The Immigrants of Washington Heights

The distinctly European Sylvan Terrace in Washington Heights

Like the over two hundred neighborhoods of New York City, Washington Heights has been the home of a variety of immigrants. Since the 157th Street subway station broke ground in 1900, Armenian, Greek, Irish, Jewish, and Latino immigrants have exchanged control of this expansive Manhattan neighborhood and have created a unique environment not paralleled by any other area in New York City. The following subpages describe the lives of each of these immigrant groups, and detail how they influenced Washington Heights as a whole.

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