Posts Tagged ‘Parks’

Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

BY Sergey Kadinsky At the northern tip of Manhattan island, the scenery is reminiscent of the Hudson River Valley at Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill parks. Thick forests, steep hills, and views of the Palisades across the Hudson River. The east side of Inwood on the Harlem River receives fewer visitors, but has a rich natural […]


Local group to unveil first-ever syringe drop-off box inside an NYC park | Metro

Local group to unveil first-ever syringe drop-off box inside an NYC park | Metro

BY Angy Altamirano Through the beauty and simplicity of a flower, one New York City organization is hoping to help keep their local parks cleaner and safer from dirty syringe needles. The Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP) — a harm reduction agency that aims to improve the quality of life and health of drug users […]


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 […]


Picture of the Week – The New Yorker Edition

Picture of the Week - The New Yorker Edition

The New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently plunged into the 10-day citywide OutdoorFest, which resulted in some really cool images. The one above is from our neck of the woods. Click below to see the rest. Check out: New Yorkers Attempt the Outdoor Life Style : The New Yorker.


Poorly Photoshopped Disembodied Heads Promising Technicolor Adventures

Poorly Photoshopped Disembodied Heads Promising Technicolor Adventures

BY Anonymous The moment I walked into the joint, the title song from Hello Dolly! started. Although I had never been to this bar in West Hollywood, I felt instantly at home, as if I were actually Dolly returning to Harmonia Gardens. Eleven TVs were blasting the iconic scene from the movie, one small TV […]


A New Recreation & Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek | Greensource

A New Recreation & Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek | Greensource

By Anna Fixsen Scarcely two decades ago, Sherman Creek, a tributary of the Harlem River in northern Manhattan, was choked by weeds and the wreckage of century-old boathouses. Now, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn-based firm Bade Stageberg Cox are on track to restore the area to the vibrant community hub it once […]


Over the Bridge

Over the Bridge

BY Anonymous I’m convinced that living in New York City can teach you to love the rugged outdoors the way that wearing a catholic school uniform encourages a sense of style. You can’t rebel against something, consciously or not, if there are no constraints. To some, spring is the perfect time to sit inside and […]


A “Broken Windows” Theory for Environmentalism | Huffington Post

A "Broken Windows" Theory for Environmentalism | Huffington Post

BY Paul Gallay Call it the broken windows theory applied to environmentalism. This spring, Riverkeeper helped mobilize a crew of 80 to clean up trash at Inwood’s North Cove, a reclaimed wetlands area on the Harlem River where wildlife now flourishes amid steel and cement. The biggest cleanup of 72 on our second annual day […]


Bette Midler-backed project promises divine additions to Sherman Creek | NY Daily News

Bette Midler-backed project promises divine additions to Sherman Creek | NY Daily News

By Matt Chaban / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Bette Midler is floating another big idea for the Harlem River. The New York Restoration project, founded by the Divine Miss M, has been managing Inwood’s 15-acre Sherman Creek Park for 17 years. Now the nonprofit is prepared to install its crown jewel — albeit a rusty […]


Breastfeeding Moms to Stage Feed-In in Inwood Hill Park | DNAinfo

Breastfeeding Moms to Stage Feed-In in Inwood Hill Park | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel INWOOD — Mothers from across the city will descend on Inwood in August to spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding. Dozens of activist moms will head to Inwood Hill Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, to publicly breastfeed their children as part of “The Big Latch On,” a worldwide initiative. […]


The Red Shorts Basketball Society and the Demographics of Washington Heights

The Red Shorts Basketball Society and the Demographics of Washington Heights

BY Anonymous It was the first summery day of spring, the kind of day you remember from your childhood, the first day you can wear shorts, the first sunburn of the season. My face is still as crispy and golden as a Peking Duck, my back an unmistakably yuppie series of sports bra tan lines. […]


Inwood v. Inwood

Inwood v. Inwood

BY Anonymous I run three slightly uphill blocks to the middle of the hill at 181st and Fort Washington, on the way observing the buildings with Art Deco doors, front courtyards, and engraved names. The building on the southeast corner even has a wide variety of gargoyles that aren’t voiced by Jason Alexander but will […]


