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Washington Heights History

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 Riots of 1992

Time Travel: Shared Streets, Crossed Paths and a Death | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ with JANE FRITSCH Published: July 12, 1992 The only thing Jose (Kiko) Garcia and Officer Michael O’Keefe had in common was the sweltering, buzzing sidewalks of Washington Heights, a world where drug-fueled lawlessness too often seems…

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…