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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 […]


NYC’s Incredible Cliffside ‘Pumpkin House’ Is For Sale | Gothamist

NYC's Incredible Cliffside 'Pumpkin House' Is For Sale | Gothamist

by Jen Carlson Located at 16 Chittenden Avenue in Manhattan’s Hudson Heights neighborhood is a home that’s been dubbed “The Pumpkin House.” The property extends out over a cliff just north of the George Washington Bridge, and some observers on the other side of the Hudson River see a jack-o-lantern face at night when the […]


Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch THE VIBE Heading up to 190th Street on the A train, my fear was that Bodega Pizza, brand new in Washington Heights, would be one of those gimmicky restaurants that cater to a neighborhood’s newcomers, while hiding behind an homage of sorts in the misguided hope of gaining a little street cred […]


Video: Determined SUV Driver Smashes His Way Out Of Police Roadblock | Gothamist

Video: Determined SUV Driver Smashes His Way Out Of Police Roadblock | Gothamist

by Nathan Tempey Police arrested a man after he allegedly fled cops trying to pull him over in Washington Heights, then rammed his way out of being boxed in in Inwood, slamming into a police car, a cab, and several parked cars in the process. The NYPD said that officers tried to pull over John […]


Harlem’s Legendary Lenox Lounge Appears To Be Really, Truly Dead | Gothamist

Harlem's Legendary Lenox Lounge Appears To Be Really, Truly Dead | Gothamist

by Nell Casey There was hope for a while that Harlem’s legendary Lenox Lounge—which closed in 2012 following a rich 73 years history—would one day reopen, preserving a slice of history in an area that’s undergoing significant changes. Unfortunately, it looks as though the storied jazz bar and former speakeasy won’t be undergoing a revitalization, […]


Noodles & Crispy Chicken At Harlem’s Streetbird Rotisserie | Gothamist

Noodles & Crispy Chicken At Harlem's Streetbird Rotisserie | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch | Gothamist THE VIBE Marcus Samuelsson knows how to throw a party. Yes, Streetbird Rotisserie, the Swedish/Ethiopian/Harlemite chef’s new chicken restaurant, located a few blocks from his first Harlem hit Red Rooster, serves plenty of decent to very good food (more on that in a moment). The thing that struck me most […]


Who’s Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

Who's Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

BY Erik Baard A New Year’s Day nature walk through Inwood Hill Park came to a hushed halt last week when participants happened upon a tongue nailed to a red oak tree. Chalk their sudden silence up to the spell cast by an African Diaspora ritual intended to silence damaging rumors or court testimony. The […]


30th NYC Medieval Festival Brings Out Hard-Core Rennies To Fort Tryon Park | Gothamist

30th NYC Medieval Festival Brings Out Hard-Core Rennies To Fort Tryon Park | Gothamist

BY Scott Lynch | Gothamist Were you outside Sunday afternoon? Kind of like summer, right? Hot, sunny, sticky, sweaty… the sort of day when really the last thing you’d want to be wearing was layers of fur, full-body leather gear, and/or twenty pounds of chain mail. But that didn’t stop the hardcore Rennies from rocking […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Seaman-Drake Arch – Encrusted Relic of a Mid-19th-Century Inwood Estate | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Seaman-Drake Arch - Encrusted Relic of a Mid-19th-Century Inwood Estate | NY Times

By CHRISTOPHER GRAY Published: June 5, 1988 IT is one of the most unusual structures in upper Manhattan, a 35-foot-high, 20-foot-deep marble arch on the west side of Broadway at 215th Street. Built as the gateway to a hilltop estate in 1855, it is now surrounded by one- and two-story structures concealing most of its […]


Historic Inwood – The Seaman Drake Arch

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Before Uptown became the initial stopping point for immigrants from all over the globe, Inwood Hill was home to some of the world’s richest families. Folks such as Macy’s founder Isador Straus and Elisha Brooks, founder of Brooks Brothers, among many others lived in opulent splendor right in this very neighborhood. […]

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