Guidebook To The Heights

Laura
Guidebook To The Heights

Music Venues

Check out their website "united Palace" for a movie night, concert, art show or spiritual event. The words “stunning” and “opulent” are hardly enough to describe the grandeur of Washington Heights‘ United Palace, the fifth of the Loew’s Wonder Theatres built in the New York City metropolitan area. When it opened in 1930 as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the space primarily hosted first-run movies and vaudeville events. Today, it continues to stand thanks to the efforts of the United Palace of Spiritual Arts, which saved it from demolition by purchasing it in 1969. While it’s still home to this spiritual center today, the theater — Manhattan’s fourth largest at 3,400 seats — also serves as a performance venue and has hosted a variety of artists including Lenny Kravitz, Adele, Bryan Ferry, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, to name a few.
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United Palace
4140 Broadway
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Check out their website "united Palace" for a movie night, concert, art show or spiritual event. The words “stunning” and “opulent” are hardly enough to describe the grandeur of Washington Heights‘ United Palace, the fifth of the Loew’s Wonder Theatres built in the New York City metropolitan area. When it opened in 1930 as the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the space primarily hosted first-run movies and vaudeville events. Today, it continues to stand thanks to the efforts of the United Palace of Spiritual Arts, which saved it from demolition by purchasing it in 1969. While it’s still home to this spiritual center today, the theater — Manhattan’s fourth largest at 3,400 seats — also serves as a performance venue and has hosted a variety of artists including Lenny Kravitz, Adele, Bryan Ferry, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, to name a few.
Every Sunday for more than a decade, rain or shine, with no vacations, a jazz concert has taken place in the parlor of Marjorie Eliot's home on what she calls the northern tip of Harlem. Her weekly free concerts in the living room of her apartment are legendary in Harlem and an institution for jazz lovers citywide. The concert is FREE, though donations are appreciated.
Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Entertainment Harlem
Every Sunday for more than a decade, rain or shine, with no vacations, a jazz concert has taken place in the parlor of Marjorie Eliot's home on what she calls the northern tip of Harlem. Her weekly free concerts in the living room of her apartment are legendary in Harlem and an institution for jazz lovers citywide. The concert is FREE, though donations are appreciated.

Neighborhoods

Stunning Hudson River vistas welcome you to Washington Heights, but the real appeal is at street level. Home to a vibrant and diverse Latin American community, the neighborhood inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, In The Heights, which became a major motion picture. Here’s how to spend some time in the Heights—in real life. Incredible views. Don’t miss the George Washington Bridge and take in the sights from the High Bridge, a pedestrian-only span from the Heights to the Bronx. Lots of Spanish influenced restaurants, best mofongos in town! Once, only Indians inhabited this magnificent wilderness of hills and valleys situated on cliffs sloping down to great two rivers-the Hudson on the west, and the Harlem on the east. The sale of Manhattan Island in 1626 by the Indians took place at an Indian settlement in Inwood Hill Park. Nearly half a century later, the colonists forced the Indians to leave, turning the rich soil into farms. The most famous is Dyckman Farmhouse, built-in 1748 by William Dyckman, a member of the Dutch Family who owned much of upper Manhattan. Located on the lowlands of Inwood on a 300-acre farm, the house was burned b the British during the revolution and rebuilt in 1783. With the influx of the British, the farmlands acquired an air of elegance. Colonel Roger Morris, a Tory, purchased a 100-acre farm in Harlem Heights, transforming it into a summer residence. Mount Morris, built between 1765 and 1768, contained a Georgian Colonial mansion, a formal garden, barn, and coach house.
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Washington Heights
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Stunning Hudson River vistas welcome you to Washington Heights, but the real appeal is at street level. Home to a vibrant and diverse Latin American community, the neighborhood inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, In The Heights, which became a major motion picture. Here’s how to spend some time in the Heights—in real life. Incredible views. Don’t miss the George Washington Bridge and take in the sights from the High Bridge, a pedestrian-only span from the Heights to the Bronx. Lots of Spanish influenced restaurants, best mofongos in town! Once, only Indians inhabited this magnificent wilderness of hills and valleys situated on cliffs sloping down to great two rivers-the Hudson on the west, and the Harlem on the east. The sale of Manhattan Island in 1626 by the Indians took place at an Indian settlement in Inwood Hill Park. Nearly half a century later, the colonists forced the Indians to leave, turning the rich soil into farms. The most famous is Dyckman Farmhouse, built-in 1748 by William Dyckman, a member of the Dutch Family who owned much of upper Manhattan. Located on the lowlands of Inwood on a 300-acre farm, the house was burned b the British during the revolution and rebuilt in 1783. With the influx of the British, the farmlands acquired an air of elegance. Colonel Roger Morris, a Tory, purchased a 100-acre farm in Harlem Heights, transforming it into a summer residence. Mount Morris, built between 1765 and 1768, contained a Georgian Colonial mansion, a formal garden, barn, and coach house.

