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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 […]


Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Story by Desiree Johnson, Debralee Santos, and Cristóbal Vivar Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “You are not forgotten.” It was the latest word of tribute and affection offered by lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda to, by his own admission, one of his greatest loves – Puerto Rico. He spoke before thousands at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., […]


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 […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Uptown superhero, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has done it again. In record time, he gathered some of the biggest names in Latin music to put together the infectious Almost Like Praying. Artists such as J Lo, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, Gloria Estefan and many more did their thing on this impressive feat of solidarity. […]


#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

A post shared by Manhattan Times (@manhattantimes_) on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:48am PDT We did it Uptown. We came together as a community for the #uptownUNIDOS fundraising extravaganza for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Elected officials, community stakeholders, students and people from all walks of life stopped in to help […]


#UptownUNIDOS galvanizes relief efforts | Manhattan Times

#UptownUNIDOS galvanizes relief efforts | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar Uptown answered the call. With Puerto Rico suffering in the wake of Hurricane Maria and Mexico recovering from devastating earthquakes, 5030 Broadway became the epicenter for a day of action and service on October 7. UptownUNIDOS, an event designed to provide relief for the stricken countries, drew […]


10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS – A Day of Action & Service

10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS - A Day of Action & Service

Uptown, our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico need us. Our brethren in Mexico need us. And they need us now. We cannot wait for others to act. We are up to the challenge. Please join us this coming Saturday, October 7 from 11 am to 6 pm for #uptownUNIDOS – a day of action […]


Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to […]


Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Where there’s a will, there’s an art gallery. A lot of people have dreams that never quite make it past the desire stage. But others plan and forge ideas into reality by hard work and the force of sheer will. Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman […]


Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’ | Voices of NY

By Edwin Martínez – Source: El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story On Sunday, Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan mother who decided to take shelter in Washington Heights’ Holyrood Church with her three children to avoid deportation, marked one month of being locked inside the temple. Political and religious leaders, activists […]


The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

Administration terminates DREAMers program Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar DACA is done. The Trump administration on Tuesday officially announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that helped more than 800,000 young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children avoid deportation. While Trump had talked about […]


Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Stay of deportation rejected Story by Gregg McQueen She’s been denied. Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan immigrant seeking refuge at Holyrood Church in Washington Heights as she seeks to avoid deportation, has been denied in her request for asylum, her lawyer said. The 33-year-old Morales-Guerra took sanctuary at Holyrood in mid-August along with her three young […]


First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristobal Vivar She sought sanctuary — and has earned a stay. A Washington Heights church is providing refuge to a Guatemalan immigrant mother facing deportation — and who’s just been granted a 90-day window while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials review her case. Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three […]


Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey. They had names. More than a dozen enslaved black women were purchased in the 1800’s by Dr. James Marion Sims, a white Southern doctor who performed experimental surgeries on the women. Sims, a South Carolina native considered the “father of modern gynecology,” is reported to have conducted these procedures without administering […]


Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church | NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead of showing up to her […]


“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful paintings of free-floating goddesses, Arroyo’s work is often topical – and political. They are messages about the environment, women’s issues, and The Missing—people found dead at border crossings or in […]


The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Opening Night – The Recap

The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York's Opening Night – The Recap

Photography by Marcus Johnson Once again it’s on. The Dominican Festival In New York is off to a roaring start. Dominican film lovers came out in droves last night to the venerable United Palace to support the festival and the Dominican film industry. The festival’s opening film, Carpinteros, is now one of our favorite Dominican […]


Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There is more to explore. Armando Guareno is intent on expanding the popular notions of the kinds of art produced and created by those within the Dominican diaspora. “We are more than merengue and bachata,” said Guareno in reference to the music most commonly associated with the Dominican Republic. “We are […]


We Will Not Forget – A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

We Will Not Forget - A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

By State Senator Marisol Alcántara When I learned of the tragic death of Officer Miosotis Familia, I was heartbroken. She was a woman who lived her entire life in service of others and in service of the community. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked as a nurse, and for 12 years, she protected […]


Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood | Manhattan Times

Film Works Alfresco debuts in Inwood | Manhattan Times

A free outdoor summer film series has launched in Inwood Hill Park. Film Works Alfresco is a curated film series that will present both independent and popular films that have local relevance and cultural significance to the Northern Manhattan community. Free screenings – a dozen in total – are scheduled for every Monday evening at […]

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