The Renters’ March In Pictures

By Michael Palma

Renters' March - Ydanis - Espailliat - Levine

Renters' March - Crowd

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Frankenstein Comes To The United Palace For Halloween

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(Art: Rod Reis)

Get this: This Halloween, the classic film Frankenstein will be shown on the United Palace’s colossal screen with a spanking new score from guitar great Gary Lucas. Before the film, there will will be a Halloween parade in the venerable movie palace.

Frankenstein will be shown in it’s full digital glory in English with Spanish subtitles.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Costume parade starts at 7pm. Movie plays at 8pm. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

For more info: Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his new score for “Frankenstein”.

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New Music: Glory Ft. Tess & Ace IOD – Zone

Kid Glory X Uptown Social

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No Hoodies Allowed in Harlem Businesses, Signs Warn | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis

No Hoodies - Harlem

(Photo: Andrew Padilla)

HARLEM — Neighborhood shops are making it clear that customers wearing hooded sweatshirts or masks are not welcome.

“DO NOT ENTER WITH HOODIE OR MASK” read signs posted on three businesses along Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between 126th and 129th streets, warning “IF SO YOU ARE NOW TRESPASSING.”

While businesses see them as a way to stop shoplifting, some residents say the signs are offensive.

“I’m tired of people of color being viewed as criminals for wearing hoodies,” said Andrew Padilla, who noticed signs around 160th Street and Amsterdam in Washington Heights. “If wearing a hoodie makes you a criminal I should’ve been locked up years ago.”

Read more: No Hoodies Allowed in Harlem Businesses, Signs Warn – Central Harlem – DNAinfo.com New York.

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Uptown Video: Ask Bago – How To Win Over Your Ex

Ask Bago - The Flama

Do you want a second chance with your ex? Juan Bago to the rescue! In a new comedy series “Ask Bago,” our main guy gives heartbroken Edwin a Bago makeover! Warning: It includes hiring a stripper and reading the Kama Sutra.

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Time Travel Tuesdays: Where the Boys of Winter Enchant Baseball Fans | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON

Published: January 26, 2006

La Caridad - Washington Heights - NY Times

Julian Tavarez, center, was one of the spectators at La Caridad, but he pitches for Las Aguilas Cibaeñas and soon will pitch for the Red Sox. (Photo: G. Paul Burnett | NY Times)

On Tuesday night, a group of young men in oversized winter coats crowded close to the windows of El Nuevo Caridad, a restaurant in Washington Heights. Inside, there was a baseball game on television and the customers were watching and cheering as if it were the World Series.

In a way, it was. American baseball fans may still be in hibernation waiting for spring training, but pennant fever is raging in the Dominican neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan, where El Nuevo Caridad is a mecca for “beisbol” as it is played in the Dominican winter league.

“This place is the heart of baseball in Washington Heights,” said Jonathan Paez, 15, who strained to watch the game and avoid the waitresses ferrying trays loaded with steaming Dominican dishes and cold bottles of Presidente beer to tables of raucous fans.

In the championship series in the Dominican Republic, Los Tigres del Licey are taking on their archrival, Las Aguilas Cibaeñas.

“Las Aguilas are from Santiago, the town of my family,” said Jonathan, who prefers watching Dominican baseball to American. “There is more action in Dominican baseball. Every inning there’s a commotion.”

The two teams are longtime powerhouses from the two largest Dominican cities, with Licey representing Santo Domingo. The winner of the best-of-9 series goes to the Caribbean championships.

“For Dominican baseball fans, this is like the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry,” said Francis Castro, 25.

Read more: Where the Boys of Winter Enchant Baseball Fans – New York Times.

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