By Christina Bebeau 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 [...]
Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)
The always incredible Carnaval Del Boulevard goes down on Saturday, June 1st from 11am to 6 pm on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 188th Streets. This event is fun for the entire family and this year artists from the WHIN By Any Means movement will be doing their thing on stage. Make sure your [...]
By JOSH KURTZ Published: August 12, 1991 Earlier this year, the Transit Authority closed some long, dark pedestrian tunnels in the subways. One of the longest and darkest, the three-block tunnel connecting Broadway and 190th Street with the 191st Street IRT station at St. Nicholas Avenue, stayed open. In one of those only-in-New York bureaucratic [...]
Eleventh Annual Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival Sunday, May 19th, 2013 – 11:00 am until 6:00 pm Rain or Shine – FREE Inwood Hill Park 218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway) The Eleventh Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL will take place on Sunday, May [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When Hurricane Sandy struck last October, the water rose 4 ½ feet inside the Inwood Hill Nature Center at 218th Street and Indian Road. Exhibits were destroyed, and the heating system was ruined. The building is still closed. That’s where the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse comes in. At the suggestion of the City of New [...]
While meandering aimlessly in upper Manhattan in February 2013 I came upon a single intersection, Broadway and Isham Street, where there are several leftover relicts from several different ages that still survive. Before getting into those, I’d like to dispute the pronunciation of the name Isham, which, I’m told, is EYE-sham. This is plainly ridiculous. [...]
By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HIGHBRIDGE — Manhattan and The Bronx will soon be closer than ever. Renovations started Friday to repair the High Bridge, which connects Washington Heights to The Bronx but has been shuttered for decades. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined other city officials in front of a packed crowd of students at Highbridge [...]
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“Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968) is a documentary film originally made for broadcast on Irish television and is a fascinating look at the predominantly Irish Inwood of yesteryear. The film takes an unflinching look at the forces of transformation at work in the late 1960′s in the neighborhood. Inwood at the time was one of the [...]
The Birdman of Inwood from Colm O’Molloy on Vimeo. Related: Chiara Sottile’s ‘Birdman’ of Inwood | NYTimes 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.
Parsons The New School for Design has completed its work on Splash House, a new pool pavilion for the WPA-era Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center in Washington Heights, in partnership with NYC Parks & Recreation. The project was developed through the Parsons Design Workshop, its innovative design-build studio led by graduate architecture students. This past [...]
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Photography by Wallace Flores
The 2012 Medieval Festival Fort Tryon Park Sunday, September 30 11:30 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Isham Park, festivities will be held on the lawn at the top of the park Enter the park at Broadway above Isham Street to march with the band at 11:00am 11:00am to 3:00pm festivities including various speakers, story booth, performers, historical park signage & tours, children’s [...]
The always-informative My Inwood site recently posted a series of Postcards of the Uptown of yesteryear. Cleverly entitled “Postcards from the Edge”, the series captures an Uptown that seems, at first glance, so different from the one of today but upon further inspection it reaffirms the notion that this is a place that is in [...]
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 [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) DNAinfo reported earlier today that the man known for making elaborate natural art installations in the woods of Inwood Hill Park, Young Jee, passed away last Sunday from natural causes. The man, who in many ways was a mystery, will be missed as his awesome artwork added a surreal quality to [...]
Story by Francis Rodríguez Henry Santos Jeter is at the top of his game. And also like his counterpart on the New York Yankees, Santos Jeter makes clear that he can both excel as part of a team and shine on his own. The singer/song-writer, formerly of bachata heavyweights Grupo Aventura, is hard at work [...]
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.
By Dan Bader, DNAinfo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For the first time Zead Ramadan can remember, the central lawn in J. Hood Wright Park is green. Ramadan, a Community Board 12 Parks and Recreation Committee member, grew up playing baseball in the upper Manhattan park, but said the fields were always a sandlot, and never had [...]