|April 20, 2011|
|Friday, April 22, 2011|
The Bridge Tower Apartments that straddle Interstate 95 are nearly 50 years old. They house thousands of residents.
With the prospect that four residential buildings as tall as 42 stories may sprout along Broadway and W. 190th Street in the coming years – if one proposal by development company Quadriad Realty Partners meets with the city’s approval – it’s an interesting time to consider another area project that forever altered the local skyline: The Bridge Tower Apartments.
Elected officials, Parks Department representatives and local residents cut the ribbon on Indian Road Playground on Sat., April 9.
On a blessedly beautiful spring day, local residents and officials held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the refurbished Indian Road Playground in northern Inwood on Sat., April 9.
Welterweight World Champion Andre Berto speaks about personal responsibility to a group of high school students at the Armory. PHOTO: Gloria Pazmiño
School yard fights were common when I was in high school. Boys fighting over girls. Girls fighting over boys. People fighting for no particular reason, just over-boiling tempers and cries for attention.
Marte Ekhougen (left) and Sevrin Mason helped clean up Gorman Park on Sun., April 10. Another clean up date is scheduled for Sun., April 17.
For the first time in recent memory, Gorman Park on Broadway near W. 190th Street received some tender loving care from volunteers on Sun., April 10.
Mason Uvaydov at Bennett Liquor and Wines, which had it grand opening on W. 181st Street on Fri., April 15, 2011.
A storefront that used to be a dry cleaner on W. 181st Street at Bennett Avenue is reopening today, Fri., April 15, as Bennett Liquor and Wines and offering free samples to customers who stop in between 5 and 8 p.m.
Shara Perlman, the director of youth, family and camping services for the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, shows a youngster where herbs and vegetables come from. PHOTO: Gloria Pazmiño
Over 400 million pounds of textiles end up in landfills around the world each year. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, this year Northern Manhattanites contributed a grain of sand towards making our earth cleaner and greener and they did it in style at the YM&WHA of Washington Heights and Inwood on Sun., April 17.
Mario Batali, renowned chef, came to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, which is also the new home of the Mario Batali’s Edible Garden, which debuts this spring and will feature special programming at harvest time.
On Tues., April 11th, at The New York Botanical Garden, celebrity chef Mario Batali, wearing his famous orange clogs, was joined by New York City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera to launch the vegetable gardening season and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.
“I started having problems with my mom. I began cutting my wrists. I though about killing myself and my mom eventually took me to the hospital.” Diane, a 14 year-old, who asked for her identity to be kept anonymous, moved from Mexico City to the Bronx at age 7.
“New York was different,” she said. “The people, the language, the food.”
Story by Brendaliss Gonzalez
One in seven Latina High School students attempted suicide one or two times in 2009, according to results from a 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Study released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Japanese dancers perform at P.S. 128 during a fundraiser to help victims of last month’s earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
A connection made between a Japanese exchange student and a Washington Heights teacher has come full circle.
Toko Kobayashi, 24, a former exchange student and talented dancer, gathered a group of jazz and Hip-Hop dancers, singers, and performers to produce the “Japan Earthquake Relief Concert,” a colorful display of Japanese singing and dancing performed Thu., April 14 at P.S. 128. The W. 168th Street school is where Narda Morossini teaches: she hosted Kobayashi when she was an exchange student.
by Teresa Tomassoni
Inwood resident Josh Gilgoff is trying to start a revolution. A percussive revolution. This May, the lifelong musician and leader of the band, Glow in the Drum will perform with two other Washington Heights-based band members four Sundays in a row as part of the spring concert series “Groovin @ RING” at Inwood’s RING Garden. Their main goal will be to inspire neighbors to take up what Gilgoff can’t seem to put down – his new musical invention, the Televi.
Broadway Performing Arts Center will host free events at its Bennett Avenue headquarters and the Inwood Branch library during National Dance Week from April 22 to May 1.
April 11 – April 16
We began the week with some remarkable photos by our very own Briana E. Heard of the Inwood Little League Parade that took place April 8. Briana’s vivid pictures capture the promise, innocence and hope of our youth. We are in good hands; the future is quite bright indeed.