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Historic Sugar Hill Bookish Garden Apartment

Master queen-size bed. Jessica Chastain costs extra. (photo: Bruce Weber)
Master queen-size bed. Jessica Chastain costs extra. (photo: Bruce Weber)
426 West 160th with Omar Sy (photo: Bruce Weber).
Private entrance.
Private entrance with Jessica Chastain, who costs extra. (photo: Bruce Weber).
Booklined Master suite (formerly Jumel Terrace Books).
Bedside reading.
Deep reads and deep reeds.
Where to sleep.
The Master Bedroom and NYC library
Local History
The Cookery.
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All the familiar porcelains.  Full bath kept perfectly clean. Ample towels.
The horticulture library in the Garden Room.
The Garden Room, with Charles Rogers trundle bed.
The Garden Room.  Where to read.
The garden overgrown.
A Harlem Renaissance Garden.
Dining al fresco
Your tavern on the green.
Night lights.
Another bride, another June, another sunny honeymoon.
The floor plan.
Jumel Terrace.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion, across the street.
Washington slept here on the Heights.
Your host.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
New York City, New York
Your book lined 2 bedroom pied à terre on a Sugar Hil Renaissance Garden. Perched on the highest elevation in Manhattan, the neighborhood feels like a slice of Colonial Williamsburg airlifted into the city. The townhouse looks at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington's headquarters for 1776′s Battle of Harlem Heights and home to the infamous grand horizontal, Madame Jumel.At the time Duke Ellington dubbed the “The Crown of Sugar Hill,” the immediate neighborhood was also home to W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Johnny Hodges and dozens of Jazz Masters.The self-contained garden apartment shares the garden floor and private entrance of Jumel Terrace Books, an antiquarian bookshop specializing in Harlem Heights' history - from its roots in Revolution through the jazz-age Renai... Read more
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About the Owner
Kurt T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Ask about smoking
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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R 5 989
R 14 639
US$1 100
R 97 812
US$7 350
R 133 078
US$10 000
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  • Housekeeping: R 998 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
At the pinnacle of Sugar Hill, Kurt Thometz's Jumel Terrace Books, Uptown New York's only antiquarian bookshop, specializes in local history, African and American, representing Colonial Washington Heights' and Revolutionary Harlem's history, art, and literature: Books and ephemera relating to its community's cultural literacy make that history tangible and give it a forum. The shop has been acknowledged by The New York Times, The New York Press, The Amsterdam News, The Lagos Sun, City College's The Campus, Vanity Fair and The Studio Museum of Harlem as a harbinger of “the new Harlem Renaissance.”

Jumel Terrace Bed & Breakfast is an anachronist's haven within New York City. As home to Jumel Terrace Books, and housing four private libraries, writers, artists...
Car not needed
How to get there
alf an hour ride from mid-town Manhattan over the following routes:

By Car – Up St. Nicholas Avenue to 160th Street, turn right one block or down Broadway to 160th, turn left to between St. Nicholas and Edgecombe Avenues.
By Madison Ave. Bus – M2 to 160nd St & Edgecombe Avenue, M3 to 160th & St. Nicholas Avenue.
By Subway – IND 8th Ave – A train to Harlem, Local, C train to 163rd St. Station, use south exit at 161st St. and walk one block south and one half block east.
By I.R.T. Subway – Broadway 7th Ave. line (1) to 155th St. Station. Walk north to 160th St., then 2 blocks east.

From Airports – Grand Central Parkway to RFK Bridge. Exit 125th Street, Harlem. West to St. Nicholas Ave, North to 160th St, Right. No traffic, expect 45 min (cab $55.00) from JFK, 20 min (cab $35.00)...
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