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Washington Heights

Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood. Located in northern Manhattan, it is named after George Washington, whose army defended the area for a while during the American Revolution.

Washington Heights is bounded on the south by Harlem and on the north by Inwood. It runs from roughly 155th Street to 200th Street.

The most important tourist attraction in Washington Heights is The Cloisters[?]. This branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to Medieval art and culture, and is located in medieval buildings that were purchased in Europe, brought to the United States, and reassembled.

The neighborhood has a large Dominican population, and Spanish is commonly heard on the streets. There is also a significant Jewish population, descended from a previous wave of immigration.



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