Monday, June 20, 2016
The Edge -- A New Hotel near Highbridge Park
A new boutique hotel option in the less-visited uptown Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan has been opened, the 11-floor Edge towers over a hodgepodge of adjacent brownstone houses, apartment buildings and churches. The exterior is unexciting but the hotel comes to life in its 54 small-but-stylish rooms, complemented by splashes of colour, wood finishes and great views of the Hudson river to the north and the city to the south. The surrounding Washington Heights area, traditionally home to Latino communities – particularly those originating from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico – is well worth exploring. Among the highlights: the recently restored High bridge, New York City’s oldest standing bridge connecting Manhattan and the Bronx; the Met Cloisters, featuring medieval European art and architecture in beautiful Fort Tryon park; and Malecon restaurant, serving authentic Caribbean food.
• Doubles from $179 B&B, 514 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, +1 212 543 0005, edgehotelnyc.com