Posts Tagged ‘Progress’

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the newly renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | Manhattan Times

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the newly renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | Manhattan Times

Step in, stop by. After years of delays, the first phase of the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal project is finally set to open. According to the developers, the renovated waiting area will be open to passengers on Tues., May 16. The enclosed, climate-controlled section features ticket windows, a large video screen listing bus departures and […]


Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason When a management company announced last winter that the drugstore chain Walgreens would take over the lease of one of Washington Heights’ major grocery stores, Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue, neighbors and elected officials rallied and fought back. Their activism was mirrored in nearby Inwood, where residents fought the mayor’s plan […]


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 […]


Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Led Black, was recently featured as the first guest on the Gotham Philosophical Society’s podcast. Recorded just prior to the election, Led Black talks to the folks at the Gotham Philosophical Society about Uptown, community, the nature of identity, the role of race, and gentrification. We invite you to subscribe to […]


San Francisco Street Food in Harlem | The New Yorker

San Francisco Street Food in Harlem | The New Yorker

At Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash, the dishes are quick and easy, and have a sense of humor. By Nicolas Niarchos Over the past sixteen years, Brian Washington-Palmer has overseen the evolution of this corner of Malcolm X Boulevard, at 118th Street. First was Native, his long-standing and much beloved Caribbean-cum-Mediterranean spot. That was followed by La […]


Uptown Eats: Pizza Palace

Uptown Eats: Pizza Palace

BY The Hungry Dominican While I in no way will ever back down from proclaiming two of the BEST pizza spots in the city to be tucked away nice and neatly in the Throggs Neck area of the Bronx (Louie & Ernie’s and Tommy’s Pizza), there is one place in particular that stands above the […]


For immigrant ‘Dreamers,’ an uncertain future | Christian Science Monitor

For immigrant 'Dreamers,' an uncertain future | Christian Science Monitor

Allison Brady’s parents brought her to the United States as a child. While she’s been able to work legally under Obama’s deferred action program, she is among the 740,000 so-called ‘Dreamers’ who feel thrust back in limbo by Trump’s election promises. By Harry Bruinius | @HarryBruinius Allison Brady was thrilled last October when she received […]


Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice

Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice

BY ALICIA KENNEDY “I wanted to make you something from my heritage,” says bartender Jairo Taveras of Poción Lounge in Washington Heights, handing me a dark-rum-based cocktail garnished with a flaming stick of palo santo bark. “It’s Dominican mixology.” The richly sweet beverage is a theatrical take on Mama Juana, in which rum, red wine, […]


NYC Children Ask Santa for Trump Not to Deport Their Parents | Voices of NY

NYC Children Ask Santa for Trump Not to Deport Their Parents | Voices of NY

By Edwin Martínez – Source: El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story Christmas is around the corner, and while Santa Claus gets his sleigh ready to start giving out gifts to bring joy to millions of people around the world, staff at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) are working full […]


Cause for Concern | Manhattan Times

Cause for Concern | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi No one had anything nice to say about the newly elected president or his policies at an information session on immigration rights this past week. Incoming State Senator-elect Marisol Alcántara said, “We have a White House who is being run by a bunch of white supremacists, who are anti-immigrant, anti-women and anti-poor […]


Feelings by the filling | Manhattan Times

Feelings by the filling | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi It’s best to eat hearty winter pies such as pecan or apple slightly warm, topped with vanilla ice cream. Piling on scoops of chocolate just won’t work. “The favors would be busy in your mouth,” says June Coleman. She should know. Her brand, Fancy Pies, are for sale at a pop […]


Exclusive: Port Authority mum as George Washington Bridge bus terminal renovation blows December deadline | Metro US

Exclusive: Port Authority mum as George Washington Bridge bus terminal renovation blows December deadline | Metro US

BY Amanda Mikelberg Riders and retailers feel misled as construction extended at least four more months. The $183 million renovation of the George Washington Bridge bus terminal in Upper Manhattan, which began eight years ago, will not be completed by its December 2016 target, according to developers. Lawmakers and locals are stunned by the problematic […]


