Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan Times’

Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church | NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead of showing up to her […]


“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful paintings of free-floating goddesses, Arroyo’s work is often topical – and political. They are messages about the environment, women’s issues, and The Missing—people found dead at border crossings or in […]


The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Opening Night – The Recap

The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York's Opening Night – The Recap

Photography by Marcus Johnson Once again it’s on. The Dominican Festival In New York is off to a roaring start. Dominican film lovers came out in droves last night to the venerable United Palace to support the festival and the Dominican film industry. The festival’s opening film, Carpinteros, is now one of our favorite Dominican […]


Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There is more to explore. Armando Guareno is intent on expanding the popular notions of the kinds of art produced and created by those within the Dominican diaspora. “We are more than merengue and bachata,” said Guareno in reference to the music most commonly associated with the Dominican Republic. “We are […]


We Will Not Forget – A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

We Will Not Forget - A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

By State Senator Marisol Alcántara When I learned of the tragic death of Officer Miosotis Familia, I was heartbroken. She was a woman who lived her entire life in service of others and in service of the community. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked as a nurse, and for 12 years, she protected […]


Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood | Manhattan Times

Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood | Manhattan Times

A free outdoor summer film series has launched in Inwood Hill Park. Film Works Alfresco is a curated film series that will present both independent and popular films that have local relevance and cultural significance to the Northern Manhattan community. Free screenings – a dozen in total – are scheduled for every Monday evening at […]


All are welcome | Manhattan Times

All are welcome | Manhattan Times

By Oscar López Rivera I am very proud to be Puerto Rican, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade leadership and friends inspire in me even more pride in my community, as it gets ready to provide a space for Puerto Ricans to come together and celebrate our culture, heritage and contributions to society. This […]


¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

By Roberto Ramírez I am marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade because I am proud to be Puerto Rican. I am marching because my life, and that of my family in New York State, has been made possible by the many Puerto Ricans who came before me. Because Puerto Ricans arrived in this city, […]


The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, dozens of supporters staged a rally in Manhattan to support the parade’s controversial decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera. “Agree or disagree with his […]


05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

The goal of Inwood NYC is to ensure that the area remains an affordable and attractive neighborhood for working families through efforts that include building affordable housing, preserving the neighborhood’s character, connecting residents to their waterfront, supporting small businesses, and improving infrastructure. On Monday, May 22, please join NYCEDC and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez for a […]


Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

They’re all in at the Inwood Branch – well, at least the elected officials are. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Marisol Alcántara and State Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa have officially voiced their support for the city’s controversial proposal to redevelop the Inwood library with affordable […]


EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the newly renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | Manhattan Times

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the newly renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | Manhattan Times

Step in, stop by. After years of delays, the first phase of the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal project is finally set to open. According to the developers, the renovated waiting area will be open to passengers on Tues., May 16. The enclosed, climate-controlled section features ticket windows, a large video screen listing bus departures and […]


A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he was introduced to theater by attending a show at the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library (NYPL). “Life for me, that moment, was an […]


Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen They whaled on the rep from Wisconsin. Hundreds of protesters showed up to rail against House Speaker Paul Ryan as he visited a Success Academy Charter School in Harlem on Tues., May 9th. The agitated crowd outside Harlem 1, which serves students in grades kindergarten through fourth, fumed over […]


Rising in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Rising in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Photos by Emmanuel Abreu | Abreu Visuals “¡Trump escucha; estamos en la lucha!” Calling on President Donald Trump to “listen up,” thousands of immigrants and supporters took to the streets of Northern Manhattan on Sun., April 23, to voice opposition to the administration’s immigration policies. People of diverse ages and nationalities filled St. Nicholas Avenue […]


Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They’re not exactly heroes. Instead, the actions of the main characters in Up Theater Company’s latest play go from questionable to reprehensible. But playwright Kirby Fields doesn’t want you to like them. “I hope, at the end, the audience would understand why they did what they did, even if they don’t […]


Comic book spotlights Puerto Rican superheroine | Manhattan Times

Comic book spotlights Puerto Rican superheroine | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen This Puertorriqueña is packing. The latest comic book superhero is fighting foes and taking names — in English and Spanish. She’s La Borinqueña, a young female heroine who draws her powers from a collection of ancient crystals found on the island of Puerto Rico. She has superhuman strength, the ability to fly […]


Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Two tree leaves meet. They become lovers. What happens to the survivor when one is ripped to pieces? Find out at the second annual Inwood Film Festival. Designed to showcase and promote the Inwood community through film, the festival, which will include the aforementioned saga courtesy of filmmaker Whit K. Lee (his film is Leaves), […]


Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Shout out to Elle for a stellar photo shoot in Harlem recently. Featuring models Amilna Estevão and Alécia Morais and styled by Samira Nasr, Elle really did their homework and represented the eternal capital of cool properly. They hit up such iconic Harlem hotspots as the Apollo Theater, The Malcolm Shabazz Market, Sylvia’s and Red […]


Best Black Archive in the World | Manhattan Times

Best Black Archive in the World | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There are secrets everywhere – even beneath the floorboards. With recently achieved National Historic Landmark status, fresh renovations and a new exhibition spotlighting the history of the Black Power movement, these are eventful times for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. A research center within the New York Public Library (NYPL) […]


Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

A (long) love story Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Patience, faith, and chewing food slowly. Those are what Eulalia García Figueroa says are the secrets to a long life. She should know. She celebrated her 100th birthday with nearly 40 family members and close friends at Coogan’s this past Sat., Feb. 11th. Figueroa was born in […]


“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

Tenants fight back against dangerous living conditions Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Noel Romero feels uneasy in his own home. The Inwood resident, who lives at 3852 Tenth Avenue, is one of numerous tenants at the building who were sickened by gas fumes from a faulty boiler on January 7. Romero, his wife Alicia, […]

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