Welcome to Historic Bloomingdale

A culturally diverse and artistically rich area, home to small, independent businesses, diverse immigrant communities, and residents who have contributed to New York City’s vibrant life.


Bloomingdale is the historic neighborhood from 96th to 110th Street between Central Park and Riverside Drive. In the 1600s, the Dutch named the area “Bloemendaal,” meaning “vale or valley of flowers,” after a town of the same name in the tulip-growing region of Holland. Over its 300-year history, the Anglicanized name, Bloomingdale, has been attached to Bloomingdale Road (1703-1868), the Bloomingdale Asylum for the Insane, and still in use, the Bloomingdale School of Music, the Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public Library, and the Bloomingdale Public School.

Bloomingdale is a proud part of the Upper West side but with a more local feel. Its rich mosaic of cultures, people, and buildings, and its street-level charm distinguish Bloomingdale from its surrounding neighborhoods. The neighborhood includes the Manhattan Valley area east of Amsterdam between 100th and 110th Street, named and created during the late 1950s urban renewal. The name serves as a reminder of the rich history reflected in the structures around us that continue to serve us and enrich our community.

Anshe Chesed Synagogue
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Church of the Ascension
Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
East River Savings Bank
Firemen's Memorial
Former Metro Theater
Frederick Douglass Circle
Historic New York Cancer Hospital
Hostelling International
P.S. 165
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Straus Park
The Manhasset
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manhattan
West End Presbyterian Church