trusted local stores providing home goods and hardware.
•President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife are entombed above ground at this national landmark. A small museum covers his life and career.
•Here you will find locally grown products provided directly from small family farms. NYC Greenmarkets make it possible to offer fresh, nutritious, and locally grown food to New Yorkers.
•Open Thursdays and Fridays, March-December (weather permitting), 8a.m.-4p.m.
Low Memorial Library
•Part of the New York City Register of Historic Places, Low Memorial Library is the centerpiece of Columbia's campus. Its steps are one of the most popular outdoor hangouts in New York City.
•The church's bell tower offers a great view of the city--a trip to the top costs $2.
•Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (who also created Central Park), Riverside Park offers a quiet space to walk, exercise, eat al fresco, read, or just relax along the Hudson River.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
•Under construction since 1892, this cathedral is the world's largest. The seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Manhattan, the cathedral is the site of concerts, films, and readings.
Studio Museum in Harlem
•Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
•Cost: Adults $5
•Exhibitions of black art and culture. Lectures, concerts, poetry readings.