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The Washington Heights Riots of 1992

The 1992 Washington Heights Riots Remembered

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Jul 4, 2019 at 1:35pm PDT July 1992 As soon as we stepped out of the 1 & 9 train…

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The Bowery Boys: Secret Places of Upper Manhattan

Shout out to the Bowery Boys for showing love to Uptown in their latest podcast. The episode takes you on a history bending tour of historic sites in Washington Heights and Inwood. Press play below and enjoy. Check out:…

Uptown Tonight: Lost Inwood @ Word Up Books

Join Uptown neighbors in celebrating the release of Lost Inwood by Cole Thompson and Don Rice. The authors have cohosted the monthly “Lost Inwood” history series since 2009. Thompson founded the popular local history website myinwood.net. Rice serves as…

The Washington Heights Phoenix – From Riots to Renaissance

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 20 years ago, this very month, Washington Heights went up in flames, anger and disgust. The Crack epidemic had changed the neighborhood for the worst and corrupted everything it touched. Washington Heights went from being…