Post Tagged with: "Upper Manhattan"

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Summer Brings Fresh Produce to Northern Neighborhoods

Bronx, Food, Manhattan July 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

Vendors populate the streets of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, bringing fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods often without access to fresh produce, reports Manhattan Times.

Rubén Díaz Jr. says his office has not received any complaints about Dominican representation (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Complain About Representation in the Bronx

Dominican, Government, In the News, Politics May 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

El Diario/La Prensa reports that Dominicans are complaining that they do not have high level representation in the Bronx, while both the Manhattan and Brooklyn borough presidents have named Dominicans as their second in command.

Vaughn Lindquist (right) with his husband, Marvin Rodriguez. (Photo by Sterling Wong via Northattan)

Inwood: City’s Emerging New ‘Gayborhood’

Demographics, Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan December 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Gentrification in popular gay enclaves such as Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen is driving many same-sex male couples to move to Inwood in Upper Manhattan, reports Northattan.

According to community leaders, a small population of Dominican-Haitians live in New York. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Immigration October 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

A court ruling that would strip citizenship from generations of Haitians has angered Dominicans, reports El Diario.

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.

(Photo by Alan Greig, Creative Commons license)

Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Finds Cheers and Jeers

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Government August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The ruling of stop-and-frisk ignited plenty of reactions, no less in the pages of the community media.

Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez  blessing XIX Concert of Holy Friday in Santo Domingo.   (Photo by Fernando Rossi, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Dominican NYers Slam Reactions of DR Clergy to Gay U.S. Ambassador

Dominican, In the News, Latino, LGBTQ, Religion July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Elected officials and Upper Manhattan residents praised President Obama’s choice of an openly gay ambassador to the Dominican Republic, while at the same time criticizing the heated opposition to the decision on the part of the island’s religious leaders.

(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.

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.

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.

Tenants and activists fight to end abuse from landlords. (Photo by Humberto Arellano/EDLP)

Settlement Was Inadequate, Rent-Controlled Tenants Say

Housing April 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

The ongoing saga of the Pinnacle Group and its tenants made its way to Lower Manhattan last Thursday, when rent-controlled tenants who claim that the massive real estate group harassed and tried to illegally evict them rallied to demand compensation and accountability.

Scene from a sector on St. Nicholas Avenue, where street vendors work to make a living daily. (Photo by Jose Acosta/EDLP)

Vendors Blame Cap on Permits For So-Called ‘Mafia’

Featured Posts, Labor April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Despite complaints about a “mafia” that rents out street vendor licenses at exorbitant rates, many vendors say the bigger problem is a city regulation that caps non-veteran licenses, making it virtually impossible for non-veterans to obtain their own.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Espaillat Will Challenge Rangel, But Will Dominicans Vote for One of Their Own?

Dominican, Latino, Politics April 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This past Sunday, the Dominican-American State Senator Adriano Espaillat announced that he intends to run for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District seat in Upper Manhattan, pitting him against longtime Congressman Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary. But Espaillat should not take blanket Dominican support for granted, El Diario reports.