NY 1 News: How Washington Heights became known as 'Little Dominican Republic' πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄


Dominicans began leaving the D.R. in large numbers in the 1960s, seeking political and economic stability after the death of dictator Rafael Trujillo, and settling in Washington Heights because of its large but inexpensive apartments and its access to subway lines that brought them to jobs in the Garment District. The large influx of Dominicans helped to turn around Washington Heights. And in the process, the Dominican community became a major force in the city, both culturally and politically. In fact, Washington Heights is now represented in Washington by the first Dominican-American in Congress, Adriano Espaillat. πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄De Lo Mio!!!!!!πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄


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