Post Tagged with: "Upper Manhattan"

A student holds image of slave remains placed in a pile. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

A Push to Recognize an Inwood Slave Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan August 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Community leaders in Upper Manhattan are calling on the city to preserve an African burial ground in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.

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.

(Photos via Manhattan Times)

Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

Galicia owner Ramón Calo (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Upper Manhattan Residents Hope to Save Another Restaurant

Business, Food, Latino, Manhattan January 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Following the local support that kept Coogan’s in business, Upper Manhattan residents hope the same can happen with Galicia, a Spanish restaurant in business for 30 years, reports Manhattan Times.

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Business, Food, Manhattan January 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant, a fixture in Washington Heights for more than three decades, drew politicians and patrons of many ethnicities. Now it’s due to close thanks to rising rent, reports Manhattan Times.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

Arturo Rodríguez, from the Dominican Republic, admits to be a frequent hookah user. (Photo via El Diario)

City is Fuming Over Hookah Fad Among Youths

Government, Latino, Manhattan, New York October 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Legislation signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio curbs access to hookah pipes, which have become popular among young Latinos in Upper Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

WHIN is based on the Venezuelan El Sistema model. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Northern Manhattan ‘Music Project’ Holds Concert

Culture, Manhattan, Youth December 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project offers music lessons with fees based on a sliding scale. The initiative is based on the El Sistema model of Venezuela, described by Manhattan Times as “an orchestra for young people that conceives of music as a human right.”

Adriano Espaillat went to his voting site in Inwood to cast his ballot. (Photo by Marta Ramírez via El Diario)

Espaillat Makes History as First Dominican in Congress

Dominican, Elections 2016, Manhattan November 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Adriano Espaillat was elected yesterday the first Dominican to occupy a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, succeeding Charles Rangel as representative of the 13th District, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Agustina Candelario, 69, is the “quinceañera” of the group. She used to work at travel agencies before retiring and being diagnosed with diabetes. (Photo by Maritza Villela via El Diario)

Will a Beloved Senior Center Close?

Manhattan, Seniors, Women October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

A group of immigrant senior women in Washington Heights expressed worry about how the possible closing of the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center will affect their lives, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Neighbors near Sherman Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Residents’ Pressure Stop Sherman Plaza Rezoning Project

Housing, Manhattan August 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The City Council turned down an Upper Manhattan rezoning project after residents complained that the 15-story building would hike up prices and rentals in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“I think it is good for the neighborhood,” said Cab Cabernet. “Location is everything.” (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Cuban Cigars Within Reach – in Upper Manhattan

Business, Manhattan January 26, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Q Cigars in Inwood has been family-operated since 1891 and providing quality cigars throughout decades of severed ties between Cuba and the U.S., reports Manhattan Times.

Juan Camilo (Photo via El Diario)

Dominican Puts ‘Cerveza’ on the Upper Manhattan Map

Business, Dominican, Manhattan December 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Less than two years ago, Juan Camilo left his Wall Street job to establish Dyckman Beer, El Diario reports.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Marching to Protect Rent Regulations

Housing, Manhattan, New York October 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

In northern Manhattan, politicians and community members marched on Oct. 25 in support of rent regulations that will “keep affordable housing affordable,” Manhattan Times reports.