Homework - Community Health Academy students shovel the first bit of ground that will give way to their new school, the Lucille Bulger Center for Community Life on W. 157th Street. Photo: Daniel P. Bader
When Jose Disla, a student at the Community Health Academy of the Heights, finished his spoken word tribute about his school and neighborhood, CLOTH Executive Director Yvonne Stennett had tears in her eyes.
Students return to P.S. 115 after being evacuated following the collapse of the ceiling and part of a wall. Photo: Adam Garrett-Clark
Administrators evacuated P.S. 115 on W. 177th Street on Wed., April 7 after a water-soaked ceiling and part of a wall collapsed in an empty classroom. The danger was not the weakened ceramic ceiling or wall but the asbestos insulation exposed by the collapse.
On Sat., April 10 State Senator Eric Schneiderman announced the downstate launch of his campaign to be the state’s next attorney general. Schneiderman was joined on the steps of City Hall by over 25 federal, state and city elected officials, Democratic Party leaders and community activists.
During a community meeting at the United Palace Theater a little girl onstage entertained the audience with a soft ballad. But she was interrupted by a group of about 30 protesters from Alianza Dominicana who burst into the theater chanting: “What do we want? Summer jobs! When do we want it? Now!”
Jose Luis Zacatelco was just like everyone else in his high school until he turned 16, that’s when the fact that he was born in Puebla, Mexico began to matter to him.
It took 65 firefighters and 12 units a little over two hours to douse five brush fires in Inwood Hill Park on Sun., April 11. Resident Diane Schenker was in the park as firefighters battled the blazes.
Three individuals connected to Northern Manhattan were named in a tax fraud investigation that has been called the largest coordinated takedown of fraudulent tax preparers in history.
Rolando Lantigua will have to pay back $802,104 in taxes he collected at his businesses but did not pay to the government. He will also have to spend almost four year in prision.
Rolando Lantigua and his wife Kisha, owners of a pair of local restaurants, a cigar bar and a club, have pleaded guilty to withholding almost $1 million in sales tax from the State and City of New York.
Three Boy Scouts will soon embark on a trip many kids in the neighborhood have only heard or read about, visiting places that are a long way from the bustling, busy streets of Washington Heights and Inwood.
Concert on April 18 at 5 p.m., Cornerstone Center at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Avenue (one block west of Broadway at W. 189th Street)
Tapas is the new word of the season. Last week Manolo Tapas, a traditional Spanish restaurant, opened on Broadway and W. 176th Street to an eager crowd. In a few weeks a new wine bar on Dyckman Street will highlight a tapas menu. Two other venues are planning to open in the coming months, each centered on a light array of appetizers. In the tradition of Northern Manhattan entrepreneurial spirit where many businesses simultaneously exploit a good idea, the current consensus seems to have coalesced around tapas.
Dancing is one of those ways of getting fit that doesn’t feel like you’re exercising at all. In fact, Moshe Eskayo, who teaches the International Folk Dancing class at the YM&YWHA on Nagle Avenue, would rather see Americans dance less “like machines” for fitness and more with our hearts.
She smells of lemons and warm cinnamon and radiates a sadness of someone who’s just been told her father died. She isn’t very pretty.
Sliding onto the barstool next to me, she says, “Can I sit here?”