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Washington Heights Jews Caught In A Growth Bind

As the affordable neighborhood increasingly attracts young families,
can it be more than a stepping stone to the suburbs?

08/11/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Young couples and families are flooding into Washington Heights, drawn by affordable rents, convenient commutes and a vibrant Jewish community. And they are changing the look and feel of what used to be referred to as Frankfurt on the Hudson for its concentration of German Jews.

The question on people’s lips these days is, will those young families stay in the Heights, putting down roots there, or will they move on?

Every summer sees a Jewish “outflux” from Washington Heights, says Anat Coleman, who works at the neighborhood's JCC.
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