Posts Tagged ‘Robert W. Snyder’

The Top 10 Posts of 2016

The Top 10 Posts of 2016

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) While the countdown to the coronation of you know who draws ever closer, it’s that time of year to take a look back at the Top Posts of 2016. By the way, we are super proud to have been chosen to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List. […]


Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

By Erin Hudson, Kirsten Watson and Mirella Brussani This is the story of the community’s development, told through longtime residents, historians, journalists and activists who are trying to document their neighborhood as it is today, before unwanted change arrives. “This isn’t the West Side story,” said Raquel Cepeda, an award winning author, filmmaker and podcaster […]


Cross Broadway and Think Big

Cross Broadway and Think Big

BY Robert W. Snyder (@robertwsnyder) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) “Broadway Blues” was indeed a “A Frank Discussion of Race, Class and Gentrification in Washington Heights and Inwood,” but as an honored panelist I came away from our deliberations dismayed by the rancor that has erupted uptown and convinced that current proposals to curb rising rents […]


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 […]


08/29/16: Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood

08/29/16: Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood

The Uptown Collective Presents Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood Monday, August 29th @ 6:30 PM Washington Heights Academy – 202 Sherman Ave Ft. State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Historian Robert W. Snyder & Writer Raquel Cepeda Moderated by Led Black The event is free but […]


11/05/15: Uptown In Print

11/05/15: Uptown In Print

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Please make your way to the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) on Thursday, November 5th at 7 pm for the Uptown In Print panel featuring authors, A.J. Sidransky, Jon Michaud and Robert W. Snyder. Yours truly will moderate the panel. Please join us for what […]


MAP: 9 Books Set in Inwood and Washington Heights | DNAinfo

MAP: 9 Books Set in Inwood and Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Last week, the New York Public Library released a map of novels set in each New York City neighborhood. While the project highlighted many memorable reads, the map failed to mention any books set in Washington Heights or Inwood. The farthest north the NYPL ventured was West 135th Street, one […]


‘Hamilton’: musical theater, history with a twist

‘Hamilton’: musical theater, history with a twist

BY Robert W. Snyder In playing the founders of the United States, the African-American and Latino actors in “Hamilton” do not reject American history but claim it as their own, to be interpreted in light of their own experience. IF Lin-Manuel Miranda’s career had ended with “In the Heights” — a chronicle of Latino life […]


Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights and the City’s First Black Police Officer | NY Times

Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights and the City’s First Black Police Officer | NY Times

By SAM ROBERTS Robert Snyder took Washington Heights’s problems personally and professionally. He was born there in 1955, grew up on stories of the old neighborhood and returned in 1989 on a fellowship to study crime reporting. In “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City” (Cornell University Press), he eloquently traces […]


Crossing Broadway: 7 Questions For Robert W. Snyder

Crossing Broadway: 7 Questions For Robert W. Snyder

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Far too many people still view Washington Heights through the prism of the recent past. Crime, drugs, and rampant lawlessness―all of which scarred the neighborhood in the late ’80s and early ’90s―are the first things that come to mind. In fact, Washington Heights has emerged phoenix-like from the ashes of the […]


Washington Heights Through the Decades | Rutgers Today

Washington Heights Through the Decades | Rutgers Today

By Lawrence Lerner Robert Snyder has a deep connection to Washington Heights, the neighborhood near the northern tip of Manhattan between 155th and 190th. The Rutgers University–Newark historian was born in 1955 and lived there for a year. And though his parents moved the family to the New Jersey suburbs in 1956, Snyder grew up […]


Uptown Tonight: Face Out – Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Face Out - Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]


Walking the Heights | The New Yorker

Walking the Heights | The New Yorker

By Jon Michaud Washington Heights, the tapering neck of northern Manhattan, takes its name from our first President, who, during his soldiering days, suffered the fate of so many who have resided on that strip of land between the Harlem and Hudson rivers: he was pushed out. In Washington’s case, the spur wasn’t crime or […]


Uptown Video: The Crossing Broadway Panel @ The New School

Uptown Video: The Crossing Broadway Panel @ The New School

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the distinct honor of taking part in the Crossing Broadway panel at the New School earlier this week. The panel was ably moderated by New York Times reporter Michael Powell and included the author of Crossing Broadway, Robert Snyder, as well as Dave Crenshaw, Victoria Neznansky and Calvin Thomas. […]


12/9/14: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime

12/9/14: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime

Center for New York City Affairs at the New School presents: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime Tuesday, December 09, 2014, 8:30 to 10:30 am Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, (between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 2nd Floor) How did New York City emerge from […]


New Book Charts Washington Heights’ Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

New Book Charts Washington Heights' Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new book delves into the complex history of Washington Heights and its uncertain future as a stronghold for working and middle-class New Yorkers. “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City,” by author Robert Snyder, looks into the neighborhood’s transition from being nicknamed “Frankfurt on […]


11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

This is a big deal folks. Please make your way to neighborhood institution, Coogan’s, on Sunday, November 23rd to mark the publication of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, the engrossing new book by author and historian Robert Snyder. CROSSING BROADWAY tells the story of Washington Heights from the Great […]


MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – A Historian’s Perspective

MTV's 'Washington Heights' - A Historian's Perspective

BY Robert W. Snyder The first two episodes of MTV’s “Washington Heights” are full of the dreams, schemes and romantic intrigues that are a staple of reality television. But for all the charms of the cast, the most important character in the series is the neighborhood—which is depicted not as a den of drug dealers […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...