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Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family…

Merlin German Remembered

Merlin German Remembered

BY Maury Matos (@maurymoto) I was born and raised in Washington Heights, and many of my memories of growing up are those of my childhood best friend, Merlin German. We grew up in the same building and spent hours…