Posts Tagged ‘Latinos’

Crowdfunding effort to audit Puerto Rico debt | Manhattan Times

Crowdfunding effort to audit Puerto Rico debt | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The clarity will come from the citizens. So explain organizers of a new crowdfunding campaign launched to conduct an independent, citizen-led audit of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion public debt. Citizen Front for a Debt Audit (Frente Ciudadano por la Auditoría de la Deuda in Spanish) unveiled a U.S. website [www.auditoriaya.org] on Thursday […]


De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop arresting New Yorkers who are caught smoking marijuana in public. On Sunday, the mayor informed the police to instead issue summonses for public marijuana smoking. “With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical […]


Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The second summit is coming. There are 2.4 million Latinos in New York City, according to the city’s Department of City Planning (DCP). Next month, a conference focused on the needs and concerns of nearly a third of the city’s population is reconvening for a second year. The annual Summit on Latinos […]


The Red Bull Music Festival @ La Marina: The Recap

The Red Bull Music Festival @ La Marina: The Recap

The Red Bull Music Festival touched down at La Marina on Saturday, May 19 for Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo, a rousing celebration of the genre. The festival reunited early pioneers of the sound, The Noise. Founded in San Juan in the early 1990s, the iconic collective of DJs, rappers and producers gave an early platform to […]


05/24/18: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor In Conversation With Chris Hedges @ Word Up Books

05/24/18: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor In Conversation With Chris Hedges @ Word Up Books

Chris Hedges does not pull his punches. The work of the esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is must-read material if you want to better understand the time we are living through right now. With that said, the indispensable Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue) will be hosting him in conversation with author Mitch Abidor on Thursday, […]


05/19/18: Red Bull Music presents Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo @ La Marina

05/19/18: Red Bull Music presents Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo @ La Marina

Listen up people, it’s going down at La Marina this coming Saturday, May 19th. The Red Bull Music Festival comes Uptown for a Reggaeton extravaganza. In celebration of the genre, Red Bull Music Festival New York will reunite early pioneers of the sound, The Noise. Founded in San Juan in the early 1990s, the iconic […]


Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen New Yorkers of color are being targeted over whites for marijuana arrests, according to a police reform advocacy group. Citing statistics from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) said that 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in the first three months of this year involved […]


Manhattan BP votes no to Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

Manhattan BP votes no to Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The BP is not OK with the plan. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has issued her recommendation to the City Planning Commission (CPC) on the proposed Inwood rezoning, voting no with conditions. In her April 26 document to CPC, provided as part of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Brewer […]


FriENEMY Lines | Manhattan Times

FriENEMY Lines | Manhattan Times

By Andrea Arroyo When the #MeToo movement came into the American consciousness last year, I felt like I could finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. I was sure public acknowledgment of the prevalence of sexual violence was going to generate a cultural shift that would change women’s lives for the better. […]


Rites of Resistance | Manhattan Times

Rites of Resistance | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Wilhelmina Grant’s grandmother was the strong center of the family. A tall woman, she wore pants and sensible shoes and always had her handbag by her side, constantly holding the family’s purse strings. But what Grant remembers most was her warmth and ability to heal. “Back in those days, we didn’t go […]


“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 […]


03/18/18: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Holds Affordable Housing Now! Tour

03/18/18: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Holds Affordable Housing Now! Tour

True to the promise that he made this past Monday at the Inwood Rezoning Forum, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is holding his 100% Affordable Housing Now! Tour to demand 5,000 affordable units at part of the Inwood Rezoning on Sunday, March 18 from noon to 1 pm. The starting point is 204th Street and 10th Avenue. […]


Save The Date: 04/29/18 – The State of Development in Northern Manhattan

Save The Date: 04/29/18 – The State of Development in Northern Manhattan

NYC Council Member, Ydanis Rodriguez will be hosting a community meeting regarding the Inwood Rezoning and the overall state of development in Northern Manhattan on April 29 at 2:30 pm at the Manhattan Bible Church (3816 9th Ave – btwn @ 204th & 205th). Make sure your voices are heard by attending and help to […]


Revisiting the Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

Revisiting the Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

BY Sherry Mazzocchi In a sweeping presentation to a packed auditorium, Congressman Adriano Espaillat reiterated support for “truly affordable housing” in Inwood. Espaillat convened the town hall on Mon., Mar. 12th at the Washington Heights Academy. The Congressman, who is from Washington Heights, said, “If the city really wanted to provide affordable housing, they could […]


Uptown Tonight: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Hosts Community Forum On Inwood Rezoning & 100% Affordable Housing

Uptown Tonight: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Hosts Community Forum On Inwood Rezoning & 100% Affordable Housing

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a community forum to discuss the Inwood rezoning effort and his call for 100% affordable housing on Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST at the Washington Heights Academy located at 202 Sherman Ave (by 204th Street), New York. Rep. Espaillat will be joined by Manhattan Borough President, […]


Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

On Thursday, February 15th, in the spirit of resistance and resilience, you’re invited to the opening of Defend PR, CCCADI’s first art exhibit of 2018 at their new, historic Landmark location. Curated by Mikey Cordero of the Defend PR project, the Defend PR Exhibit explores the creative documentation and stories told through the Defend Puerto Rico Transmedia project with a […]


Canvas of Compassion | The Manhattan Times

Canvas of Compassion | The Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Beauty is revolutionary. Visual artist Andrea Arroyo, probably best known for colorful and lyrical images of goddesses, recently won first prize in the 2017 United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award. The Washington Heights artist’s winning image is stark and powerful. Three female fists, raised to the sky, surrounded by unfurling leaves, […]


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 […]


Mood Music: Chazmere – Simple Things

Mood Music: Chazmere - Simple Things

The one and only Chazmere is back people. Simple Things is the first visual from Chazmere’s superb 4th album, •FELT•. Check out the project ASAP. You can thank us later. Remember, if we don’t support our art who will?


36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

Mireya Navarro of the NY Times put together an outstanding piece on her 36 hour romp through Latino NYC. Get this: Latinos in NYC “account for 29 percent of the overall population and for more than half in the Bronx.” She starts off her journey of cultural and culinary exploration in El Barrio and from […]


Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough…

Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough...

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The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Next To Me

The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Next To Me

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Me Too | Manhattan Times

Me Too | Manhattan Times

By Andrea Arroyo I was moved to create the image Me Too as I was inspired by the hundreds of thousands of women around the country uniting to show how prevalent sexual violence is. Last week, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse by many women and it was “big news.” He was […]


Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

La Tierra de Azteca is not alone. Among the many relief efforts undertaken locally, Mexican-born artist Andrea Arroyo has created a series of prints to raise funds for victims of the earthquake in Mexico. A Washington Heights resident, Arroyo and her husband Felipe Galindo, a fellow graphic artist known as “Feggo,” were inspired to make […]

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