Washington Heights

Named after Fort Washington, Washington Heights is a neighborhood in upper Manhattan that begins above Harlem and extends to Inwood. It is bordered by the Hudson and Harlem Rivers. In the Hudson Heights area of Washington Heights, you will find Bennett Park, where you can stand at the highest natural point in Manhattan. Nearby is Fort Tryon Park, famous for beautiful views of both the Hudson River and the Palisades in New Jersey, across the water. Fort Tryon is also home to the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art specializing in European medieval works.