Sightseeing

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is one of the nation’s foremost historic house museums and Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer,[2] and served as a headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution. Museum tours are offered Friday – Sunday and may be booked up to thirty days in advance.
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Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace
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The Morris-Jumel Mansion is one of the nation’s foremost historic house museums and Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer,[2] and served as a headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution. Museum tours are offered Friday – Sunday and may be booked up to thirty days in advance.
Hidden Gem in Washington Heights A walk down Sylvan Terrace in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood is a walk back in time. Located right next to the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, just west of Roger Morris Park, the one-block street is paved with cobblestone and lined on both sides with charmingly restored wooden townhouses built in 1882. The quiet and once private street is one of the very few remaining places in New York City where you can find wooden homes, especially so many on the same block!
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Sylvan Terrace
Sylvan Terrace
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Hidden Gem in Washington Heights A walk down Sylvan Terrace in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood is a walk back in time. Located right next to the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, just west of Roger Morris Park, the one-block street is paved with cobblestone and lined on both sides with charmingly restored wooden townhouses built in 1882. The quiet and once private street is one of the very few remaining places in New York City where you can find wooden homes, especially so many on the same block!
Housed in the restored Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is an institution dedicated to continuing the work of the two social justice activists. Designed by Davis Brody Bond, the center features a large mural highlighting key events of Malcolm X’s life, a bronze life-size sculpture of him, and six touch-screen kiosks in the lobby with information on both leaders.
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The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway
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Housed in the restored Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is an institution dedicated to continuing the work of the two social justice activists. Designed by Davis Brody Bond, the center features a large mural highlighting key events of Malcolm X’s life, a bronze life-size sculpture of him, and six touch-screen kiosks in the lobby with information on both leaders.
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Hispanic Society Museum & Library
613 W 155th St
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Public park in New York City, named for James Gordon Bennett, Sr., the newspaper publisher who launched the New York Herald in 1835. It is located between Pinehurst and Fort Washington Avenues and West 183rd and 185th Streets in the Hudson Heights neighborhood of Washington Heights in northern Manhattan, on land purchased by Bennett in 1871.
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Bennett Park
Fort Washington Avenue
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Public park in New York City, named for James Gordon Bennett, Sr., the newspaper publisher who launched the New York Herald in 1835. It is located between Pinehurst and Fort Washington Avenues and West 183rd and 185th Streets in the Hudson Heights neighborhood of Washington Heights in northern Manhattan, on land purchased by Bennett in 1871.
Fort Washington Park is a public park located in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan in New York City. It runs along the banks of the Hudson River next to Riverside Drive and the Henry Hudson Parkway from West 155th Street to Dyckman Street. The George Washington Bridge crosses above the park, and below the bridge is the small point of land also called Jeffrey's Hook, which is the site of the Little Red Lighthouse. The name references the nearby site of Fort Washington, a fortified position that was the site of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington during the American Revolutionary War. The fort is physically located and commemorated in Bennett Park.
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Fort Washington Park
Hudson River Greenway
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Fort Washington Park is a public park located in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan in New York City. It runs along the banks of the Hudson River next to Riverside Drive and the Henry Hudson Parkway from West 155th Street to Dyckman Street. The George Washington Bridge crosses above the park, and below the bridge is the small point of land also called Jeffrey's Hook, which is the site of the Little Red Lighthouse. The name references the nearby site of Fort Washington, a fortified position that was the site of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington during the American Revolutionary War. The fort is physically located and commemorated in Bennett Park.
One of New York City’s most scenic parks can be found in Washington Heights. Developed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and designed by Frederick Olmsted Jr., Fort Tryon Park sits at one of the highest points in Manhattan, providing magical views of the Hudson River and Palisades. The 67-acre park has eight miles of paths, the largest public garden in New York, the largest dog run in the borough, and of course, the Cloisters.
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Fort Tryon Park
Dr To Broadway
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One of New York City’s most scenic parks can be found in Washington Heights. Developed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and designed by Frederick Olmsted Jr., Fort Tryon Park sits at one of the highest points in Manhattan, providing magical views of the Hudson River and Palisades. The 67-acre park has eight miles of paths, the largest public garden in New York, the largest dog run in the borough, and of course, the Cloisters.
Walkable Bridge from Manhattan to the Bronx. Highbridge Park derives its name from New York City’s oldest standing bridge, the High Bridge (1848), which was built to carry the Old Croton Aqueduct over the Harlem River. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, the area was sparsely populated with scattered farms and private estates. During the American Revolution, General George Washington used the Morris-Jumel Mansion, adjacent to the southern end of the park near Edgecombe Avenue and West 160th Street, as his headquarters in September and October 1776.
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Highbridge Park
Amsterdam Avenue
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Walkable Bridge from Manhattan to the Bronx. Highbridge Park derives its name from New York City’s oldest standing bridge, the High Bridge (1848), which was built to carry the Old Croton Aqueduct over the Harlem River. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, the area was sparsely populated with scattered farms and private estates. During the American Revolution, General George Washington used the Morris-Jumel Mansion, adjacent to the southern end of the park near Edgecombe Avenue and West 160th Street, as his headquarters in September and October 1776.
Location: Amsterdam Ave. and W. 173rd Street Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Make sure you have a sturdy combination lock when you head out to the pool. It will keep your valuables safe
Highbridge Pool
Park
Location: Amsterdam Ave. and W. 173rd Street Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Make sure you have a sturdy combination lock when you head out to the pool. It will keep your valuables safe

