Dominican street cuisine and peaceful green space in this uptown Manhattan escape.


If you’re looking for extra elbow room in Manhattan, head north to decidedly less-dense Washington Heights. Although it requires a commute to reach this far-uptown escape, the neighborhood’s community feel and plainspoken demeanor make up for the distance. Want more from Washington Heights? It’s also home to a thriving Dominican populace, and this neighborhood’s local fare is truly something to savor.  

Washington Heights is within Manhattan and bordered by Morris Heights, The Bronx, Highbridge, Concourse Village, Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Inwood, and University Heights


La Guardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 30 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 49 minutes by subway