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Loaner Library | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Call it the interim iteration. In an email sent to Inwood patrons Friday March 8, Inwood Library Manager Danita Nichols said a temporary site has been designated for the uptown branch. It is 4857 Broadway, one…

Re-examining the Rezoning | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi After “exhaustive and ultimately futile” requests for the city to thoroughly examine the impacts of rezoning Inwood, Northern Manhattan residents filed a lawsuit against the city earlier this month alleging, among other things, that the city’s…

The Lost Ones | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson The children have come north. Officials are estimating that over 700 children – the youngest being 9 months old – have been sent to foster care in New York State after being…

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves | The Atlantic

Dr. James Marion Sims is considered the father of modern gynecology. Until this week, his statue stood solemnly on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. The thing is that he obtained his knowledge by experimenting on enslaved Black women. Without…

J. Marion Sims statue removed | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar The statue of a white doctor who performed experimental surgeries on female slaves has been removed from East Harlem. Early on Tuesday morning, April 17, NYC Parks workers took down the Central Park statue of…

Borough President Gale Brewer’s hearing on the Inwood rezoning on April 10, 2018. (Photo: Abigail Savitch-Lew)

Vibrant Opposition at BP’s Inwood Rezoning Hearing | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew On Tuesday night, residents packed the auditorium of IS. 218 for Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s hearing on the de Blasio administration’s proposed Inwood rezoning, with most testifiers speaking passionately against the proposal. The Inwood rezoning…

Uptown Tonight: Inwood Rezoning Public Hearing

The Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, is holding a public hearing on the contentious Inwood Rezoning on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 pm at I.S. 218 (4600 Broadway). This is your neighborhood, if you want it to stay that…

Library redevelopment plans unveiled | Manhattan Times

Spoiler alerts ahead. After months of speculation, the city has revealed long-awaited details for the redevelopment of the Inwood Library. On Tues., Mar. 6th, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and New York…

Opposition to rezoning resounds | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi No. That was the message Community Board 12 (CB12) heard over and over at Thursday evening’s public hearing on the city’s proposal to rezone Inwood. A standing room only crowd filled the auditorium at I.S.…

600 People Pack Board’s Inwood Rezoning Hearing | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew Inwood residents and stakeholders flooded a Manhattan Community Board 12 public hearing on the city’s proposed Inwood rezoning Thursday night, packing a school auditorium built to accommodate roughly 600 people. About 150 people signed up to…