Posts Tagged ‘NY Daily News’

UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) While President Trump celebrated with GOP lawmakers at the White House after the House passed the Republican-backed health care bill, I could not help but feel a profound sense of disgust, anxiety and anger. Here were a bunch of mostly men who have access to the best health care in the […]


Harlem attorney plans to attend Women’s March on Washington, show her sons how to voice displeasure | NY Daily News

Harlem attorney plans to attend Women's March on Washington, show her sons how to voice displeasure | NY Daily News

BY LEONARD GREENE Not since college has Robyn Watts participated in a political march. But with Donald Trump poised to be the next President of the United States, Watts couldn’t stay silent. “I’m marching for so many reasons,” said Watts, 50, an attorney from Harlem. “But the overarching one is that Donald Trump is dangerous […]


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 […]


High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]


Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]


The story behind the iconic “A Great Day in Harlem” photo | NY Daily News

The story behind the iconic "A Great Day in Harlem" photo | NY Daily News

BY SARAH GOODYEAR A recurring series on iconic scenes from the city’s storied culture. The year was 1999, and Noella Cotto was just looking for a place in Harlem to call her own. When she finally found the perfect place — a brownstone, in decent shape, at 17 E. 126th Street — she had no […]


Man who killed Jose Martinez in 1986 Washington Heights shooting convicted of immigration fraud | NY Daily News

Man who killed Jose Martinez in 1986 Washington Heights shooting convicted of immigration fraud | NY Daily News

BY Shayna Jacobs The man who got away with murdering a Washington Heights father 30 years ago was convicted of immigration fraud in Miami on Wednesday. Admitted gunman Justo Santos had been accused of lying on his citizenship application — failing to disclose that he had been connected to the 1986 murder of Jose Martinez […]


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 […]


Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The incredibly shrill and absurdly tone-deaf opinion piece that ran in the NY Daily News this past weekend begins with, “You’re a d–k!”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen you read that correct. “D–k”. This is what the writer of the piece, Ann Votaw, was in her own words screaming at a kid […]


Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

BY Jared Mccallister A passionate, generations-long affair between New York and Cuba is rekindling through the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a culture-packed exchange initiative of music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more, starting in Manhattan during Harlem Week in August. After a half-century long hiatus due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the […]


Muhammad Ali tribute projected two stories high on Harlem building | NY Daily News

Muhammad Ali tribute projected two stories high on Harlem building | NY Daily News

BY Ross Keith Muhammad Ali was once again larger than life in Harlem Saturday night, in a stirring under-the-stars tribute to the boxing legend. Images of a dancing butterfly, a stinging bee and a black and white outline of the iconic photo of Ali towering over Sonny Liston were projected onto the walls of a […]


Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

BY Rich Schapiro After 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class. David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy. “It’s always possible […]


Robert Lowery, first black FDNY commissioner, honored with Washington Heights street dedication | NY Daily News

Robert Lowery, first black FDNY commissioner, honored with Washington Heights street dedication | NY Daily News

BY Dale W. Eisinger, Denis Slattery | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hundreds of firefighters came out to honor Lowery, who joined the department when there were only 50 African-Americans representing the city’s 10,000 members. When Robert Lowery joined the FDNY in 1941, there were only 50 African-American firefighters out of the department’s more than 10,000 […]


NYPD takes fresh look at ’90s transgender murders in Harlem | NY Daily News

NYPD takes fresh look at ’90s transgender murders in Harlem | NY Daily News

BY Rocco Parascandola | DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF Their murders were barely noticed, two transgendered women and a man who dressed as both sexes, slain within 13 months of each other in Harlem in the 1990s. Now, with the murder rate down 20% and heading for another record low — and with an activist […]


America is missing out on a $1.4 trillion Latino business opportunity | CNN Money

America is missing out on a $1.4 trillion Latino business opportunity | CNN Money

by Octavio Blanco America’s Latino entrepreneurs are lying in wait — sitting on a potential $1.4 trillion in revenue boost to the economy. But a series of financial and cultural hurdles are blocking their progress. That’s the finding of a recent report by the Stanford Graduate School of Business that surveyed roughly 1,800 businesses owned […]


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 […]


Regalii, A Startup In NYC’s Washington Heights, Uncovers Where Immigrants’ Remittances Really Go | TechCrunch

Regalii, A Startup In NYC’s Washington Heights, Uncovers Where Immigrants’ Remittances Really Go | TechCrunch

by Kim-Mai Cutler (@kimmaicutler) It’s not a converted industrial warehouse in Brooklyn. Or a stately, century-old building in the Flatiron. But YC-backed Regalii’s atypical office location up in the Dominican-heavy Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan has given it plenty of insights into its working-class immigrant customer base. The startup, co-founded by several Latino founders who personally knew the hassles […]


‘Feisty’ alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

'Feisty' alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo , Kerry Burke , Joseph Stepansky , Leonard Greene | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Cops cracked down Thursday on an unusual jaywalker — a 2-foot-long alligator. Officers saw the reptile getting ready to cross Ninth Ave. at W. 205th Street in Inwood with no apparent fear of traffic, or concern about […]


EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

BY Rocco Parascandola | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS NYPD Narcotics Detective James Connolly’s fatal 2011 shooting of Amarilis Collado’s husband was not the first time the city cop killed a man. Four years later, the grieving widow still wants to know why Connolly was working the street after a previous on-duty slaying. “I don’t understand […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

#inwood #4thofJuly Greenmarket today! @SamascottOrch @BreadAloneMkts @ronnybrookfarm all your holiday goodies here pic.twitter.com/SlmV4JK5k5 — Greenmarket Staff (@NYCGreenmarkets) July 4, 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 at […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

WATCH: A man tried to jump across subway tracks at a Harlem train station. http://t.co/7IJpaFE5Wo pic.twitter.com/CLHaxWyGv1 — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 28, 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 […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway’s ‘In The Heights,’ to receive Puerto Rican Day Parade ‘Pride’ award | NY Daily News

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway’s ‘In The Heights,’ to receive Puerto Rican Day Parade ‘Pride’ award | NY Daily News

BY Erica Y. Lopez | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS VIVA Lin-Manuel Miranda is on fire – again. The creator and star of the Broadway smash success “In the Heights” and the Broadway-bound “Hamilton” will receive the Nuestro Orgullo award during this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. He is one of two Puerto Rican theater stars […]


Texas native and literacy specialist leads new Manhattan charter school | NY Daily News

Texas native and literacy specialist leads new Manhattan charter school | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo She may have grown up in Texas, but Kelsey DePalo is right at home in Washington Heights where she is finishing her first year as principal of a new charter school. DePalo led the Success Academy Washington Heights for its inaugural year with kindergarten and first grade classes. There is already […]

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