Washington Heights

Manhattan , NY

The neighborhood is named for Fort Washington, a fortification constructed at the highest point on the island of Manhattan by Continental Army troops during the American Revolutionary War, to defend the area from the British forces.

Historically the home of many Irish Americans as well as German Jews, today the majority of the neighborhood’s population is of Dominican birth or descent as well as a sizable Orthodox Jewish population.

Location

Washington Heights is bordered by Harlem to the south, along 155th Street, Inwood to the north along Dyckman Street or Hillside Avenue, the Hudson River to the west, and the Harlem River and Coogan's Bluff to the east.

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UNITED PALACE (FORMERLY LOEW’S 175TH STREET THEATRE)

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

Aaron Dexter, Academic Classic, Adamesque, Addisleigh ... VIEW ALL

Designated December 13, 2016 Commanding an entire block in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood and featuring exuberant terra-cotta ornament, United Palace LEARN MORE
Designated December 13, 2016 Commanding an entire block in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood and featuring exuberant terra-cotta ornament, United Palace LEARN MORE
FORT WASHINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated May 12, 2009 Mindful of the colonial and Revolutionary history of the Fort Washington neighborhood, Thomas Hastings drew on eighteenth LEARN MORE
Designated May 12, 2009 Mindful of the colonial and Revolutionary history of the Fort Washington neighborhood, Thomas Hastings drew on eighteenth LEARN MORE