The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

BY susan xu

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Image via NYC Parks and Recreation

New York City’s oldest standing span, High Bridge, may be one of the most iconic fixtures in Washington Heights, but the park that holds its Manhattan end is similarly as picturesque. Operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Highbridge Park occupies 119-acres and sits on banks of the Harlem River, near the northern tip of Manhattan.

Like the span it’s named after, the recreational green space is a popular attraction for New Yorkers and visitors alike. With a history dating back to the mid-1800s, it also happens to harbor a few secrets — many of which remain unknown to locals.

Read more: The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

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