The residents of the neighborhood all agree that Irish pub Le Chéile (pronounced leh kay-lah) stays true to its Gaelic name, which roughly translates to “togetherness.” Large groups of friends, small families and love birds gather for tasty meals that include Irish classics like Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash and Americana staples like burgers and chicken wings. Come in the morning for a breakfast sammie and a bright, sun-filled look at the walls that are covered from table to ceiling with posters and pictures.
Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city's best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending you’re a knight in shining armor. The highest hood in Manhattan is also home to one of the best NYC parks, Fort Tryon, with a full 67 acres of greenery.
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