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The Truth About Ebola

The Truth About Ebola

BY Mark Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) As you have likely heard, Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of our community who lives on West 147th Street, has been diagnosed with Ebola.  He is currently being treated in the isolation ward at Bellevue.  Three of his close relations have been quarantined but are currently healthy.  The Department of Health […]


10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books

10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Player Destined for the Majors Chose First to Play for Himself | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Player Destined for the Majors Chose First to Play for Himself | NY Times

By KATIE THOMAS Published: June 1, 2008 A high school senior named Pedro Alvarez went to bat during a major league draft showcase at Yankee Stadium three springs ago. Thwack! The ball winged into the upper tiers. Smack! Another home run. Alvarez, 18 years old at the time, had committed to attend Vanderbilt University, but […]


Ode To Quisqueya Heights

Ode To Quisqueya Heights

BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]


10/18/14: Quisqueya Heights – A Dialogue About Dominican Identity In The 21st Century @ Word Up

10/18/14: Quisqueya Heights - A Dialogue About Dominican Identity In The 21st Century @ Word Up

This event will highlight some of the many contributions young Dominicans are making to the Washington Heights community and Uptown. The objectives of this event is to provide a safe haven for young people to network, inspire, and discuss their stories in regards to what it means to be Dominican in the Heights and in […]


Help Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Spend A Million Dollars

Help Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Spend A Million Dollars

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has $1 Million in discretionary funds to spend on capital improvement projects within the district and he is going directly to the people to find out how to spend it. The participatory budgeting process kicks off tonight at the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) at 6 pm […]


After 90 Years, a Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change | NY Times

After 90 Years, a Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change | NY Times

By DAVID W. DUNLAP When the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harlem restored the tip of its steeple eight years ago, leaders of the predominantly African-American congregation saw it as a “beacon of hope and love for the community.” It is still that. But as Ephesus prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary this month, the […]


The Gap and Buffalo Wild Wings set to open in George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | NY Daily News

The Gap and Buffalo Wild Wings set to open in George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Gap and Buffalo Wild Wings will soon call Washington Heights home. The popular clothing chain and sports bar are among a growing line of retailers that signed on to open in the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal after its $183 million facelift is finished next summer […]


Inwood Baker to Open First Retail Shop on Sherman Ave | DNAinfo

Inwood Baker to Open First Retail Shop on Sherman Ave | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Lin Randolph will soon be living what she calls every New Yorker’s dream. The chef behind Alecia Bakery, a wholesale baked goods company, is opening its first retail store on Sherman Avenue in the spring of 2015. “I love that it’s in my neighborhood,” said Randolph, an Inwood resident since […]


Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say | DNAinfo

Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A public square in Washington Heights has become a camp for homeless men who use drugs and leave behind trash and human waste, officials and neighbors say. Since early this year, after a community gardening group transformed Juan Pablo Duarte Square into a thriving green space, a growing number […]


Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

By Victoria Bekiempis Jose Martinez had a good life in the Dominican Republic. He taught children to swim at the Embajador, a Santo Domingo hotel popular among diplomats, and enjoyed the benefits of working for the rich and powerful. When Martinez decided to move to the U.S. in the late 1960s, his connections could have […]


Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong FORT GEORGE — A fairytale came to life for some Uptown elementary school students Monday when they were paid a visit by an actual queen. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Dos Puentes Elementary School Monday to announce that the school received membership in the International Spanish […]


Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

By ABIGAIL MEISEL In the spring of 2013, a family of pigeons nested in scaffolding outside my apartment building two blocks off St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. From the window of my first-floor apartment, I heard the cheeping of baby birds and affectionately observed their downy forms and tiny black-tipped beaks: my very […]


Popular Inwood Wine Bar Expanding Into Larger Space Across the Street | DNAinfo

Popular Inwood Wine Bar Expanding Into Larger Space Across the Street | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — A popular Uptown wine bar and coffee shop is planning a major expansion that will triple its current size while allowing the owner to bolster his food, drink and entertainment offerings. Beans and Vines, which currently occupies a narrow space at 4842 Broadway, will open a new location across the […]


