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An area of Manhattan in the Upper West Side bordering Harlem. From Central Park West to Columbus Avenue the architecture is beautiful, past Columbus the scene grows a bit grittier. Was known for crack deals until the late 90s when the area was cleaned up. For the most part, very safe, and much more diverse and interesting than any area in Midtown and below. The best place to live, where you can truly be in Manhattan, yet away from all the snobs and Chelsea boys, the rich and The New School students, and live the "Real life" in what Hell's Kitchen USED to be in the 70's-80's.
Manhattan Valley is one of the few chill yet safe neighborhoods left in Manhattan.
by One from the VALLEY, Not in CA December 07, 2008
 
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kinda ghetto... not REALLY, but used 2 be known 4 its crack selling... it kind of cleaned up a while ago, but its sort of going back down "that path" again... average amount of public drug use... could use more police surveillance
manhattan valley would be so much cooler if some cops could WATCH IT A LIL BETTER!!!
by kelseylovesdaghetto March 27, 2009