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. […]
By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Marcell Miranda loved to cook. Her specialties included lasagna and flan, and if you were a family member or friend — or even a friend-of-a-friend — you never went hungry. “She had an open door policy,” said her brother Radhy Miranda, 25. “If someone heard she was cooking and […]
By JEFF GORDINIER I moved to New York from the West Coast 20 years ago, but only this summer was I introduced to a little-known fact about the island of Manhattan: If you take the A train all the way to its northern terminus, you wind up in Seattle. Debark at 207th Street and amble […]
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The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America’s Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist
BY Danielle Oteri (@feastonhistory) In 1921, the Daughters of the American Revolution held an auction to rid the oldest house in Manhattan of any trace of its former inhabitant, Eliza Bowen Jumel, once the richest woman in America. Jumel was not the chaste ideal of a colonial woman typically beatified by the DAR. There were […]
Story by Monica Barnkow Not your father’s joint. So say the new owners of the latest offering that seeks to woo lovers of that enduring classic, the burger. Burger Heights, officially opened earlier this month, bills itself as the “first all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free quick service burger restaurant.” The bright, welcoming eatery offers both […]
By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An uptown actor and playwright is raising money to produce his first show, which is set entirely on the George Washington Bridge and deals with issues of child molestation and suicide. Reza Salazar, 29, created an Indiegogo campaign to raise $3,500 to help him produce “Incognito,” one of 41 […]
By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An urgent care center is on the way to the neighborhood. Mount Sinai Hospital plans to open the only urgent care facility in the area later this year on the ground floor of Inwood Center at 5030 Broadway. The center will treat patients with non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses that require […]
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By Lindsay Armstrong A Dyckman Street deli that has been part of the neighborhood for more than a quarter of a century will close its doors next week due to an increase in the cost of its space, the owner said. The Dyckman Seaman Grocery, located at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue, […]
By Eric Dobesh Whenever I tell someone I live “Uptown” which I’m loosely defining here as Manhattan above 125th Street, I prepare myself for the same followup: “How do you like it up there?”, delivered with a sort of half-wincing expression as though they’re expecting me to suddenly share a time when I saw a […]
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By Regina Schrambling We are living in the age of the destination meat market. Along with Dickson’s in the Chelsea Market and Heritage in the Essex Street Market, Harlem Shambles is, as Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage. Just walking into the shop, past the Slow Food snail on the door, is a trip. […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the Freedom City logo. The iconic Park Bench stickers are quite literally ubiquitous in New York City. The brainchild of brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, Freedom City has been producing out cool and conceptual streetwear since 2009. As it’s logo […]