Posts Tagged ‘Times Travel Tuesdays’

The NYPD’s Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD’s Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

The NYPD's Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD's Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

By Tom McKay The news: In New York City, whether or not you get arrested for marijuana possession has a lot to do with whether you’re black or Latino. New arrest record data from the New York state criminal justice system compiled by the Drug Policy Alliance paints a disturbing picture of racial bias in […]


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 […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: The Doomsday Preppers of New York | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: The Doomsday Preppers of New York | NY Times

By ALAN FEUER Published: January 26, 2013 A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Walk on Manhattan’s Wild Side | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Walk on Manhattan's Wild Side | NY Times

By PETER HELLMAN Published: July 24, 1998 As darkness falls, a burly man lugging a boom box heads into Inwood Hill Park followed by a group of others. Your heart could sink at the prospect of Manhattan’s last stand of real forest, tucked away in the northwestern corner of the borough, being desecrated by loud […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Published: November 14, 2013 Walking down Eighth Avenue a few weeks ago, I made sure my backpack was fully zipped shut. Inside was a modest stash of pot, bought just an hour or so earlier. A friend knew someone in that world, and after an introduction, then a quiet, discreet meeting, I […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: The Projects Were a Launching Pad for Many Successful New Yorkers | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: The Projects Were a Launching Pad for Many Successful New Yorkers | NY Times

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ and MICHAEL WILSON Published: May 29, 2009 IT was fewer than 100 blocks from their shared apartment in Harlem to the Dyckman Houses in Inwood, but for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his mother and father, who made the move in 1950, it “was really considered a step up,” he recalled in an interview […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: BASEBALL; Neighborhood Hero Touches Every Base | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: BASEBALL; Neighborhood Hero Touches Every Base | NY Times

By SARA RIMER Published: September 04, 1993 In Washington Heights this summer, the sweetest sentence in the Spanish language is this: “Mami, ya me subieron a las Grandes Ligas.” Mommy, they called me to the major leagues. That is what Manny Ramirez said when he telephoned his mother, Onelcida Ramirez, a factory worker, Wednesday night. […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL Published: January 2, 2005 Nearly 40 years after the civil rights leader Malcolm X was shot and killed at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, and a decade after the city spent millions of dollars to renovate it, the ballroom is finally poised to become a center dedicated to the leader and […]

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