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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:


Deaths of East Harlem’s Cultural Leaders Put a Legacy in Flux | NY Times

Deaths of East Harlem’s Cultural Leaders Put a Legacy in Flux | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ The strains of “Ave Maria” resounded through the pristine East Harlem community room where Fernando Salicrup lay in state on Tuesday night. A huge Puerto Rican flag hung behind his open coffin, a reminder that Mr. Salicrup — an artist and activist — had helped to carve out a cultural space that […]


Uptown artist recalls killed cartoonist’s ‘gentle’ side | NY Daily News

Uptown artist recalls killed cartoonist's 'gentle' side | NY Daily News

BY Keldy Ortiz | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Washington Heights artist who became friends with one of the cartoonists killed in the attack on Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo said the illustrator had a soft side, contrary to the political nature of his published work. Felipe Galindo said he met Georges Wolinski during the Porto […]


Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park’s New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park's New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A coffee shop that focuses on local ingredients and charitable giving will take over the New Leaf, the popular Fort Tryon Park restaurant and wedding venue that abruptly announced it would close last month. Coffeed, which has four New York locations, including another Parks Department concession, will replace the cafe’s longtime operator, […]


Uptown Video: The Changing Heights

Uptown Video: The Changing Heights

The Changing Heights is a website/senior thesis created by journalist Bushra Mollick of Stonybrook University. The site and accompanying video as well as pictures document the changing face of Washington Heights. Take a long, hard look at the Washington Heights of today because it may not be around tomorrow. Check out: https://changingheights.wordpress.com/


Uptown’s New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong One of Uptown’s most popular restaurants announced that it will abruptly close its doors before the end of the year — raising questions about the fate of several spring weddings planned at the venue. New Leaf Restaurant and Bar, known for its idyllic location inside Fort Tryon Park, will serve its last […]


In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

By KIA GREGORY The Renaissance Theater and Casino in Harlem has been vacant for more than 30 years. The doors and arched Palladian windows are covered in warped sheets of wood. The tapestry brick on the squat, blocklong two-story building is loose, and many of the mosaic tiles inspired by architecture in North Africa have […]


Uptown Tonight: Craftecito Holiday Night Market @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Craftecito Holiday Night Market @ Word Up Books

Stop by Word Up Books (2113 Amsterstam @ 165th Street) tonight from 5 to 9 pm for the Word Up Craftecito Holiday Night Market. While you are there, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City. This is the official history book of Washington […]

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