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Harlem’s Studio Museum Will Expand | Wall Street Journal

Harlem’s Studio Museum Will Expand | Wall Street Journal

Its $122 million home on West 125th Street will be designed as a hub for the neighborhood By Jennifer Smith The Studio Museum in Harlem is planning a $122 million home on West 125th Street that would replace its current building with a five-story, custom-built space intended to serve as a hub for a rapidly […]


EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

BY Rocco Parascandola | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS NYPD Narcotics Detective James Connolly’s fatal 2011 shooting of Amarilis Collado’s husband was not the first time the city cop killed a man. Four years later, the grieving widow still wants to know why Connolly was working the street after a previous on-duty slaying. “I don’t understand […]


Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

by John Surico Mid-June, it was a block in Washington Heights that was poised to be the next to close up shop. The landlord, Coltown Properties, looked to evict the mostly Latino-owned stores on the street, which included a barbershop, restaurant, and income tax service. The store proprietors faced the same issue as many other […]


Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Irish eyes are crying. The pub Irish Eyes, which spent more than two decades at the corner of Broadway and West 213th Street, closed its doors for good on Monday. Owner Chris Doherty said he wasn’t able to negotiate a lease for the space at 5008 Broadway, where he opened the bar 22 […]


Casting Call: Netflix – The Get Down

Casting Call: Netflix - The Get Down

The Grant Wilfley Casting company is looking for background actors for film and television. One of their current projects is a new Netflix series called “The Get Down,” directed by Academy Award Nominee Baz Luhrmann. It’s about the birth of hip hop in the 1970’s, set in the Bronx. They are mainly in need of […]


LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

By JIM DWYER For nearly all their 200 million years, the Palisades cliffs were not disturbed by the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation of the Grand Canyon, or millenniums of human settlement along the Hudson River. This Tuesday, however, is at least the third time in 125 years that the cliffs north of […]


Spread Love: The Higher Ground Festival Goes Down On June 27th

Spread Love: The Higher Ground Festival Goes Down On June 27th

That’s right people. The moment we have all been waiting for is almost upon us. The Higher Ground Festival goes down on Saturday, June 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Higher Ground Festival brings Washington Heights and Inwood artists together to network and experiment with interdisciplinary collaborations premiered locally; simultaneously celebrating the neighborhood […]


Op-Led: Prevent humanitarian tragedy in Dominican Republic | CNN

Op-Led: Prevent humanitarian tragedy in Dominican Republic | CNN

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) My mother left the Dominican Republic in the late 1960s and came to New York City to create a better life for her children. I was born and raised in Washington Heights, but I lived in the Dominican Republic for several years as a child and have traveled back every few […]


Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city’s oldest bridge | The Guardian

Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city's oldest bridge | The Guardian

BY Paul Owen The oldest bridge in New York City will re-open to pedestrians on Tuesday after a gap of more than 40 years. The High Bridge was completed in 1848 – 35 years before the Brooklyn Bridge – to carry water from the Croton River upstate to two reservoirs in the growing city of […]


The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

By Carl Campanile The city’s air is polluting children’s brains. Big Apple kids exposed to high levels of airborne filth and economic hardship have lower IQs that will haunt them into adulthood, according to an exhaustive, first-of-its-kind study by Columbia University. “The findings are a concern because, as has been shown with lead [poisoning], even […]


Man Who Intervened in Manhattan Biker Assault Testifies | NY Times

Man Who Intervened in Manhattan Biker Assault Testifies | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Washington Heights man who intervened as a gang of motorcyclists was beating the driver of a sport utility vehicle testified on Thursday that he still did not know why the attackers listened to him. The man, Sergio Consuegra, said he saw several bikers drag Alexian Lien from his car […]


Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were ‘Time Bomb,’ Councilman Says | DNAinfo

Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were 'Time Bomb,' Councilman Says | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A handful of Uptown buildings with illegal gas hookups run by a single management company were “time bomb[s],” according to a city councilman. City Councilman Mark Levine gathered with tenants in front of 600 W. 161st St., one of the affected buildings, on Friday morning to demand action from […]


