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Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson

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German Mayor Max Brauer spent World War II exiled in Inwood, on the northern end of Manhattan, after fleeing the Nazis. He lived in 687 West 204th Street before moving to 10 Park Terrace East. From 1927 photograph.

In 1933 Nazi storm troopers entered the home of Max Brauer, the Socialist mayor of Altona, a working class German suburb just west of Hamburg.

Brauer and other leaders who publicly denounced Hitler had been slated for roundup.

But the handsome forty-six-year-old politician with a cleft chin and shock of dark slicked back hair had already fled.

He eventually landed in the Inwood section of northern Manhattan where he remained in exile until the conclusion of World War II.

Bloody Sunday

As early as 1931 Brauer openly opposed Hitler and his fast-growing Nazi party. He and other colleagues considered Hitler an amateur—believing the German citizenry would soon lose interest in the charismatic Nazi leader.

Brauer’s optimism was shattered on July 17, 1932. That “Bloody Sunday” some 6,000 Nazi supporters staged a march in Altona. Eighteen were killed in frenzied violence that ensued.

Read more: Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

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Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain’s NYC

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A councilman proposed rezoning 100 acres in northern Manhattan and transforming it into a "technology community" with housing and commercial development. Photo by Courtesy of Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.

A councilman proposed rezoning 100 acres in northern Manhattan and transforming it into a “technology community” with housing and commercial development. Photo by Courtesy of Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.

A little more than a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious (and surely expensive) plan to build 70,000 apartments on top of the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, a Manhattan councilman is eyeing another active rail yard for housing construction.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez proposed Sunday to rezone a 100-acre “manufacturing area” in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood and transform it into a “technology community,” complete with residential, commercial and retail development.

He would put most of the housing above the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 207th Street rail yard.

Decking over an active rail yard is an expensive proposition; at Hudson Yards in western Manhattan, it is costing $700 million. But in an interview with Crain’s Monday, Mr. Rodriguez said some of the expense could be defrayed if the MTA would sell its air rights to the city.

Read more: Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain’s NYC

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Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – April Hernandez Castillo

The Translators Podcast

In this episode, The Translators (Mike Diaz and Jaime Fernandez) talk to actress April Hernandez Castillo about her classic Super Bowl commercial with Yao Ming, working on her first Hollywood film “Freedom Writers” and navigating the highs and lows of a career in Hollywood.

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Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

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The plaza will add pedestrian space and create a permanent home for vendors and a farmers market. (Image: DOT/DDC)

The city broke ground this morning on a new plaza in Washington Heights set to open early next year. The project will transform an extra-wide asphalt block into a permanent public space hosting vendors and a farmers market.

Plaza de Las Americas is located on 175th Street between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue. The project, which was selected in the first round of the plaza program in 2008, is sponsored by the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation. Construction is funded by $5 million from the city’s budget.

The 14,000 square foot space, between a supermarket and a historic theater, has been used by a farmers market since 1980 and a vendors market since 1994. The new plaza will give vendors access to electricity and water for the first time. The plaza will also feature trees, lighting, benches, tables, chairs, and a fountain by artist Ester Partegás, according to a DOT press release. The paving materials and patterns aim to evoke the plazas of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Read more: Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights  | Streetsblog NYC

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