3 definitions by Upsky

A neighborhood within a neighborhood. And happens to be one of the most charming nabes in all New York. "Hudson Heights" as a name has only been used in the gentrification sense since the 90'd. But the actual area has always been nice, coming from a lifelong resident. Located in Washington Heights, Hudson Heights comprises anything from 181 St and Ft Washington Ave to Fort Tryon Park and west of Broadway up until 190St.
Long a haven for German Jews, it was nicknamed "Frankfurt on the Hudson" during the WW II years. today, most of the original German Jews have dies or retired, and it has found insured life with new, hipsterfied residents. While not a Williamsburg by any measure, the newer residents are young, artsy and many of them are non New Yorkers.
The area is known, in particular, for its natural beauty. Fort Tryon Park is one of the most tranquil anywhere. The playground i grew up in, Bennett Park, is at the highest natural point on Manhattan island. Bennett Park is located at 184 St between Ft Washington and Pinehurst Avenues. When it comes to living, it is a quality place to live, all while still being a part of Manhattan island.
Hudson Heights is a real estate term to differentiate it from the rest of Washington Heights.
by Upsky June 14, 2008
A person who is of both Paraguyan and Brazilian parents; or a Brazilian who spent many years in Paraguay. Because Paraguay and Brazil share borders, and the fact that Paraguay is a landlocked country, there is lots of commerce with Brazil and others. Certain areas of Paraguay are populated and owned mostly by Brazilians.
By the same token, there are colonies in the Chaco desert of Paraguay of German Mennonites. they have lived there in virtual isolation, due to a hrash desert enviorment, while retaining German as their native language. The cultures tend to blend once you get to the fronteras.
Brasiguayos can speak both spanish ans portuguese
by Upsky June 14, 2008
Upper Broadway is the upper portion of Broadway in New York City. Upper Broadway's boundaries are undefined, but in this day and age anything above 125th Street can be considered upper Broadway. This being the case, upper Broadway runs through West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and into Riverdale where it becomes South Broadway in the City of Yonkers. The borderline for New York City is W.262nd Street. Broadway continues all the way up towards Albany under a guise of different routes, notably known as Route 9.
Some important intersections along upper Broadway are 125th, 145th, 155th, 168th, 175th, 181st, Dyckman, 207th, 225th, 231st and 242nd Street. Unlike lower Broadway, upper Broadway is way more "ethnic" New York passing through many different ethnic neighborhoods on its way up.
125th and Broadway is upper Broadway, but is becoming gentrified despite its gritty look
by Upsky June 15, 2008

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