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Old April 16th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Walking in NYC (Washington Heights, Manhattan)

Ok this is probably the most extensive photo tour of Washington Heights that you will probably ever see posted! So be nice and leave me a comment.

Anyway, this is a huge neighborhood with a lot to see and do. I cover most of the 'official' neighborhood from 155th street to the shopping corridor of 181st street. This is mostly a Dominican enclave. But a good amount of American Blacks, Whites, Asians and other Hispanic groups do live in the neighborhood as well. Crime still is a problem in the neighborhood (especially among the local youth), but it is not as bad as it used to be back in the 70's to the 90's. It actually has gotten much better and safer theses days for most people. People who have been price out of Manhattan 'south', are looking up here these days. Raising rents have been a complaint in the neighborhood lately for many local residents though. Anyway, as long as you visit during the day, you will probably be fine. Nighttime, there are probably some streets that you might want to avoid, but I am not an expert or street smart in this neighborhood though.

Well if you want, you can visit and spend almost a day wandering around and checking out many of the things that the neighborhood has to offer. You can visit the Hispanic Society of America, which has the largest collection of works from El Greco and Goya, outside of Spain. Manhattan's oldest remaining 'free standing' house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion built in 1765. Also the Little Red Lighthouse (1880), which was made famous by a 1942's children's book and of course walk on the Washington Bridge. There is also this huge Columbia hospital and school complex in the neighborhood.

So please enjoy the tour!


Washington Heights, Manhattan

Washington Heights is on the high ridge in Upper Manhattan that rises steeply north of the narrow valley that carries 125th Street to the former ferry landing on the Hudson River. Though the neighborhood was once considered to run as far south as 125th Street, modern usage defines the neighborhood as running north from Harlem (Hamilton Heights) at 155th Street to Inwood.

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1. The Hispanic Society of America. Located at 155th Street and Broadway.


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3. It looks big, but in fact the collection is small and can be done quickly. Plus is free to visit.


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5. The Boricua College and the American Academy of Arts and Letters also occupy some of those buildings as well.


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Old April 16th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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28. Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center is a new building that kept an old facade of a building called the Audubon Ballroom. This is the site where Malcolm X was assassinated during a speech in 1965.


29. These buildings are part of the Columbia medical complex.


30. Statues representing soldiers that fought in the American Revolutionary War. There was a deadly battle up on this area of Manhattan and the British won.


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54. Yeah, a 24 hour McDonalds.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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65. Morris-Jumel Mansion, headquarters for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. And the oldest free standing house in Manhattan.


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82. 181st street shopping corridor.


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Old April 16th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #5
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Old April 16th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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Beautiful pictures and a great job, Krull! Washington Heights is a really cool place.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #7
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Oh Krull, more of your fantastics photos! I am a big fan of yours. Not only are you capturing this amazing rarely seen neighborhood of NYC, but your shots are just too good. It looks like you take your time to capture the best shots to post here. You deserve nothing but praise.

Yeah what a fantastic neighborhood. I want to visit NYC so bad.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #8
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^ LOL, Thanks. That is so sweet for you to say that and notice.

Thanks for the comments. More comments please! I am dying to see what you guys think.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #9
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I know is an old thread even though I only got two comments then. But I will revive it a second time for the some who never seen it.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #10
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Thanks for the revival krull!!!!

This thread deserves at least reaching the second page, great pictures, that park along the river is perfect!!!

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Old August 26th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #11
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Indeed those NYC photos @krull are really awesome, thanks for sharing them
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Thanks for bumping the thread, krull. Very interesting photos, enjoyed them very much!

Do you have a nother photo tour planned in the future? Would love to see more of the lesser known neighborhoods.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #13
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i just really love the idea of u covering manhattan neighborhoods

have u thought of doing the same with other areas such as the village, the LES etc.?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #14
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Great pics!
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Old August 27th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #15
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Definitive images of this area.
Great job!
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #16
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I've never seen that part of NYC. Thanks for posting the great shots.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 02:26 AM   #17
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Great pictures krull, I really enjoyed the tour.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #18
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I am glad to bring this one back! Thanks for all the new comments. I really appreciate it.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #19
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Quote:
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i just really love the idea of u covering manhattan neighborhoods

have u thought of doing the same with other areas such as the village, the LES etc.?
Yes I have already! Well the West Village. Here are the neighborhoods that I have done.


Manhattan:

Walking in NYC (The West Village, Manhattan)

Walking in NYC (Central Harlem, Manhattan)

Walking in NYC (Little Italy/Chinatown, Manhattan)

Walking in NYC (Financial District, Manhattan)


Queens:


Walking in NYC (Jackson Heights, Queens)


Brooklyn:


Walking in Downtown Brooklyn (NYC)

Walking in NYC (Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn)


Bronx:


Walking in NYC (Mott Haven, The Bronx)

Walking in NYC (Bedford Park, The Bronx)
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I hardly log on nowadays so I've got lots of catching up to do. Thanks for reviving this thread, i can't believe i missed this. Washington Heights has, sort of, a LES look to it although the steep, curvy streets definitely give it away. The view is without a doubt one of the best things this neighborhood has to offer. A friend of mine lives in a basement of a tenement but surprisingly his bedroom window has a view over much of the neighborhood! Insane... your tours are fun, thanks.
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