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Washington Heights & Inwood

The Highest Tip

Washington Heights and Inwood are hidden treasures at the tip of Manhattan. Washington Heights is home to the largest collection of art deco buildings anywhere in the US. In the area is the George Washington Bridge; underneath this structure is Fort Washington Park, home to the recognizable Little Red Lighthouse landmark.
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Fort Tryon Park (the highest point in Manhattan) is the home of the Met Museum Cloisters. There is an incredible amount of  history embedded within its  stained glass and illuminated manuscripts. Nearby is Highbridge Park, New York’s oldest standing bridge that brought fresh water to the city  in 1848. It is open for interesting walks after undergoing extensive restoration.

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Inwood, the northernmost tip of town, is presumed to be the site where Native Americans sold Manhattan, and their relics can still be found there. The area boasts numerous new bars and restaurants, including Vines on Pine, an incredible wine shop which a variety of gourmet bottles ranging in price. In Inwood, CHOCnyc is a fantastic bakery that offers fantastic custom cakes.

The Dyckman Farmhouse (built in 1784), first opened as a museum in 1916, is also an excellent stop for American history buffs when visiting this area of New York.

Washington Heights & Inwood

GETTING THERE

You can reach this neighborhood by taxi, M3, M4, M5 buses, or 1 and A subway lines.

LOCALS LOVE

Dyckman Farmhouse, The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, George Washington Bridge, Little Red Lighthouse

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