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An apple tree grows in Harlem

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

An apple tree grows in Harlem

As summer turns to fall, apple picking at one of the many orchards surrounding the city might be at the top of your weekend plans.

But if you're pressed for time, here's another option: Head to Convent Avenue and 144th Street and marvel at the apple tree in the front yard of the townhouse on the southwest corner.

Swing by right now and you'll spy more than a dozen luscious red apples hanging from its branches.

An apple tree grows in Harlem

The fruit-laden tree is a nice reminder that the area used to be part of founding father Alexander Hamilton's 32-acre country estate, which once included orchards. (His old Harlem home is just a few blocks away.)

And though you definitely shouldn't pick any fruit from the private property, taking a few pretty photos is free.

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