Manhattan

Protestors at the Monday night really against the Inwood rezoning. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Defends Rezoning Plan for Inwood

Manhattan August 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Before the full City Council approved the Inwood rezoning, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez offered Manhattan Times a spirited defense of the plan.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Inwood rezoning protest on Aug. 6 (Screen shot via City Limits video)

Protest in Inwood Ahead of Council’s Rezoning Vote

Housing, Manhattan August 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Days before the City Council votes on the contentious Inwood rezoning proposal, hundreds turned out in protest, reports City Limits in video coverage of the demonstration.

Screen shot of Dance Theatre of Harlem performance video featured in episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America."

On 50 Years of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan August 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Ahead of events this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, former and current dancers reflect on the opportunities provided by the historic ballet company in an Amsterdam News story.

Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.

Incumbent Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson are vying for the 31st district NYS senate seat. (Photos via City Limits)

NYS Primaries: Alcantara vs. Jackson

Black, Elections 2018, Latino, Manhattan, New York August 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

City Limits details the Alcantara-Jackson rematch for the NYS Senate seat representing Upper Manhattan.

A vigil against racism and xenophobia in fort Tryon Park. Congressman Adriano Espaillat is at center. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘No tolerance’ for Hate Groups in Northern Manhattan

Immigration, Manhattan August 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Politicians and residents held a vigil on Tuesday to oppose the racist and xenophobic actions in Fort Tryon Park of a white supremacist group, reports Manhattan Times.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

On July 16, the Roberto Clemente Center was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by its board of directors, patients, members of the community and elected officials. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

In ‘Victory For The Community,’ LES Clinic Reopens

Health, Manhattan July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The Roberto Clemente Center, a beloved Lower East Side clinic serving Hispanic residents for decades, has been renovated after being on the brink of closing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Storefront for rent, one of many, on East Broadway (Photo by via World Journal)

The Decline of East Broadway?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

World Journal takes a look at why East Broadway in Chinatown no longer attracts businesses and patrons like it did in decades past.

Catacombs underneath Old St. Patrick’s in Little Italy (Photo by David Bergman via Bowery Boogie)

Irish History and Catacombs in Little Italy

History, Manhattan, Western European July 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Join Bowery Boogie on a tour of the only catacombs found in Manhattan.

Jewelle Gomez (Photo via Gay City News)

‘Waiting for Giovanni,’ a Play About James Baldwin, Opens in NYC

Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Waiting for Giovanni,” a play about James Baldwin writing “Giovanni’s Room,” opens at The Flea Theater on July 17, reports Gay City News.

Washington Heights and Inwood have a high concentration of Dominican families living in rent stabilized apartments. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A ‘Gentrification Tax’?

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A report by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute recommends applying a tax on the new value of buildings in gentrified areas of Washington Heights and Inwood, to prevent displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.