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Harlem’s Revolution Bookstore Uses Trump to Raise Funds | DNAinfo 

Harlem's Revolution Bookstore Uses Trump to Raise Funds | DNAinfo 

By Dartunorro Clark HARLEM — Inside Harlem’s Revolution Books, a special display was laid out after Donald Trump was elected president. It includes books on Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust with the subhead: “What we can learn from history.” Alongside it are T-shirts that read: “America was NEVER great.” “We are calling it out for what […]


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 […]


The ‘Hamilton’ Effect: Upper Manhattan Real Estate Gets Boost From Musical | DNAinfo

The 'Hamilton' Effect: Upper Manhattan Real Estate Gets Boost From Musical | DNAinfo

By Amy Zimmer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton” is not only making history cool on Broadway, it’s also been a boon for real estate in Upper Manhattan, helping lure crowds to Alexander Hamilton’s home on West 141st Street and giving areas such as Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights a new cachet. Hamilton’s legacy in the […]


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 […]


Harlem Business Wants to Lock You in a Room and Give You an Hour to Escape | DNAinfo

Harlem Business Wants to Lock You in a Room and Give You an Hour to Escape | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — A new Uptown business locks you and a group of friends in an abandoned asylum and gives you 60 minutes to escape. The asylum isn’t real, it’s one of four intricately decorated “escape rooms” where friends have to solve puzzles, find hidden doors and clues, and unlock combinations in order to get […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Sign The Petition To Co-Name West 214th Street and Broadway as Renee Mancino Way

Spread Love: Sign The Petition To Co-Name West 214th Street and Broadway as Renee Mancino Way

Renee Mancino was an Inwood resident who founded and opened Carrot Top Pastries at 5025 Broadway on West 214th Street in 1979. Renee was known equally for her delicious baked goods and her remarkable dedication to the community. For over 35 years, Renee generously donated to senior centers, little leagues, neighborhood organizations, cultural institutions, historic […]


Uptown Author Publishing Second Novel in Washington Heights-Based Series | DNAinfo

Uptown Author Publishing Second Novel in Washington Heights-Based Series | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For Washington Heights-based author A.J. Sidransky, his neighborhood is his muse. “Washington Heights is what New York is supposed to be,” said Sidransky, a born-and-bred New Yorker. “It’s diverse. It’s working class. It’s more relaxed. It’s less pretentious.” It’s also the setting for “Forgiving Mariela Camacho,” Sidransky’s second novel in […]


New Farmers Market Offers Free Produce to Washington Heights Residents | DNAinfo

New Farmers Market Offers Free Produce to Washington Heights Residents | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Residents of southern Washington Heights will now be able to access fresh produce right outside their front doors. City Harvest launched a new farmers market at West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue earlier this month, offering fresh fruits and vegetables for free to residents of the 10032 zip code. The Prince […]

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