The Broadway Malls
110th to 122nd Streets
This area with its seven colleges and universities is the academic capital of New York City including Columbia University, Barnard College, Manhattan School of Music, Union Theological Seminary, Teacher’s College and Bank Street College of Education. The area is also home of St. John the Divine, the world’s largest gothic cathedral and Grant’s Tomb National Monument, where the 18th president is interred, the only president whose final resting place is in New York City.
What’s in bloom?
The gardens from 112th–117th streets play with the school colors of Columbia University and Barnard College starting the spring season with blue and white pansies. In summer and early fall, white hydrangea blossoms and the prolific white sweet alyssum, contrasting with nepeta and blue salvia, welcome the incoming freshmen students! Public garden designer Lynden Miller played a consulting role on these gardens in the 1990’s, softening the concrete edges with the indestructible Euonymous ‘Coloratus’.