Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Pichardo’

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Born and raised in Washington Heights, brothers Roger and Jeff Flores know a thing or two about riding buses and subways. After years of trying to rush out of the house to catch a bus without knowing which loose MetroCard still had a balance — or going to a kiosk to refill them only to discover the […]


Fans Surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda With Goodbye Card as he Departs to London | DNAinfo

Fans Surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda With Goodbye Card as he Departs to London | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo Well, goodbye, Gov’ner. Over a thousand fans traveled from as far as Pennsylvania on Sunday evening to bid bon voyage to award-winning actor, playwright and Inwood native, Lin-Manuel Miranda — who hosted Sunday night’s screening of Disney’s original “Mary Poppins” at the United Palace Theatre as he prepares to move to London […]


High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]


Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]


Uptown Arts Program Preps Kids for College and Beyond | DNAinfo

Uptown Arts Program Preps Kids for College and Beyond | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A longtime local youth organization is kicking off a fundraising campaign to add more of the stuff local teens need, including yoga, arts and college-readiness programs — as part of its plan to revamp its mission. The Growth Development Services, Inc. (GDS), founded in 1986, with a focus on […]


Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Eleven women with Caribbean roots aim to explore the conflicts in their own identities in a mixed-media show opening Friday that features a painting of a lynching and a modern take on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” The exhibit, “Living In My Skin, En Mi Piel,” at the Rio Penthouse […]


A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

By Alanna Schubach An Inwood resident generated some buzz recently when she wrote a personal essay for the New York Daily News about her struggles with noise in the uptown neighborhood. Her home near West Dyckman, the author explains, is in proximity to almost a dozen bars and restaurants, leading to what she describes as constant nightlife noise. As […]


Inwood Is Actually Two Neighborhoods Divided by Race, Class and Broadway | DNAinfo

Inwood Is Actually Two Neighborhoods Divided by Race, Class and Broadway | DNAinfo

By  Nigel Chiwaya and Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — When it comes to debates over life in Inwood, where you stand on the issue often comes down to what side of Broadway you live on. For decades, arguments have played out on everything from controversial bars and nightclubs and the noise they spawn — as seen by the explosive […]


Developer Won’t Let Us Open in GWB Bus Station, Small Business Owners Say | DNAinfo

Developer Won't Let Us Open in GWB Bus Station, Small Business Owners Say | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The developer behind the long-delayed George Washington Bridge Bus Station renovation is blocking a dozen small business owners who signed leases to move into the space from opening, multiple owners told DNAinfo New York — in what they call the latest boondoggle in the troubled project. Developers George Washington […]


Save Uptown Historic District From Developers, Locals Urge City | DNAinfo

Save Uptown Historic District From Developers, Locals Urge City | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Residents are trying to speed up the process of designating a dozen houses on 158th Street as part of a local historic district — saying they fear the “block is ripe for development that could change its character forever.” Historian Matthew Spady and filmmaker Vivian Ducat said they’re racing […]


Street Artist’s Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Street Artist's Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For a street artist who has traveled the world to showcase her colorful graffiti, returning to the streets of her home turf is still a necessary move to defend her work. Soraya Marquez, 35, better known as Indie184, describes a version of her colorful, bubble-lettered mural on the wall of a […]


Inwood Residents Shoot Down Plan for ‘Atrocious’ 23-Story Building | DNAinfo

Inwood Residents Shoot Down Plan for 'Atrocious' 23-Story Building | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Dozens of residents attended a public hearing to vote down an application for a proposed 23-story mixed-use apartment building on Sherman Avenue and Broadway — the first project to be proposed under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial neighborhood rezoning plan. The application, presented last week by developer Washington Square Partners, […]


