2015 is upon us folks. So before we cross the Rubicon. Let’s take a look at the year that was with the Top 10 posts of 2014.
#10 Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter’s Perspective
One of Malcolm’s daughters, Ilyasah Shabazz, wrote a heartfelt and thought-provoking piece on her father and Human Rights giant.
#9 Homage To A Hustler: Lil Man – The Great
When I was a kid, Lil Man was a local legend. Graffiti king turned hustler. Childhood confidante, Carl Clemons, wrote an engrossing piece on the man that was loved and idolized by so many in the Washington Heights of that era.
Check out: Homage To A Hustler: Lil Man – The Great
#8 Edible Manhattan: A Self-Guided Dominican Food Tour of Washington Heights & Inwood
I had the good fortune of taking part in Marissa Finn’s Dominican culinary tour of Uptown.
#7 El Lina: The Best Little Dominican Restaurant in Washington Heights
This is my absolute favorite Dominican Restaurant Uptown. Nuff Said.
#6 Diary of a Dominican in…. Minnesota
This is hilarious. Please read – thank me later.
Check out: Diary of a Dominican in…. Minnesota
#5 Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega Closes
An era ended with the closing of the bodega that was the inspiration behind the bodega featured in the Tony-award-winning musical, In The Heights. Arlene Schulman put together an awesome photo-essay on the milestone.
Check out: Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega Closes
#4 She was my love | Manhattan Times
This year, Uptown lost a pioneer. Renee Mancino of Carrot Top Pastries made her transition. She will be missed but her legacy is secured. Mónica Barnkow of the Manhattan Times wrote an excellent piece on the woman that believed in our neighborhood when very few people did.
Check out: She was my love | Manhattan Times
#3 The Nutcracker
Perennial favorite, The Nutcracker, always generates big numbers. Stay tuned for the full-length documentary.
Check out: The Nutcracker
#2 The House on the Hill: A Murder In Washington Heights…
Researched by photographer extraordinaire, Emil Baez, this post tells the story of the grisly murder that took place in the house on the hill back in 1958.
#1 The Washington Heights Riots of 1992 Remembered – Part 1
Yes, that is a much younger and thinner me. The year was 1992 and I was just a teenager caught up in the upheaval. Thank goodness, I had the wherewithal to grab a disposable camera and document what transpired.