Posts Tagged ‘Hudson Heights’

Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Shuttered for six weeks after a fire damaged the store, Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza is back in business. The popular Inwood eatery reopened on January 24, after a thorough vetting by the Health Department. For now, the store is selling and delivering only pizza and a few other items, such as calzones, […]


Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

The mirage of the singer’s soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home By Jeff MacGregor That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence and just enough ham to sell it all. And it was […]


Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen When an early-morning fire tore through Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza on December 9, owner Ángel Salazar thought his dreams, as well as his business, had gone up in smoke. He has worked at the popular Inwood eatery since the day it opened in 2004, starting as a counter helper and working his […]


In Harlem, a Shelter That Gives Young Men the Tools to Succeed | NY Times

In Harlem, a Shelter That Gives Young Men the Tools to Succeed | NY Times

The Neediest Cases Fund By EMILY PALMER Nestled on a residential block in Harlem, Create Young Adult Residences looks like any other apartment building. A fire escape snakes up its rust-colored facade. Throughout the day, young men who live in the building, on West 128th Street, come and go, heading to and from school, jobs […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Help Angel Rebuild Grandpa’s Pizza

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Help Angel Rebuild Grandpa's Pizza

Angel Salazar has been a treasured community member of Inwood for nearly two decades. He began working behind the counter of Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza when it opened in 2004. He started out as counter staff, and through his tireless effort, honesty, and hard work, Angel worked his way up to store manager in 2005, […]


12/16/17: The Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive

12/16/17: The Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive

Tis the season to spread good vibes and good cheer. Stop by Off the Grid (3480 Broadway) on Saturday, December 16 at 7 pm for the Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive. Bring a toy, get a beer. It’s that simple so make sure you stop by and spread that Uptown Love! We invite you […]


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 […]


Mood Music: Dave Dar – Let it Off

Mood Music: Dave Dar – Let it Off

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Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Character Study By COREY KILGANNON With a blast of her whistle, Estelle Davis raised a white-gloved hand and held back a column of oncoming cars bearing down on a group of schoolchildren ambling across the street. “Come on, baby,” she said, ushering a straggler through the rush-hour traffic. Ms. Davis has been a New York […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

The rules are simple: keep it clean and keep it to one tweet. In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov and @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. Now through April 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize of […]


Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

By C.J. HUGHES Despite occupying some of the highest terrain around, Fort George, near the northern point of Manhattan, can seem to be hiding in plain sight. “The tip of the island was just a complete mystery to me,” said Amy Drury, 38, who lived in a string of apartments in southerly neighborhoods, like the […]


Saving the Supermarket | Manhattan Times

Saving the Supermarket | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Community celebrates new lease for local market Call them the Associated Allies. More than a hundred local residents gathered outside of Associated Supermarket in Washington Heights on Sun., Jun 19th, to celebrate having kept the store from closing. The popular local grocery store, located on Fort Washington Avenue and 187th Street, […]


Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba New construction rarely arrives in Hudson Heights, the idyllic, northwestern section of Washington Heights that borders Fort Tryon Park and Inwood. But today, YIMBY has a look at three attached townhouses headed for 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard, on a lot overlooking the Hudson River and Fort Washington Park. Each 22-foot-wide single-family home will […]


Slaying the silence | Manhattan Times

Slaying the silence | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a music room with no music. The large music instruction room at George Washington High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights had remained dormant for many years, used only for storage rather than for students playing instruments. Like many schools, cuts to the music curriculum […]


A convention of confection | Manhattan Times

A convention of confection | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Step aside, Willy Wonka. Pastry chef Jemal Edwards and business partner Brad Doles have recently opened CHOCnyc, a bakery offering an array of freshly made cupcakes, pastries, cookies, chocolates, muffins and cakes, as well as coffee and espresso. The store, located at 4996 Broadway, will also specialize in handmade truffles in flavors […]


2/25/16: CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21

2/25/16: CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21

CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21 Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th Street on Fort Washington Avenue Get Your Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10071850 This is what we call a win-win. Have a blast taking in, learning and listening to the Grammy nominated and Smithsonian-recognized Los Pleneros de la 21 and support […]


Spread Love: Lego Creative Carnival @ The Inwood Library

Spread Love: Lego Creative Carnival @ The Inwood Library

The Lego Creative Carnival at the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) kicks off today at 4 pm. Step right up to this interactive event, where you’ll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You’ll also learn to “power up” your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. While the Lego Creative Carnival is […]


Uptowners Opening New Sweets Shop CHOCnyc in Inwood | DNAinfo

Uptowners Opening New Sweets Shop CHOCnyc in Inwood | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Choc it to me! Uptown residents Jemal Edwards and Brad Doles will be churning out plenty of chocolate at their new bakery CHOCnyc at 4996 Broadway, in the space that previously housed Italian restaurant Trattoria Inwood. Edwards — who has worked as pastry chef across the country, as well as in France, Austria, Italy and Japan — said the demand he […]


Protesters Rally to Save Washington Heights Associated Store From Closing | DNAinfo

Protesters Rally to Save Washington Heights Associated Store From Closing | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo HUDSON HEIGHTS — More than 100 people rallied outside the Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue Sunday to protest the planned closure of the longtime grocery store. The lease for the supermarket, which has served residents of the community for more than three decades, expired on Jan. 1, three years after the building’s […]


A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

By ELAINE LOUIE It all started with a cup of chai. Or the desire for one, at least. Three years ago this month, Anita Trehan was walking along Water Street, in the financial district, when she had a craving for “a nice cup of chai,” she said. But Ms. Trehan is from India, and she […]


Affordable Manhattan in Hudson Heights | NY Times

Affordable Manhattan in Hudson Heights | NY Times

By C. J. HUGHES For years, those who moved to the Hudson Heights section of Washington Heights savored the fact that apartments could be bought at discounts as steep as the neighborhood’s hills, compared with much of the rest of Manhattan. And to find that affordable home, one didn’t have to give up good subway […]


Hudson Heights Pumps More-for-Less Theme | WSJ.com

By Kavita Mokha Hudson Heights in upper Manhattan is nestled in an area that has long been considered a Dominican stronghold, but for a couple of blocks along West 181st Street between Fort Washington Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard, a more diverse crowd has been setting up shop in the past few years. Dominican sancocho and […]

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