Are there any hills in residential areas in New York City?

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  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sure.  The central part of Staten Island it fairly hilly, so is the Riverdale section in the Bronx. 

    The sediment carried down by the glacier that carved out the Hudson Valley during the last Ice Age formed Long Island.  The glacier ended just north of present day NY Rt. 25 (Hillside Avenue in Queens.)  When the glacier retreated, the glacial moraines formed the lines of parallel ridges running north to south with low valleys between them.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the 1939 World's Fair, is in one of such valleys.  Clearview Expressway (I-295) runs down another.

    South of Rt. 25 the sediment washing down from the toe of the glacier formed an alluvial fan and and the land is flat as a table.  You can clearly see the difference in landscape when you drive on the Grand Central Parkway between the Clearview Expressway and Cross Island Parkway.  On one side of the road the ground is hilly and on the other it's flat.

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, there are some hills in some of the neighborhoods of some of the boroughs.  Not really in Manhattan though. 

    • Mike
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      How about Washington Heights and Inwood Hill where the Cloisters are?

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  • Daniel
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    2 months ago

    The northern parts of Manhattan and the north shore of Queens as well as parts of the Bronx are a little hilly, but aren't much compared to the Palisades or Catskills which aren't very far.

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sure.  In Manhattan, there's Fort Tryon Park.  In Brooklyn, Park Slope.  In Staten Island, there are quite a few in the central part of the borough.

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  • 2 months ago

    there might be, go visit and see

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