Hamilton Heights

Hamilton Heights

The 13th Congressional District covers all of the Manhattan neighborhood of Hamilton Heights. Bounded by 135th Street on the south, 155th Street on the north, Edgecombe Avenue on the east, and the Hudson River to the west, Hamilton Heights was named after founding father Alexander Hamilton, who lived the last two years of his life in this area, when it was still farmland. Hamilton Heights has been home to Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Lena Horne, and Norman Rockwell. Hamilton Heights is also home to the Riverbank Park and Riverbank State Park, a beautiful venue nestled between the Hudson River and Riverside Drive. Hamilton Heights is in a period of rapid demographic change, with numerous non-Hispanic whites moving into the area, causing a rapid rise in housing prices and pushing out its historically black residents. Ensuring the availability of affordable housing, increased access to education and job training, maintaining and enhancing public transportation, and ensuring Social Security and Medicare availability are among Mr. Fenstermaker’s priorities for Hamilton Heights.

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P.O. Box 3762, New York,
New York 10163.