Washington Heights stretch north from 155th street to Dyckman Street, east from the Hudson to Harlem River. It owes its name to the fortification that was constructed during the Revolutionary War. The Heights is connected to New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge and to the Bronx via the Cross-Bronx Expressway. Step streets deal with the hilly topography in this area. In the early 19th century, it was home to some very large estates, by early 20th century the New York Highlanders, and today the Columbia University medical campus and school. The Bennett Park, Fort Tryon Park, Fort Washington Park, Highbridge Park, Riverside Park and many more, landscape this neighborhood with pastel greens. The MTA well services the area with the 1, A and C trains. Another fascinating facet of the Heights is its popularity among famous personalities in the arts. The neighborhood has been home to famous artists, musicians, actors, and sportsmen. Even today, a walk in this neighborhood could get you a memorable encounter with a jazz artist!