‘Law & Order’ Set in Inwood Hill Park Brings Flashbacks of Sarah Fox Murder | DNAinfo

'Law & Order' Set in Inwood Hill Park Brings Flashbacks of Sarah Fox Murder | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — A “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” filming brought back unpleasant memories of one of New York’s most heart-wrenching unsolved crimes Tuesday. The crew of the NBC show shot a scene of involving the discovery of a woman’s body in Inwood Hill Park, the site of the 2004 […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Exploring Inwood Hill’s Urban Wilderness | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Exploring Inwood Hill's Urban Wilderness | NY Times

By ANDREW L. YARROW Published: May 01, 1987 SEVERAL months ago, the northern Manhattan community of Inwood was abuzz about one of the city’s more bizarre acts of thievery in recent memory. Four large trees known as Paulownia tomentosa mysteriously vanished one night from Inwood Hill Park. ”Arborcide,” declared the Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Henry […]


The 2012 Medieval Festival In Pictures

The 2012 Medieval Festival In Pictures

Photography by Wallace Flores


The 2012 Medieval Festival Takes Place This Sunday

The 2012 Medieval Festival Takes Place This Sunday

The 2012 Medieval Festival Fort Tryon Park Sunday, September 30 11:30 AM to 6 PM


Family Rowing Festival @ the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

Family Rowing Festival @ the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

On September 8th from 11am to 2pm, Row New York will provide boathouse tours and free rowing activities to community members from the neighborhoods surrounding the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Upper Manhattan. Guests at the event will include Olympic athletes and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The Sharp Boathouse is […]


Uptown Video: Inwood

Uptown Video: Inwood

Video by Kadshah Nagibe INWOOD from Kadshah Nagibe on Vimeo. Related: The 2011 Medieval Festival – The Video Inwood: A Love Letter By Art For Strangers We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Exploring the Harlem River’s Little-Known Swindler Cove Park | Camera Obscura – Curbed NY

Exploring the Harlem River's Little-Known Swindler Cove Park | Camera Obscura - Curbed NY

By Nathan Kensinger Swindler Cove Park is one of Manhattan’s least known yet most beautiful parks. Opened in 2003, the park occupies a five acre patch of land along the Harlem River that was once used as a communal dumping ground. Before construction on the park could begin, workers reportedly “removed tons of garbage, rusted-out cars, sunken boats […]


Free Wi-Fi Proposed for Uptown Parks | DNAinfo

Free Wi-Fi Proposed for Uptown Parks | DNAinfo

By Carla Zanoni, DNAinfo Social Media Editor UPPER MANHATTAN — The Parks Department plans to launch a new initiative to bring Wi-Fi to Upper Manhattan parks. The department is currently looking into the feasibility of connecting the parks and plans to roll out some of the service between this summer and the fall of 2013, […]


Walking Off the Big Apple Takes A Walk Through Inwood Hill & Ft Tryon Park

Walking Off the Big Apple Takes A Walk Through Inwood Hill & Ft Tryon Park

Award-winning travel blogger Teri Tynes of Walking Off the Big Apple took a stroll recently through our very own Inwood Hill and Fort Tryon Park. The post is chock full of great info and awesome pictures. Click here for more. Also, check out: A Trek Through the Timeless Treasure that is Inwood Hill Park We […]


City Salamander Hunt | WSJ.com

City Salamander Hunt | WSJ.com

BY Ralph Gardner If you think it’s a challenge writing about a salamander hunt—though I realize I can only speak for myself—try writing about it after you arrive, only to discover that the hunt is over; you missed it. That was my situation on an otherwise balmy recent early fall afternoon when I reported to […]


NY Times To Document Autumn On A Weekly Basis From Inwood Hill Park

That’s right, the City Room section of the New York Times will be documenting the contours of autumn on a weekly basis in Manhattan’s last remaining forest, Inwood Hill Park. Marielle Anzelone, a botanist and urban ecologist who founded NYC Wildflower Week, will report from a patch of forest in Inwood Hill Park once a […]


Hike the Heights this Saturday

For more info: http://thegiraffenyc.org/ Check out our recap of last year’s event:http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/06/07/my-hike-the-heights-adventure/ [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/12470512 w=500&h=375] Hike the Heights! from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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