Living in the Hudson Heights neighborhood of Manhattan


The Hudson Heights neighborhood is perfect for anyone who needs—or wants-- a NY apartment with more space than they can afford in Lower Manhattan, but are not willing to relocate to the suburbs to find it.

 

Hudson Heights is a newish, mini-community within the larger, more established neighborhood of Washington Heights.  The community's borders extend from 181st Street to 193rd and from Broadway over to the Hudson River, with the vast majority of buildings being pre-war rental apartments and co-ops.

 

The prized Hudson View Gardens, a striking Tudor-style co-op complex of fifteen buildings, with its suburban Westchester character, is just one of the architectural surprises for newcomers to Hudson Heights. Castle Village contains five Art Deco towers and is another big draw to the area, for its spacious homes, its sense of community, and its spectacular views of the river, the George Washington Bridge, and the dramatic cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades

 

To the immediate north of Hudson Heights sits the expansive Fort Tryon Park which, in addition to its gardens, broad playing fields, dog runs and pathways, is home of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Cloisters Museum, with one of the finest medieval art and culture collections in the world. Hudson Heights residents are also fond of Bennett Park, with its playground and grassy patches and an unobtrusive plaque on the spot that the Park Department says marks the highest natural point of land in all of Manhattan.

 

Although the neighborhood is primarily residential, there are clusters of commercial activity, especially on 187th Street, with its long-time local businesses and inexpensive restaurants. Residents of Hollis Hills apartments can shop at the several chain stores, bodegas, and discount spots on 181st Street around Fort Washington Avenue. But even though you need to get on the subway for any serious New York City dining and nightlife, the 181st Street station is only five stops from midtown on the A train.  


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