Friday, May 29, 2009

Manhattanville, Old Broadway Between 126th and 125th Streets

Mary Sargent © 2009 …….. click to enlarge

Mary Sargent © 2009 …….. click to enlarge

Old Broadway used to be a bend in Bloomingdale Road and after Bloomingdale Road became Broadway and Broadway was straightened, it was lopped off. Thus Old (bendy) Broadway. Then in 1961, the Manhattanville Houses were built (we saw one of the buildings last night), and cut the street into two pieces. Two blocks on this side and two more from 131st to 133rd Streets. This is one of those streets that I get curious about just seeing them on the map.

So this is what we have: a pretty little synagogue, the Old Broadway Synagogue, recently renovated. Notice the turquoise car which matches the stained glass.

And a white wall with blue awning looking like New Mexico today.

Check out the map. It shows Old Broadway on the other side of 126th Street as just a little nub before it runs into 129th Street. Mainly the grounds of the Manhattanville Houses. And it shows, better than words can tell, why we go from 126th to 129th Street at this point.


Andrew the Sinner said...

Hi. I just discovered your blog. Very nice. Good luck on your travels and journeys.

Suggestion for destination: Indian Road Cafe on Indian Road.

Mary Sargent said...

Thanks, Andrew. I've already been to the Cafe, but I posted it on my 218th Street walk. I'll get it again when I do Indian Road. A favorite of yours?