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.
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.
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.
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.
NYC 3-17-15 57degF. Waiting on the 1 train. Inwood. Manhattan. http://t.co/O068ITTHKS | pic.twitter.
BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Dyckman St. A train station sits near plenty of open gre
by Chris Wild Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine,
BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This printer has Washington Heights popping. Jerry Castan
Being that today is the 113th B-Day of Langston Hughes, it is only right that we send some posthumou