- READER REVIEWS
Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm; Mon-Tue, by appointment only
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C at 163rd St.-Amsterdam Ave.
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$5, $4 students and seniors, free for children under 12
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Manhattan’s oldest surviving house—built in 1765 by British colonel Roger Morris—sits humbly on a hilltop off an uneven brick road in Washington Heights. Many of the furnishings date back to the mansion’s longest tenant, Eliza Jumel, wife to Vice-president Aaron Burr after her husband Stephen Jumel died. Inside, original period pieces such as Burr’s desk are coupled with reproduced wallpaper; an octagonal ballroom (one of the first of its kind in the colonies) hosts an annual classical-music series. Outside, a sloping yard—home to a yearly jazz festival—boasts a sunken garden and a panoramic view (now blocked in by the city) that came in handy when George Washington set up his headquarters here during the Battle of Harlem Heights in 1776.Guided Tours
Sat., noon. $6, $4.50 seniors and students. Registration suggested. Group tours are available for a minimum of ten people.
- Nutcracker Rouge
- Minetta Lane Theatre
A sexy, scantily-clad, and sometimes acrobatic retelling of the classic ballet, by Austin McCormick's intoxicating Company XIV. In a downtown theater with performers sometimes literally hanging from the rafters, this isn't your Lincoln Center version. More »