West Side ferry? Council members proposes ferry from Washington Heights, Harlem to Wall Street | AM New York

West Side ferry? Council members proposes ferry from Washington Heights, Harlem to Wall Street | AM New York

By DAN RIVOLI A group of City Council members want to see commuters sailing the Hudson River after the West Side was left out of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s five-borough ferry plan. The lawmakers from the West Side and upper Manhattan want a ferry route from the tip of lower Manhattan up to the Dyckman […]


5/15/15: Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY

5/15/15: Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY

Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 | 8:00 PM AARON DAVIS HALL (138 Convent Ave @ 135th Street) Grammy-award-nominee saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry headlines the exciting extravaganza, Harlem Afro-Cuban Roots, a concert production that brings together traditional and contemporary music celebrating the indelible footprints left by Harlem based Cuban legends […]


Paranormal Inwood: The Strange Case of Walter Francis Burns | My Inwood

Paranormal Inwood: The Strange Case of Walter Francis Burns | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson As a cool autumn breeze settled in on his home among the trees on the western slope of Inwood Hill, Walter Francis Burns awoke from a terrible dream. Lost in a chilling nightmare Burns had just witnessed his youngest son, Otway, run over by an automobile not far from the family’s northern […]


A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Tolya Kurchenko shifted his legs under his desk. His large, bulky frame made it difficult to sit in one position at the old desk for very long. He had little choice though as he and his partner, Pete Gonzalvez had started on the NYPD’s CATU, the new citywide anti-terror unit […]


Mino’s Motivation | Manhattan Times

Mino’s Motivation | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow When her daughter was born in 2013, Mino Lora knew her world had changed. Beyond the wonders – and surprises – embedded within her newly minted status as a mother, Lora knew the time had come to make it official. “I want to share citizenship with my daughter,” explained Lora on […]


4/15/14: Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles @ The Museum of the City of New York

4/15/14: Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles @ The Museum of the City of New York

Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm The Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029) Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper are three pioneering New York-based photographers who documented hip hop – DJ-ing, rapping, and breaking – from its early days on the streets […]


Upscale Restaurant Serving Puerto Rican Cuisine to Replace Uptown Social | DNAinfo

Upscale Restaurant Serving Puerto Rican Cuisine to Replace Uptown Social | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An upscale restaurant serving Puerto Rican food will replace an Uptown sports bar with a troubled history, the owners said. Don Coqui, which has locations in City Island, New Rochelle and White Plains, will open a fourth restaurant and lounge at 186 Dyckman St. The site was once home to […]


Car Show Love: Lincoln Unveils Lincoln Continental Concept Car

Car Show Love: Lincoln Unveils Lincoln Continental Concept Car

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Car enthusiasts rejoice – the New York International Auto Show is finally here. One of the cars that everyone is buzzing about is the Lincoln Continental Concept car. The good folks at Lincoln gave us a sneak peek at the awe-inspiring vehicle earlier this week. With the new Lincoln Continental as […]


Spread Love: #SaveNYC

Spread Love: #SaveNYC

NYC needs saving. If we don’t act, the New York City that we know and love will become a cultural wasteland that will exist solely for the sake of the rich. Enter #SaveNYC, which is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of New York City. #SaveNYC is fighting […]


Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]


Restoring the Spirit With the Sound of Big Bells High Over Manhattan | NY Times

Restoring the Spirit With the Sound of Big Bells High Over Manhattan | NY Times

By JAMES BARRON It is Sunday morning, and Dionisio A. Lind cannot find the balm in Gilead. He is not looking for salvation, just the sheet music for the spiritual “There Is a Balm in Gilead.” The person who tidied up Mr. Lind’s office during the week has organized things in a way he cannot […]


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – 2 Minute Plead

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – 2 Minute Plead

I am a walking contradiction; I want flowers just because, but I don’t want you calling me every 2 minutes

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