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Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

La Tierra de Azteca is not alone. Among the many relief efforts undertaken locally, Mexican-born artist Andrea Arroyo has created a series of prints to raise funds for victims of the earthquake in Mexico. A Washington Heights resident, Arroyo and her husband Felipe Galindo, a fellow graphic artist known as “Feggo,” were inspired to make […]


Online campaign aids mother seeking sanctuary | Manhattan Times

Online campaign aids mother seeking sanctuary | Manhattan Times

An online crowd-funding campaign has been launched to help pay legal fees for Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan immigrant seeking refuge from deportation in a Washington Heights church. Morales-Guerra and her three young children took sanctuary at Holyrood Church on August 17 after being told by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials that she would be […]


Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’ | Voices of NY

By Edwin Martínez – Source: El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story On Sunday, Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan mother who decided to take shelter in Washington Heights’ Holyrood Church with her three children to avoid deportation, marked one month of being locked inside the temple. Political and religious leaders, activists […]


09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

An Exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo. Maggie’s Garden & Friendship Garden – Harlem NYC BRUNCH RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 11AM-1PM Maggie’s Garden, 564 W 149th St. Free and open to the public, light brunch provided. EXHIBIT ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2017. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), is pleased to present “Women […]


09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

The Danza Highbridge Festival is UPCA’s annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park, celebrating traditional and cultural dance styles. Featuring works by: Arielle Rosales of House of Duende Katie Drablos Karla Puno Garcia Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company R.Evolución Latina Stephanie Klemons ThruLines Dance Initiative ZEST Collective DANCE Dance Project […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


09/23/17: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions

09/23/17: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions

In our current era of systematic racism, gender-based violence, neo-fascism, and religious intolerance, a pioneering New York City based cultural arts organization is hosting Trade/itions, a multimedia event set to interrupt toxic narratives about people of color through the elevation of art, culture, and sacred traditions of the African Diaspora. On September 23rd, the Caribbean […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

By ADAM CHANDLER Like solar eclipses and bipartisan legislation, moments of near-universal consensus are extremely rare. One such event took place on Wednesday, when a start-up named Bodega stated its intention to put its namesake — real-life, neighborhood corner stores — out of business by replacing them with unmanned pantries. “Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t […]


On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

Listen up folks; you need this in your life right now. In these dark days of the Trump Tyranny, where everyday brings a new outrage, when it seems that decades of hard fought progress are being undone right before your eyes, you absolutely have to hear Junot Díaz talk to Krista Tippett of On Being […]


Explore East Harlem’s culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

Explore East Harlem's culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

By Colter Hettich You may know it as East Harlem, Spanish Harlem or simply El Barrio, but the Manhattan neighborhood by any name is just as sweet. Today the neighborhood has some of the best panaderias and taquerias around, and can also claim such icons as Tito Puente, Tupac Shakur and Langston Hughes. But the […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Space Cats

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Space Cats

The Latinos Out Loud podcast is back folks. This week they kick it about baby showers, the New York Latino Film Festival, excuses and the proverbial nine lives of cats. Their special guest is none other than writer and stand-up comic Julio Torres.


In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

by Rennie McDougall Limbs flail as if about to fly off; feet barely touch the floor; spines bend and twist like rubber. You might not think of the Lindy hop as a frenzied dance — the original abandon would get polished away over time. Watching it today, especially in old clips like Frankie Manning’s swing […]


The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

Administration terminates DREAMers program Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar DACA is done. The Trump administration on Tuesday officially announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that helped more than 800,000 young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children avoid deportation. While Trump had talked about […]


Spread Love: The UC End of Summer Sale…

Spread Love: The UC End of Summer Sale...

What better way to combat the end of Summer Blues, than with an end of Summer Sale? While supplies last we are offering free shipping as well as your choice of a Nutcracker Pin or Nutcracker bottle opener for free. How’s that for Uptown Love? Just use the Discount Code SUMMERBLUES to get in on […]


Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Encounters By ALEXIS SOLOSKI As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At the fan’s request, the two took a pout-perfect selfie. “Tag me,” said Ms. Seales, an actress, comedian, writer, producer, […]


10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 33th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 1, 2017 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


Inwood Library’s redevelopment into affordable housing moves forward | Curbed NY

Inwood Library's redevelopment into affordable housing moves forward | Curbed NY

The city has released an RFP, but local residents seem skeptical by Tanay Warerkar Plans to redevelop Inwood’s library into affordable housing is moving forward. Last week, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in partnership with the New York Public Library, released a request for proposals to redevelop the site at 4790 Broadway. […]


Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Stay of deportation rejected Story by Gregg McQueen She’s been denied. Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan immigrant seeking refuge at Holyrood Church in Washington Heights as she seeks to avoid deportation, has been denied in her request for asylum, her lawyer said. The 33-year-old Morales-Guerra took sanctuary at Holyrood in mid-August along with her three young […]


First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristobal Vivar She sought sanctuary — and has earned a stay. A Washington Heights church is providing refuge to a Guatemalan immigrant mother facing deportation — and who’s just been granted a 90-day window while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials review her case. Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three […]


Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey. They had names. More than a dozen enslaved black women were purchased in the 1800’s by Dr. James Marion Sims, a white Southern doctor who performed experimental surgeries on the women. Sims, a South Carolina native considered the “father of modern gynecology,” is reported to have conducted these procedures without administering […]


Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS and JONATHAN WOLFE On Thursday, instead of showing up at her immigration check-in with a nonstop ticket to Guatemala, as she had been told to do, Amanda Morales Guerra, 33, walked into Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights. She did not know when she could emerge again. Local clergy estimate […]


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