Posts Tagged ‘Dyckman Street’

#TBT: Inwood Serial Killer: “Texas Jim” Baker | My Inwood

#TBT: Inwood Serial Killer: “Texas Jim” Baker | My Inwood

by Cole Thompson I had a periodical desire to poison human beings and in killing them in this manner, I derive a certain mental satisfaction.  When this mania seizes me, I want to kill the nearest person to me.” –excerpt from “Texas Jim” Baker’s murder confession. On the morning of December 27, 1928 New York […]


8/5/14: Lost Inwood Summer Spectacular @ Indian Road Café

8/5/14: Lost Inwood Summer Spectacular @ Indian Road Café

Tuesday, August 5th at 7:30 pm The Indian Road Café (218th Street and Indian Road) This month Lost Inwood explores the activities and places of summers’ past. Through photos and fascinating oral histories we’ll explore the swimming pools, bowling alleys and movies theaters that gave the children of Inwood’s past a respite from the summer […]


Inwood’s First Selfie: Vermilyea Avenue Photographer William Hassler | My Inwood

Inwood’s First Selfie: Vermilyea Avenue Photographer William Hassler | My Inwood

by Cole Thompson Selfie: “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” -Oxford English Dictionary In 2013 the Oxford English Dictionary officially recognized the word “selfie”, but as early as 1913 Inwood photographer William Davis Hassler was perfecting the technique. […]


Uptown Video: Dyckman City Gangsters

Uptown Video: Dyckman City Gangsters

The always-informative Cole Thompson of My Inwood found this newsreel of the shootout that took place between gangsters and police on the Dyckman Strip back in 1931. Please check out the link below to read Cole Thompson’s gripping account of the shooting. Gangsters on the Dyckman Strip


Gangsters on the Dyckman Strip | My Inwood

Gangsters on the Dyckman Strip | My Inwood

by Cole Thompson “The final battle in which the bandits were killed was in front of 146 Dyckman Street. Here the bandits were overtaken in a taxicab driven by William Nugent and occupied by Patrolman Albert Walker of the Thirtieth Precinct, Patrolman Albert Morrell of Traffic Squad H and Detective William Kiley. The two patrolmen […]


Op-Led: The Crusade Against La Marina & the Dyckman Resurgence Continues

Op-Led: The Crusade Against La Marina & the Dyckman Resurgence Continues

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Here we go again! Now that the bad weather is finally starting to break and the light can be seen at the end of the proverbial tunnel, the forces of obstruction have once again decided that their voices are the only ones that matter as it relates to the future of […]


A Moving Glass Box Conquers Uneven Terrain At a Subway Station | NY Times

A Moving Glass Box Conquers Uneven Terrain At a Subway Station | NY Times

By JIM DWYER The first subway line of New York, the No. 1, burst from the ground at a place in Upper Manhattan called Fort George Hill around March 1904, having traveled two miles north, from around 158th Street, through solid rock. It was a conquest of geology, blasting through rock that had been there […]


Starbucks Opening Store Near Dyckman Street A Train Station, Agent Says | DNAinfo

Starbucks Opening Store Near Dyckman Street A Train Station, Agent Says | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Starbucks’ long-rumored venture into Inwood appears to be inching closer to reality, after a building agent said the coffee chain signed a lease at a Dyckman Street storefront. Tom Torres, a real estate agent with New Rochelle-based SW Management, told DNAinfo New York that Starbucks signed a lease to move […]


La Marina’s Three Kings Day Parade In Pictures

La Marina's Three Kings Day Parade In Pictures

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)


Celebrate 3 Kings Day @ La Marina

Celebrate 3 Kings Day @ La Marina

La Marina is hosting the first ever 3 Kings Day Parade in Washington Heights on Sunday, January 6th from 9am to 11am. The parade will commence at the intersection of Harlem River Dr and Dyckman St and culminate at La Marina (348 Dyckman St). Refreshment and light snacks will be served for the children attending […]


Ms Viva Voce On The Scene: UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina

Ms Viva Voce On The Scene: UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina

