Between 155th and 190th street is the energetic residential neighborhood of Washington Heights. Now ranked as Manhattan's 4th safest neighborhood, many families have resided in this area for generations. As one popular musical states, "the streets are filled with music" in this uptown neighborhood full of friendly faces, great food, and beautiful architecture.
Named for Fort Washington, which was constructed to fend off the British during the American Revolutionary War, Washington Heights was largely farmland, with several stately manors peppering the hilly area. One such manor, the Morris-Jumel House, still stands today as the oldest building in Manhattan.
As the city expanded after the revolution, more and more structures were built in the Heights to house the growing population. The development of apartment complexes and row houses led to an influx of Irish immigrants in the 1900â²s, followed by a large Jewish population in the…
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