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Hudson Heights is a Manhattan neighborhood located within the larger area known as Washington Heights in New York City. It is bounded to the north by Fort Tryon Park, to the west by the Hudson River, to the south by 181st Street and to the west by Broadway. The name dates back at least to the 1990s, when residents of the area sought to differentiate their blocks from Washington Heights at large. As a result, some have criticized it as an especially artificial creation, but it is now in more common usage, with the New York Times typically using it to label real estate transactions that happen within its borders. Indeed, Times references to the name date back at least to 1998. Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. ... The skyline of Lower Manhattan, with the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (1973 – 2001). ... Fort Tryon Fort Tryon Park is a public park located in Washington Heights, New York City, USA, 40°51. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Hudson Heights is home to the highest natural point in Manhattan, located in Bennett Park. It's 265 feet above sea level, or a few dozen feet lower than the torch on the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty (dedicated on October 28, 1886), in full Liberty Enlightening the World, is an allegorical statue, given to the United States by the French Third Republic in the late 19th century, standing at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to...


The neighborhood is mostly residential, home to the sizable Castle Village and Hudson View Gardens co-ops, but it also has strips of commercial activity along 187th and 181st streets. Among notable institutions in Hudson Heights are the Catholic shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Cloisters, where the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses and displays its collection of Medieval art, located in Fort Tryon Park. A housing co-operative is a legal entity that owns real estate. ... Saint Francesca Xavier Cabrini (July 15, 1850 - December 22, 1917), known during her life as Mother Cabrini, was the first American citizen to be canonized. ... Cloister of Saint Trophimus, in Arles, France A Cloister is part of cathedrals and abbeys architecture. ... Interior of the museum The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums, located on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan, New York, United States. ...


In recent years, Hudson Heights has been an attractive area for homebuyers who want to stay in Manhattan, but can't afford to buy condos or co-ops in most other areas of the borough.


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Hudson Heights, the name for the northern and eastern part of Washington Heights, came about in the early '90s, when realtors and residents wanted a new name for this haven in the then-notorious neighborhood.
The division between the two "heights" is still apparent: If you use the south exit of the 181st Street subway station you’ll be facing a shabby diner and a bodega.
Green Space: Fort Tryon Park, at the north end of Hudson Heights, is the largest open area around and features heather gardens filled with wildflowers and butterflies, an open lawn, a café, and the Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which focuses on Medieval European works.
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Hudson, Quebec, Canada is located on the south shore of the Lake of Two Mountains, 50 km west of Montreal and 150 km east of Ottawa.
The hudson-village.com (hudson dash village dot com) web site was one of the first community web sites on the Internet eight years ago.
In addition to the hudson-village.com home page, which is used as an entry point by most visitors, hudson-village.net is run as the interactive letters and address directory and hudson-village.info is the news section.
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