Posts Tagged ‘The Manhattan Times’

Princes at the Palace | Manhattan Times

Princes at the Palace | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi and Debralee Santos Photos by E. Abreu Visuals Lin is leaving. Miranda Mania was in high gear at the United Palace this past Mon., Oct. 17th. The celebrated star of Hamilton walked the red carpet before the premiere of the new PBS about the making of this century’s biggest Broadway hit. […]


Missing Moreno | Manhattan Times

Missing Moreno | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Judith López has received the kind of news that no mother ever wants to hear. On November 14, her son, Anthony A. Ureña, 23, left his Upper West Side home for a club in Inwood. He never returned. That wasn’t like him. He was a Lehman College student with aspirations of […]


When cool closes shop | Manhattan Times

When cool closes shop | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Last week, Northern Manhattan residents uttered a collective groan. APT.78 was closing its doors. Forever. After contentious battles with the NYPD and Community Board 12, owner José Morales has decided to close up shop. On Instagram, he thanked his loyal following and announced that the lively cafe’s last day would be […]


A gift, and taste, of home | Manhattan Times

A gift, and taste, of home | Manhattan Times

Story by Debralee Santos If your preference in holiday drink does not involve a thick concoction poured out of a dusty round canister from the supermarket that your uncle waves under your nose at Christmas dinner, who can blame you? But step into the next aisle of the same supermarket, where you can stock up […]


Casa…to be continued | Manhattan Times

Casa…to be continued | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi If a bookstore could be a character in a novel, La Casa Azul would likely be a force of magical realism as wrought by Gabriel García Márquez.‎ Named for the blue house where Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived, this El Barrio bookshop has been a cultural – and colorful – destination […]


Animated and funky | Manhattan Times

Animated and funky | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It’s time to get your funk on. More than 60 animation cels of black animation cartoons from the private collection of City College alumna Pamela Thomas and her business partner, Loreen Williamson, will be on display at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture’s new exhibit, “Funky at 40: […]


Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The WHEELS were turning – and they would not be deterred. This past Fri., Dec. 13th, the students of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) marched out on the street, yelling and screaming. But there was no protest to be heard. Instead, the noise was an expression […]


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. […]


Eye on the prize, by any name | Manhattan Times

Eye on the prize, by any name | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Veronica Liu at Word Up Books sometimes doesn’t know how to address the store’s most dedicated volunteer. Emmanuel Abreu, known as DJ Boy in some circles, has been volunteering at the Word Up Community Bookstore since its first inception at 176th Street and Broadway in 2011. Now that the store […]


The Inconceivable Campaign | Manhattan Times

The Inconceivable Campaign | Manhattan Times

Story by Debralee Santos Video by Sherry Mazzocchi Anthony Weiner is an addict. And he is happy to admit it. “If they ever invent the IV drip that goes right into my arm, I’ll be hooked up.” It’s coffee that is his professed vice, and what the mayoral candidate makes his most frequent purchase at […]


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 […]


Home Rules – La Casa Azul Flourishes | The Manhattan Times

Home Rules - La Casa Azul Flourishes | The Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi The past month has been a whirlwind for Aurora Anaya-Cerda. Her El Barrio bookstore, La Casa Azul, celebrated its one-year anniversary. Then she whisked off to Washington, D.C. to accept an award at the White House. Four weeks later, she presided over the opening day of her latest […]


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 […]


In protest, with love | Manhattan Times

In protest, with love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Love and action. This past Wed., Apr. 10th was billed as a day devoted to both, as part of a nationwide wave of protest centered on immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands of immigrant rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. and all throughout the country to call on legislators […]


Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer While it is a more common sight to see Goldin Martínez encouraging youths to do crunches, push-ups and obstacles courses, the new challenge he set before local residents this past week was no less daunting. Martínez, the founder and CEO of Get Focused, a youth fitness program, was […]


Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It was the most interesting traffic jam many on the bus had ever seen. Vehicles from the National Guard filed by, as did fuel trucks and vehicles from the Department of Sanitation, their hulls leaking brown ooze onto the blacktop. Families in cars piled with bags—canvas bags, garbage […]


Halloween Hero Fest @ the Inwood Center Tomorrow

Halloween Hero Fest @ the Inwood Center Tomorrow

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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 […]


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 […]


Art at your fingertips, and on speed-dial | The Manhattan Times

Art at your fingertips, and on speed-dial | The Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García Send her a message on Twitter or via e-mail. Or shoot her a text, and faster than Batman swooping in after spotting the signal in the sky, she’ll be there. Amilka Vega is Washington Heights’ own traveling “Nail Lady.” Vega, of Dominican descent, will quickly board the nearest train, bus or […]


Dollars for beans, sweet and warm | The Manhattan Times

Dollars for beans, sweet and warm | The Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García Dollars for beans, sweet and warm Got a dollar? Then step right up, as just 4 quarters or a single dollar bill will buy you some of the sweetest delight you’re ever to find in a steaming Styrofoam cup, particularly as the cold of winter settles in and you’ve exhausted your […]


Making heads turn at the salon, while giving back | The Manhattan Times

Making heads turn at the salon, while giving back | The Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García Beauty is a beast. Hair is a notoriously fickle, and important, part of one’s appearance. And given the preponderance of beauty salons and barbershops throughout northern Manhattan and the Bronx, the upkeep of hair is particularly important to the many men and women who are quick to schedule a shape-up, or […]


A Christmas miracle: when home means life | The Manhattan Times

A Christmas miracle: when home means life | The Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García Christmas came a day early for Octavio Estevez. Estevez, 54, in the terminal stages of renal disease, is in dire need of a kidney. For the last week, and long before, Estevez’s life has taken a series of dramatic, and sometimes harrowing, turns. But this past Sat., Dec. 24th, on “Nochebuena,” […]

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