Posts Tagged ‘Inwood’

What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

By MICHAEL POLLAK Q. When I was growing up in Washington Heights, my friends and I came across a stone marker near the George Washington Bridge with an inscription: “American Redout 1776.” What is it? A.That hillside monument, sponsored in 1910 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, commemorated one of the worst defeats suffered [...]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Have you visited the Cloisters in Inwood #Manhattan? It's one of the best kept secrets! http://t.co/ykrglDYj7w pic.twitter.com/Cs6kVPoIkO — New York Habitat (@NewYorkHabitat) October 3, 2014


Spread Love: Room 28 Theatre Extravaganza Spectacular @ The Poet’s Den

Spread Love: Room 28 Theatre Extravaganza Spectacular @ The Poet's Den

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This Basset Hound Has More Instagram Followers Than You | DNAinfo

This Basset Hound Has More Instagram Followers Than You | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Move over Grumpy Cat — Uptown has its own Internet pet sensation. Flash, a black-and-tan Basset Hound who lives in Inwood, has gained more than 10,000 Instagram followers since joining the popular photo-sharing site in late June. The dog’s feed features pictures of his daily life and includes shots of him with [...]


30th NYC Medieval Festival Brings Out Hard-Core Rennies To Fort Tryon Park | Gothamist

30th NYC Medieval Festival Brings Out Hard-Core Rennies To Fort Tryon Park | Gothamist

BY Scott Lynch | Gothamist Were you outside Sunday afternoon? Kind of like summer, right? Hot, sunny, sticky, sweaty… the sort of day when really the last thing you’d want to be wearing was layers of fur, full-body leather gear, and/or twenty pounds of chain mail. But that didn’t stop the hardcore Rennies from rocking [...]


Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books


New Music: Audubon Ft. Cakes – Kilero

New Music: Audubon Ft. Cakes - Kilero


Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say | DNAinfo

Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A public square in Washington Heights has become a camp for homeless men who use drugs and leave behind trash and human waste, officials and neighbors say. Since early this year, after a community gardening group transformed Juan Pablo Duarte Square into a thriving green space, a growing number [...]


New Music: Dubwork – Cohibas & Wine

New Music: Dubwork - Cohibas & Wine


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Film Maker Evokes The World of Frankfort-On-The-Hudson | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Film Maker Evokes The World of Frankfort-On-The-Hudson | NY Times

By MERVYN ROTHSTEIN Published: August 24, 1986 In 1936, when Manny Kirchheimer was 5 years old, he and his family fled Hitler’s Germany and settled in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. They were not alone – by 1950 there were 20,000 Jews in Washington Heights, most of whom had come to this country from [...]


‘Brides’ March Against Domestic Violence | WSJ

‘Brides’ March Against Domestic Violence | WSJ

By Joe Jackson Hundreds of advocates protesting domestic violence, including many women wearing white wedding gowns, took part in an annual Brides’ March through upper Manhattan and the south Bronx Friday. The event–in its fourteenth year–honors Gladys Ricart, whose ex-boyfriend was convicted of killing her in 1999 on her wedding day and other victims of [...]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Only in Washington Heights… #HoodElectronics #WashHts #NYC http://t.co/4TosEZ8RAE — Led Black (@Led_Black) September 26, 2014 Check out: #InstagramUptown: Only In Washington Heights… We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


10/2/14: Auditions For The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights

10/2/14: Auditions For The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights

This Thursday, October 2, will be a very special day for any boy or girl from 7 to 13 who loves to sing. That day they can audition for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH), an after-school community program founded in 2012 by the world-famous Young People’s Chorus of [...]


Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

By Victoria Bekiempis Jose Martinez had a good life in the Dominican Republic. He taught children to swim at the Embajador, a Santo Domingo hotel popular among diplomats, and enjoyed the benefits of working for the rich and powerful. When Martinez decided to move to the U.S. in the late 1960s, his connections could have [...]


Uptown Video: Greetings From Nueva York

Uptown Video: Greetings From Nueva York

Greetings from Nueva York, is an interactive event series, that blends live music and art.


Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni Senecal came to Washington Heights recently to highlight all the awesomeness that our neighborhood has to offer. She stops by such Uptown gems as the Cloisters, the Morris Jumel Mansion and the United Palace. She also takes a sampling of the lively culinary scene, hitting up Malecon and Mama Sushi.


Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong FORT GEORGE — A fairytale came to life for some Uptown elementary school students Monday when they were paid a visit by an actual queen. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Dos Puentes Elementary School Monday to announce that the school received membership in the International Spanish [...]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not [...]


Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican – Sell/Buy/Date

Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican - Sell/Buy/Date

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at [...]


Monday Mood Music: Dark ATM Ft. Boston – It’s Gucci

Monday Mood Music: Dark ATM Ft. Boston - It's Gucci


Hungry City: Abyssinia in Harlem | NY Times

Hungry City: Abyssinia in Harlem | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The description “ground mildly spiced chickpeas” does not prepare you for what arrives, which looks less like a self-sufficient dish than a sauce or a displaced soup, as red as the desert. It’s not that mild, either, thanks to a nice shock of berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend dominated by red chile, [...]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Just posted a photo @ Washington Heights 187St http://t.co/3lEpqSxTtw — Victor (@VictorTrasvina) September 13, 2014 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


New Music: Rich Perez – Uptown

New Music: Rich Perez - Uptown

Growing up in Uptown NYC, a trip to the grocery store isn’t just a trip to the grocery store. It’s a time to getaway and say whats up to friends, go on adventure, see things and share your world with friends. I hope we never lose that sense of faith and adventure as we grow [...]


Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

By ABIGAIL MEISEL In the spring of 2013, a family of pigeons nested in scaffolding outside my apartment building two blocks off St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. From the window of my first-floor apartment, I heard the cheeping of baby birds and affectionately observed their downy forms and tiny black-tipped beaks: my very [...]

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