Posts Tagged ‘NY Times’

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

By KIM BARKER Randy Garcia thought she might be paying too much for her rent-regulated apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan: about $1,800 a month. It was more than she could afford with her job handling medical records. Eventually she asked the state for a history of rent increases on the apartment. She learned that […]


City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Between intermittent drizzle and drenching downpours, social workers climbed an embankment just off what they called the “zigzag” — an entanglement of roads and exits from the Henry Hudson Parkway and Riverside Drive in northern Manhattan. They were looking for a crudely built wooden loft bed wedged into concrete so that it […]


Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

By ALEXANDRA ALTER By his own admission, the novelist Junot Díaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. Over the past two-plus decades, he has published just three books: two short-story collections and his 2007 novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He once spent about five […]


SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding | NY Times

SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding | NY Times

By GINIA BELLAFANTE During any other summer, one in which the news didn’t ricochet from presidential wrestling videos to threats of nuclear annihilation at the hands of North Korea to the mysterious arrival of Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets into the treasure chests of people who make scrapbooking easier somewhere in Oklahoma, ordinary citizens might have produced […]


Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures…

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures...

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it seems to have spread from just being a Dyckman thing to all parts of Uptown and the Bronx. As usual the UC was there to capture the magic […]


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan | NY Times

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan | NY Times

Twenty-five years after luxury labels sued his Harlem boutique out of existence, Gucci looks to him for inspiration. BY BARRY MICHAEL COOPER The Harlem couturier Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was all over social media last week after Gucci unveiled a jacket that looked very much like one he designed nearly three decades […]


As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

By JEFFERY C. MAYS Bajram Bajraman stepped out of King’s Pizza on 145th Street near Lenox Avenue in Harlem with his white apron folded at the waist and a cigarette dangling from his mouth. He walked across the street to the former Getty gas station where he used to fill up and park his car […]


Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem | NY Times

Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem | NY Times

By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO The saxophonist Sonny Rollins, perhaps jazz’s most respected living improviser, is also one of its most relentless seekers. But that’s well known; what’s not as widely recognized is the diversity — and the depth — of his inquiry. Yes, there’s his herculean practice regimen (upward of eight hours a day, even into […]


New York’s First Police Body Cameras Take to Streets in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

New York’s First Police Body Cameras Take to Streets in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

By ASHLEY SOUTHALL More than three years after a federal judge ruled that the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics were unconstitutional and ordered New York City to test body cameras as a remedy, the first group of officers equipped with the devices went on patrol in Manhattan on Thursday. Years of litigation, and lengthy deliberations over […]


04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]


The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Another visitor to New York grumbling about the racket. “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote Peter Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist. That was Manhattan in 1748. He was writing about the chorus of frogs croaking at nightfall. So vibrant was natural […]


Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

By C.J. HUGHES Despite occupying some of the highest terrain around, Fort George, near the northern point of Manhattan, can seem to be hiding in plain sight. “The tip of the island was just a complete mystery to me,” said Amy Drury, 38, who lived in a string of apartments in southerly neighborhoods, like the […]


Iconic theater slated for landmark designation | Manhattan Times

Iconic theater slated for landmark designation | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Put it in the books. After several months of speculation, local Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez announced he would back a landmark designation for the historic United Palace in Washington Heights. Built in 1930 as movie palace Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the Thomas Lamb-designed venue had been used mostly as a church since 1969, […]


A Renovation Goes On, and On, at Manhattan’s Other Bus Station | NY Times

A Renovation Goes On, and On, at Manhattan’s Other Bus Station | NY Times

By JACEY FORTIN Hidden behind a maze of wooden blockades and yellow tape, a neglected transportation hub in northern Manhattan is gearing up for a reopening — or so people have been led to believe. The main concourse of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station closed for renovations in August 2014. Today, a graffiti-covered sign […]


Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Is Harlem coming or going? Evolving into its next iteration or disappearing under the onslaught of change? It depends on whom you ask. For the photographer David Vades Joseph, who grew up in the neighborhood’s Hamilton Heights section, Harlem is an idea that is vanishing daily. “Certain mom and pop stores that […]


Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules | NY Times

Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Delfin Polanco waits on Thursday morning for a lawyer to help him stay in the country where he raised his son and has lived for 22 years. Like about 40 others, he arrived by 5 a.m. in Lower Manhattan for a legal clinic offered for immigrants by Catholic Charities. It will be […]


Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens | NY Times

Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens | NY Times

By ISAAC OLIVER Picture it: Manhattan, 2017. A crisp Saturday morning. Every table in Rue La Rue Cafe — a new restaurant in Washington Heights dedicated to Rue McClanahan and her hit television series, “The Golden Girls” — was occupied, including one in a replica of the kitchen set from the show. The pumps Ms. […]


In an Age of Cybercrime, Low-Tech Thieves Target Mailboxes | NY Times

In an Age of Cybercrime, Low-Tech Thieves Target Mailboxes | NY Times

By JIM DWYER The streets of Upper Manhattan were quiet, but a police officer saw two men standing in front of a blue mailbox at Broadway and Academy Street. It was around 1:30 a.m., Jan. 17. One of the men was holding a plastic bottle, which was tied to a string. While his partner stood […]


Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Some of the best public elementary schools in New York City are in Community School District 3, on Manhattan’s West Side. At those schools, the vast majority of children pass the annual state tests, gifted and talented programs buzz with activity, and special programs attract promising young musicians or families who want […]


Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths | The New Yorker

Black Cowboys, Busting One of America's Defining Myths | The New Yorker

By Emily Raboteau In a 2016 portrait by the photographer Brad Trent, an older black woman poses on a bale of hay, a white Stetson hat on her head and a pair of hand-tooled cowboy boots on her feet. The fringe on her leather jacket flows downward, as do her knee-length dreadlocks, which echo the […]


The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

By Nicolas Niarchos There are two reasons Phil Young is an uptown legend. First, for his work as a florist: for many years, he ran the Carolina Flower Shop, one of Harlem’s oldest and most beloved stores. Second, for his drumming: in the early sixties, when Phil was in his teens, his band won a […]


Harlem Deer Caught in City-State Tussle Has Died | NY Times

Harlem Deer Caught in City-State Tussle Has Died | NY Times

By ANDY NEWMAN A white-tailed deer that went from being a minor celebrity in Harlem to a cause célèbre after its capture, died in captivity on Friday, moments before it was to be driven upstate and released. The preliminary causes of death, according to a New York City parks spokesman, were stress and the day […]


Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Who knew that the former editor of Russian GQ magazine had a crib Uptown? Novelist Michael Idov, who is based in Berlin, has put his swank pied-à-terre in the stately edifice at 790 Riverside Drive on the market for a cool $1.3 million, according to the New York Post. Located in […]

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