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New theater work examines immigrant lives | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Carmen Barbosa remembers the fear. The 80-year-old Washington Heights resident came to the United States from Cartagena, Columbia in 1981. She wished to start a new life after her husband passed away, and find more consistent…

Long live the shrew. | Manhattan Times

By Debralee Santos The conversation these days requires bottom-line denigration, to rise above the churn and swill. Ricardo Rosselló is the first governor to step down since Puerto Ricans began electing their chief executives in 1947. As revealed by…

Deportation raids reported | Manhattan Times

On alert. President Donald Trump has ordered deportation raids to begin on Sunday in at least 10 major cities, according to published reports. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will begin…

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Buunni Coffee seeks to add performance space | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen   The store recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 to purchase equipment including a sound system, LED lighting, a film projector and screen, and a removable platform stage. In its first week, the campaign…

Landmark deal reached for rent reform | Manhattan Times

The state legislature has reached a landmark agreement to renew New York’s rent laws and expand tenant protections. Key components of the deal include a permanent extension of the rent regulation laws, which were set to expire on June…

Heights comes Home | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar Un montón. It’s how many times he – and so many others – cried. As creators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes (with their families), joined by film director Jon Chu, and a host of…

New complex rises in West Harlem | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen From bread rising to ground breaking. Another building will ascend into the West Harlem skyscape. The Taystee Building will feature 350,000-square-feet of space for organizations devoted to the life sciences, technology, nonprofits and the arts. Developed…

GoFundMe Spotlight: Harlem Fire Funeral Fund

A Word From The Pollidore Family This morning, May 8th, 2019, in Harlem, a tremendous tragedy occurred in the Pollidore family! We lost my older sister, Andrea who some know as Drea or Nadine and her 4 youngest children:…

Six killed in fatal fire uptown | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen A family of six was killed when an early morning fire swept through their fifth-floor apartment on Wednesday. It is the deadliest fire in New York City since 2017, in which 12 residents were killed in…

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: The Fire This Time

The toll of yesterday's Harlem apartment fire was truly devastating, with six killed–including mom Andrea Pollidore and four of her children. The Pollidore family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. Please help spread…