Lower Washington Heights
Few tourists and even New Yorkers know Lower Washington Heights. This interesting residential neighborhood is filled with history, from the oldest standing house in Manhattan to a landmark of the civil rights movement. Notable residences include brownstones that would fit perfectly on the Upper West Side, a brick street lined with three-story wood-frame homes, and an apartment house that was home to Count Basie and other notables.
- Memorials to World War I heroes, including one by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
- The Audubon Ballroom, a former vaudeville hall where Malcolm X was assassinated
- Murals in the Audubon Endangered Birds Project
- An historic district, including Sylvan Terrace
- The Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters for five weeks during the American Revolution