For a flat fee, you can sit on the NYC subway’s longest train line — the A train — from 207th St in Inwood all the way out to the Atlantic Ocean at Far Rockaway. I haven’t done this yet, but Kevin P., a Listings Agent at RDNY.com who lives in Inwood, has done it and he says it takes about 2 hours, one way.
The whole time I’m on the 31 miles of the A Train, I’ll probably be humming Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Take the A Train. It only takes one hearing of this song to get it stuck in your head. It was written in 1942 and I always thought it was about a real train, like a locomotive, until I moved to NYC and found out that NYers called the subway the train.
You must take the A train / To go to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem / If you miss the A train / You’ll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem
Which brings me to the point of this post: Sugar Hill. There’s not a lot of rentals in this neighborhood because this is a small neighborhood with mostly single family classic brownstones. If you ever see a rental listing in Sugar Hill, jump on it and check it out. It won’t last long.
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