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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…

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…

The Washington Heights Riots of 1992 Remembered – Part 2

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) As I look back now on those days, I realized that what had begun, as a visceral response to the killing of Jose “Kiko” Garcia was really the culmination of the utter madness that Crack…