Posts Tagged ‘Time Travel Tuesdays’

Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths | The New Yorker

Black Cowboys, Busting One of America's Defining Myths | The New Yorker

By Emily Raboteau In a 2016 portrait by the photographer Brad Trent, an older black woman poses on a bale of hay, a white Stetson hat on her head and a pair of hand-tooled cowboy boots on her feet. The fringe on her leather jacket flows downward, as do her knee-length dreadlocks, which echo the […]


The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

By Nicolas Niarchos There are two reasons Phil Young is an uptown legend. First, for his work as a florist: for many years, he ran the Carolina Flower Shop, one of Harlem’s oldest and most beloved stores. Second, for his drumming: in the early sixties, when Phil was in his teens, his band won a […]


A Young Black Girl’s View Of Harlem At The Height Of The Great Migration | The New Yorker

A Young Black Girl's View Of Harlem At The Height Of The Great Migration | The New Yorker

By Emily Raboteau Mildred Harris was born in South Carolina in 1926. She moved to Harlem as a baby, when her parents, Eddie and Jessie Mae Harris, joined the wave of African-Americans fleeing the South as part of the Great Migration. Mildred and her siblings—there would eventually be eight children altogether—grew up moving from building […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Curbside Sermon From Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Curbside Sermon From Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker | NY Times

The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker served as chief of staff for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1960 to 1964 and spent nearly four decades as the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, in Harlem. In this photo, from April 5, 1970, he is taking his message to the streets. Although it […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Sad Letter To St. Nick Gets a Reply At Apt. 26A – Anthrax Fears and All, Mail to the North Pole Does Not Go Ignored | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Sad Letter To St. Nick Gets a Reply At Apt. 26A - Anthrax Fears and All, Mail to the North Pole Does Not Go Ignored | NY Times

By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: December 25, 2001 The letter was signed ”A Santa beliver” and made a simple request: ”Give us a good reason to smile in this wonderful season.” How could Julie Taylor say no? Ms. Taylor was sorting through the letters to Santa Claus from needy children collected at Manhattan’s General Post […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Yellow Pills, When Liquor Leaves You Feeling Green | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Yellow Pills, When Liquor Leaves You Feeling Green | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL Published: January 2, 2005 Countless New Year’s Eve revelers awoke yesterday morning (or afternoon) longing to get rid of a sickening hangover, while many residents and visitors in the city’s Dominican neighborhoods were convinced they had just the cure: a dose of La Rapidita, two yellow pills that bodegas sell for a […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Remembering Malcolm X in the Place Where He Fell | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Remembering Malcolm X in the Place Where He Fell | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Published: February 21, 2005 Ilyasah Shabazz, 42, the third-eldest daughter of Malcolm X, stared across the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights at the spot where her father was assassinated in front of her 40 years ago today. She looked at the area that had held a stage where his body lay riddled […]


El corazón celebrates | Manhattan Times

El corazón celebrates | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Time to mark a milestone. The Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) of the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Based at The City College of New York, DSI’s mission is […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Downtown Flair, Dominican Flavor | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Downtown Flair, Dominican Flavor | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL Published: April 11, 2003 By 1 a.m., the only creatures in the place with enough room to move about freely were the tropical fish in the three illuminated, distorted tanks. The young humans at the Arka Lounge in Washington Heights crowded into low-slung, cushioned seats; flirted at the slick, arced bar; or […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: From Bitter Seeds, Carrot Cake Empire | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: From Bitter Seeds, Carrot Cake Empire | NY Times

By MOLLY O’NEILL Published: November 7, 1990 RENEE ALLEN MANCINO, the proprietor of Carrot Top Pastries in the Bronx, may bake the best carrot cake in the world. In less than 10 years, she has expanded her original home-oven operation to a two-cafe, one-commercial-bakery empire. She bakes cakes for dozens of Manhattan’s finest restaurants and […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Race Lost, but a Bit of Lace Reveals a Latin Future | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Race Lost, but a Bit of Lace Reveals a Latin Future | NY Times

By RICHARD MORGAN Published: September 18, 2005 IN Washington Heights, 71 percent of New Yorkers are Latino – almost triple the citywide percentage. It’s a place where a car with tinted windows, hopping on its hydraulics down St. Nicholas Avenue, is more likely to be blaring Juanes than 50 Cent. The neighborhood wasn’t always so […]


No Me Diga! Meet the Cast of the Dominican Republic’s Upcoming Spanish-Language In the Heights | Playbill

No Me Diga! Meet the Cast of the Dominican Republic's Upcoming Spanish-Language In the Heights | Playbill

By Matthew Blank A Spanish-language production of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, which brings to life the characters of New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood, will premiere in November at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo. Featuring a Tony-nominated book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and a Tony-winning score by Lin‐Manuel Miranda, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Mura Dehn, Dancer, As Subject and Chronicler | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Mura Dehn, Dancer, As Subject and Chronicler | NY Times

