Posts Tagged ‘Gentrification’

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #NYCPride

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #NYCPride

Let’s remember that #NYCPride celebrates the moment in 1969 when men & women stood up to fight back against police harassment & societal repression. In these uncertain times, it is uplifting to know that we’ve been down before and fought our way up. Happy Pride! pic.twitter.com/ehnCqy6MKE — Juan Rosa (@JuanRosa_NYC) June 24, 2018 Related: Politicking […]


“This is personal for me” | Manhattan Times

“This is personal for me” | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi Video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully It was not just any Sunday stroll. U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat took elected officials and community members on a walking tour this Sun., Mar. 18th of vacant lots where he said that the city could build 100 percent affordable housing. The Congressman’s […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: The Struggle Is Real

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: The Struggle Is Real

Earlier tonight I was on an Uptown bound 1 Train and sat across this woman who was hauling her belongings in different bags. It broke my heart. I refuse to accept that the bottom line of landlords & developers is more important than people. pic.twitter.com/g1IHPkjxdu — Juan Rosa (@JuanRosa_NYC) March 5, 2018 We invite you […]


Commit to 5000 Units | Manhattan Times

Commit to 5000 Units | Manhattan Times

By Rep. Adriano Espaillat In 2016, the city of New York built or preserved 21,963 affordable apartments, making it the best year for advancing affordable housing the city has seen in decades. While our city’s progress on this important issue is significant, it’s only a beginning to solving a problem that went neglected for far […]


A Gentrification Story with a Happy Ending | The New Yorker

A Gentrification Story with a Happy Ending | The New Yorker

By Jon Michaud My mother-in-law, Grecia Solano, immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, in the late nineteen-sixties. For the past forty years, she has lived in an apartment in Washington Heights, where she enjoys a view of the Hudson River and the western tower of the George Washington Bridge from her living-room […]


Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The owner of an East Harlem dry cleaning facility says he’s being cleaned out by the city in an eminent domain dispute. Damon Bae, who runs Fancy Cleaners at 2319 Third Avenue, said he is in danger of having to close his family business after the city took the property title in […]


Sign The Petition: Let’s Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

Sign The Petition: Let's Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

We did it before Uptown, we can do it again. Another Uptown institution, Galicia Restaurant, may soon close if the landlord cannot be convinced to reconsider the lease terms they are offering to an establishment that has been around for more than 30 years. Please sign the petition below and share widely. A rally to […]


Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson After a shutdown of Coogan’s Restaurant was averted, uptown residents are turning their attention to help out another longtime Washington Heights eatery in danger of closure. Galicia Restaurant, located at 4083 Broadway, a few blocks north of Coogan’s, is in danger of closing down due to skyrocketing rent, […]


Eviction Fiction | Manhattan Times

Eviction Fiction | Manhattan Times

BY Gregg McQueen Jacinta Duran was shocked after opening her mail one day this past February. Duran, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment on Sherman Avenue in Inwood, received a notice stating that she needed to vacate her apartment in 90 days because she was not using it as her primary residence, a violation of […]


Spread Love: Cuentos

Spread Love: Cuentos

Gentrification is transforming New York City and beyond, one neighborhood at a time. The pernicious process converts vibrant and diverse communities into sterile and generic places that only people of means can afford to live in. Our beloved Uptown is not immune to gentrification. Djali Brown-Cepeda deftly tackles the gentrification that is destroying the very […]


Racial Disparities in School Interventions: Report | Manhattan Times

Racial Disparities in School Interventions: Report | Manhattan Times

BY Andrea Sears‎ | New York News Connection When a student in emotional distress in a New York City public school is black, police are much more likely to be involved, according to a new report. The group Advocates for Children of New York says police are intervening in incidents that should be handled by […]


A Garden Party | Manhattan Times

A Garden Party | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Gregg McQueen and Cristóbal Vivar The hardhats had a feast. A 12-story affordable housing complex in East Harlem is one step closer to completion, as construction on Acacia Gardens, a 179-unit building created by the Acacia Network, has ended the structural phase. On Thurs., Oct. 26th, Acacia celebrated the […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

A Word From Nelson Estevez Growing up in Inwood, New York was difficult. I distinctly remember Broadway Avenue: the street which divided the Dominican and Irish communities. The goal of this film is to bridge those two communities together, build empathy for one another as human beings, and come to the realization that there is […]


The Bartender Revolutionizing Uptown NYC Knows How (And Where) to Drink | VinePair

The Bartender Revolutionizing Uptown NYC Knows How (And Where) to Drink | VinePair

BY Nick Hines New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late-night spots. In VinePair’s Night Out series, we speak with some of the top bartenders in the […]


The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Check out this super cool video of the making of this epic masterpiece by El Mac and Celso Gonzalez in East Harlem. The mural depicts well-respected Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr. The mural was created as part of a public arts project called MonumentArt, curated by Celso Gonzalez and presented by La Marqueta Retoña initiative, with […]


In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street. BY Seph Rodney The newly reopened Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown — a survey of work by 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street — lives inside the brand new Lenfest Center for the Arts, an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot […]


Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

By Sarina Trangle Kevin Klepper has never been a bookworm, but by chance he became a patron to readers — launching community bookshelves on sidewalks across Washington Heights and Inwood. More than five years ago, a friend urged the general contractor, who is known to enjoy rummaging through garbage for salvageable material, to check out […]


On Whole Foods, Gentrification and the Erasure of Black Harlem | The Root

On Whole Foods, Gentrification and the Erasure of Black Harlem | The Root

BY Angela Helm Bye-bye, black Harlem, glad I knew ye. Hello, Whole Foods, I do enjoy your products, but if you can gentrify greens, what chance do we really have? I first moved to Harlem in 1998. I was a young single mother in graduate school with a 2-year-old. Harlem offered me respite, refuge and […]


The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

by Siddhartha Mitter Uptown: It’s a historical legacy stretching back to the Harlem Renaissance; a zone in social and economic flux; and, at the psychic hinge of these forces, a state of mind. It’s also the name of a brand-new triennial initiated and hosted by the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, with a linked […]


From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 Years | New York Magazine

From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 Years | New York Magazine

By Christopher Bonanos The first time Camilo José Vergara pointed his camera at the corner of 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, it was 1989. Most of the upper floors of the building he photographed had been bricked up. But it was highly functional at street level. “Count how many small businesses are in this […]


A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood | Eater

A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood | Eater

How a change in the playlist can attract a different clientele by Michael Arceneaux I was drinking my day away at Harlem brunch spot the Grange — ask for a passionfruit Bellini and thank me later — when I looked around and wondered if I had been teleported to Williamsburg. The crowd here in Upper […]


As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

By JEFFERY C. MAYS Bajram Bajraman stepped out of King’s Pizza on 145th Street near Lenox Avenue in Harlem with his white apron folded at the waist and a cigarette dangling from his mouth. He walked across the street to the former Getty gas station where he used to fill up and park his car […]


From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area. BY Alexis Clements The seasons are changing here in New York, and city parks are filling with people looking for Vitamin D, migrating birds, and blooms and buds. It seemed like a good […]

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