Posts Tagged ‘NY Times’

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to […]


Thanks, Internet Outrage! Now Dapper Dan and Gucci Are Buds | NY Times

Thanks, Internet Outrage! Now Dapper Dan and Gucci Are Buds | NY Times

By MATTHEW SCHNEIER In a twist of fortune that could hardly have been imagined back in the day, Daniel Day — better known as Dapper Dan, his nom de knockoff — is reopening his famous studio and atelier with the support of Gucci. For 10 years, between 1982 and 1992, Mr. Day ran one of […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

By ADAM CHANDLER Like solar eclipses and bipartisan legislation, moments of near-universal consensus are extremely rare. One such event took place on Wednesday, when a start-up named Bodega stated its intention to put its namesake — real-life, neighborhood corner stores — out of business by replacing them with unmanned pantries. “Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t […]


Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Encounters By ALEXIS SOLOSKI As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At the fan’s request, the two took a pout-perfect selfie. “Tag me,” said Ms. Seales, an actress, comedian, writer, producer, […]


A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A leader of the Bridge Golf Foundation hopes it will be a “model for progressive gentrification” through its work with underprivileged and mostly black adolescent boys. By PAUL ROGERS Two years ago, Juan Cortorreal had never held a golf club. And now here he was, a freshman from the Eagle Academy for Young Men of […]


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 […]

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