Post Tagged with: "Washington Heights"

Students meet with NYPD officers once a month. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Bigs in Blue’: Pairing Up Teens With Police Mentors

Manhattan, Police, Youth November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

A Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City mentoring program encourages positive interactions between Washington Heights teenagers and local police officers, reports Manhattan Times.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has
undergone a significant restoration. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

The Revival of a Washington Heights Greek Church

Manhattan, Religion, Western European September 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

A renovation of the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights represents more than just an aesthetic restoration, reports Manhattan Times.

Amanda Morales, a Guatemalan mother, took shelter in a Washington Heights church a year ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Immigrant Has Been Sheltered in NYC Church for a Year

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan August 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

For the past year, Amanda Morales has lived in a church in Washington Heights with her U.S.-born children to avoid being deported to Guatemala, a harsh step that other immigrants have also taken since then, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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.

Roberta, who has lived in Washington Heights for 30 years, is concerned about the possible opening of supervised drug injection sites. (Photo via El Diario)

Washington Heights Residents Concerned about Drug Injection Sites

Government, Health, New York May 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Washington Heights residents are worried about the planned opening of an overdose prevention center, arguing that such sites would make the Hispanic neighborhood less safe and increase drug dealing in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Amanda Morales (Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld via The Forward)

Finding Refuge, 75 Years Ago, and Today

History, Immigration, Jewish, Latino, Manhattan March 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

The Forward tells the story of refugees in Washington Heights – from 75 years ago to the present day.

Manhattan Borough Presdient Gale Brewer with Congressman Adriano Espaillat on March 18. (Screen shot from video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully via Manhattan Times)

Espaillat’s Walking Tour of Inwood

Business, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Inwood resident Congressman Adriano Espaillat gave a walking tour of the area on March 18, pointing out lots that could be developed for affordable housing, reports Manhattan Times.

(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.

Clara Cardelle has saved the life of several Latino men who have overdosed on heroin in Washington Heights. The Upper Manhattan resident, born in Cuba, has resuscitated addicts by injecting them with the antidote Naloxone. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Saving Lives on a Washington Heights Corner

Health, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The Washington Heights CORNER Project helps people suffering from opioid and heroin addiction in the largely Latino neighborhood, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David in Holyrood Church, a month after seeking sanctuary to ask for a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Guatemalan Mother Still Waits for a Second Chance

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three children continue to live in Manhattan’s Holyrood Church, as immigration authorities refuse to reopen her case to allow her attorneys to contest her deportation order, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

A New LGBTQ ‘Haven’

A New LGBTQ ‘Haven’

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Social Services September 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

The Uptowner reports on the Dominican Women’s Development Center new location for its programs to help LGBTQ clients.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David, at Holyrood Church, has spent one month in sanctuary to request a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Guatemalan mother Amanda Morales-Guerra has lived for the past month with her three children in a Washington Heights church as ICE continues to refuse to reopen her case, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

Wilfredo Benítez of the Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church photographed Morales-Guerra as she held her son. “I see Mary and the Christ child in this image,” he said. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Request Denied for Immigrant Living in Manhattan Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion August 31, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra’s request for asylum has been denied, reports Manhattan Times. The Guatemalan immigrant found refuge in an Upper Manhattan church.