Inside the Fast-Food Labor Protests | The New Yorker

Inside the Fast-Food Labor Protests | The New Yorker

By William Finnegan For the customers, nothing has changed in the big, busy McDonald’s on Broadway at West 181st Street, in Washington Heights. Promotions come and go—during the World Cup, the French-fry package was suddenly not red but decorated with soccer-related “street art,” and, if you held your phone up to the box, it would […]


The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By C. Griffith Mann On my walks to and from work, I have often noted how people from the neighborhoods surrounding The Cloisters museum and gardens gather in the evenings in Fort Tryon Park to watch the sun as it dips below the Palisades to the west. People jogging, pushing strollers, walking dogs, sitting on […]


Bronx Brewery Founder to Open Craft Beer Bar Next to Fort Tryon Park | DNAinfo

Bronx Brewery Founder to Open Craft Beer Bar Next to Fort Tryon Park | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Niall Henry knows a thing or two about beer. Born in Ireland and raised in The Bronx, he has worked at many bars and also owned a few himself. In 2009, Henry, 34, co-founded the Bronx Brewery, whose beers can now be found in about 600 restaurants and 500 grocery […]


Changes to Uptown Polling Sites Cause Confusion | DNAinfo

Changes to Uptown Polling Sites Cause Confusion | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Uptown voters may be surprised on Tuesday when they show up to their polling sites to find they no longer exist. The city’s Board of Elections has relocated a half dozen polling sites in Washington Heights and Inwood. The changes came in advance of Tuesday’s primary elections, which feature […]


Popular costume and beauty supply chain heads to Inwood with limited-time Halloween shop | NY Daily News

Popular costume and beauty supply chain heads to Inwood with limited-time Halloween shop | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This is a big treat. Ricky’s NYC, a costume and beauty supply chain, will open a limited-time Halloween shop in Inwood during the upcoming ghost and goblin season. “We’re testing it out,” Ricky’s NYC president Richard Parrott said. “We’ve heard requests to come to upper Manhattan. We’re […]


#TBT: Inwood Serial Killer: “Texas Jim” Baker | My Inwood

#TBT: Inwood Serial Killer: “Texas Jim” Baker | My Inwood

by Cole Thompson I had a periodical desire to poison human beings and in killing them in this manner, I derive a certain mental satisfaction.  When this mania seizes me, I want to kill the nearest person to me.” –excerpt from “Texas Jim” Baker’s murder confession. On the morning of December 27, 1928 New York […]


George Washington Bridge Bus Station Closes for Long-Delayed Upgrade | NY Times

George Washington Bridge Bus Station Closes for Long-Delayed Upgrade | NY Times

By DAVID W. CHEN The George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Upper Manhattan will be shut down for one year, starting Monday morning, as part of its biggest renovation project in five decades. Buses will continue to arrive and depart from the top level of the building in Washington Heights, according to the Port Authority […]


In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

By Marlene Peralta  | Via El Diario/La Prensa Translated by Karina Casiano  from Spanish The 1991 City Council elections may sound long gone, but they not only radically changed the Upper Manhattan political environment; the race gave way to a rivalry that is still strong 23 years later. Back then, a teacher named Guillermo Linares […]


Op-Led: Pain Is Compliance – NYPD’s Guiding Principle In The Hood

Op-Led: Pain Is Compliance – NYPD’s Guiding Principle In The Hood

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is just me or does it seem that the whole “Broken Windows” thing is just a fancy way of saying “Stop And Frisk”? The recent gang-like takedown by police, of an alleged drug dealer in Inwood that was caught on smartphone video, underscores the rank amateurism and selective enforcement of […]


Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing test | NY Daily News

Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio's affordable housing test | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem would build the tallest towers in Manhattan above 96th St. A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York. […]

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