On their marks | Manhattan Times

On their marks | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Instruments can be hard to come by at WHIN. String and brass instruments tend to be expensive. So most children in The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project play ones that are donated. Even old, nonfunctioning ones are useful, said co-founder Andrea Profili. One viola needed a new bridge and pegs. […]


Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

BY Amanda Mikelberg It’s a new era for an old-world neighborhood. Washington Heights is changing. New businesses are sprouting from Dominican roots that are catering to a diversified clientele — and introducing new objectives to entrepreneurs about surviving in New York City. The largely Dominican district has, for better or for worse, resisted gentrification for […]


Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem walk up, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail […]


Lessons in Democracy from the Humane and Magical Washington Heights

Lessons in Democracy from the Humane and Magical Washington Heights

BY John Bredin Funny but, whenever I’m in the Heights, I don’t miss being in those other, so called fancy or chi chi neighborhoods of NYC. You know which ones. I don’t need to name drop here. Washington Heights, for me, = a strange feeling of liberation. Allow me to explain. While other parts of […]


Chain reaction in Inwood | Crain’s New York Business

Chain reaction in Inwood | Crain's New York Business

By Adrianne Pasquarelli Right after Christmas last year, a coffee shop opened in Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood. Like many other java sellers in the area, the shop touted its café con leche, a drink popular with Dominican residents. However, unlike nearby mom-and-pop businesses, the newcomer was a national brand whose name, Starbucks, has become synonymous with […]


Dr. Ruth Westheimer – Her Bedrooms Are Off Limits | NY Times

Dr. Ruth Westheimer - Her Bedrooms Are Off Limits | NY Times

By JOANNE KAUFMAN When Ruth Westheimer first saw that three-bedroom rental in Washington Heights almost half a century ago, her attraction was instant and intense. “I wanted it badly because of the view,” said the radio and television sex therapist and author who’s known simply as Dr. Ruth (the honorific comes courtesy of her Ph.D. […]


indiegogo Spotlight: El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA

indiegogo Spotlight: El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA

Short Summary My name is Andrew J. Padilla and I am the creator/director of the award-winning documentary El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem. Despite it’s problems, East Harlem has always had a true sense of community. You always knew the butcher, the baker, and the coquito maker. They looked out for you. But a […]


With a Virtual Tour, Preserving the History of East Harlem | NY Times

With a Virtual Tour, Preserving the History of East Harlem | NY Times

By MICHAELLE BOND Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, two legendary Latin musicians, may not have had superpowers, but an artist from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, plans to tap the popularity of comic book heroes to celebrate the significance of these and other figures in the cultural history of East Harlem. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, an artist specializing in comic-book-style […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Washington Heights Journal – Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Washington Heights Journal - Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences | NY Times

By EVAN ABRAMSON Published: March 20, 2009 As he does two Tuesdays a month at 7:30 p.m., Gregory Nuñez lugged a small soundboard and a mic stand down the stairs of his fourth-floor apartment on Post Avenue in Inwood, east of Broadway. Outside, his gray-flecked mohawk was barely noticeable under the street lamps, as young […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: New Winds at an Island Outpost | New York Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: New Winds at an Island Outpost | New York Times

By MANNY FERNANDEZ Published: March 4, 2007 STANDING behind the cramped counter of Los Guarinos, his bodega in Washington Heights, Joel Olivo deals not in big money but in small change. Jolly Ranchers candies, at a nickel apiece, are among his biggest sellers. Los Guarinos also sells cold beer and cigarettes, but on most days […]


indiegogo Spotlight: Changing Face of Harlem

indiegogo Spotlight: Changing Face of Harlem

About The Film: Changing Face of Harlem is a film told from the voices of longtime residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy about the dreams and struggles of a neighborhood. The film explains Harlem’s intricate history so you can comprehend the complexity and height of emotions that Harlem citizens express today. If you weren’t […]

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