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A Decade of Drama | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen How to top their ten? As community arts organization People’s Theatre Project (PTP) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, its directors are working on next-level‎ goals. The Inwood-based group, which offers school-based and public programs designed…

Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Shuttered for six weeks after a fire damaged the store, Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza is back in business. The popular Inwood eatery reopened on January 24, after a thorough vetting by the Health Department. For now,…

Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen When an early-morning fire tore through Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza on December 9, owner Ángel Salazar thought his dreams, as well as his business, had gone up in smoke. He has worked at the popular Inwood…

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Go Fund Me Spotlight: Help Angel Rebuild Grandpa’s Pizza

Angel Salazar has been a treasured community member of Inwood for nearly two decades. He began working behind the counter of Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza when it opened in 2004. He started out as counter staff, and through his…

12/16/17: The Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive

Tis the season to spread good vibes and good cheer. Stop by Off the Grid (3480 Broadway) on Saturday, December 16 at 7 pm for the Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive. Bring a toy, get a beer. It’s…

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The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Claudia De la Cruz is an educator, community organizer and the general coordinator of the youth leadership development project at Da Urban Butterflies in Washington Heights. Her parents moved from the Dominican…

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The Definition of Dominican Part 3 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Led Black is an artist, writer, entrepreneur and publisher of The Uptown Collective. “I like to think of Dominicans as the first Americans,” he said. The first school, church and university were…