Check out: The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina – The Recap


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina – The Recap

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The UC Holiday Bash at La Marina was a rousing success. First of all, much love goes out to the good folks at La Marina (348 Dyckman) for allowing us the use of their absolutely gorgeous venue. To me, the Uptown Collective is all about celebrating Uptown excellence and La Marina […]


Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The wait is finally over. The elegant and expansive South Beach Restaurant and Lounge (1390 Saint Nicholas Ave) is now open for business. Think of it as Washington Heights meets the Cheesecake Factory. The place is big, bold and brash. It has 2 floors, several bars, private rooms, an adjacent take-out […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The Uptown Collective Holiday Bash La Marina (348 Dyckman) Monday, December 17th @ 7pm RSVP Only: http://bit.ly/UC-Holiday-Bash It’s that time of the year again folks. What better way to end the year and celebrate another incredible year of the Uptown Renaissance than with the annual UC Holiday Bash? And this go around we have the […]


Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that are doing without and could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter La Marina’s Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on December 24th, you […]


Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth | WSJ

Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth | WSJ

By KAYA LATERMAN With few dining and night-life options, residents of Inwood have long wished for new eating and drinking establishments to open up in their neighborhood. Their wish is starting to come true, bringing some headaches in the process. Although headlines about the northern tip of Manhattan used to be most often about motorcycle […]


The Uptown Advocate: Are They Crazy? MTA to Cause Traffic Apocalypse in Inwood

The Uptown Advocate: Are They Crazy? MTA to Cause Traffic Apocalypse in Inwood

October 19th, 2012 When I heard that the MTA plans to increase fares on bridge tolls citywide, it immediately reminded me of a friend, Paulo, who whenever he heard or saw something maniacal would say, “What goes on in there”? He was referring to the mind that produced such thoughtless and illogical behavior and that’s […]


Op-Led: The Crusade Against La Marina

Op-Led: The Crusade Against La Marina

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) We here at the Uptown Collective have been unabashed supporters of La Marina and what it means for this neighborhood since it first opened it’s doors. For many of us who are long time residents and have lived through the troubles, tumult and tribulations that are a part of the not […]


The Voto Latino Dyckman Block Party In Pictures

The Voto Latino Dyckman Block Party In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


US Weekly Ranks La Marina #1 On Its List of Top 5 Celeb-Loved Restaurants in NYC

US Weekly Ranks La Marina #1 On Its List of Top 5 Celeb-Loved Restaurants in NYC

La Marina has been on a roll as of late. First it was Leonardo DiCaprio stopping by a few weeks back and then it was the first couple of the music world, Jay-Z and Beyonce, dropping in with entourage in tow. Now US Weekly has ranked our very own La Marina as #1 on its […]


Voto Latino Dyckman Voter Registration Block Party This Sunday

Voto Latino Dyckman Voter Registration Block Party This Sunday

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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The 2012 Uptown Summer Retrospective

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The 2012 Uptown Summer Retrospective

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Say it ain’t so. The 2012 Uptown Summer is now one for the record books. Since the chill in the air is a not so subtle sign that it is once again sweater weather, I think it is only right that we end the season like we do every year, with […]


The Roc is in the Building – Jay-Z & Beyonce Spotted @ La Marina

The Roc is in the Building – Jay-Z & Beyonce Spotted @ La Marina

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Uptown Twitterverse was aflutter yesterday as the most important couple in the world; outside of Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyonce were in attendance at La Marina. With people still talking about a visit to La Marina from Leonardo DiCaprio a few weeks ago, La Marina has arguably become the […]


Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted at Dyckman Street Hotspot La Marina | DNAinfo

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted at Dyckman Street Hotspot La Marina | DNAinfo

By Carla Zanoni, DNAinfo Social Media Editor INWOOD — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio took a Labor Day weekend trip uptown, creating a stir as he joined Saturday night revellers at Inwood restaurant La Marina. The 37-year-old actor, famous for his roles in “Titanic” and “Gangs of New York,” posed for several photos wearing a University of […]

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