Posts Tagged ‘Nigel Chiwaya’

A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

By Alanna Schubach An Inwood resident generated some buzz recently when she wrote a personal essay for the New York Daily News about her struggles with noise in the uptown neighborhood. Her home near West Dyckman, the author explains, is in proximity to almost a dozen bars and restaurants, leading to what she describes as constant nightlife noise. As […]


Inwood Is Actually Two Neighborhoods Divided by Race, Class and Broadway | DNAinfo

Inwood Is Actually Two Neighborhoods Divided by Race, Class and Broadway | DNAinfo

By  Nigel Chiwaya and Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — When it comes to debates over life in Inwood, where you stand on the issue often comes down to what side of Broadway you live on. For decades, arguments have played out on everything from controversial bars and nightclubs and the noise they spawn — as seen by the explosive […]


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 […]


Uptown Art Stroll Returns to Highbridge Park | DNAinfo

Uptown Art Stroll Returns to Highbridge Park | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Uptown Arts Stroll is going back to where it all began. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance will return to the site of the very first Arts Stroll event when they kick off the annual monthlong creative celebration on May 29 at the Highbridge Park water tower. NoMAA’s reception […]


City Unveils Renovated Highbridge Park Recreation Center | DNAinfo

City Unveils Renovated Highbridge Park Recreation Center | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Highbridge Park Recreation Center is open for business — and thanks to a just-completed renovation, it will now stay open year-round. The city’s Parks Department, elected officials and representatives from Parsons The New School for Design joined northern Manhattan residents Monday to unveil the overhauled recreation center, which […]


‘In the Heights’ Creator Vows to Wear Gorilla Suit to King Kong Screening | DNAinfo

'In the Heights' Creator Vows to Wear Gorilla Suit to King Kong Screening | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t monkeying around when it comes to raising money for the United Palace. The Tony Award-winning creator of “In the Heights” is promising to don a gorilla suit Sunday in an effort to help the Washington Heights events space scrape together enough money to buy a new […]


Party Like It’s 1904 at Historical Uptown Concert Reenactment | DNAinfo

Party Like It's 1904 at Historical Uptown Concert Reenactment | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Touch up your Gibson girl hairdos and break out your finest tailcoat because an uptown music group is taking residents back in time. The Washington Heights Musical Society will be transporting visitors back to a time before the George Washington Bridge when it re-creates a 110-year-old concert next month. […]


Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools | DNAinfo

Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Two Inwood elementary schools are about to get a taste of Italian street art. Muscota New School and Amistad Dual Language School will become a canvas for street artist Alice Pasquini later this month, as the hip-hop-inspired painter plans to install a mural for students and parents on Saturday, April […]


Uptown Cartoonist’s Whimsical Work to Grace Art Stroll Posters | DNAinfo

Uptown Cartoonist's Whimsical Work to Grace Art Stroll Posters | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Twenty posters were submitted, but it’s Felipe Galindo’s that will be featured this summer. Galindo, a 159th Street resident who has drawn cartoons for The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest, was voted the winner of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Uptown Art Stroll poster contest Monday night, netting the […]


Washington Heights Library Brings ‘First-Class’ Services Uptown, Locals Say | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Library Brings 'First-Class' Services Uptown, Locals Say | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan residents and elected officials raved about the renovated Washington Heights library Monday, saying it brought top-notch amenities to the neighborhood. “It’s just wonderful,” said Washington Heights resident Malika Patterson. “The elevators are fabulous — it’s much more open. It’s first-class quality, same as anywhere else.” The 100-year-old […]


Inwood Photographer to Turn Lens on Mexico in Monthlong Photo Residency | DNAinfo

Inwood Photographer to Turn Lens on Mexico in Monthlong Photo Residency | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Three years ago Emmanuel Abreu immortalized summer in Washington Heights with his pictures. Now, the uptown photographer and filmmaker is getting the chance to do the same thing in Mexico. Abreu, better known by his artist name Dj Boy, has been selected to participate in the 360 Xochi Quetzal artist […]


President Obama Praises Washington Heights High Schooler | DNAinfo

President Obama Praises Washington Heights High Schooler | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — High Schooler Estiven Rodriguez is adored by his teachers and principals at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, and last week the 17-year-old also received praise from the world’s most powerful man. President Barack Obama singled out Rodriguez for his hard work at WHEELS during remarks he made Thursday at […]


Bread and Yoga’s Coworking Space Opens in January | DNAinfo

Bread and Yoga's Coworking Space Opens in January | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Inwood’s artists, telecommuters and freelancers will have an alternative to the coffee-shop-as-office next month, when Bread and Yoga launches its ambitious new co-working space. The space, located in the kitchen of Bread and Yoga’s newly opened 5000 Broadway studio, will feature a large table, Wi-Fi, coffee and a lounge that […]


