The 13th Congressional District covers all of the Manhattan neighborhood of Hudson Heights, which is itself part of Washington Heights. Bounded by 181st Street on the south, the neighborhood of Inwood at Dyckman Street to the north, the Hudson River on the west, and Broadway to the east, Hudson Heights is home to the world-famous Cloisters and beautiful Fort Tryon Park, which is located at the A train station at 190th Street and at the northern end of the M4 bus line. One of the 13th District’s most expensive neighborhoods in which to live, it is equally divided between non-Hispanic whites and Dominicans.
Hudson Heights overlooks some of the most-traveled highways in America, I-95 on the George Washington Bridge and the Henry Hudson Parkway on the neighborhood’s western boundary. However, because of its geography, the traffic and resulting noise and pollution do not affect the neighborhood as much as they do Inwood, the rest of Washington Heights, and Harlem.
Strengthening and expanding Hudson Heights’ residents’ access to quality public schools with lower student-to-teacher ratios, adequate funding for maintenance of Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters and ensuring Social Security and Medicare availability to the neighborhood’s seniors are among Mr. Fenstermaker’s priorities for the Hudson Heights community.