Lights up on Washington Heights, an immensely vibrant community located on the northern tip of Manhattan. Around each corner, whether it be through architecture styles, colorful mosaics or even playground structures, there are many references to the appreciation of arts. The neighborhood is home to a diverse Latino community, but because of an ever-growing population of those immigrating from the Dominican Republic, the enclave has earned the nickname “Little D.R.” Setting the scene for Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights,” the Dominican population of Washington Heights prides itself on being a tight-knit, spirited and hard-working community.
Washington Heights is a tight-knight and vibrant community located in northern Manhattan. It is home to a diverse Latino population.