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The Morris-Jumel mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace in Washington (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The Morris-Jumel mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace in Washington Heights, dates to 1765. (July 9, 2013)

Washington Heights in Manhattan

Filled with rich history, cultural diversity and plenty of green space, Washington Heights in Manhattan is named for Fort Washington, a Revolutionary War-era defensive fortification formerly located in Bennett Park. On the north end of Manhattan, the neighborhood runs from 190th Street to 155th Street and is bounded by the Harlem River on the east, the Hudson on the west.

The Morris-Jumel mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace in Washington
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The Morris-Jumel mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace in Washington Heights, dates to 1765. (July 9, 2013)

The Jumel Terrace Historic District in Washington Heights.
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The Jumel Terrace Historic District in Washington Heights. (July 9, 2013)

Mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican and Dominican dish
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican and Dominican dish consisting of mashed fried plantains, reigns supreme at 24-hour La Casa Del Mofongo, 1447 St. Nicholas Ave. (July 9, 2013)

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Tim Haring of Buddha Beer Bar, 191st and
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Tim Haring of Buddha Beer Bar, 191st and Broadway in Washington Heights, which offers 26 craft beers on tap (and 25 more by the bottle).

Vamps, a shoe store in Washington Heights. (July
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Vamps, a shoe store in Washington Heights. (July 9, 2013)

Apartments on Saint Nicholas Avenue near West 174th
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Apartments on Saint Nicholas Avenue near West 174th Street in Washington Heights. (July 9 , 2013)

Fort Tryon Park is just to the north
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Fort Tryon Park is just to the north of Washington Heights in neighboring Inwood. (July 9, 2013)

Cooling off on West 159th Street in Washington
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Cooling off on West 159th Street in Washington Heights. (July 9 , 2013)

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Fort Tryon Park is just to the north
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Fort Tryon Park is just to the north of Washington Heights in neighboring Inwood. (July 9, 2013)

Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters -- an
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters -- an outpost of the Metropolitan Museum dedicated to medieval art -- are just to the north of Washington Heights in neighboring Inwood. (July 9, 2013)

Murals on the rear of a Rite Aid
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Murals on the rear of a Rite Aid store in Washington Heights. (July 9, 2013)

La Casa Del Mofongo, an eatery in Washington
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

La Casa Del Mofongo, an eatery in Washington Heights in Manhattan. (July 9, 2013)

Locksmith Bar in Washington Heights. (July 9 ,
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Locksmith Bar in Washington Heights. (July 9 , 2013)

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