Manhattan Step By Step

If you want to become a real New Yorker, there’s only one rule: You have to believe New York is, has been, and always will be the greatest city on earth. The center of the universe. -Ellen R. Shapiro

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Hope Steven Garden at West 142nd Street and Amsterdam Ave, Hamilton Heights, upper Manhattan

In 1986, Hope Steven Community Garden (then known as the West Harlem Group Assistance Garden) was selected to participate in Artists in the Gardens, a project of GreenThumb, the community gardening program sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. 
From a roster of artists chosen by a panel of art professionals, the 
gardeners selected Eva Cockcroft to paint a mural on the building 
facing their garden. In 1998, the garden was sold by the City of New York to the Trust for Public Land for eventual transfer to the newly formed Manhattan Land Trust, thus ensuring its preservation.

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St. Joseph Friary on West 142nd Street between Broadway and Hamilton Place in Hamilton Heights, upper Manhattan

Saint Joseph Friary is an historic building in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. It was a convent for French sisters in the late 1800’s, and a Crusillo retreat center in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. In 1996 the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal moved in. The friary is the location for the postulancy formation program. The friars also have a ministry of presence and friendship with the poor. An informal lunch on Thursdays, affectionately called “Saint Joseph’s Table”, is a popular social and spiritual gathering.

St. Joseph Friary on West 142nd Street between Broadway and Hamilton Place in Hamilton Heights, upper Manhattan

Saint Joseph Friary is an historic building in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. It was a convent for French sisters in the late 1800’s, and a Crusillo retreat center in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. In 1996 the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal moved in. The friary is the location for the postulancy formation program. The friars also have a ministry of presence and friendship with the poor. An informal lunch on Thursdays, affectionately called “Saint Joseph’s Table”, is a popular social and spiritual gathering.

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