Washington Heights

One of the most unique neighborhoods in Manhattan Washington Heights is named after Fort Washington a strategic military fort in the Revolutionary War. In the early days of Manhattan Washington Heights served as suburbs to Manhattanites and indications of that are still visible in some of the city’s oldest houses on historic Jumel terrace. 155th

About Washington Heights

One of the most unique neighborhoods in Manhattan Washington Heights is named after Fort Washington a strategic military fort in the Revolutionary War. In the early days of Manhattan Washington Heights served as suburbs to Manhattanites and indications of that are still visible in some of the city’s oldest houses on historic Jumel terrace. 155th Street to Dyckman Street, from the East River to the Hudson River Washington Heights is a great neighborhood with many different cultural influences. From authentic Spanish restaurants to great soul food this is a neighborhood with plenty to offer. And the view to the George Washington Bridge is spectacular! For those sightseeing trips there is Fort Tryon Park, a greenbelt that includes the Cloisters, a museum of medieval buildings imported stone-by-stone by collectors.

Manhattan’s oldest house

Local Landmark

Manhattan’s oldest house

Built in 1765

Manhattan’s oldest remaining house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, is located between West 160th and West 162nd Street, just east of St. Nicholas Avenue. The Mansion interprets the colonial era, the period when General George Washington occupied it during the American Revolutionary War, and the early 19th century in New York.