Posts Tagged ‘Sherry Mazzocchi’

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs. That meant she wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Even with chemotherapy, the […]


Lights on Broadway | Manhattan Times

Lights on Broadway | Manhattan Times

Story and video by Sherry Mazzocchi It all started with a slice of pizza. Julian Kaiser walked out of his favorite pizzeria at 189th Street and Broadway a few years ago and realized that the stores on the street were all owned and occupied by fascinating people. He decided to photograph the street- and them. […]


The Uptown Lit Festival In Pictures

The Uptown Lit Festival In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


A love letter to letters | Manhattan Times News

A love letter to letters | Manhattan Times News

Story by Madeleine Cummings and Sherry Mazzocchi Video by Sherry Mazzocchi On his first day of school in Puerto Rico, Luis Gutiérrez was shocked to learn he did not know his own name. Growing up in Chicago, he said he had no reason to learn the full version – Luis Vincente Gutiérrez-Omendo. But having moved […]


Five-dollar finds | The Manhattan Times

Five-dollar finds | The Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi Think five dollars won’t get you very far? Think again. All throughout northern Manhattan, whatever your interests or tastes, count on your uptown vendors to satisfy – without breaking the bank. Have a look. Five dollars will get you a tasty bowl of sancocho. Pick and Eat’s serves a […]


The Fix-It Team | Manhattan Times

The Fix-It Team | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When something breaks, most people don’t have the time, tools or talent to fix it. Broken objects are usually tossed or just kept, with a magical hope that someday, someone will be able to fix it. That day arrives June 1st. Two Inwood residents, Sandra Goldmark and her […]


I Remember Will TeeZ | Manhattan Times

I Remember Will TeeZ | Manhattan Times

Written by Sherry Mazzocchi William Alicea—better known to most of Upper Manhattan as Will TeeZ died this past Wed., Jan. 16th. Alicea was widely known and loved. Still, despite his being a long-time Washington Heights resident, I’d never met him. I only became aware of him after seeing Facebook posts about his illness. I watched […]


Rest In Peace: Will Teez

Rest In Peace: Will Teez


“A blessing and a responsibility” Will Teez fights on | Manhattan Times

“A blessing and a responsibility” Will Teez fights on | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi At a recent dinner party, William Alicea told his guests that doctors said he had cancer again. Now, he’s undergoing outpatient chemotherapy treatments. This summer, Alicea was treated for leukemia at Mount Sinai Hospital. Hundreds of northern Manhattan residents—and even strangers from farther away—contributed to his Indiegogo campaign […]


Exploring Latinos’ impact on the election | Manhattan Times

Exploring Latinos’ impact on the election | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi During election season, many elected officials and media pundits claim that Latinos’ main concern is immigration. But according to research by the Pew Hispanic Center, the top issues for registered Latino voters mirror that of the general population: jobs, education, health care and taxes. Immigration ranks six, just after […]


Bluey the Car Gets New Orleans-Style Funeral in Inwood | DNAinfo

Bluey the Car Gets New Orleans-Style Funeral in Inwood | DNAinfo

By Sherry Mazzocchi | Special to DNAinfo.com New York To some, Bluey was just the rotting carcass of a car that’s been rusting on Inwood’s streets for years. To others, the beaten up 1982 Honda Civic was an uptown institution. And the vehicle’s legions of fans turned out in their dozens this weekend to give […]


Breaking: Word Up Books Gets Lease Extended Until End of August

Breaking: Word Up Books Gets Lease Extended Until End of August

This just in from the Word Up volunteer collective:  We have been granted a small extension at our current location and will be allowed to remain through August 31st!  Thanks to the generosity and hard work of our friends, neighbors, customers and local politicians for helping us continue to provide our community with the services and […]


Hue-Man closes its doors | Manhattan Times

Hue-Man closes its doors | Manhattan Times

Story, video and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi It was a sad week for uptown bookstores. On the same day that Washington Heights’ Word Up received a termination notice from their landlord, Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore and Café announced they would close after a decade in business. The news made national headlines. Patrons begged the store’s CEO, […]


“Endless possibilities”: the work of Teofilo Olivieri | Manhattan Times

“Endless possibilities”: the work of Teofilo Olivieri | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Teofilo Olivieri judges a book by its cover. He doesn’t care about what’s inside. He rips out the pages and recycles them. Then he lays the cover flat and transforms it into another work of art. Olivieri, a Washington Heights artist, has been using books as canvas for […]


WiLL TeeZ Says Thank You

By sherrymazzocchi Check out: Help WiLL TeeZ – Beloved Local Figure Fights Leukemia Uptown Twitter Love: @WillTeeZ I Am Uptown – Will Alicea We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Word Up Bookstore receives termination notice | Manhattan Times

Word Up Bookstore receives termination notice | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Word Up is still accepting donations–but isn’t clear where they will go. The popular Washington Heights community bookstore received notice Tues., July 3rd that their lease would terminate in thirty days, and that they would need to move. Veronica Liu, one of the store’s unpaid volunteers, had been expecting the news, but […]


A Supernova in residence, and at home | Manhattan Times

A Supernova in residence, and at home | Manhattan Times

Story and video by Sherry Mazzocchi A supernova is the dramatic death of a star—an explosion visible from thousands of light years away. For Carla Lynne Hall, the astronomical event has a double meaning. The title track of her last CD was written for a man she loved—only to have the relationship dissolve just as […]


Twirling to their own beat | The Manhattan Times

Twirling to their own beat | The Manhattan Times

Story, photos & video by Sherry Mazzocchi On Saturday afternoons, the ping of xylophones and a steady merengue beat emanate from the fourth floor of the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights. Feel free to stand at attention: the members of the New York Stars Twirling and Marching Band are rehearsing for their […]

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