Food scene

Cocktails, finger foods and chill retro vibes.
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The Honey Well
3604 Broadway
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Cocktails, finger foods and chill retro vibes.
Great pastries and a must try "AGUA PANELA" a Colombian style lemonade! Plenty of food options a swell. Seats indoor and outdoor with wifi if you like to work outside home!
Salento
2112 Amsterdam Avenue
Great pastries and a must try "AGUA PANELA" a Colombian style lemonade! Plenty of food options a swell. Seats indoor and outdoor with wifi if you like to work outside home!
Authentic Thai Food! This is a small Thai bistro, best for take out. Inside it has only a counter table watching the street. Amazing Thai Food!! Vegan options available. There is a takeout menu at home for delivery! Yummy and very affordable Lunch Specials. They deliver at home!
Suross
4131 Broadway
Authentic Thai Food! This is a small Thai bistro, best for take out. Inside it has only a counter table watching the street. Amazing Thai Food!! Vegan options available. There is a takeout menu at home for delivery! Yummy and very affordable Lunch Specials. They deliver at home!
Home Made Singapore style noodles. They deliver at home!
Native Noodles
2129 Amsterdam Avenue
Home Made Singapore style noodles. They deliver at home!
Here you can enjoy premium coffee, sip craft cocktails, dig into the rustic flavors of brick oven pizza, and feel fancy without the frills. : )
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The Uptown Garrison
821 W 181st St
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Here you can enjoy premium coffee, sip craft cocktails, dig into the rustic flavors of brick oven pizza, and feel fancy without the frills. : )
Small Vegan Cafe' in the Heights.
Next Stop Vegan (Washington Heights)
1636 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Small Vegan Cafe' in the Heights.
Cocktail Lounge and Vegan Treats
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Pocion Lounge
704 W 177th St
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Cocktail Lounge and Vegan Treats
Small Ramen Shop with outdoor seating as well.
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Tampopo Ramen
1 Bennett Ave
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Small Ramen Shop with outdoor seating as well.
Mediterranean and healthy food!
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Forever Coffee Bar 167
714 West 181st Street
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Mediterranean and healthy food!
Latin American Food, Mofongo (typical Puertorican dish with plantains - to try!) and Dominican food.
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Malecon
4141 Broadway
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Latin American Food, Mofongo (typical Puertorican dish with plantains - to try!) and Dominican food.
If you like Neapolitan style pizza that's your place! They also deliver at home!
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Bono Trattoria
3658 Broadway
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If you like Neapolitan style pizza that's your place! They also deliver at home!
Just down the street and open until midnight.
Wingstop
4051 Broadway
Just down the street and open until midnight.
I am not a fan but if you are it is open 24/7. Delivery available.
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McDonald's
3809 Broadway
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I am not a fan but if you are it is open 24/7. Delivery available.
Fast Food open until 10pm
Chick-Fil-A
601 West 181st Street
Fast Food open until 10pm
Pub, American Traditional. Open until late. Mon 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Tue 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Wed 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Thu 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM (Next day) Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM (Next day) Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM (Next day)
Fort Washington Public House
3938 Broadway
Pub, American Traditional. Open until late. Mon 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Tue 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Wed 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Thu 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day) Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM (Next day) Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM (Next day) Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM (Next day)
Breakfast/Brunch Cocktails American Traditional with some Latino influence
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Terravita
4193 Broadway
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Breakfast/Brunch Cocktails American Traditional with some Latino influence
Ramen and Noodles. Delivery available
RAMEN KU-RAKU
3952 Broadway
Ramen and Noodles. Delivery available
Bar scene, Burgers and Sandwiches. Open everyday from 3pm until 2:30am.
Barrel 79
79 Audubon Ave
Bar scene, Burgers and Sandwiches. Open everyday from 3pm until 2:30am.
Coffee, Tea Drinks, Sandwiches & Pastries. Open 7am to 8pm
semicolon cafe
9 Edward M Morgan Place
Coffee, Tea Drinks, Sandwiches & Pastries. Open 7am to 8pm
Crepes Open 24/7
Uptown Crepes II
3878 Broadway
Crepes Open 24/7
L'artista Restaurant. Cute Authentic Northern Italian Restaurant between Harlem and Washington Heights.
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L' ARGOT
142 Hamilton Pl
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L'artista Restaurant. Cute Authentic Northern Italian Restaurant between Harlem and Washington Heights.
Indian food between Harlem/Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.
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Mumbai Masala
1768 Amsterdam Ave
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Indian food between Harlem/Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.
Great Food market just down the apartment with lots of organic & vegan food, nuts, frozen organic, supplements. They also have a Juice Bar in it! Highly recommend!
Sano Health Food Center
4069 Broadway
Great Food market just down the apartment with lots of organic & vegan food, nuts, frozen organic, supplements. They also have a Juice Bar in it! Highly recommend!