Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Garcia’

At a Santo Domingo Hair Salon, Rethinking an Ideal Look | NY Times

At a Santo Domingo Hair Salon, Rethinking an Ideal Look | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA On my first trip back to the Dominican Republic in 10 years, as I wandered down the streets of La Zona Colonial, I noticed how their names were weighted with history. Calle de las Damas, a street made specifically for the wives and daughters of noblemen from colonial times to walk […]


A Harlem Tenement Was Her Neighborhood | NY Times

A Harlem Tenement Was Her Neighborhood | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA Sometime in the next year, my childhood home is going to disappear. The building where I was raised, 602 West 132nd Street, is being torn down to make room for Columbia University’s $6 billion Manhattanville campus expansion. The building may not look like much — it’s a lonely six-story brick tenement […]


Bringing a Little Color to a Passage at the 191st Street Station | NY Times

Bringing a Little Color to a Passage at the 191st Street Station | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA The tunnel that connects Broadway to the 191st Street subway station was a little creepy. And the rats didn’t help. Today, the passage is a different place, made over by artists enlisted by the city as part of its latest effort to brighten a chronically dank, dark space. “Estoy Aqui!” or […]


Rejuvenated Harlem Building Becomes a Business Incubator for Biotechnology | NY Times

Rejuvenated Harlem Building Becomes a Business Incubator for Biotechnology | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA It is no secret that Harlem is changing. There is a new Red Lobster, a Joe’s Crab Shack, a DSW shoe store, and soon there will be a Whole Foods on 125th Street. But some of the most interesting changes are not so obvious. Inside the Sweets Building, a renovated structure […]


An Art Teacher Preserves the History of Harlem, While Creating Her Own Legacy | NY Times

An Art Teacher Preserves the History of Harlem, While Creating Her Own Legacy | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA She was only 6 years old and a first grader at a Catholic school in Harlem. But stepping into an art class at St. Aloysius taught by Alice Mizrachi steered Chayse Sheppard’s life at a young age in ways she did not fully appreciate until she was older. “Ms. Mizrachi made […]


To the last drop: el sancocho vegano | The Manhattan Times

Story by Sandra Evangelina García Quinoa, asparagus, brussel sprouts, curry sauce. And sancocho, the classic meat-based stew of many a Latin Caribbean home. Any sense of what these might all have in common? These are all the new dishes you will come to find on the expanded menu at Pick and Eat, the fresh, fast […]


Going Dark | Manhattan Times

Going Dark | Manhattan Times

Story by Sandra Evangelina García “I just want the world to see our perspective and understand where we come from,” says Dark. For Dominican people living in America, Washington Heights is their own little Santo Domingo. For Dark, it’s a source of strength and creation in his music. – Darkisdope.com Walk around anywhere in northern […]


United Palace Begins New Role as Uptown Arts Center | The Uptowner

United Palace Begins New Role as Uptown Arts Center | The Uptowner

By Sandra E. Garcia The 175th Street Theatre, one of a chain of deluxe Loews theaters designed for vaudeville shows, opened in Washington Heights on February 22, 1930, with “Their Own Desire”, a talkie starring MGM’s first lady of the screen, Norma Shearer. “Times Square entertainment closer to home,” was its slogan. Eighty-two years later […]


Family and Friends Mark Anniversary of Inwood Man Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Family and Friends Mark Anniversary of Inwood Man Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Sandra Garcia INWOOD — Friends and family gathered over the weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of an Inwood man who was shot and killed by an undercover police officer last September. John Collado, who was shot and killed by an undercover narcotics detective at his doorstep on Sept. 8, 2011, when his family […]


A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

Story & Photo by Sandra E. García The Sugar Hill neighborhood of northern Manhattan just got a little sweeter. This past Thurs., July 19th, community leaders, residents and elected officials broke ground on what was once a parking lot on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to make way for the construction of 124 units […]


The ‘Justo’ Way: A revolutionary is honored | Manhattan Times

The ‘Justo’ Way: A revolutionary is honored | Manhattan Times

Story & Photo by Sandra E. García The busy intersection of 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue was more crowded than usual this past Sat., Jun. 16th. “The last time I saw Manolo was November 28th, 1963,” said Anastacio Jiménez. Jiménez spoke in anticipation of the street co-naming ceremony that would see the corner at […]


Un delicioso clásico that never goes out of style | Manhattan Times

Un delicioso clásico that never goes out of style | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sandra E. García It’s never the wrong time to revisit a beloved favorite – particularly at lunchtime. Piled up high, mashed up right, a mofongo is a feast for the gods. And an excellent meal for the rest of us. The hallmark mashed plaintain dish which is dense and chewy, is […]


A casserole? A lasagna? Ah, yaroa! | Manhattan Times

A casserole? A lasagna? Ah, yaroa! | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sandra E. García Yaroa. The name sparks the imagination. Is it a major ecological destination in the Andes? A new Nike high-top? Or one of the long lost members of The Avengers? Keep it far more local, and you’ll find that the name, derived from a neighborhood in Santiago, in the […]


The Adventures of Jovana: Scout, Leader, Teen | Manhattan Times

The Adventures of Jovana: Scout, Leader, Teen | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sandra E. García Summer approaches, and while some teens are looking forward to the lazy days spent doing little, Jovana Tavizon is focused on breaking a record at her Venture Prep Program. Venture Prep for Girls is an independent program sponsored by the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Washington Heights. The […]


Barrajas, bingo and telenovelas: keeping seniors active and engaged | Manhattan Times

Barrajas, bingo and telenovelas: keeping seniors active and engaged | Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García The advent of age comes with many things: the accumulation of memories, wisdom, and an ability to take the long view in many situations. It can also sometimes take some of the cognitive and physical vitality that allows for simple routines to be executed seamlessly. An innovative program available locally is […]


In need of spare change to transform lives | The Manhattan Times

In need of spare change to transform lives | The Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García $4.50 may be just enough to buy a quick meal, or a large cup of coffee, but at the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC), $4.50 saves and changes lives. The DWDC is in dire need of funding in order to continue to serve as a lifeline for women and families from […]

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