Washington Heights, together with Inwood (WaHI) and Marble Hill, is one of the three northern most neighborhoods in Manhattan. Though Washington Heights was once considered to extend as far south as 125th Street, today Washington Heights is generally viewed as running north from Harlem at 155th Street to Inwood, topping out just below Dyckman Street. Inwood is the northern tip of Manhattan island. The area is noteworthy for being the at the highest elevation in Manhattan. In fact, in Bennet Park, located at the northern end of Washington Heights, is a plaque marking Manhattan's highest natural elevation, 265 ft (80.8 m) above sea level. Part of the northwestern Washington Heights is also known as Hudson Heights. The best known cultural site and tourist attraction in Washington Heights is “The Cloisters” in Fort Tryon Park, which is located at the northern end of Washington Heights. It offers a spectacular view of the New Jersey Palisades across the Hudson Ri... Read More
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