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By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Play ball! The baseball fields of Inwood Hill Park come alive during the summer months when local Little League and adult teams hit the diamond. The Inwood Little League sponsors a team from the Dominican Republic each summer and this talented group enthralled the crowds that gathered to watch. Once the [...]
WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3 pm. Presented as part of the Apollo Uptown Hall series, this year’s event explores the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass. Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and [...]
By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) This is without question the most difficult letter I ever had to write in my entire life. The reason for this being an intense desire to use my hands with another tool other than a keyboard to address you! The issue I have with you beyond the fact that you [...]
Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Braving the snow and enjoying the wintry wonderland? Once you’re ready to hang up your mittens, New Leaf Restaurant and Bar has a few concoctions that will warm your spirits and knock a spark back in your cold-weathered body. And you’ll be doing good while making cheer. Founded [...]
By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Jason Minter was just 6 years old when three men held his mother down in the next room, raped her and murdered her 37 years ago. Now, he’s fighting to keep his mother’s killers behind bars. Minter, the owner of Inwood’s Indian Road Cafe, has launched an online petition asking New [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, so here is the deal. Jon Ullman of Trouble In The Heights fame and I are working on the definitive documentary on the infamous street libation known as the Nutcracker. The film is not just the story of what we like to call “modern day moonshine” but it is also [...]
By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) “Honest people will respect us for our merit; the public, for our luck.” (Francois Duc DE LA Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French Writer and Moralist). Washington Heights is known for many things, depending on whom you are asking. Oft times during casual conversation, when the topic is Washington Heights, the negative depictions [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I can think of no better way to start off the New Year on this site than with the stirring poem delivered by New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony. The poem, simply entitled “New York City”, is a poignant, powerful and lyrical [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Let’s get right to it people. Here are the Top 10 Posts of 2013.
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Good Riddance Mike Bloomberg! I am SOOOOOO happy that you will no longer be the Mayor of this great city. You have no idea. I REALLY MEAN THAT! (All caps on purpose – so take that.) I am ridiculously elated that starting tomorrow, I will no longer have to hear your [...]
Opera singer Martina Arroyo got her start in Harlem in New York City, but her career has spanned the globe. Arroyo is among this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees. The singer discussed her legacy and the moment that changed everything with CBS News’ cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis. Her voice has been called one of the best [...]
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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 [...]
By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Inwood’s artists, telecommuters and freelancers will have an alternative to the coffee-shop-as-office next month, when Bread and Yoga launches its ambitious new co-working space. The space, located in the kitchen of Bread and Yoga’s newly opened 5000 Broadway studio, will feature a large table, Wi-Fi, coffee and a lounge that [...]
By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) I love my hood! Many bellow this mantra but, a pertinent question would be; does the hood love back? As of late, the answer is not as clear as I would like it to be. There was a time where one would not be able to pay me to believe [...]
Inwood’s only Annual Holiday Market featuring local merchants and artisans opens in December bringing a one-stop shopping experience to residents of Upper Manhattan. Bread and Yoga, Inwood’s community focused yoga studio is proud to announce the launch of it’s 4th Annual Holiday Market. This is an initiative to create a neighborhood holiday shopping experience and [...]