Living in the district / neighbourhood Hamilton Heights in New York

About the district / neighbourhood Hamilton Heights in New York

Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is located between Harlem and Washington Heights and is named after Alexander Hamilton, who lived in the area in the late 1700s. The neighborhood has a rich history and is known for its beautiful pre-war architecture, including brownstones and townhouses. It is also home to City College of New York, which was established in 1847 and was the first free public institution of higher education in the United States.

Hamilton Heights is a diverse neighborhood with a mix of African American, Latino and West Indian communities. It has a vibrant cultural scene, with many art galleries, music venues and cultural institutions. The area is also home to many historic sites, such as the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the oldest house in Manhattan and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial, the home of Alexander Hamilton. Additionally, the neighborhood has a variety of restaurants and shops, and is also home to many green spaces such as Riverbank State Park, which offers scenic views of the Hudson River.