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Local student Christian McArthur is headed to Harvard University.

From The Heights to Harvard | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen When classes start at Harvard University this fall, among the new men on campus will be one of Washington Heights’ own. Christian McArthur, an area resident and high school senior who graduates in late June,…

Wheels School March - Washington Heights

Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The WHEELS were turning – and they would not be deterred. This past Fri., Dec. 13th, the students of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) marched out on the street, yelling…

The Future Project: Creating Dreamers Uptown

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) On September 13th and 20th, Led Black from the Uptown Collective came to address the 5th period Future Project class at The College Academy, which is housed in the George Washington High…

Cafe Buunni

In the Heights, a Taste of Ethiopia

Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) On a recent Saturday afternoon, the late-autumn sunshine heated this changing neighborhood along the Hudson River. The air just off 187th Street smelled of autumn leaves, damp earth and bus…

Child Care? Check the Waitlist First…

Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) Washington Heights – Rachel Torres finally started preschool this September after a one-year wait for a spot in a subsidized center, the only option her family can afford. Her parents,…

CUNY in the Heights

CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

This past Saturday, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assembly Woman Elect Gabriela Rosa and CUNY celebrated the opening of the brand new, state of the art building, set to house the CUNY in the…