Marble Hill, Manhattan

Marble Hill is the northernmost district of the municipality ( borough ) Manhattan of New York City.

From most of Manhattan, which is located on the homonymous island, Marble Hill is separated by the Harlem River Ship Canal. The canal was built in 1895 in a loop of the Harlem River to save the boat traffic driving through the winding loop. The area enclosed by the loop of the river on three sides Marble Hill, which was previously not a part of the island of Manhattan, was. Due to the construction of the canal itself to an island 1914, the original flow loop was filled, so that Marble Hill is now connected by land to the Bronx located on the mainland. Having established a judge in 1939 that Marble Hill, despite this major geographical changes still belongs to the borough of Manhattan, Marble Hill was designated by the then mayor of the district of the Bronx as the Sudetenland the Bronx, which he on the 1938 annexation of the Sudetenland by Hitler alluded.

Marble Hill continues to be a constituency which includes the northernmost districts of Manhattan, Washington Heights and Inwood, but is powered by the Bronx district with public services.

The United States Postal Service has dealt with Marble Hill in the distribution of postal codes (ZIP code) as a part of the Bronx.

The name Marble Hill goes back to a district located below the large marble deposits. The so-called Inwood marble was mined there earlier and used as building material.

Marble Hill is connected to the network of the New York subway on line 1 of the IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line, which positioning at the Metro Station 225th Street - Marble. In addition, there is the S-Bahn Station Marble Hill train station, which is controlled by the Hudson line of Metro-North Railroad to connect to the S -Bahn network of Lower Manhattan, the Bronx and the northern suburbs of New York City.