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Robert and Renee Mancino were married for over 30 years. Photo: Facebook

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the…

05/06/17: Heights Teach In – Uptown Unites For Justice

For more info: 05/06/17: Heights Teach In We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.…

Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Attention residents of Uptown and Harlem: #HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity is planning a day of political education in May. They want to know what types of workshops or training you would like to attend. In the age of…

Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

By Erin Hudson, Kirsten Watson and Mirella Brussani This is the story of the community’s development, told through longtime residents, historians, journalists and activists who are trying to document their neighborhood as it is today, before unwanted change arrives.…

Edge Hotel - Washington Heights

Establishing the Edge | Manhattan Times

Story by Marimer Navarrete There is more room to roam. Just a few months after Hotel Cliff opened its doors on 181st Street, a ribbon-cutting was held for The Edge Hotel, the area’s second hotel. Located a stone’s throw…

Young Docs - BALSO - Washington Heights

Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen For young children, the sight of a doctor’s white coat can be enough to make them shiver.The association with pediatricians often involve being poked and prodded, or worse yet, getting a needle.Medical students…

Robert and Renee Mancino were married for over 30 years. Photo: Facebook

Flashback Fridays: The Queen of Carrot Cake

By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Celebrating the life of Renee Mancino, the Queen of Carrot Cake. In this unedited interview from the fall of 2012, Renee talks about her love of baking, how she started out in the cake business,…

Robert and Renee Mancino were married for over 30 years. Photo: Facebook

She was my love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Back in the 1980’s, when Renee and Robert Mancino sought to open a bakery in Washington Heights, the neighborhood was considered dangerous. Far fewer businesses were seeking to set up shop in the…