There was a whole lot of sadness in Washington Heights last weekend.
No Parking, one of Upper Manhattan’s only gay bars, and the first in Washington Heights, closed Sunday to make way for a gym.
The tiny bar built a reputation as a pioneering addition when it opened eight years ago, becoming a hangout for black and Latino men in a part of the city that wasn’t known for its gay nightlife.
“No Parking really broke new ground,” said Juan Rosa, an uptown LGBT advocate. “For the first time, the LGBT community of color had a place of their own in their own neighborhood. We didn’t have to trek all the way down to the Village to have a good time.”
A representative for Planet Fitness confirmed the company is opening a 28,000-square-foot, three-story gym at 4168 Broadway, and it’s expected to open by early fall.
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Rather than focusing on freebies, the organizers of May’s “#WHIN and Dine” week are falling back to the traditional prix fixe dinner package and offering three-course meals for 26.95 during the two week celebration of uptown food, which runs from May 12-23.
#WHIN and Dine, a play on the popular Twitter and Instagram hashtag for Washington Heights and Inwood, is a collaboration between Up Step Inc. and the Washington Heights Business Improvement District, which put on last year’s Explora Restaurant Week. Ariel Ferreira, the CEO of UpStep and the BID’s Director of Strategic Planning, said that this year’s extravaganza was influenced by the lessons learned the first time around last May.
The amazing and renowned sculptor and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, brings his improvised song world to Word Up, where he will be accompanied by Word Up volunteer Will Glass on drums.
w/ Will Glass
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 7 PM
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
$10 suggested donation at the door
Photography by Wallace Flores (@opus1ny)
By Robert Sietsema Named after a fort built for Continental Army troops commanded by George Washingt
Words: Led Black – Video: Nelson R. Salcedo – 2nd Camera: Art By Dj Boy – Photogra
When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced ca