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Tenants push for rent freeze amid pandemic | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Lena Meléndez is waiting. Meléndez wrote her landlord a letter asking if there would be a grace period for April rent in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing state-mandated PAUSE restrictions. “I’m still waiting…

The Little Red Lighthouse Festival 2012

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #Facts💯

Suddenly, the whole nation is depending on the same people they say shouldn’t make $15 an hour. — John Henry (@JohnHenryStyle) April 1, 2020 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page…

“Mommy’s dead” | Bronx Free Press

By Debralee Santos Cari was one of six transit workers – and the only woman – reported dead in New York City this past week. The other TWU members who died were Stations Department Supervisor Victor Zapana, Bus Operator…

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NYPD Out Here Towing Cars In A Pandemic

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:20am PDT This occurred this morning at 10 am on Cabrini BLVD near the entrance to Fort Tryon…

“We became a safe haven,” says Coogan’s co-owner Peter Walsh.

Quiet at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

Few days are as keenly felt as St. Patrick’s Day at Coogan’s. The touchstone eatery is a community haven on all other calendar dates, but this day is one like no other. The amber panels gleam a bit brighter,…

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Quarantinos Out Loud

On the latest episode of Latinos Out Loud, the group meets in Tibby’s hideaway studio and talks Coronavirus while sipping on Corona’s. On Bochinche Bites, Jaime hones in on drones delivering drugs and a woman licking a toilet seat…

Councilmember tests positive | Bronx Free Press

Councilmember Ritchie Torres has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. His full statement follows: “Last night, I found out that I had tested positive for COVID-19. Over the weekend, I learned that a senior staff member had…

Op-Led: Uptown Love in the Time of Coronavirus

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carlos Rivera (@eyeshootnyc) on Mar 16, 2020 at 8:38am PDT No, not Tom Hanks. You know things are bad when even Forrest Gump can’t outrun the…

Homeless Man 181 St Street - Washington Heights

Uptown school installs student laundry room | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Six months after becoming principal at P.S. 132, Wendy Poveda noticed something unusual. Members of the staff at the elementary school were bringing home and washing the clothes of students. Approximately 25 percent of P.S. 132…