01/09/2013 10:07 am ET

MTV series "Washington Heights" Showcases The Lives Of Latino Youth In New York City's Hispanic Neighborhood

The Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan has been home to thousands of Dominican immigrants since the early 1980s. Stretching from 155th street in northern Manhattan and bordered by the Hudson River on the west side, the neighborhood is an area that notables like New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and composer Lin Manuel Miranda grew up in.

And now it’s official: The reign of “Jersey Shore” has ended and it’s time for “Washington Heights” to embrace the spotlight.

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