Posts Tagged ‘Michael Feeney’

Former Daily News reporter Michael Feeney dead at 32 | NY Daily News

Former Daily News reporter Michael Feeney dead at 32 | NY Daily News

BY Christina Carrega-woodby, Reuven Blau, Leonard Greene Michael J. Feeney, a former Daily News reporter who served as president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday of complications from a staph infection in his kidneys. He was 32. Feeney was set to begin his dream job as an entertainment reporter at CNN.com […]


Washington Heights native brings 3D printing shop to his neighborhood | NY Daily News

Washington Heights native brings 3D printing shop to his neighborhood | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This printer has Washington Heights popping. Jerry Castanos can do it all — from model knees that help doctors prepare for surgery to perfectly scaled model buildings and bobbleheads that represent every person in the city . The 29-year-old businessman opened his store, 3D Heights, on […]


Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Every year in Inwood, people take to the streets to shoot off sky-high fireworks as their neighbors look on in awe. It’s a Fourth of July tradition in the neighborhood, and it’s getting a new life on film. A Washington Heights filmmaker will premiere his new […]


Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that’s strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that's strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Whoa nellie! A new Italian restaurant is racing into Washington Heights with a sports car theme — but its logo, deeply reminiscent of Ferrari’s, has prompted a lightning fast double-take. Maranello Restaurant & Lounge, a nod to the Northern Italian hamlet where the Ferrari has been […]


United Palace debuts new movie screen with showing of the 1933 film King Kong | NY Daily News

United Palace debuts new movie screen with showing of the 1933 film King Kong | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney This King Kong helped save the day. “In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda greeted Washington Heights moviegoers Sunday by donning a gorilla suit for a showing of the 1933 film at the United Palace. More than 700 guests watched the film on the theater’s new screen, installed two weeks before the […]


Harlem’s Restaurant Row to offer food trucks and vendors starting May 10 | NY Daily News

Harlem's Restaurant Row to offer food trucks and vendors starting May 10 | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Harlem’s bustling Restaurant Row will have a fleet of new four-wheeled competitors beginning next month. A week after a successful dry run, food trucks and vendors — including some from the community — will be a recurring fixture each Saturday on Frederick Douglass Blvd. when Harlem […]


Pioneering Washington Heights gay bar ‘No Parking’ closes | NY Daily News

Pioneering Washington Heights gay bar 'No Parking' closes | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney There was a whole lot of sadness in Washington Heights last weekend. No Parking, one of Upper Manhattan’s only gay bars, and the first in Washington Heights, closed Sunday to make way for a gym. The tiny bar built a reputation as a pioneering addition when it opened eight years ago, […]


Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Parents of students squeezed into three rat-infested “temporary” trailers for more than 10 years called for the Department of Education to remove the eyesores Tuesday. As many as 50 kindergartners at a time have been crammed into the Temporary Classroom Units since 2003 while officials at Public […]


Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS They’re at the top of their class. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez earned high marks among Upper Manhattan elected officials thanks to their records on human rights. The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, which released the report Tuesday, said […]


‘Social’ studies … Sports bar is newest addition to trendy Dyckman strip | NY Daily News

‘Social’ studies ... Sports bar is newest addition to trendy Dyckman strip | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Washington Heights and Inwood have been booming with trendy lounges and restaurants, and now the neighborhood’s most popular strip has its first sports bar. Uptown Social, located on the bustling Dyckman St. strip at Vermilyea Ave., is the newest addition to a block that has become […]


Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS College planning has always been the main focus at this Washington Heights high school, but for years the students had no place to do it. In the past, students at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School were forced to meet their college counselors in the corridors. Other […]


Word Up bookstore organizers launch crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com | NY Daily News

Word Up bookstore organizers launch crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com | NY Daily News

By Michael. J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   A popular Washington Heights bookstore that closed its doors last summer is looking to start a new chapter, but its volunteer organizers are seeking the public’s help to enable them to reopen. Word Up bookstore — a nonprofit experiment that lasted far longer than originally […]


Smokin’ hot craze catches fire | NY Daily News

Smokin' hot craze catches fire | NY Daily News

BY MICHAEL J. FEENEY Is upper Manhattan hooked on hookah? Just take a look around, and it would seem so. Late Wednesday night, Vin-Tich Lounge on Tenth Ave. near W. 211th St. was packed with smokers, from the bar to the deejay booth. DJ J Star blew smoke while keeping the crowd dancing to hip […]


