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Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing test | NY Daily News

Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio's affordable housing test | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem would build the tallest towers in Manhattan above 96th St. A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York. [...]


NYPD Reviewing Police Beating of Alleged Inwood Drug Dealer, Officials Say | DNAinfo

NYPD Reviewing Police Beating of Alleged Inwood Drug Dealer, Officials Say | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — The videotaped arrest of an alleged drug dealer, showing several police officers beating the man with fists and batons, is now under internal review by the NYPD, authorities said. Police arrested Francisco Caminero, 23, on Sunday, Aug. 10, after officers said they saw him sell cocaine in front of 148 [...]


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, [...]


Change Comes to Striver’s Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

Change Comes to Striver's Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

By Josh Barbanel Striver’s Row is facing an identity crisis. Last week, an 1891 house sold for almost $2.89 million, a record price for the Harlem neighborhood that left some older Strivers worried something neighborly was being lost as affluent buyers bid up prices. “After a point, only certain wealthy people can afford to move [...]


Urgent Care Center Coming to Inwood | DNAinfo

Urgent Care Center Coming to Inwood | DNAinfo

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 [...]


Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby’s life — while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby's life -- while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Doctors create special shield to protect baby in utero as pregnant mom undergoes radiation for an aggressive brain tumor at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center BY Erica Pearson Timmy Sternberg’s first birthday party in June was a low-key celebration — just his parents, his three big brothers, and a homemade cake in the family’s Washington [...]


Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

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, [...]


Uptown Poetry: Frank Medina – Can You Feel Me

Uptown Poetry: Frank Medina - Can You Feel Me


My Buddy the Super | NY Times

My Buddy the Super | NY Times

By JOANNE KAUFMAN When it’s dinnertime and Michele W. Miller’s husband, Jerome, has gone AWOL, Ms. Miller reflexively checks in with her co-op’s superintendent, Carlos Muñoz. Nine times out of 10, Mr. Miller is down in Mr. Muñoz’s apartment, where the two are watching sports, discussing their children or commiserating about their endless struggles to [...]


Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

By JULIE TURKEWITZ It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and the man known to his friends as Scruff was ticking off his final to-do list. A grocery run for steak and shrimp. A haircut. And more fireworks. History has shown, Scruff observed, that you can never have too many fireworks. All [...]


Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

By Eleanor Stanford In New York City, 30 percent of workers earn minimum wage or less. In an effort to gain control over their pay and workplace conditions, some are turning to a centuries-old business model: cooperatives. In the past three years, 12 coops have been set up, doubling the city’s total. With the help [...]


6/28/14: 2nd Annual Artist Health Fair

6/28/14: 2nd Annual Artist Health Fair


President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit | NY Daily News

President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit | NY Daily News

BY Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON – Shirley Young, a nurse from the Bronx, was invited to lunch in the capital Monday, but she had no idea President Obama would be sitting next to her in Chipotle. A single mother who works at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Washington Heights, Young was [...]


Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon – The Review

Stealing A Summer's Afternoon – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon is the story of how Elliot got his groove back. Elliot Serlin has been a stand-up guy his whole life. A good Jewish boy from the Bronx, Elliot has reached middle age without having ever diverted from the path of the straight and narrow. A devoted, hard-working [...]


NYPD will soon unveil bilingual Twitter account in Washington Heights precinct | NY Daily News

NYPD will soon unveil bilingual Twitter account in Washington Heights precinct | NY Daily News

BY Simone Weichselbaum | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Twitter-loving Police Commissioner William Bratton has tapped a Washington Heights top cop to pound out what will be the NYPD’s first-ever bilingual tweets in Spanish. Deputy Inspector Fausto Pichardo, a 37-year-old Dominican immigrant who heads the 33rd Precinct, shared his plans for Twitter the old-fashioned way — [...]


Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni , Erin Durkin | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Rep. Charles Rangel and challenger Adriano Espaillat faced off in a debate Wednesday night in a race for a Harlem congressional seat that has become increasingly heated and personal. The two candidates toned down their racial rhetoric, but Espaillat, a Washington Heights state senator, [...]


State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS As he campaigns against legendary Rep. Charles Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat isn’t shy about showcasing his roots. “I would have never thought back then, when I came with no papers, an immigrant, a young boy from the Dominican Republic, that I would have the great opportunity [...]


La Libreta

La Libreta

BY A.J. Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Adela stared out the window fascinated by the frost and the pattern it made on the glass. She touched the surface of the pane. The pattern reminded her of the lace that edged the neckline of her wedding dress, tiny, perfect, and delicate. That was only a few months ago yet [...]


Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

By Carrington Morris The March day before explosions shook East Harlem, Dimitri Gatanas, proprietor of the Urban Garden Center on Park Avenue from 116th to 118th, said, “everybody is subject to things, and obstacles and destruction and happiness and good things. We just have to learn how to deal with them, that’s it.” The following [...]


Uptown Video: Oveous X Arsenio

Uptown Video: Oveous X Arsenio

Uptown’s own Oveous appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show last week and quite simply tore it down. Kudos goes out to him for the stellar performance. Related: Killing Myths Is A Full Time Job: A Q&A With Oveous Maximus Oveous Maximus “Kill Your Myth” Listening Party @ Katra – The Recap The Poet of Rap: [...]


Dominican immigrant creates tech startup to send money home to family | NY Daily News

Dominican immigrant creates tech startup to send money home to family | NY Daily News

BY Erica Pearson Dominican immigrant Edrizio De La Cruz sends money each month to his aunt Matilde in Santo Domingo to help her with groceries. But instead of wiring the funds, De La Cruz, a 33-year-old recent Wharton School of Business graduate, came up with a new way to send cash — and at the [...]


Broad Channel – The Review

Broad Channel - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Malcolm X changed the trajectory of my life. The Malcolm that I encountered in the Autobiography of Malcolm X transformed a bright but rudderless and somewhat bitter teen into a student of history. I no longer saw history as a dormant and static record of a long ago forgotten past that [...]


Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that’s strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that's strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Whoa nellie! A new Italian restaurant is racing into Washington Heights with a sports car theme — but its logo, deeply reminiscent of Ferrari’s, has prompted a lightning fast double-take. Maranello Restaurant & Lounge, a nod to the Northern Italian hamlet where the Ferrari has been [...]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Conversations on Broadway – Inwood

Time Travel Tuesdays: Conversations on Broadway - Inwood

By David Frank | October 27th, 2008 One of our favorite NY Times’ columnists, Charles Blow, came Uptown back in October of 2008 to talk with voters in Fort Tryon Park about immigration, race and other issues.

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