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Church of the Madonna is an ancient church which was established in the 19th century. The beautiful architecture of the building is well preserved and the church is fully functional even today. Regular services and ceremonies are held at the church.
Opened in 1931 and looming 604 feet above the water, the George Washington Bridge is the only New York City bridge that crosses the Hudson River. Designed by Othmar H. Ammann, it connects Manhattan at 178th Street to Fort Lee, New Jersey. Different from the Brooklyn Bridge, the towers are made of exposed steel, giving it an almost futuristic look that is positively spectacular once the sun has set. Operating on two levels, with millions of commuters passing over it daily, it is one of the busiest bridges in the world.
The Little Red Lighthouse also called Jeffrey's Hook was a serving lighthouse until the George Washington Bridge was built. It served from 1880 to 1917 at Sandy Hook, New Jersey and then here at Jeffrey's Hook from 1921 to 1947. A part of the City Park Department, the Urban Park Rangers conduct tours of the lighthouse and includes food, reading the story called Little Red Lighthouse by Hildegarde Swift and the Great Gray Bridge by Lynd Ward and also take you to see pictures. The lighthouse stands on the point called Jeffrey's hook and close to the eastern pier of the bridge.
The Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist is now referred to as Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights. This Art Deco style building was completely constructed in 1932 and featured in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Founded in 1913, Fort Washington Presbyterian Church emerged owing to the understanding between West Presbyterian and Park Presbyterian Churches. The older church was sold and new church was built from the sales proceeds. It is also known as Iglesia Presbiteriana Fort Washington Heights and has Puerto Rican and Dominican followers too. In 1982, it was handed over to the Hispanic congregation.
Frances Cabrini was an Italian born nun who came to the United States on orders of the Pope. Helping Italian immigrants who were flooding the States in impoverished conditions in large numbers, Cabrini founded 67 institutions throughout the world. Owing to her relentless generous work, she became the United States citizen to be canonized in 1938. Dedicated to her remains and her wax effigy the Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini receives thousands of visitors every year. Located in Washington Heights, the place, however only houses the body since the head was sent to Rome.
Trinity Church Cemetery has graves of many historic and famous personalities including Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, William Bradford among others. Surrounded by 100-year-old oaks and elms, the cemetery is a very peaceful place, with grassy knolls and well maintained paths. This is one of the last remaining cemeteries in the Manhattan area. There are two bronze tablets here that mark the spots where fierce battle took place during the revolution. This cemetery is marked in the National Register of Historic Places and it still offers its services to the New Yorkers.
Located in Washington Heights, Fort Tryon Park and its 67 acres (27.11 hectares) of land are home to some of the best views in The Bronx, as well as a number of other worthy tourist attractions. Featuring one of the highest points in the city, Fort Tryon Park offers stunning views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and other magnificent vistas. Highlights of the park include the Alpine Garden and Heather Garden, as well as the full-service restaurant, New Leaf Cafe. Perhaps the most popular attraction of the park is The Cloisters, the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The park also contains two playgrounds and a gazebo, and visitors are welcome to picnic, run, or ride bikes through the park.
Church of the Intercession is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture in New York City. Built between 1912-1915 and designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, it abounds with delicate carvings. The massive bell in the tower was made in London. The church complex comprises of the cloister, parish building, Tudor Revival vicarage, chapel and an underground crypt. A stairway leads to the dimly lit catacomb with high ceilings and huge columns. It is the resting place of Goodhue with a sculpted monument on his tomb and Alfred Tennyson Dickens. A designated historic place and landmark, the Church of the Intercession is home to the Clement Clarke Moore Festival which is the oldest and most publicized Christmas custom in Manhattan.
The 130.1 acres (52.6 hectares) of the Highbridge Park lay stretched along the banks of the Harlem River, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Once a very popular park, it was gradually neglected by the authorities, and became ridden with crime and garbage. Since 2000, however, a major redevelopment and revival project has been underway to restore the Highbridge Park to its glory, the fruits of which are evident in the park again being a popular haunt among the locals. For mountain biking lovers, this park would especially be a ‘must visit’, as since 2007, it has the city’s first approved mountain bike trails and dirt jumps. See the website to know more.
Built in 1765, this house was once owned by Aaron Burr (he killed fellow New York City resident Alexander Hamilton in a duel). During the Revolutionary War, the home was temporarily seized from its British owner and used by General George Washington. According to legend, the house is haunted by a mistress, a servant girl and a soldier. There are unreserved Guided Tours available on Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. There is also a museum store.
With the Harlem River flowing below, the High Bridge is a steel arch bridge that is also known as the Aqueduct Bridge. with a height of about 140 feet, the bridge is said to be the oldest surviving bridges in the New York city. Currently the bridge is inaccessible to the traffic but however is said to be re opened in the year 2014. On the other hand, the High Bridge Water Tower is an excellent example of the city that has served to be the most reliable and having plaentiful water supply system. The view of this bridge from the top watching the spiral staircase is beautiful and is a must visit place whenever here.