Post Tagged with: "Washington Heights"

Wilfredo Benítez of the Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church photographed Morales-Guerra as she held her son. “I see Mary and the Christ child in this image,” he said. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Request Denied for Immigrant Living in Manhattan Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion August 31, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra’s request for asylum has been denied, reports Manhattan Times. The Guatemalan immigrant found refuge in an Upper Manhattan church.

Rogelio Pérez wants to join the march. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Residents Plan Pro-Immigrant March

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Washington Heights volunteers distributed flyers urging people to join a March for Immigrants’ Rights on April 23, ahead of the nationwide protest to be held on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“We’re providing a true conservatory experience,” says Adán Vásquez. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

In Washington Heights, a ‘True Conservatory Experience’

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Youth June 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Students at the Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts receive musical instruction at no charge and are loaned the instruments, reports Manhattan Times.

From left to right, ARC Director Fern Hertzberg, Senator Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, who protested alongside the community's seniors. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Senior Center in Upper Manhattan Fights Eviction

Manhattan, Seniors, Social Services June 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Washington Heights community members and politicians are fighting to save the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center from eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

Adriano Espaillat, Democratic congressman for New York’s 13th District. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Celebrates Espaillat’s Swearing-In

Dominican, Latino, Manhattan January 30, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican congressman in U.S. history, celebrated his swearing-in with crowds in his Upper Manhattan district, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Co-owner Peter Walsh in front of Coogan's Restaurant (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

A Washington Heights Institution Marks 30 Years in Business 

Business, Business Fellowship 2015, Food, History, Manhattan April 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant has been a neighborhood gathering place in Washington Heights for 30 years, drawing politicians, police officers and hospital staffers.

Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Seniors, Video December 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

The ARC Fort Washington Senior Center has been a home away from home for many seniors in the community for 40 years. Now it is in danger of closing its doors.

Cesár González was forced to set up his bookstore on the street (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

On a Mission to Save Latino Businesses in Upper Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan February 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, in purple tie, at a ribbon cutting for the Workforce1 Career Center in September. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

First City-Run Career Center for Immigrants Opens

Labor, Manhattan September 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

The Workforce1 Career Center in Washington Heights will offer customized classes and resources aimed at foreign-born job seekers, such as ESL support and workshops on the American workplace, reports Manhattan Times.

"laluzbrillante" (Photo via El Diario)

Children in Washington Heights Name a New Wasp

Dominican, Manhattan, Youth July 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

South African independence day celebration (Photo via Afrikanspot

South Africans Mark Independence Day in Riverside Park

African, Manhattan, Video May 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

South Africans in New York celebrated 21 years of their country’s independence with a picnic in Riverside Park last month, while keeping in mind what the event organizer called the “senseless killing of foreigners” in South Africa, reports Afrikanspot.

Jennie Santos stands with her mixed-media sculpture. The piece is supposed to be interactive. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Exhibition Brings Haitian and Dominican Artists Together

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Caribbean Life reports that artists of Haitian and Dominican background are featured in a Washington Heights exhibit, something that might seem “impossible on the island of Hispaniola itself.”

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