Marble Hill, Manhattan

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Marble Hill is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.wikipedia
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Manhattan

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Marble Hill is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Politically a part of Manhattan and New York County, Marble Hill became an island in the Harlem River when it was separated from the island of Manhattan by the construction of the Harlem Ship Canal in 1895.
The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers; several small adjacent islands; and Marble Hill, a small neighborhood now on the U.S. mainland, that was connected using landfill to the Bronx and separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem River.

The Bronx

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In 1914, the Harlem River was filled in on the north side of Marble Hill, connecting it to the North American mainland and the Bronx.
Marble Hill, Manhattan was now connected to the Bronx, but it did not become part of that county by a historical accident due to changes in waterways.

Harlem River

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Politically a part of Manhattan and New York County, Marble Hill became an island in the Harlem River when it was separated from the island of Manhattan by the construction of the Harlem Ship Canal in 1895.
Originally it curved around the north of Marble Hill, but in 1895 the Harlem River Ship Canal was dug between Manhattan and Marble Hill, and in 1914 the original course was filled in.

New York City

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Marble Hill is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
The borough also includes a small neighborhood on the United States mainland, called Marble Hill, which is contiguous with The Bronx.

Kingsbridge, Bronx

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Many settlers circumvented the toll for the ferry by crossing the creek from northern Marble Hill to modern Kingsbridge, Bronx, a point where it was feasible to wade or swim through the waters.
River Plaza Shopping Center is located nearby (in Marble Hill, Manhattan) but it is not part of the business improvement district.

Spuyten Duyvil Creek

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Politically a part of Manhattan and New York County, Marble Hill became an island in the Harlem River when it was separated from the island of Manhattan by the construction of the Harlem Ship Canal in 1895.
The Bronx neighborhood of Spuyten Duyvil lies to the north of the creek, and the adjacent Manhattan neighborhood of Marble Hill lies to the north of the Ship Canal.

Boroughs of New York City

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Marble Hill is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
The borough also includes a small neighborhood on the United States mainland, called Marble Hill.

Yonkers, New York

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This land stretched from Spuyten Duyvil to present-day Yonkers along the Hudson coastline.
The land on which the city is built was once part of a 24,000 acre land grant called Colen Donck that ran from the current Manhattan-Bronx border at Marble Hill northwards for 12 mi, and from the Hudson River eastwards to the Bronx River.

Tuckahoe marble

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Marble Hill was occupied as a Dutch colonial settlement in 1646, and gained its current name in 1891 because of marble deposits underneath the neighborhood.
Deposits are also found in the Inwood area of Manhattan, New York City, in Eastchester, New York, and extending southward to parts of the Bronx, such as Kingsbridge, Mott Haven, Melrose and Tremont and Marble Hill.

Frederick Philipse

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In 1693 Frederick Philipse, a Dutch nobleman who had sworn allegiance to the Crown upon the British takeover of Dutch New Netherlands, built the King's Bridge at Marble Hill near what is now West 230th Street in the Bronx.
After swearing allegiance to the English and later being granted his manorship from them, he built in 1693 the first bridge connecting New York City with the mainland, erecting King's Bridge over the Spuyten Duyvil at Marble Hill.

Riverdale, Bronx

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It moved to another structure in Riverdale in 1876.

Broadway Bridge (Manhattan)

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Both the King's and Dyckman Free Bridges were covered over with landfill and replaced by the Broadway Bridge, a bridge over the new Harlem River Ship Canal. Marble Hill residents remain part of a political district that includes the northernmost areas of Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood), but city services – for example, the fire and police departments – come from and are in the Bronx for reasons of convenience and safety, since the only road connection to the rest of Manhattan is a lift bridge, the Broadway Bridge.
It connects the neighborhoods of Inwood on Manhattan island and Marble Hill on the mainland.

John F. Kennedy High School (New York City)

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John F. Kennedy High School was built in the former riverbed on the western side of Marble Hill, and was opened in September 1972.
John F. Kennedy High School is a former four-year comprehensive New York City public high school, located at 99 Terrace View Avenue along the border of the Spuyten Duyvil section of the Bronx and the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, near the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

Inwood, Manhattan

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Nearby parochial schools are Good Shepherd, in Inwood, and St. John's and Visitation, in Kingsbridge. Marble Hill residents remain part of a political district that includes the northernmost areas of Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood), but city services – for example, the fire and police departments – come from and are in the Bronx for reasons of convenience and safety, since the only road connection to the rest of Manhattan is a lift bridge, the Broadway Bridge.
It is bounded by the Hudson River to the west, Spuyten Duyvil Creek and Marble Hill to the north, the Harlem River to the east, and Washington Heights to the south.

Marble Hill station

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In 1905–1906, the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad built the Marble Hill station as a replacement for the former Kingsbridge Station used by an affiliate known as the Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad.
The Marble Hill station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line, serving the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.

Hudson Line (Metro-North)

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The station was relocated from the east side of Broadway to the west side in the late-1970s and is now served by the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line, which provides commuter railroad service to Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan, locations in the Bronx, and points north.
The line was realigned along the north side of the canal in Marble Hill, Manhattan.

New York's 13th congressional district

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Politically, Marble Hill is in New York's 13th congressional district.
The district includes the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights, and portions of Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side.

U.S. Route 9 in New York

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The main street through Marble Hill is Broadway, part of U.S. Route 9.
At the very tip of Manhattan, just past Columbia University's Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, Route 9 crosses the Harlem River Ship Canal via the Broadway Bridge, into Marble Hill, the only portion of Manhattan on the mainland.

Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad

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In 1905–1906, the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad built the Marble Hill station as a replacement for the former Kingsbridge Station used by an affiliate known as the Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad.
When the Harlem River Ship Canal was built, the line was realigned along the north side in Marble Hill, Manhattan.

Marble Hill–225th Street station

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As part of the construction, the IRT built a station at 225th Street.
Located at the intersection of Broadway and 225th Street in Marble Hill, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

Broadway (Manhattan)

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The main street through Marble Hill is Broadway, part of U.S. Route 9.
From the northern shore of Manhattan, Broadway crosses Spuyten Duyvil Creek via the Broadway Bridge and continues through Marble Hill (a discontinuous portion of the borough of Manhattan) and the Bronx into Westchester County.

Area codes 718, 347, and 929

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In 1984, area code 718 was created out of area code 212 for the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; in 1992, the Bronx and Marble Hill were added.
North American area codes 718, 347, and 929 are New York City telephone area codes in the boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as the Marble Hill section of Manhattan.

Washington Heights, Manhattan

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Marble Hill residents remain part of a political district that includes the northernmost areas of Manhattan (Washington Heights and Inwood), but city services – for example, the fire and police departments – come from and are in the Bronx for reasons of convenience and safety, since the only road connection to the rest of Manhattan is a lift bridge, the Broadway Bridge.
Public places in Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill host impromptu galleries, readings, performances and markets over several weeks each summer.

Staten Island

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In 1984, area code 718 was created out of area code 212 for the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; in 1992, the Bronx and Marble Hill were added.
Staten Island is the only borough in New York City that does not share a land border with another borough (Marble Hill in Manhattan is contiguous with the Bronx).