Uptowners Opening New Sweets Shop CHOCnyc in Inwood | DNAinfo

Uptowners Opening New Sweets Shop CHOCnyc in Inwood | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Choc it to me! Uptown residents Jemal Edwards and Brad Doles will be churning out plenty of chocolate at their new bakery CHOCnyc at 4996 Broadway, in the space that previously housed Italian restaurant Trattoria Inwood. Edwards — who has worked as pastry chef across the country, as well as in France, Austria, Italy and Japan — said the demand he […]


Protesters Rally to Save Washington Heights Associated Store From Closing | DNAinfo

Protesters Rally to Save Washington Heights Associated Store From Closing | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo HUDSON HEIGHTS — More than 100 people rallied outside the Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue Sunday to protest the planned closure of the longtime grocery store. The lease for the supermarket, which has served residents of the community for more than three decades, expired on Jan. 1, three years after the building’s […]


Washington Heights Welcomes First Ramen Restaurant | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Welcomes First Ramen Restaurant | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The neighborhood can now add noodles, pork buns and Japanese-style fried chicken to its list of local dishes. Tampopo Ramen, what many believe to be Washington Heights’ first ramen restaurant, opened on Tuesday at 1 Bennett Ave., near 181st Street. For longtime Washington Heights residents and owners Josh Frank and his wife, Nanae Mameuda-Frank, the opening was a over […]


Washington Heights ‘Town Square’ Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

Washington Heights 'Town Square' Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A modern “town square” on West 175th Street that is set to house dozens of street vendors finally opened to the public Monday more than two decades after merchants first set up shop in the area. The Plaza de Las Americas, between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue, is now equipped with benches and bistro-style seating, […]


Hip-Hop Nutcracker Returns to Washington Heights Before International Tour | DNAinfo

Hip-Hop Nutcracker Returns to Washington Heights Before International Tour | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – The Hip Hop Nutcracker is returning to Washington Heights on Nov. 20, and this time it’s taking the world by storm with an international tour. What started out as a simple, Washington Heights holiday event in 2013, has grown to an international event, with the United Palace spearheading the show. […]


Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo 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 […]


Uptown Tonight: American Justice – Death of A Bride On Crime & Investigation Network

Uptown Tonight: American Justice – Death of A Bride On Crime & Investigation Network

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) September 26th, 1999 was supposed to be a special day for Gladys Ricart. Her family had gathered at her Bergen County home and the entire house was abuzz with preparation for her marriage to James L. Preston Jr. It seemed that the long, dark shadow cast by her former abusive boyfriend, […]


Brides March 2012

Brides March 2012

BY Caroline Chen (@CarolineYLChen) Contact Caroline: cyc2130@columbia.edu Related: Brides’ March 2010 – Gladys Ricart Remembered Gladys Ricart Remembered – The Brides’ March 2011 We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Twitter Love: @WillTeeZ

Uptown Twitter Love: @WillTeeZ


Help WiLL TeeZ – Beloved Local Figure Fights Leukemia

Help WiLL TeeZ - Beloved Local Figure Fights Leukemia

Yesterday, the news that beloved local artist and entrepreneur, Will TeeZ, was battling Leukemia rocked many in the Uptown community. To say that Will TeeZ is a fixture in the Inwood community, is a massive understatement. Will TeeZ has been an integral part of the Uptown creative community for years now. To meet Will is […]


An Open Letter to a Single Mom and a March

An Open Letter to a Single Mom and a March

BY Carolina Pichardo (@c_pichardo) Dear Rosemary, It took a lot for me to know how to begin this letter. You don’t know me, and I don’t know you – yet we are both mothers and that’s enough for me to feel compelled to reach out. It’s dedicated not only to you but to the many […]


A Young Mom on a Street Feeding Schedule

BY Carolina Pichardo (@c_pichardo) These days, it isn’t rare to walk down New York City and find pieces of paper lying everywhere, dirty sidewalks and the occasional homeless person. It’s unfortunate that an individual could be categorized as such, and almost considered a staple of city life. However, that’s usually where the extent of the […]

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