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

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

by Stephen Miller 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 […]


Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown politician wants to plug Northern Manhattan into the city’s growing tech sector. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez plans to announce a proposal to redevelop a large swath of land in the easternmost part of Inwood into a hub for the technology and health care sectors. The project, which he plans […]


Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Inwood Hill is a 196-acre park located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The words “wild” and “untamed” are often used to describe the meandering trails, caves, cliffs and otherworldly geological formations that together make Inwood Hill so unique. The history of Inwood Hill, like that of the surrounding city, is fascinating […]


Save The Date: 4/20/15 – The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Save The Date: 4/20/15 - The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Onward & UPward! – To benefit UP Theater Company MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 6:30 to 9:30 District 12 (4892 Broadway) That’s right folks, the good folks at the Up Theater Company are having their annual benefit shindig on Monday, April 20th at District 12 (4892 Broadway) and this year they are bestowing “The Upstanding Person […]


How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Albert Vecerka first came to Harlem in 1993 to study architecture at the City College of New York, and he quickly learned two things. The first was that he was more interested in photographing buildings than in designing them. The second was that the neighborhood around him provided a story that could […]


3/24/15: Washington Heights + Inwood Oral History Project Kick-Off Celebration!

3/24/15: Washington Heights + Inwood Oral History Project Kick-Off Celebration!

Washington Heights + Inwood Oral History Project Kick-Off Celebration Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) The NY Public Library is celebrating the launch of their historic neighborhood oral history project! The event will be held at the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) on Tuesday, March 24th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. […]


What’s In a Name? A Tale of Two NYC Brewers | Gear Patrol

What’s In a Name? A Tale of Two NYC Brewers | Gear Patrol

By Nick Milanes There is one thing newborn businesses have in common with teenage garage bands: picking a name can be even harder than getting started. (Also bad hair, increasingly.) You want something that leaves an impression, something distinctive, but nine times out of ten you come up with something derivative. You doodle pages and […]


Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen For young children, the sight of a doctor’s white coat can be enough to make them shiver.The association with pediatricians often involve being poked and prodded, or worse yet, getting a needle.Medical students from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are aiming to reduce such anxiety while also educating kids […]


Save The Date: Washington Heights & Inwood Restaurant Week – April 6 Thru April 24th

Save The Date: Washington Heights & Inwood Restaurant Week - April 6 Thru April 24th

Once again it’s on… The official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE, will go down April 6th thru April 24th. This is your chance to indulge in a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a whole host of awesome Uptown restaurants. You know the motto, Spread love it’s the […]


1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On a summer evening in 1935 Julia Straus, a fifty-eight year old resident of 72 Seaman Avenue had a run in with the most famous athlete in baseball—Babe Ruth. As it happened Ruth was driving southbound on Seaman Avenue when Straus walked into the path of his car near the intersection of […]


Beloved Irish Bar Reynold’s Closes After 50 Years in Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Beloved Irish Bar Reynold's Closes After 50 Years in Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — One of the few remaining Irish bars in an area once known as a Gaelic stronghold with plentiful pubs closed last week after half a century. Reynold’s Café, at the corner of Broadway and 180th Street, shut its doors for good Sunday despite applying for a liquor license renewal […]


Uptown Talk: The Translators – Victor Cruz

Uptown Talk: The Translators - Victor Cruz

In this episode, the hilarious and talented actor Victor Cruz talks to the Translators (Mike Diaz and Jaime Fernandez) about having the same name as a famous football player, his failed Dexter audition story, acting in a scene with Al Pacino, and some of the lessons he has learned in his career—from his start as […]


Inwood Cupcake Shop Getting Reality TV Makeover With Help from ‘The Profit’ | DNAinfo

Inwood Cupcake Shop Getting Reality TV Makeover With Help from 'The Profit' | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown cupcake shop that has been beset by difficulties will get another chance with some help from reality TV. Tonnie’s Minis, which has opened and closed several times since leasing its space at 4738 Broadway two years ago, will be featured on the CNBC reality show “The Profit” this […]


Put You On: Onomatopeyas Dominicanas Parte 3 (Episodio Dos)

Put You On: Onomatopeyas Dominicanas Parte 3 (Episodio Dos)


The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson October 24, 1903 Timothy Sullivan glanced at his watch. It was minutes before ten o’clock. The sliver of a new moon dangled above the camp. “Back to work boys,” the Irishman shouted as he gestured toward the ragged hole at the base of Fort George Hill. Sullivan, a construction foreman for New […]


With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

By JIM DWYER At midlife, Mandy Hicks and Andy Partridge, childhood friends from North Yorkshire, England, struck up a romance. To celebrate her 52nd birthday last week, they made their first visit to New York, in time for some of the coldest weather on record. More than once, it crossed Mr. Partridge’s mind that he […]


Malcolm X’s Public Speaking Power | WNYC

Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power | WNYC

By Gwen Thompkins From what people remember, he fell like a tree. Malcolm X — all 6 feet, 4 inches of him — had taken a shotgun blast to the chest and a grouping of smaller-caliber bullets to the torso while onstage at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on Feb. 21, 1965. After a […]


Latino USA: A Day at the Bodega

Latino USA: A Day at the Bodega

On this week’s Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Washington Heights, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification. Via: #1508 – A day at the Bodega_| Latino USA Related: Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega […]


Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In 1967 NYC schools were desegregated. In those years that meant black kids were bussed to an all white school, not the other way around. One of these kids was assigned to my fourth grade class. My last name is Sidransky and his Tate so we sat next to each […]


2/22/15: Improv Intensive with Matt Higgins

2/22/15: Improv Intensive with Matt Higgins

Get back in touch with your childlike sense of play in just one 3-hour session with Andy Kaufman Award finalist Matt Higgins. This super-supportive workshop will focus on IMAGINATION, SPONTANEITY and FUN Embrace the improv credo and just say “YES!” $40 class fee benefits UP Theater Company. Sunday, February 22 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. […]


Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I was raised not to see color. That’s easy when you live in world where your skin is the same color as the flesh colored crayon in a box of Crayolas. A few years ago I moved uptown. I was raised not to see color. I never thought about it. […]


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao declared 21st century’s best novel so far | The Guardian

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao declared 21st century’s best novel so far | The Guardian

BY Alison Flood A group of American critics has named Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, an ingenious take on the life of an overweight Dominican-American nerd, as the best novel of the 21st century to date. BBC Culture, the arts section of the international BBC site, polled “several dozen” US critics […]


Tonight: The Latin Nightlife Awards

Tonight: The Latin Nightlife Awards

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Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – My Worthless Virginity

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess - My Worthless Virginity

He said, “Shorty come ‘ere! You ain’t got nothing to fear” And so I did go, Now I’m under birth control. Ok… This is how it goes:

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