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Parking Uptown? Time to Pay Up | Manhattan Times

By Mark Levine It’s a standard weekday morning ritual in Northern Manhattan – suburban commuters, often with New Jersey or Connecticut license plates, circling our neighborhood streets looking for parking. Whether it’s Washington Heights or East Harlem, the working…

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Amtrak billboard panned | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen This is a bad sign. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is accusing Amtrak of going off the rails when it comes to a new advertising billboard that the federally subsidized agency has put up in West Harlem. Installed…

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves | The Atlantic

Dr. James Marion Sims is considered the father of modern gynecology. Until this week, his statue stood solemnly on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. The thing is that he obtained his knowledge by experimenting on enslaved Black women. Without…

J. Marion Sims statue removed | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar The statue of a white doctor who performed experimental surgeries on female slaves has been removed from East Harlem. Early on Tuesday morning, April 17, NYC Parks workers took down the Central Park statue of…

Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey. They had names. More than a dozen enslaved black women were purchased in the 1800’s by Dr. James Marion Sims, a white Southern doctor who performed experimental surgeries on the women. Sims, a South Carolina…

Housing March Harlem Washington Heights

Op-Led: Join The Renters’ March On Saturday, October 25th

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people, tomorrow a coalition of housing and tenant activists from across the city will gather Uptown for a march from Harlem to Washington Heights. The route chosen marks the largest concentration of rent-regulated…