Post Tagged with: "Word Up"

One quote from Vanzetti on on a red envelope with black paper as the background. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti Resonates Today

Crime, History, In the News, Manhattan, Western European August 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Two Italian immigrants convicted and sent to the electric chair after a highly questionable trial in 1920 are the subjects of “Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti,” an art exhibit in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times.

Independent bookstore and community space Word Up in Washington Heights gets a new lease on life. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Community Bookstore Back ‘Up’

Culture, In the News, Manhattan June 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Independent bookstore Word Up has signed a new lease on life in Washington Heights, reports Manhattan Times. The bookstore and community space has struggled to fill the dearth of bookstores in Upper Manhattan.

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.

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.