Post Tagged with: "Washington Heights"

The team behind "Mari en Maraña" – writers Lourdes Carrasco and Ian Jackson of Washington Heights. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

A Dominican-Haitian Love Story Made in the Heights

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan October 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

“Mari en Maraña,” a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired film on a Dominican woman who falls in love with a Haitian man, is in the works, reports Manhattan Times. The Washington Heights filmmakers say the theme is particularly relevant now.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.

The 1991 city elections changed politics in Washington Heights. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On

Dominican, Manhattan, Politics August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

As Guillermo Linares and Adriano Espaillat prepare for another election in September, El Diario looks back at the rivalry of Dominican powerhouses, which started in 1991.

One quote from Vanzetti on on a red envelope with black paper as the background. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti Resonates Today

Crime, History, In the News, Manhattan, Western European August 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Two Italian immigrants convicted and sent to the electric chair after a highly questionable trial in 1920 are the subjects of “Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti,” an art exhibit in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times.

The June 24 primary to elect the Democrat candidate for the 13th Congressional District is heating up. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Can Espaillat Beat Rangel the Second Time Around?

Bronx, Dominican, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Two years ago, longtime Congressman Charles Rangel survived Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge. This time, things could be different, reports El Diario/La Prensa in a political analysis.

Haiti's Juan Claudio Castor and his Dominican wife María Castor are fighting what they call “Dominican apartheid” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Dominican Naturalization Law Met With Hope, Skepticism

Caribbean, Immigration, Latino, Politics May 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Legal experts and Dominicans living in New York expressed hope as the Dominican Senate approved Wednesday a law to legalize the status of thousands of people of Haitian descent currently in legal limbo, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New condo buildings are changing the landscape at the traditionally Hispanic, working class Inwood neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. (Photo by  Gerardo Romo via El Diario).

In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

Culture, Demographics, Housing, In the News, Latino, New York March 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Gentrification is not only leaving minorities and the poor with few housing options, but also stripping entire neighborhoods of their Hispanic identity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Estiven Rodríguez (center) speaks with his math teacher, Dimity Palmer-Smith (left) and the principal of his school in Washington Heights, Brett Kimmel (right). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House

Dominican, Education, In the News, Manhattan February 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Estiven Rodríguez, the 17-year-old Dominican immigrant who recently met both President Barack Obama and his wife, will attend college on a full scholarship, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Mother Cabrini High School at 701 Fort Washington Ave in Washington Heights (Photo by Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons license)

Future Dims for Mother Cabrini High School

Education, Manhattan, Women January 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Students and alumni of the financially-strapped Catholic high school in Washington Heights reach out to big names for help, the Manhattan Times reports.

Back in Juen, a cash mob hit Dichter Pharmacy on Broadway in Inwood. (Photo by Uptown Community Church via Northattan)

Mob and Library Descend on Wash. Heights

Business, Education, Manhattan October 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Two movements with the intention of benefiting the local community – a cash mob and a mini library – have found their way into Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan, according to Northattan articles.

Audobon Hotel, expected to open by the end of this year. (Photo by Claire Pires via Northattan)

Not for Tourists Hotels Reach the Heights

Housing, Manhattan October 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Washington Heights will see its first hotel by the end of the year with another slated for next year, reports Northattan. But they are not aimed at tourists.

(Photo by Joshua Rotbert, Creative Commons license)

Jews Moving Back Up to the Heights

Demographics, Manhattan September 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Upper Manhattan has seen a nearly 150 percent jump in the Jewish population in the last 10 years, following decades of decrease for a community that once flourished in the area, reports The Jewish Week.

The green all-borough taxis have yet to take off. (Photo via The Uptowner)

All-Borough Taxis Hit Roadblocks

In the News, Transportation September 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

They’ve been on the streets for a month but the green all-borough taxis face wariness from both drivers and passengers, and with delays in installing cab equipment, it’s not been the easiest start for the new cabs, finds The Uptowner.

Scoop Café serves dishes with hummus, vegetables and grilled meat. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Scooping Up Syrian Food in the Heights

Food, Manhattan, Middle Eastern August 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Profiled in Manhattan Times, Scoop Café adds Syrian and Middle Eastern flavors to Washington Heights. Owner John Dadourian’s roots in the Syrian, Turkish and Armenian cultures influence the new eatery’s dishes.

Independent bookstore and community space Word Up in Washington Heights gets a new lease on life. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Community Bookstore Back ‘Up’

Culture, In the News, Manhattan June 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Independent bookstore Word Up has signed a new lease on life in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times. The bookstore and community space has struggled to fill the dearth of bookstores in Upper Manhattan.