Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fun Facts about Washington Heights

-John James Audubon spent the end of his life here and is buried here

-the campuses of Columbia Medical School are a few blocks from my house (on Hilltop Park where the now NY Yankees played in the early 1900s)

-The neighborhood is home to Manhattan's oldest remaining house; George Washington stayed there during part of the American Revolutionary War

-In 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated near the Audubon esate

-Riverside Park where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan meet in the end of "You've Got Mail" is also here!

1 comment:

christindeas said...

2009- Aimee Hodges of Hotchkiss, Colorado first New York resident