Inwood, Hudson and Washington Heights Cafes & Bakeries
Washington Heights is the Manhattan neighborhood just north of Harlem from 155th Street to Inwood up to Dyckman Street. The area is known for its hills and the cliffs–a real change of scenery for Manhattanites. The neighborhood’s best-known cultural asset is The Cloisters–located in Fort Tryon Park–where the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits its collection of medieval art among serene walkways, dramatic medieval architecture and leafy paths. You’ll find plenty of parks here, including Bennett Park, Fort Tyron Park, Fort Washington Park and Riverfront Park. Artists from Washington Heights and the surrounding communities participate in the annual Uptown Arts Stroll each summer, and there are several branches of the New York Public Library.
Washington Heights is a vibrant, neighborly community with plenty of food finds, and a number of upscale wine and food shops and businesses. Washington Heights is connected to New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge and the neighborhood is served by the C and the A subways, with Port Authority only 5 stops away via express.
Within Washington Heights is the community known as Hudson Heights, a residential neighborhood made up of mostly pre-war buildings in the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Neo-Classical, Tudor and Gothic styles that has become a favorite spot for buyers who want considerably more space for their money. The New Balance Track and Field Center in the Fort Washington Avenue Armory maintains an Olympic-grade track, and mountain bike races take place in High bridge Park in the spring and summer.
Health and recreation
Inwood Hill Park on the Hudson River is a 196-acre natural wonderland of caverns, caves and the last salt marsh in Manhattan. The park’s wooded section also features the last natural forest standing on Manhattan Island. The forest trails here are the city’s quietest, and rock outcroppings overlooking the Hudson are perfect for picnics.
Fort Tryon Park is one of the highest points in Manhattan, towering high above the Hudson River, offering panoramic views of the water and the city below. The park is also home to The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that houses nearly 5,000 medieval works in a reconstructed medieval monastery set high above its northern grounds.
When you are seeking for best foods, pastries, coffee and desserts in upper Manhattan, look no further because Indian Road Café in 600 West 218th Street have coffee shop welcomes all seekers of great lattes, cappuccinos and red-eyes and a comfortable spot–with plenty of outlets and Wi-Fi–take in the panoramic view of the Henry Hudson Bridge. Good food, wine, a weekend brunch and live jazz guarantee perfection.
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