Once again it’s on… You have until November 20th to take part in the official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE. 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 Uptown way!
Check out: http://whindine.com/
INWOOD — An affordable housing workshop held by the city’s Economic Development Corp. in Inwood’s P.S. 314 Muscota New School Tuesday night drew so many people that some had to be turned away, officials said.
More than 200 attendees turned up for the NYC Housing Workshop that was meant to allow neighbors to discuss the city’s new Inwood Planning Initiative.
The crowd almost exceeded the school’s capacity, and some attendees had to be turned away at the door, according to officials overseeing the event.
“We had planned for lots of people,” said Christopher Carroll, a spokesman for the EDC. “But the fact that even more people than we had planned for showed up, is great.”
The city said the workshops were designed to engage residents and allow them to ask important questions about the planning process.
Fresh from assignments at Vogue and Glamour in 1948, Gordon Parks appeared one morning at Life’s New York headquarters, determined to show his portfolio to Wilson Hicks, the magazine’s esteemed picture editor. Mr. Hicks was initially reluctant, but he warmed to Mr. Parks’s work and the story he pitched about the gang warfare then plaguing Harlem.
That meeting resulted in two milestones: The photo essay Mr. Hicks commissioned, “Harlem Gang Leader,” would be Life’s first by a black photographer, and the first of many for the magazine by Mr. Parks. The project is the subject of an exhibition, “Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument,” at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Organized by Russell Lord for the New Orleans Museum of Art, the exhibition tracks the conception, execution and editing of that photo essay. It examines the published article in relation to the hundreds of negatives, proof prints, contact sheets and editorial notes from the archives of the Gordon Parks Foundation. Documenting complex editorial decisions and practices, it exposes the usually private negotiations between photographer and photo editors and art directors.
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Washington Heights is a melting pot community, there is no doubt about that.
However, more than 75% of the population is of some kind of Latino decent. If you take a stroll down the street – you can hear conversations in so many different Spanish dialects, and so many different cuisines to take in. Yet, those in this community deal with issues of racism every day from members of their own community.
Long before Donald Trump made disparaging comments about Mexicans when he announced his presidency, those who live up in the Heights were tackling the issues of racism in a very unique way. It all begins in a tiny office where a group called The People’s Theatre works out of.
“Our focal point is to use theatre as a tool to create social change,” says Mino Lora, the Co-Excecuitve Director of The People’s Theatre.
Finally, an awards show that recognizes Latino Actors for the everything they do in the….adult entertainment industry.
For more: http://WhatIsRoom28.com
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