By JENNIFER DUNNING Published: December 16, 1987 FOR many dancegoers, Mura Dehn is known, a little vaguely, as a woman who had something to do with film and black dancers. But the Film Forum is doing something about that, with a double feature consisting of ”In a Jazz Way,” a short film on Miss Dehn […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Jousting Knights And Roving Jesters In Medieval Festival | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Jousting Knights And Roving Jesters In Medieval Festival | NY Times

By ANDREW L. YARROW Published: September 23, 1988 ”THIS is the renaissance of the Middle Ages,” proclaimed City Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern, whose department is co-sponsoring a fanciful foray into the 15th century on Sunday in Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. A tableau of jousting knights, roving troubadours, colorfully clad magicians and musical […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Film Maker Evokes The World of Frankfort-On-The-Hudson | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Film Maker Evokes The World of Frankfort-On-The-Hudson | NY Times

By MERVYN ROTHSTEIN Published: August 24, 1986 In 1936, when Manny Kirchheimer was 5 years old, he and his family fled Hitler’s Germany and settled in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. They were not alone – by 1950 there were 20,000 Jews in Washington Heights, most of whom had come to this country from […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Celebration, Washington Heights Style | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Celebration, Washington Heights Style | NY Times

By John Branch November 5, 2009 As Champagne celebrations go, the best one after the Yankees won the World Series might have been the one on the sidewalk of 191st Street in Washington Heights. Washington Heights is a huge enclave of baseball-crazy Dominican immigrants near the northern tip of Manhattan — and just about two […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Vows – Vanessa Nadal and Lin Miranda | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Vows - Vanessa Nadal and Lin Miranda | NY Times

By LOIS SMITH BRADY Published: September 10, 2010 AS a teenager in upper Manhattan, Lin-Manuel Miranda carried a boombox everywhere, not that he needed to. “You’d hear all kinds of different music coming out of car windows and storefronts and fire escapes,” said Mr. Miranda, the composer and lyricist of “In the Heights,” the Broadway […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Reweaving the Threads of a Glorious Past | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Reweaving the Threads of a Glorious Past | NY Times

By NINA SIEGAL Published: April 30, 2000 The Unicorn Tapestries, the luxuriously detailed masterpieces that tell a haunting tale of freedom, magic and captivity, have been lost or separated several times in their 500-year history. But on Tuesday, the seven complete hangings and one fragment will be reunited once again in the renovated Unicorn Gallery […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension and Violence at a Swimming Pool | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension and Violence at a Swimming Pool | NY Times

By DONATELLA LORCH Published: August 7, 1989 For the 3,500 people who crowd its concrete grounds and bleachers on summer weekends, the Highbridge Pool in upper Manhattan is a haven from simmering streets and hot non-air-conditioned apartments. But it is not a haven from the violence of a neighborhood that the police call Crack Central. […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Malcolm X Plan – Picking a Shrine Or Self-Reliance | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Malcolm X Plan - Picking a Shrine Or Self-Reliance | NY Times

By SAM ROBERTS Published: May 10, 1990 Past a padlocked stairway and beneath the rubble, it is said that blood still stains floorboards on the wooden stage of a decrepit building in upper Manhattan, and that bullet holes in the black plaster walls bear further witness to a murder. Outside, a poster proclaims ”Malcolm X […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Life and Death in the Three-Four Precinct | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Life and Death in the Three-Four Precinct | NY Times

By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: April 16, 1990 Detective Sgt. Andrew Eanniello had spent the afternoon cruising the double-parked streets of Washington Heights, looking for a man and a woman suspected of robbing and killing two drug sellers. Back in the squad, he hung up his suit jacket, and the radio squawked to life: ”Man shot, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Lovely Woods, Full of Menace And a Body | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Lovely Woods, Full of Menace And a Body | NY Times

By ALAN FEUER Published: May 28, 2004 There is an old legend that a giant tulip tree once stood on the spot in Inwood Hill Park where the white man bought Manhattan from the natives. You could say that it marked the place where a deal was struck to turn wilderness into metropolis. The tree […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Renaissance In A Forgotten Neighborhood – The Talk of Heights-Inwood | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Renaissance In A Forgotten Neighborhood - The Talk of Heights-Inwood | NY Times

By MOLLY IVINS Published: October 9, 1981 North of 155th Street in Manhattan is an area that its residents like to call the real Upper West Side. Unlike the lower Upper West Side, it is a section where people do not roller-skate plugged into a tape-cassette, there are no hanging plants in the bars and […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: For a Patient Backwater, a Plan for Revival | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: For a Patient Backwater, a Plan for Revival | NY Times

By ALEX MINDLIN Published: July 16, 2006 Someone has sawed a man-size hole into the tin sheet separating 204th Street from the Harlem River, and strung Christmas lights around the opening. It is a fitting act of do-it-yourself urban design for Sherman Creek, a desolate neighborhood that has never had much of the city-sponsored kind. […]

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