Posts Tagged ‘Crack Era’

A Young Japanese Photographer’s View of Harlem in the Nineties | The New Yorker

A Young Japanese Photographer’s View of Harlem in the Nineties | The New Yorker

By Rebecca Bengal In the spring of 1988, Naito moved to 112th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, in Harlem. It was the height of the crack epidemic. The remains of burned and demolished buildings dotted the neighborhood. From the window of his third-floor apartment, Naito watched money disappear into the Lucite turnstile windows of a […]


Man who killed Jose Martinez in 1986 Washington Heights shooting convicted of immigration fraud | NY Daily News

Man who killed Jose Martinez in 1986 Washington Heights shooting convicted of immigration fraud | NY Daily News

BY Shayna Jacobs The man who got away with murdering a Washington Heights father 30 years ago was convicted of immigration fraud in Miami on Wednesday. Admitted gunman Justo Santos had been accused of lying on his citizenship application — failing to disclose that he had been connected to the 1986 murder of Jose Martinez […]


Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

By Jordyn Taylor Seated at a Irish cop bar in Washington Heights the other afternoon, Joselyn Martinez could use a glass of wine. She slowly rubbed her neck and shoulders, which were stiff and painful from stressing over her father’s case. The stress wasn’t for naught; despite her father’s alleged killer finally having been arrested […]


No Murder Trial for Man Charged in a 1986 Killing | NY Times

No Murder Trial for Man Charged in a 1986 Killing | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Miami man who admitted killing a restaurant owner in Upper Manhattan 28 years ago walked out of court a free man on Thursday, after a judge dismissed a murder charge against him because his right to a speedy trial had been violated. The judge, Justice Robert M. Stolz of […]


Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

By Victoria Bekiempis Jose Martinez had a good life in the Dominican Republic. He taught children to swim at the Embajador, a Santo Domingo hotel popular among diplomats, and enjoyed the benefits of working for the rich and powerful. When Martinez decided to move to the U.S. in the late 1960s, his connections could have […]


At Unusual Hearing, Daughter Recounts 25-Year Quest to Catch Father’s Killer | NY Times

At Unusual Hearing, Daughter Recounts 25-Year Quest to Catch Father’s Killer | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. Thanksgivings were the worst. Every year, when the family gathered, Joselyn Martinez would be reminded of her father’s death, how he had been gunned down in Upper Manhattan in November 1986. Every year, she would redouble her online searches, scouring websites for information about the man the police had said […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Life and Death in the Three-Four Precinct | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Life and Death in the Three-Four Precinct | NY Times

By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: April 16, 1990 Detective Sgt. Andrew Eanniello had spent the afternoon cruising the double-parked streets of Washington Heights, looking for a man and a woman suspected of robbing and killing two drug sellers. Back in the squad, he hung up his suit jacket, and the radio squawked to life: ”Man shot, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Crack’s Destructive Sprint Across America | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Crack's Destructive Sprint Across America | NY Times

By Michael Massing Published: October 01, 1989 AS BROADWAY CUTS UP through the Upper West Side of Manhattan and into Washington Heights, it gradually turns into a giant Caribbean bazaar. The avenue abounds with bodegas, farmacias, unisex beauty salons, bargain clothing outlets, restaurants serving pollo and platanos, and travel agencies offering bargains to the Dominican […]

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