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Explore East Harlem’s culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

Explore East Harlem's culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

By Colter Hettich You may know it as East Harlem, Spanish Harlem or simply El Barrio, but the Manhattan neighborhood by any name is just as sweet. Today the neighborhood has some of the best panaderias and taquerias around, and can also claim such icons as Tito Puente, Tupac Shakur and Langston Hughes. But the […]


Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

By Sarina Trangle Kevin Klepper has never been a bookworm, but by chance he became a patron to readers — launching community bookshelves on sidewalks across Washington Heights and Inwood. More than five years ago, a friend urged the general contractor, who is known to enjoy rummaging through garbage for salvageable material, to check out […]


South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food and rich history | am New York

South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food and rich history | am New York

By Patrick McGovern The notion that uptown is a destination for the young and fashionable is becoming more common thanks to the dynamic neighborhood of South Harlem. Situated just above Central Park and extending from 110th Street to 125th Street, South Harlem, also called SoHa, has a rich history and boasts an impressive array of […]


Inwood offers beautiful parks, plenty of history in Manhattan | am New York

Inwood offers beautiful parks, plenty of history in Manhattan | am New York

By Patrick McGovern With its copious parkland, history and waterfront, Inwood offers residents a respite from the rest of the city. Located on the northern tip of Manhattan, the neighborhood features a forest with glacial caves once used by Native Americans, at Inwood Hill Park on its western edge by the Hudson River. A 20-minute […]


Central Harlem’s soul stays alive through the city’s changing times | am New York

Central Harlem's soul stays alive through the city’s changing times | am New York

By John Ambrosio Residents in Central Harlem are working together to protect the neighborhood’s soul through its changing times. The sense of community in the area is visible: Residents stop along the double-wide avenues to converse with neighbors and hang out together on their stoops. Locals have a fondness for the nabe’s mom-and-pop shops and […]


Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan’s oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan's oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

By Brian Levinson Think you have to travel to Disney World to visit a haunted mansion? Think again. There’s one in Washington Heights, just a few blocks from the C train. Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built by a British colonel in 1765, it was once a 130-acre farm that stretched from the Hudson […]


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 […]


Living in Inwood: a vibrant community with great food and parks | am New York

Living in Inwood: a vibrant community with great food and parks | am New York

By LISA FRASER / Special to amNewYork It’s better at the top. At least that’s the underlying sentiment of many Inwood residents and business owners. “The parks are what attracted me,” said off-and-on 15-year resident Lucia Stroub. “And that’s what kept me here.” “The same for Scott Loane and his wife Nell Chang, who have […]


Stage veteran Raul Esparza embraces the role of the bad guy on screen | AM New York

Stage veteran Raul Esparza embraces the role of the bad guy on screen | AM New York

By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY Raul Esparza, 42, most familiar to TV viewers as Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba on “Law & Order: SVU,” has received four Tony nominations for his Broadway roles in “Speed the Plow,” “Company,” “The Homecoming” and “Taboo.” In Jonathan Ullman’s new independent film, “Trouble in the Heights” (available on Redbox, […]


Sylvan Terrace: A 'rural' enclave – am New York

By Lucy Cohen Blatter St. Nicholas Avenue between 160th and and 161st streets seems like just your run-of-the-mill Washington Heights street, but walk up a small stone staircase on the east side of the street, and you’re transported into a different time. 1882, to be exact. Sylvan Terrace is a historic cobblestone block that once […]

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