Rally to assist Inwood artist Will (Will Teez) Alicea, battling leukemia at Mt. Sinai Medical Center | NY Daily News

Rally to assist Inwood artist Will (Will Teez) Alicea, battling leukemia at Mt. Sinai Medical Center | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A beloved Inwood artist recently diagnosed with leukemia isn’t letting his life-altering illness keep his spirits down. “I’m trying to blow through this and get back in the world,” Will Alicea told the Daily News by phone from his bed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Alicea […]


Filmmakers tell story of ‘nutcracker,’ a boozy beverage created in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

Filmmakers tell story of 'nutcracker,' a boozy beverage created in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s the modern-day moonshine of upper Manhattan, and a group of local filmmakers wants to be the first to tell its story. And they’re not holding anything back. The “nutcracker,” a popular and potent alcohol-laced fruit drink, has for more than two decades delivered a powerful […]


Washington Heights teen bucks peer pressure, stays on college prep track and is accepted to Penn State | NY Daily News

Washington Heights teen bucks peer pressure, stays on college prep track and is accepted to Penn State | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS David Cruz grew up in Washington Heights and his friends didn’t talk about college – or getting an education. But encouragement from his mother, his participation in a Harlem-based college prep program and his own determination has Cruz heading for Penn State. “I’m pretty excited. I […]


Inwood family seeks federal probe after cop skirts indictment | NY Daily News

Inwood family seeks federal probe after cop skirts indictment | NY Daily News

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Scale history of Washington Heights and Inwood on new tour | NY Daily News

Scale history of Washington Heights and Inwood on new tour | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s where the Battle of Fort Washington took place, a Negro Baseball League team played and where performers like Duke Ellington once lived. Washington Heights and Inwood have no shortage of history, and it’s all being showcased during a series of walking tours, which kick off […]


Jackson ready to climb to the top as Manhattan Borough President | NY Daily News

Jackson ready to climb to the top as Manhattan Borough President | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney Uptown Councilman Robert Jackson has run three city marathons, walked to Albany and climbed Africa’s highest mountain. Now, he’s ready for his biggest race yet – an uphill battle to become Manhattan Borough President. “In this race for borough president, I’m in it for the long haul,” he told the Daily […]


Washington Heights locals want to save movie theater | NY Daily News

Washington Heights locals want to save movie theater | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney Jeff Hoppa still remembers taking his 5-year-old son to his first movie at Coliseum Cinemas in Washington Heights last year. They took pictures inside and enjoyed the Easter Bunny-starring movie, ‘Hop.’ Several months later, Hoppa walked by the W. 181st St. theater and noticed it was closed. Now, he’s leading a […]


Uptown Diner Food Truck Vendors and Customers Welcome Grades | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney Bring on the Health Department letter grades, uptown food truck vendors and customers told the Daily News. The reaction comes as State Sen. Jose Peralta proposed legislation last week which would require food trucks and carts to display letter grades similar to the ones posted in restaurants. Trucks serving everything from […]


Rider takes on the MTA: Starts petition on ‘neglected’ subway station | NY Daily News

Rider takes on the MTA: Starts petition on 'neglected' subway station | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney   A WASHINGTON Heights teenager is fed up with the “neglected” W. 181st St. subway station – and she’s decided to do something about it. Grace Valdes, 19, has been collecting petition signatures from other frustrated straphangers at the W. 181st A-train station, which she charged has been all but abandoned […]


Washington Heights’ Word Up bookstore gets yet another extension to November | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney Washington Heights residents just want to read books – and have a place to hang out. Locals will be able to do both now that the popular Word Up bookstore has been granted its second extension until the end of November, organizers announced this week. “I’m really relieved,” said volunteer Veronica […]


Washington Heights is 'lovin' it': McDonald's wins over upper Manhattan neighborhood with new decor | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney Sleek modern furniture and light fixtures. Free Wi-Fi. Comfy colorful, upholstered chairs. Upbeat music in the background. You call this a McDonald’s? Washington Heights has become the city’s second neighborhood to get a new look, European-style McDonald’s and residents are thrilled. “It’s comfortable. It feels like home. You feel good. You […]

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