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Uptown Today: Community Forum on Stop & Frisk

Uptown Today: Community Forum on Stop & Frisk

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) along with LatinoJustice PRLDEF will be conducting a community forum today, November 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  This community forum, which is part of the joint remedial process ordered by the Federal Court in Floyd v. City of New York, will assess the application of stop and  frisk, […]


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 […]


What Is That Mysterious Yellow Turtle Symbol Spotted Uptown? |DNAinfo

What Is That Mysterious Yellow Turtle Symbol Spotted Uptown? |DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong If you’ve ever wondered about the yellow turtle symbol that has popped up on several Inwood storefronts and apartment buildings, you’re not alone. The image — which has appeared on shop windows and even a neighborhood billboard — features the black outline of a turtle on a bright yellow background, but no other information is […]


Photography Exhibit Captures Uptown After Dark | DNAinfo

Photography Exhibit Captures Uptown After Dark | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — A new photography exhibit shows Uptown sites in a new light — the dark. “New York at Night,” an exhibit by Washington Heights-based photographer Diane Drinnon, opened on Sunday at the Indian Road Café. Drinnon’s photographs explore New York City — with a specific focus on Hudson Heights and Inwood — after the sun […]


Historic Movie Theater The Coliseum May Be Replaced by a Shopping Center | DNAinfo

Historic Movie Theater The Coliseum May Be Replaced by a Shopping Center | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An historic former movie theater — where acts including the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields once performed — may soon be replaced by a shopping center. The Coliseum at 701 W. 181st Street was Manhattan’s oldest operating movie theater until it closed its doors at the end of 2011. Now the owner of the building, which […]


La Pinata Reopens in Washington Heights a Year After Closure | DNAinfo

La Pinata Reopens in Washington Heights a Year After Closure | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Nearly a year after closing its doors, an Uptown Mexican restaurant has found a new home a few subway stops south of its old location. La Piñata Mexican Grill, which is under new ownership, reopened at 711 W. 181st St. last week after closing its West 207th Street location in July […]


Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Irish eyes are crying. The pub Irish Eyes, which spent more than two decades at the corner of Broadway and West 213th Street, closed its doors for good on Monday. Owner Chris Doherty said he wasn’t able to negotiate a lease for the space at 5008 Broadway, where he opened the bar 22 […]


Dominican Film Festival to Feature More Than 50 Movies Uptown This Week | DNAinfo

Dominican Film Festival to Feature More Than 50 Movies Uptown This Week | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The largest celebration of Dominican cinema outside the nation itself is happening Uptown this week with the Dominican Film Festival in New York. Now in its fourth year, the festival will showcase more than 50 films by both leaders in the Dominican film industry and emerging talents. The festival runs June […]


Chamber Music Group Brings Free Classical Concerts to Inwood | DNAinfo

Chamber Music Group Brings Free Classical Concerts to Inwood | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong Uptown residents will be able to put down a blanket in Fort Tryon Park and listen to the strains of a string quartet, or take in a piece by Mozart while shopping at the Inwood Greenmarket this summer. Listen Closely, an Inwood chamber music initiative, announced it would host its second-annual concert series beginning […]


New Washington Heights Wine Bar Offers Alternative to Bottle Service | DNAinfo

New Washington Heights Wine Bar Offers Alternative to Bottle Service | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Their Kazza es su casa. The owners of Kazza Wine Bar, a new spot that opened last month at 708 W. 177th St., want to make sure that all of their customers feel right at home. In fact, the bar’s name is a play on the word “casa,” which means house in Spanish. […]


NYPD Precincts Organize Funeral for Crossing Guard Who Served for 45 Years | DNAinfo

NYPD Precincts Organize Funeral for Crossing Guard Who Served for 45 Years | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Broadway and West 174th Street was Peggy Cain’s post and she took her job there seriously. She worked as a crossing guard at that corner for 45 years, ushering generations of school children across the street before she retired in 2014. “She felt like if she wasn’t there, the […]


Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were ‘Time Bomb,’ Councilman Says | DNAinfo

Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were 'Time Bomb,' Councilman Says | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A handful of Uptown buildings with illegal gas hookups run by a single management company were “time bomb[s],” according to a city councilman. City Councilman Mark Levine gathered with tenants in front of 600 W. 161st St., one of the affected buildings, on Friday morning to demand action from […]


QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Washington Heights and Inwood? | DNAinfo

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Washington Heights and Inwood? | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong and Nigel Chiwaya NORTHERN MANHATTAN — Are you an uptown lifer? Or maybe you’re a downtown transplant who has been studying the history of Washington Heights and Inwood. Either way, you think you’re Albert Einstein when it comes to uptown. Well, put your neighborhood knowledge to the test with our quiz on uptown’s […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Cute! Seal Spotted Splashing and Sunbathing Near #Inwood Hill Park http://t.co/bAWWE2E1Ze via @lindsay_anne81 pic.twitter.com/8bEIycjdbJ — Sybile P. (@SybilePenhirin) April 14, 2015 Check out: The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us […]


Upscale Restaurant Serving Puerto Rican Cuisine to Replace Uptown Social | DNAinfo

Upscale Restaurant Serving Puerto Rican Cuisine to Replace Uptown Social | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An upscale restaurant serving Puerto Rican food will replace an Uptown sports bar with a troubled history, the owners said. Don Coqui, which has locations in City Island, New Rochelle and White Plains, will open a fourth restaurant and lounge at 186 Dyckman St. The site was once home to […]


Second Prefab Apartment Building Set to Rise Uptown | DNAinfo

Second Prefab Apartment Building Set to Rise Uptown | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A building made out of prefabricated modular units built offsite — the second to be built uptown in recent years — is headed to the area. The Lilak, at 655 W. 187th St., will be a 47-unit residential rental building made of modules with what appear to be a pale […]


Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]


Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain’s NYC

Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain's NYC

BY Andrew J. Hawkins A little more than a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious (and surely expensive) plan to build 70,000 apartments on top of the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, a Manhattan councilman is eyeing another active rail yard for housing construction. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez proposed Sunday to rezone a 100-acre […]


Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown politician wants to plug Northern Manhattan into the city’s growing tech sector. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez plans to announce a proposal to redevelop a large swath of land in the easternmost part of Inwood into a hub for the technology and health care sectors. The project, which he plans […]


Beloved Irish Bar Reynold’s Closes After 50 Years in Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Beloved Irish Bar Reynold's Closes After 50 Years in Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — One of the few remaining Irish bars in an area once known as a Gaelic stronghold with plentiful pubs closed last week after half a century. Reynold’s Café, at the corner of Broadway and 180th Street, shut its doors for good Sunday despite applying for a liquor license renewal […]


Inwood Cupcake Shop Getting Reality TV Makeover With Help from ‘The Profit’ | DNAinfo

Inwood Cupcake Shop Getting Reality TV Makeover With Help from 'The Profit' | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown cupcake shop that has been beset by difficulties will get another chance with some help from reality TV. Tonnie’s Minis, which has opened and closed several times since leasing its space at 4738 Broadway two years ago, will be featured on the CNBC reality show “The Profit” this […]


Bootcamp-Style Gym Opening in Inwood Next Month | DNAinfo

Bootcamp-Style Gym Opening in Inwood Next Month | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown-based trainer who offered free workout classes to the community is opening his first gym in Inwood next month, giving fitness buffs the chance to try out his intensive two-week program that promotes individualized training in a group setting. Yusuf Myers, whose workouts have been featured in Men’s Fitness magazine […]

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