In this awesome video from Allure and StyleLikeU, mother-daughter duo Raquel Cepeda and Djali Brown-Cepeda talk about combating identity stereotypes, embracing their natural hair, and advocating the importance of being comfortable in one’s own skin.
A Word From Hike the Heights On June 4, 2016, CLIMB (City Life Is Moving Bodies) and its community partners will be celebrating the 12th Anniversary of Hike the Heights, and we want to make this our biggest and best party to date. Hike the Heights is an annual volunteer-planned and community run event that […]
By Michelle Charlesworth WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (WABC) — They may be learning the waltz, but if you look closely, a young group of dancers in Washington Heights is learning much more than that, like etiquette and confidence. And leaders of this group says those lessons in the ballroom translate to better performance in the classroom. They […]
Story by Gregg McQueen Photographs by Ari Espay This summer, a free program in Washington Heights will offer young people an introduction to music and theater, and help artistically inclined high schoolers prepare for college. The program, titled “Empower Youth Through Performance,” is presented by Statement Arts, a non-profit outfit focused on bringing performing arts […]
By Laignee Barron / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The city is moving forward with plans to build the largest skateboard park in the five boroughs — and finally end a longstanding headache for Washington Heights residents. The park, which will be ready by the fall, officials say, was designed by Steve Rodriguez, New York’s skateboarding […]
BY Lindsay Armstrong It is difficult for people to walk past Storefront Science in Washington Heights without stopping to stare. Tucked between a beauty salon and a Dunkin’ Donuts, the front window of Storefront Science is filled with specimens – a sea snail, a frog, a baby chick – all carefully preserved in glass jars. […]