Morningside Heights Map and Neighborhood Information

The neighborhood around Barnard College, Morningside Heights, is home to about 45,000 people, as well as a dynamic mix of cultural, religious, and academic institutions; restaurants and stores. Stretching from 110th Street to 125th Street between Morningside Park and Riverside Park, it is 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway.



Columbia University Bookstore

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Book Culture

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Specializes in scholarly titles.


Mondel Chocolates

Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Sunday: noon-6 p.m.

Mondel's has been satisfying chocolate cravings for about 50 years with its truffles, creams, pretzels, and more.


Morton Williams Supermarket

Open 24 hours a day. 



Papyrus Books

Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Specializes in new fiction, literary criticism, philosophy, travel, and computer books. Good periodical section.

University Housewares & University Hardware

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Saturday: 9 a.m. -7p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6p.m.

Trusted local stores providing home goods and hardware.

Places of Interest

Grant's Tomb

President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife are entombed above ground at this national landmark. A small museum covers his life and career.


Columbia Greenmarket

Here you will find locally grown products provided directly from small family farms. NYC Greenmarkets make it possible to offer fresh, nutritious, and locally grown food to New Yorkers.

Open year-round (weather permitting) Thursdays and Sundays, 8a.m.-5p.m.


Low Memorial Library

Part of the New York City Register of Historic Places, Low Memorial Library is the centerpiece of Columbia's campus. Its steps are one of the most popular outdoor hangouts in New York City.


Riverside Church

Tours of Riverside Church include a history of the church and a summary of its programs, architecture, and visits to many of its chapels.


Riverside Park

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (who also created Central Park), Riverside Park offers a quiet space to walk, exercise, eat al fresco, read, or just relax along the Hudson River.


Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Under construction since 1892, this cathedral is the world's largest. The seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Manhattan, the cathedral is the site of concerts, films, and readings.


Studio Museum in Harlem

Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: Adults $5
Exhibitions of black art and culture. Lectures, concerts, poetry readings.