Posts Tagged ‘Tenements’

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

Tenants fight back against dangerous living conditions Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Noel Romero feels uneasy in his own home. The Inwood resident, who lives at 3852 Tenth Avenue, is one of numerous tenants at the building who were sickened by gas fumes from a faulty boiler on January 7. Romero, his wife Alicia, […]


Langston Hughes’ Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Langston Hughes' Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Today, on Langston Hughes’ birthday, Renée Watson, author and executive director of I, Too, Arts Collective, writes about how the influential poet and activist inspired her to preserve his Harlem brownstone and transform it into a space for the community and emerging artists. By RENÉE WATSON Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring […]


Ticked off on Thayer | Manhattan Times

Ticked off on Thayer | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen He’s a “bad apple.” The landlord of 78-86 Thayer Street in Inwood is driving his rent regulated tenants out of the property and has kept over 30 apartments vacant, according to residents and elected officials. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez and State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined Democratic nominee for State […]


Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York? | The American Prospect

Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York? | The American Prospect

BY Rebecca Nathanson In the working-class Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, community organizers who beat back plans for a high-rise luxury apartment building are taking their affordable housing campaign city-wide. Joe Vazquez was leaving mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church one Sunday in June when a stranger handed him a flyer for a community […]


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 […]


10/15/16: Tenants’ Rights Forum

10/15/16: Tenants' Rights Forum

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Writers to turn Langston Hughes’ Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

Writers to turn Langston Hughes' Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

BY Christopher Brennan The former home of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes will be reborn as an arts center after a writers collective successfully raised money to rent it. A brownstone on 127th St. where he lived for 20 years in the 1920s and 30s has stood vacant for years, but has fallen into disrepair […]


A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

By SAMANTHA SCHMIDT As a young girl in Portland, Ore., Renée Watson immersed herself in the words of Langston Hughes, discovering that his poems about black identity mirrored experiences in her own life. Since moving to Harlem more than a decade ago, she has often walked by his old home — a three-story brownstone on […]


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 […]


The battle to save Langston Hughes’ home from gentrification | CNN Money

The battle to save Langston Hughes' home from gentrification | CNN Money

by Heather Long Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes’ home in Harlem. There aren’t many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it’s worth over $3 million. And that’s before anyone talks about the fact that one of America’s great writers — a hero of the Harlem […]


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 […]


Inwood Residents Killed a ‘Trojan Horse for Gentrification’ — Now What? | Village Voice

Inwood Residents Killed a 'Trojan Horse for Gentrification' — Now What? | Village Voice

By Steven Wishnia Some three hundred people packed the corner of Broadway and Sherman Avenue on Monday night, a steaming evening on the blocks where Broadway curves around the primeval stone wall of Fort Tryon Park and Washington Heights turns into Inwood. It was the eve of the City Council’s vote on a proposal to rezone the site at […]


After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning | WNYC

After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning | WNYC

by Sarah Gonzalez A Northern Manhattan lawmaker says he’s heard the community opposition, and has changed his position on a rezoning plan for Inwood. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez says he now plans to vote no on a proposed 17-story, 350 unit development along Fort Tryon Park — the latest test in Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing agenda. […]


UPinion: What “Saving” Inwood Means To Me…

UPinion: What "Saving” Inwood Means To Me...

BY Jerry Christal Much has been written, discussed, and argued recently regarding the proposed rezoning of the Packard Building on Sherman Ave & Broadway. For those who don’t know, this proposal, the first rezoning in Inwood since 1961, is to allow a new, tall, expensive building to replace the existing, neglected structure. This will certainly […]


Vote on hold: Council vote on Inwood rezoning postponed | Manhattan Times

Vote on hold: Council vote on Inwood rezoning postponed | Manhattan Times

A photo posted by Raquel Cepeda (@raquelcepeda) on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT They hit “pause.” A scheduled City Council vote on a controversial rezoning plan in Inwood has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for the morning of August 9, the meeting of the Zoning Subcommittee was expected to include the committee’s vote on whether […]


08/06/16: Save Our Neighborhood Rally & March

08/06/16: Save Our Neighborhood Rally & March

Is the proposed Sherman Plaza a good thing for Uptown? If you don’t believe it is then you need to be in attendance for a rally and march to ensure your voice is heard. See below for the details.


Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem | NY YIMBY

Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets. The site is on the market, and […]


Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Residents voice worries over first MIH project Story by Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos. It may be the first, but it’s more heckle than hurrah so far. Concerned Northern Manhattan residents continue to express opposition to the controversial Sherman Plaza project, a plan for a mixed-use apartment building at 4650 Broadway, directly across from Fort […]


First project under city’s new housing policy prompts unease in community | Politico

First project under city's new housing policy prompts unease in community | Politico

By Sally Goldenberg Two months after the city instituted a new policy, mandatory inclusionary zoning, to expand its stock of below-market-rate apartments, a street corner in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood is poised to undergo dramatic change in what would be the first project to utilize the program. The process has been a challenge […]


Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba New construction rarely arrives in Hudson Heights, the idyllic, northwestern section of Washington Heights that borders Fort Tryon Park and Inwood. But today, YIMBY has a look at three attached townhouses headed for 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard, on a lot overlooking the Hudson River and Fort Washington Park. Each 22-foot-wide single-family home will […]


Save Uptown Historic District From Developers, Locals Urge City | DNAinfo

Save Uptown Historic District From Developers, Locals Urge City | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Residents are trying to speed up the process of designating a dozen houses on 158th Street as part of a local historic district — saying they fear the “block is ripe for development that could change its character forever.” Historian Matthew Spady and filmmaker Vivian Ducat said they’re racing […]


Permits Filed for 4566 Broadway, 19-Story Building in Washington Heights | NY YIMBY

Permits Filed for 4566 Broadway, 19-Story Building in Washington Heights | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba In January, YIMBY brought you the first look at a 23-story residential project planned for 4650 Broadway, on the border between Washington Heights and Inwood. Now, a different developer has filed plans for a 19-story apartment building only two blocks south, at 4566 Broadway. The 225-foot-tall development would rise at the corner […]


Inwood Residents Shoot Down Plan for ‘Atrocious’ 23-Story Building | DNAinfo

Inwood Residents Shoot Down Plan for 'Atrocious' 23-Story Building | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Dozens of residents attended a public hearing to vote down an application for a proposed 23-story mixed-use apartment building on Sherman Avenue and Broadway — the first project to be proposed under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial neighborhood rezoning plan. The application, presented last week by developer Washington Square Partners, […]


3/2/16: Public Hearing – Sherman Plaza

3/2/16: Public Hearing - Sherman Plaza

Listen up folks. This is an important one. Tomorrow there will be a public hearing at the Washington Heights YM & YWHA (54 Nagle Ave) at 7 pm for the proposed rezoning for the site located at 4650 Broadway. This massive project will completely alter the landscape of the neighborhood. What are your thoughts, concerns […]

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