BY Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The 2014 World Maker’s Faire was exactly as it was described on its website, “a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.” I heard about it online and through a friend Jennifer Leech, who was selling her own really cool crafts there that weekend. Jennifer is a Washington Heights resident, and a fellow volunteer at Word [...]
By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Lin Randolph will soon be living what she calls every New Yorker’s dream. The chef behind Alecia Bakery, a wholesale baked goods company, is opening its first retail store on Sherman Avenue in the spring of 2015. “I love that it’s in my neighborhood,” said Randolph, an Inwood resident since [...]
By ANDREW L. YARROW Published: September 23, 1988 ”THIS is the renaissance of the Middle Ages,” proclaimed City Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern, whose department is co-sponsoring a fanciful foray into the 15th century on Sunday in Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. A tableau of jousting knights, roving troubadours, colorfully clad magicians and musical [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]