Uptown Restaurant to Host Panel on Farm-to-Table Food Movement | DNAinfo

Uptown Restaurant to Host Panel on Farm-to-Table Food Movement | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan’s embrace of the organic food movement will take center stage next week as chefs from across the city gather uptown to talk food. A panel discussion called “The Uptown Food Movement” will bring six chefs to the Washington Heights restaurant Apt. 78 on Dec. 10. James Moran […]


Developer That Foiled Washington Heights Skyscraper Reveals Plan for Land | DNAinfo

Developer That Foiled Washington Heights Skyscraper Reveals Plan for Land | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Washington Heights developer that derailed a rival developer’s controversial project has revealed its own plans for the site. HAP Investment Developers is planning to build a seven-story apartment complex at 4452 Broadway, according to information posted to the company’s website — up to 21 stories shorter than the […]


Bread and Yoga Opens New Inwood Location | DNAinfo

Bread and Yoga Opens New Inwood Location | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Bread and Yoga is back. Almost two years after a fire destroyed its home and four months after it announced it had found a suitable location in Inwood, the beloved neighborhood yoga studio and cooking class space is unveiling its new home and welcoming students. Though the electrical wiring isn’t […]


Inwood Yoga Studio Looks to Raise Funds for Renovation | DNAinfo

Inwood Yoga Studio Looks to Raise Funds for Renovation | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — Inwood’s Bread and Yoga has launched an online campaign in an effort to raise money to fund renovations for its new space. The campaign, which went live Monday morning, seeks to raise $38,000 by Nov. 16 for the beloved 4-year-old community institution, which is moving into a larger […]


Immigration Reform Advocate to Headline First Uptown Literary Festival | DNAinfo

Immigration Reform Advocate to Headline First Uptown Literary Festival | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya (@seenigel) WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Immigration reform advocate and United States Congressman Luis Gutierrez will be the headlining panelist at the first ever Uptown Lit festival in October. Gutierrez will discuss immigration’s rights along with his memoir: “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” as part of a day-long list […]


Free Theater Workshops to Address Uptown Housing Issues | DNAinfo

Free Theater Workshops to Address Uptown Housing Issues | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A slumlord by any other name would still be infuriating. No-heat apartments and landlord horror stories will be fodder for theater in upcoming workshops at Washington Heights’ People’s Theatre Project. The venue is hosting the free course, called Uptown Action, to help residents turn their often-difficult experience with […]


Froyo-Starved Inwood to Get Two New Yogurt Shops | DNAinfo

Froyo-Starved Inwood to Get Two New Yogurt Shops | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel INWOOD — Two frozen yogurt shops are set to open within a block of each other on Broadway. The first of the two stores, VSBerry, is set to open at 4971 Broadway at Isham Street and will hold a grand opening celebration on Sat, Aug. 31. Just one block north at […]


Battle of the Bars Will Crown Northern Manhattan’s Best Bartender | DNAinfo

Battle of the Bars Will Crown Northern Manhattan's Best Bartender | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel HARLEM — Who’s the best bartender uptown? More than 30 mixologists and bartenders from bars in East Harlem, West Harlem, Central Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood will duke it out this month for the right to be crowned in the first Uptown Battle of the Bars competition. “A good bartender is […]


Former Inwood Auto Garage Transformed Into Nightclub and Art Space | DNAinfo

Former Inwood Auto Garage Transformed Into Nightclub and Art Space | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel INWOOD — Don’t let its surroundings fool you, uptown’s newest nightclub is a visual feast. Located on a desolate stretch of West 203rd Street, Vacca Grill and Lounge, which opened Thursday night at 416 W. 203rd St. between Ninth and 10th avenues, is a mixture of art gallery, restaurant and nightclub. […]


Slider-Flipping Food Truck Wheels Onto Dyckman Street | DNAinfo

Slider-Flipping Food Truck Wheels Onto Dyckman Street | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel INWOOD — Dyckman Street’s newest eatery is a four-wheeled, burger-flipping machine. Mr. Nice Guy, a new venture of Inwood’s Dyckman Bar, is open for business and dishing out sliders and fries to after-hours foodies. The truck, which held its grand opening on Aug. 2 outside of Dyckman Bar at 221 Dyckman […]


Groundbreaking for Washington Heights’ First Hotel | DNAinfo

Groundbreaking for Washington Heights' First Hotel | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Officials broke ground Tuesday on Washington Heights’ first hotel, the latest example of the fast-moving development of West 168th Street. Several elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday morning to start construction on the $22 million hotel, which will be located at 514 West 168th street between Audubon […]

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