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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

The Lost Ones | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson The children have come north. Officials are estimating that over 700 children – the youngest being 9 months old – have been sent to foster care in New York State after being…

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…

Uptown Tonight: Inwood Rezoning Public Hearing

The Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, is holding a public hearing on the contentious Inwood Rezoning on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 pm at I.S. 218 (4600 Broadway). This is your neighborhood, if you want it to stay that…

Opposition to rezoning resounds | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi No. That was the message Community Board 12 (CB12) heard over and over at Thursday evening’s public hearing on the city’s proposal to rezone Inwood. A standing room only crowd filled the auditorium at I.S.…

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…

05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

The goal of Inwood NYC is to ensure that the area remains an affordable and attractive neighborhood for working families through efforts that include building affordable housing, preserving the neighborhood’s character, connecting residents to their waterfront, supporting small businesses,…

Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

They’re all in at the Inwood Branch – well, at least the elected officials are. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Marisol Alcántara and State Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa have…

City backs contextual rezoning for Inwood | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Go bigger. The city is backing a request by some elected officials to expand the scope of a proposed Inwood rezoning, The Manhattan Times has learned. In an April 27 letter to City Councilmember Ydanis…