Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Washington Heights

by Laura Kusnyer, 07/31/2013

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  • Fort Tryon Park 
    It's not uncommon to take a walk in Fort Tryon Park and see newlyweds having their photos taken on its grounds. A gift to the City in 1935 from John D. Rockefeller, the 67-acre green space is a geological wonder. Located atop a fault, the park is dotted with jagged boulders, providing dramatic views for picnickers and an exciting urban adventure for rock climbers. (Merely exiting the A train at 190th Street elicits awe from even the most seasoned New Yorkers.) Fort Tryon, which houses The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, is perched high above the Hudson River. After a trip to The Cloisters, visitors can enjoy dinner and drinks at New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, tucked inside the park near the south entrance, or at La Marina at the far north end. 

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