The Goya (605 West 156th Street) in the foreground, followed by The Velasquez (611 West 156th Street), followed by The Cortez
(625 West 156th Street), with the Riviera rising above, at the bottom of the block.  Even in the 21st Century, balconies one floor above street level bring people out to the street on warm evenings and create an outdoor living space.  Occupied or empty, the balconies crown the first floor and accentuate the delineation between the buildings' solid bases and the lighter brick facades that rise above.
Audubon Park Historic District
156th Street (looking down the street, to the west)
The Heritage Rose District of New York City:
Celebrating our heritage with historic roses in West Harlem and Washington Heights
(click rose for more information)