Post Tagged with: "Washington Heights"

In observing the work, visitor Hui Cox said, “Back then, it was adults getting assassinated. Now, it’s babies getting killed.” (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer)

‘Art and Protest’ Photos on Display at Malcolm X Center

Culture, History, In the News, Manhattan June 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Photos of protest and activism from the last decades captured by people of color and women are on display in a summer-long exhibit at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in Upper Manhattan, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo by Susan Sermoneta, via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Off Broadway Fate for Uptown Businesses

Business, Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan April 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Local businesses along Broadway in Washington Heights and Inwood face rising rent and the arrival of chain stores in their fight for survival, reports Manhattan Times. As landlords warm up to upscale businesses, residents say the changes have altered the culture of the community.

“The photos are very feminine and elegant, but still very sexy,” said Desiree Browne.
Photo: Rubén Henríquez

Dominican Pin-Ups ‘de Pura Cepa’

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Latino March 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The “Pin-Up de Pura Cepa” photo exhibit in Washington Heights presents Dominican women posing in the pin-up style of the 1950s and 1960s, reports Manhattan Times. Some attendees themselves dressed in pin-up attire.

More than 18,000 residents have moved out of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill due to the lack of affordable housing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Thousands Forced to Leave Upper Manhattan

Economy, Housing, Latino February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Over the past decade, more than 18,000 residents have left Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill, partly due to the thousands of rent-controlled apartments these communities have lost in recent years, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Our Lady of Esperanza was the first church founded to serve Hispanics in New York. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A Century of Catholic Worship in Spanish

Culture, In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions February 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The first church to serve the city’s Spanish-speaking Catholics, Our Lady of Esperanza, has not only been a house of worship in Washington Heights for a century, but a second home to its members, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights. (Photo via Wikipedia)

‘A Conduit for People who Love Malcolm all Over the World’

African American, Culture, Education February 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Upper Manhattan preserves the works and impact of Malcolm X, reports Manhattan Times, which also elaborates on Dr. Betty Shabazz’s key role in the Center’s founding.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (l.) and Karen Olivo, part of the original Broadway cast of "In The Heights," performing at the United Palace Theatre last Monday (Photo by Paul Lomax via the Manhattan Times).

Rousing Welcome Home for ‘In the Heights’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan February 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Washington Heights offered an enthusiastic welcome home to “In The Heights,” the Tony award-winning musical about that neighborhood that made its Broadway debut five years ago, the Manhattan Times reports.

Parents and community leaders keep up the fight to save P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte, the Washington Heights elementary school named after one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Victor Matos/EDLP)

Parents, Community Save Washington Heights School

Education, Latino, Manhattan January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

Washington Heights’ P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte, along with 32 other public schools, have been saved from closure for another year. Extra programs at the school – which is 97 percent Latino – have been added but parents continue the fight to restore lost funding.

Rosa took the oath of office with her son, who held the microphone, her husband and her mother by her side (Photo via Manhattan Times).

Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa Makes History

Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Politics January 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The first Dominican-American woman elected to the New York State Assembly and also the first female to represent the 72nd Assembly District was sworn-in in an emotional ceremony Uptown, the Manhattan Times reports.

The cast of MTV's new docu-drama 'Washington Heights' (Photo via The Manhattan Times).

Opinion: MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ Delivers for Uptown

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Media January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

What does “Washington Heights” mean for Washington Heights? In the Manhattan Times, John Paul Infante, a writer and educator from the uptown neighborhood, weighs in on the first episode of the new MTV reality show, which premiered on Wednesday.

Moisés Pérez (l.), ex-CEO of Alianza Dominicana, in a City Hall event with Rep. Charles Rangel (r.) (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr, Creative Commons License).

Alianza Dominicana: The Fall of an Iconic Institution

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Founded in 1985, Alianza Dominicana was a leading Dominican organization, but now its six-story glass building, one of the fanciest in Washington Heights, is empty. An extensive report by The Uptowner’s Alvaro Guzmán Bastida sheds light into the organization’s demise.

"In The Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

‘In the Heights’ Headed to the Heights

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan December 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

The Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights,” which had a successful run on Broadway from 2008 to 2011, will reunite on stage for a one-night only concert in the Uptown neighborhood that gave the show its name, Owen Panettieri reports in Manhattan Times.

An archival document about Juan Rodriguez from the Archives of the City of Amsterdam. (Reproduction by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute)

Dominican Who was City’s First Settler to Get Street

Dominican, History, Immigration, In the News, Latino December 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Centuries after his arrival, New York will honor the legacy of the city’s first immigrant, Juan Rodriguez, by naming a portion of Broadway in Upper Manhattan after the Santo Domingo native, reported The Uptowner.

Carmen Rojas (centro), presidenta de la organización Padres abogando por sus hijos, encabeza la manifestación contra el cierre de la escuela Juan Pablo Duarte.

Elementary School Serving Immigrant Kids on Brink of Closing

Dominican, Education, Latino December 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte in Washington Heights has the largest number of recently-arrived immigrant students. But with low performance landing it on the DOE chopping block, El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Dominican parents trying to save the century-old school.

Photo by Guy Tsui / World Journal

After Redistricting, Political Clout Remains Uncertain

Asian, Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Residents in Upper Manhattan are split as to whether their City Council representative should know Spanish, found Northattan. Another of the publication’s articles looked at how redistricting has split the Asian-American community’s political clout.