Poco a República Dominicana en Washington Heights

Washington Heights is so culturally diversified, with a mix of Jewish, Russian, and other Eastern European residents. However, the Dominican residents are an especially interesting culture to me. Walking down the street is exciting, seeing the residents congregating at street corners, playing dominos and other group activities. People seem to be celebrating their own cultures everyday– listening to Merengue/Salsa music, vendors selling fruits, rice & beans, and shaved ice in colorful handmade pushcarts to a rush of customers. Living in Washington Heights feels like visiting my imaginary Dominican Republic.