Washington Heights Streets Get Makeover, With Nod From Bloomberg

By Carla Zanoni on October 28, 2011 6:01pm 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the first neighborhood he ever visited in New York was Washington Heights.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the first neighborhood he ever visited in New York was Washington Heights.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Uptown streets have been getting a makeover this month and will continue to be repaved throughout the coming weeks.

This week the Department of Transportation finished resurfacing 181st Street. Last week, several stretches of Inwood were repaved. The department is now beginning the resurfacing of 155th Street and will repave it shortly after.

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg fielded calls and tweets during his weekly radio address Friday, he answered a question posed by on Twitter about when streets would be repaved in Washington Heights.

“If there's a specific street in Washington Heights, call 311 and we'll take a look at it. But we actually are doing it," he said.

Bloomberg, born and raised on Boston, then mentioned his first visit to New York City, which took place on the streets of Washington Heights, he said.

"I had a cousin living there," the mayor remembered.

Bloomberg made a trip to the home, on West 181st Street and Cabrini Boulevard, in April 1942 when he was just 3 months old, he added.

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