Post Tagged with: "Washington Heights"

a new set of proposed City Council District maps would seek to consolidate the political power of northern Manhattan. (Image via Manhattan Times)

Voices in Focus: A Plan to Merge Political Power in Upper Manhattan

Business, Culture September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

From Northern Manhattan updates on redistricting maps and the Word Up bookstore and in Bed-Stuy, a resurgence of the Jewish population, which started leaving in droves in the late 1950s.

Photo by Zaira Cortés/El Diario

Save Alianza, Protesters Urge

Economy, Latino September 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Employees of Alianza Dominicana and residents of Washington Heights urged elected officials to save the emblematic organization and help recover thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.

Nikauly De la Mota signs autographs at the Time Warner Cable

Dominican TV Star Calls NYC ‘Another State’ of the DR

Culture, Dominican, Latino August 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm

In the Dominican Republic, Nikauly de la Mota hosts Arriba y Alante, a show that Time Warner Cable now broadcasts in New York to some of the over 576,000 Dominicans in the city. She visits New York often, de la Mota told the Manhattan Times, and considers it “like another state in the Dominican Republic.”

Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Junot Díaz speaks at Word Up on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Lomax/DNAinfo)

A Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

African American, Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One independent bookstore, Word Up, struggles to stay alive, as another, Hue-Man, closes its doors after 10 years, the Manhattan Times reports. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News highlights other bookstores focused on black culture citywide.

Stephanie López shows some of her moves. (Photo courtesy of LucyAlia Turull via EDLP)

Belly Dancing Their Way to Health and Self Esteem

Health, Manhattan July 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

El Diario La Prensa reports on a dance fitness class in Washington Heights that helps voluptuous women stay healthy and discover the real beauty of their own bodies.

Elected officials jointed activists in Washington Heights to protest the growing number of domestic violence cases in the city. (Photo via DNAinfo)

Murder-Suicide Underlines Domestic Violence in Dominican Community

Crime, Latino June 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

After a murder-suicide in which a 29-year-old man reportedly shot his girlfriend and then himself in Washington Heights last Tuesday, organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence, Dominican community groups and elected officials staged a protest outside the scene of the crime, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Council member Charles Barron joins parents in a protest against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed cuts to day care centers. (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

New Day Care Funding System Hurts Poor Children, Ethnic Press Reports

Education, Politics May 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

From Washington Heights to Chinatown to Queens, the community and ethnic media reported last week that parents and day care workers are speaking out against the closure of city-subsidized day care centers. They say the city’s new funding system will leave poor and immigrant children out in the cold and working parents in a bind.

Parents and children at Public School 134 demonstrate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cuts to after school programs across the city. (Photo by Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo)

With After-School Programs Facing Cuts, Working Parents Worry

Economy, Education May 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

At protests and in conversations across New York City, parents and children expressed anger at proposed city cuts that would eliminate nearly 200 after-school programs — and the community and ethnic media were on hand to capture the outpouring.

Poet in residence DFaye Anderson performs at Marjorie Eliot's Sunday Jazz concert.  (Photo by DNAinfo/Paul Lomax)

Voices in Focus: The Power of Music

Crime, Culture April 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Music awakens elderly people who had been thought lost to dementia; soldiers charged in Pvt. Danny Chen’s bullying to be tried Stateside; some advice to the Pakistani community from a prominent U.K. Pakistani; and a 20-year-old jazz salon in a Washington Heights living room is still going strong.

photo by Marisol Rodríguez

Street Vendors Continue Campaign Against City Fines

Economy, New York March 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

As street vendors across the city become increasingly vocal about the city fines and other challenges that they face, over 150 street vendors gathered in Washington Heights earlier this month to voice their complaints about what they called unfair ticketing.

Update: DA drops abortion charge

Culture, Health, In the News, Latino, New York January 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

A seldom used charge of self abortion filed against a 20 year old Washington Heights woman in December has been dropped. DNAinfo reports the District Attorney told a judge prosecutors did not have enough evidence to proceed with the case.

Dominicans react to terror suspect’s arrest

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Opinion November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Audio interviews of reactions from Dominicans in Washington Heights to the arrest of Jose Pimentel.

Residents wait early morning in the lobby of the Washington Heights and Inwood Coalition for the housing assistance officer to start work.

Cuts cripple housing help

Featured Posts, Housing, Manhattan October 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Groups that once offered residents help with housing disputes have trimmed their programs to a bare minimum.

(From L to R) Celeste Garcia, Arelis Melo, Maria Contreras and Juana Hidalgo, workers at La Familia Unida day care center, in their staff room in Washington Heights.

Strike looms at daycare center

Education, Manhattan September 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

One of northern Manhattan’s largest non-profit organizations, only last year the focus of a city investigation into corruption allegations, now faces a fresh crisis – one that threatens to disrupt the lives of dozens of working parents and over 100 pre-school children.