Washington Heights Commerce & Culture
Washington Heights may not be the absolute northern point of Manhattan, but it does pretty literally stand above the rest. Bennett Park contains the highest natural point in the borough, rising 265 feet above sea level. But that’s just one aspect of what is actually one of Washington Heights’ smaller parks. With 67 acres of verdurous riverfront sprawl, Fort Tryon Park is the emerald jewel in the neighborhood’s crown. It’s also home to the Met Cloisters, a stunning marvel of a structure that also happens to be a museum dedicated to art and architecture from medieval Europe. The vibrant culture of Washington Heights is reflected in its various food options, covering about any kind of meal you can think of. You can also find it painted on the 191st Street subway station’s tunnel walls, where local artists have turned that blank canvas into a wondrous tapestry spanning 900 feet underground.