Many sports fans frequented Hudson Heights in the early 19th Century, when the Highlanders baseball team, now known as the Yankees, and the Giants football team played at fields located between 155th Street and 168th Street. Their playing fields provided fans with scenic views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades. By the late 1910s the Yankees and the Giants left Hudson Heights forever, making room for Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center to begin construction in the 1920s.
Since the 1930s, Hudson Heights became a home for doctors, professors and medical students from around the globe. Today, the neighborhood, which is perched on the highest bluff in Manhattan, is seeing a revival as New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center modernizes its campus with architecturally-significant buildings and as the area welcomes new dinning, lifestyle, and cultural destinations.