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Uptown Tonight: Ugly Sweater Party @ Columbia Wine Co.

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What up folks? Make sure you stop by Columbia Wine Co. (4038 Broadway @ 169th St & St. Nicholas) tonight from 6 to 9 pm for their Ugly Sweater Party. Expect cider, eggnog as well as holiday cocktails, treats and tunes. So bring your ugliest sweater and get in on the festivities.

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Site of Notorious Uptown Murder to Be Demolished for New Development | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong

House on the Hill - Washington Heights

(Photo: Curbed)

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — One of the neighborhood’s most infamous — and spine-tingling — houses will soon be no more.

The crumbling home at 663 W. 187th St., the site of a brutal murder of a teenage girl in 1958, will be demolished along with two neighboring properties under a plan to build an apartment project, building records show.

The three-story house, built around 1899, was most notably the site of the 1958 strangulation death of Lillian Mojica. Locals said it sat abandoned for years. Property records show a developer bought it in 2012.

According to court documents, Richard Mojica discovered the body of his 16-year-old sister Lillian beneath a mattress in the basement of the home on Feb. 13, 1958. Lillian’s body had been partially burned, and it was later determined that she died of strangulation. She had also been raped, court records show.

After a brief investigation, police charged a boarder at the home, 33-year-old Pablo Vargas, with the crime.

Read more: Site of Notorious Uptown Murder to Be Demolished for New Development – Fort George – DNAinfo.com New York.

Check out our story below on the eerie events that transpired in the house on the hill…

The House on the Hill: A Murder In Washington Heights…

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New Music: Dark ATM X Young Boston – It’s A Sport

Dark - Boston - It's A Sport

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12/19/14: The WHIN X Higher Level – Unheard

WHIN By Any Means - Unheard - Higher Level

If you want to catch some of Uptown’s most talented emcees, come out to Higher Level Tattoo (120 Dyckman Street) for the latest WHIN By Any Means experience on Friday, December 19th starting at 6 pm. The event is free but get there early, as it will be packed. Our good friends at Dyckman Beer are co-sponsors of the event and our very own Led Black will be one of the hosts alongside Tellie Floydd.

RSVP: THE WHIN X HL STUDIO PRESENTS DOPEHOUSE #PURÈEDITION

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In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

By Keiko Morris

Harlem - Wall Street Journal

A surge in development projects has created contrasts between older and modern buildings along East 125th Street in Harlem. (Photo: Natalie Keyssar | WSJ)

The pace of transformation of Harlem’s 125th Street is picking up speed, attracting developers and retailers who want to be part of the thoroughfare’s ascent.

Earlier this month, developer Greystone & Co. paid $11.5 million through a bankruptcy auction to buy a group of lots facing East 125th Street and a parcel on East 126th Street. Greystone said it intends to build a mix of about 75 market-rate and affordable apartments with retail on the ground floor.

Across the street is Continuum Co. ’s planned development of almost 700 apartments and 80,000 square feet of retail space. And a short walk to the west is developer Jeff Sutton ’s project, which will be anchored by a Whole Foods Market .

“You have major developers coming in and buying up great properties,” said Jeffrey Simpson, head of Greystone’s property development. “There are already great retailers on 125th Street and more coming,” he said.

Many real-estate executives and brokers point to the opening in 2000 of Harlem USA—a retail complex at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard—as the spur that brought national brands such as Old Navy and Disney to 125th Street’s commercial corridor.

Read more: In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum – WSJ.

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