Posts Tagged ‘Dyckman Street’

Open For Business: Pop + Pour

Open For Business: Pop + Pour

Okay, do yourself a favor and check out Pop + Pour ASAP. The latest edition to the ever popular Dyckman Strip, Pop + Pour (200 Dyckman) exudes a sexy, swank and sophisticated vibe. It also boasts an inventive New American menu created by critically acclaimed Chef Ricardo Cardona that is eclectic and downright delicious. Such […]


Read This Inwood Man’s Blistering Response To Neighbor’s ‘Mind Your Manners’ Note | Gothamist

Read This Inwood Man's Blistering Response To Neighbor's 'Mind Your Manners' Note | Gothamist

by Gaby Del Valle Noise disputes are not news in NYC, but every once in a while an angry tiff between neighbors catches fire in the wider world of social media, especially when the situation inflames tensions over race and gentrification. An Inwood man’s impassioned letter responding to his neighbor’s noise complaint has done just […]


No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

Uptown you NEED to see No Free Walls. The film is an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s changing landscape, through the eyes of Joseph Ficalora, the founder and inadvertent art curator of The Bushwick Collective. Joe, son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn once ravaged by drugs, neglect and violence. Sound […]


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 […]


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 […]


Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The incredibly shrill and absurdly tone-deaf opinion piece that ran in the NY Daily News this past weekend begins with, “You’re a d–k!”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen you read that correct. “D–k”. This is what the writer of the piece, Ann Votaw, was in her own words screaming at a kid […]


Eyes on the Street: Cyclists Ride New Hudson Greenway Ramp in Inwood | Streetsblog NYC

Eyes on the Street: Cyclists Ride New Hudson Greenway Ramp in Inwood | Streetsblog NYC

by Brad Aaron Cyclists and wheelchair users will soon have improved access to the Hudson River Greenway in Inwood, when the Parks Department officially opens a new ramp connecting the greenway to Dyckman Street. The ADA-compliant ramp, at the northern terminus of the greenway, was supposed to open a year ago. Until now users had to enter […]


Manhattan’s Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

By Dr. Chris Martine In the 1950s my grandparents moved my father and uncle out of the Bronx, New York, and into the New Jersey countryside on the other bank of the Hudson River. Growing up hearing stories from my dad about how felicitous it was to be plunked down into the open spaces and […]


Two Reasons to Visit Inwood: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Darling Coffee | NY Times

Two Reasons to Visit Inwood: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Darling Coffee | NY Times

By JULIE BESONEN The confluence of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers shapes a pocket of land at the northernmost tip of Manhattan, a portal to the island’s oldest forest once roamed by Native Americans. In the 1600s, warring Lenapes and Mohawks and a smallpox epidemic cleared the way for a Dutch settler, Jan Dyckman. He […]


1916: Illustrated Inwood | My Inwood

1916: Illustrated Inwood | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In 1916 popular newspaper illustrator Herb Roth visited the Inwood region.  While there he sketched the Dyckman farmhouse and other familiar landmarks. Below are the sketches from Roth’s visit as well as the accompanying text. The Pittsburgh Press The Sunday Illustrated Magazine July 2, 1916 Manhattan As It WAS—and Still IS “How […]


An Inwood Memorial Day Tribute | My Inwood

An Inwood Memorial Day Tribute | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson This Memorial Day weekend as we bbq and prepare for summer it is important to take a moment to honor the men and women of the United States military who, for centuries, have defended our nation and way of life. As the son and grandson of veterans of foreign wars, I understand […]


El Gallito: 1935 Sixto Escobar Fight in the Dyckman Oval | My Inwood

El Gallito: 1935 Sixto Escobar Fight in the Dyckman Oval | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On a summer evening in 1935 some fifteen thousand boxing fans gathered under the floodlights of the Dyckman Oval to witness Puerto Rican Sixto Escobar and Coney Island kid Lou Salica battle for the world bantamweight championship title.  The two fighters, at the peak of their careers, each weighed 117-½ pounds—one half […]


Prohibition Inwood: Gangland Slaying at Dyckman Street Speakeasy | My Inwood

Prohibition Inwood: Gangland Slaying at Dyckman Street Speakeasy | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson “Roy Herbert Sloane, the shrewd and engaging young man who talked his way out of Sing Sing last fall, was cut down by shotgun fire from an automobile as he left the Mad Dot Boat Club, a speakeasy at 251 Dyckman Street, at 1 o’clock this morning.  He died half an hour […]


Asylums on Inwood Hill: The Darkside of the Park’s Past | My Inwood

Asylums on Inwood Hill: The Darkside of the Park’s Past | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson A century ago asylums and institutions lined the ridge of Inwood Hill. Inside these fortress-like structures, all demolished by Robert Moses in the 1930′s, tortured, long-dead souls were kept under lock and key. Some were criminals, some were inebriates and drug addicts, others had the mere misfortune of suffering from tuberculosis. All […]


Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In 1933 Nazi storm troopers entered the home of Max Brauer, the Socialist mayor of Altona, a working class German suburb just west of Hamburg. Brauer and other leaders who publicly denounced Hitler had been slated for roundup. But the handsome forty-six-year-old politician with a cleft chin and shock of dark slicked […]


Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Inwood Hill is a 196-acre park located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The words “wild” and “untamed” are often used to describe the meandering trails, caves, cliffs and otherworldly geological formations that together make Inwood Hill so unique. The history of Inwood Hill, like that of the surrounding city, is fascinating […]


Eating Along the A Line: Eat and drink in Upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

Eating Along the A Line: Eat and drink in Upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Dyckman St. A train station sits near plenty of open green, given its position between Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill parks. Here’s where to eat after a hike. Super chimi Given the small size of Beans and Vines today — eight tables, a cozy armchair and […]


1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On a summer evening in 1935 Julia Straus, a fifty-eight year old resident of 72 Seaman Avenue had a run in with the most famous athlete in baseball—Babe Ruth. As it happened Ruth was driving southbound on Seaman Avenue when Straus walked into the path of his car near the intersection of […]


The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson October 24, 1903 Timothy Sullivan glanced at his watch. It was minutes before ten o’clock. The sliver of a new moon dangled above the camp. “Back to work boys,” the Irishman shouted as he gestured toward the ragged hole at the base of Fort George Hill. Sullivan, a construction foreman for New […]


Tonight: The Latin Nightlife Awards

Tonight: The Latin Nightlife Awards

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From Dyckman Street to Treasure Island | My Inwood

From Dyckman Street to Treasure Island | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Near the beginning of the last century, Mrs. Addison J. Rothermel faced both an agonizing loss and a difficult decision. Tuberculosis had taken her husband and doctors warned that her two teenage boys, Addison Jr. and Royale Valray, might also succumb to the “white plague” if they continued to live in the […]


Uptown Celebrates First Women in Latin Jazz Festival | DNAinfo

Uptown Celebrates First Women in Latin Jazz Festival | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — Move over, Birdland. Uptowners can now enjoy live jazz without trekking Downtown thanks to the neighborhood’s first annual Women in Latin Jazz Festival, organized by Inwood resident and professional percussionist Annette Aguilar. The festival, which started with a small kick-off party at El Corcho Wine Room on Nov. 6, will […]

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