Francisco Guasimo makes coffee and tostadas at lighting speed for his morning customers on the corner of W. 207th Street and Vermileya Avenue. Guasimo thinks that police patrols should be increased to deter potential crime. PHOTO: Gloria Pazmiño
At the beginning of the work day, Juan Valerio, who owns Valerio Minimarket on Dyckman Street in Inwood, starts his daily routine by stocking candy, setting up the front counter, and engaging in the other myriad routines of running a 10-year-old business.
Two emaciated pit bulls are in need of adoption after being found tied up outside the Dyckman Houses on April 11.
Washington Heights resident Laura Simpson received an urgent call on the morning of Mon., April 11 asking for the type of help she has now become well known for providing: animal rescue.
Eric Diehl, left, and Jackson Hunt were the Brooklyn artists who “invaded” Uptown during an event last week at Apt. 78. In the background are the centerpieces of the exhibit: “The Bathers” and “Tree House.” PHOTO: Gloria Pazmiño
Leopold Vasquez, who founded the Sound of Art movement, has been curating art exhibits throughout the city and in Washington Heights and Inwood for the last five years, bringing art to neighborhood shops, restaurants, bars, and stores. He’s a Renaissance man of sorts who is changing the way people see, think about, and purchase art.
The city will discuss way to improve traffic safety in Inwood, including the intersection of Dyckman Street, Nagle Avenue, and Ft. George Hill, during a May 2 meeting. PHOTO: Mike Fitelson
Community Board 12’s Traffic and Transportation Committee will host the city’s Department of Transportation for a discussion about how to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians in Inwood on Mon., May 2 at 7 p.m. at the CB12 office at 711 W. 168th Street, entrance on Haven Avenue.
The group Volunteers for Isham Park will host a meeting next this weekend to support an effort to have Inwood designated a historic district. PHOTO: Mike Fitelson
The organization Volunteers for Isham Park is holding a meeting aimed at preserving Inwood and possibly having it designated a historic district on Sat., April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library, 4790 Broadway, one block north of Dyckman Street.
During the inaugural Kidfit in the Heights last year, youngsters – and oldersters – took part in a wide range of exercise activities, including Double Dutch jump rope and line dancing. Kidfit returns Sat., April 30 to the P.S./I.S. 187 school yard.
by Nancy Bruning, MPH
What do soccer, basketball, hockey, races, classes in jazz, salsa, hip-hop, belly dance, Capoeira, line dancing, yoga, Tai Chi, and pilates, plus hula hoops, Double Dutch jump rope divas, and boot camp have in common?
Among the playwrights in the People’s Theatre Project’s Spring Reading Festival are: from left, Nancy Nevarez, Carlos J. Serrano, Kimberly Barrante, Paula Gilovich, and Joshua Vink. PHOTO: Bob Braswell
Two local theater groups are each launching festivals next month that will bring over a dozen performances to a variety of venues throughout Washington Heights and Inwood.
The Ginger Smash is one of Columbia Social’s wide range of specialty cocktails. PHOTO: Laura Corrigan
by Laura Corrigan
A glance at Columbia Social Café and Bistro’s cocktail list may make you think that a libation has been concocted in your neighborhood’s honor. With drinks such as the Broadway, the St. Nicholas, and the Fort Washington, chances are, your street is represented. Don’t see your street? Don’t worry! Columbia Social general manager (and co-owner of the space’s previous incarnation as Plum Pomidor) and cocktail menu inventress,Jelena Pasic-Musabegovic also sends alcohol embellished shout-outs to those with a sweet tooth, a penchant for the herbal, and even the spicy fanatics.
Residents will soon be moving into the year-old Bennett 212 condominium on Bennett Avenue and W. 190th Street. One of the draws, said sales director Sandy Edry, was how the kitchens were finished.
On the market for over a year, Bennett 212 Condominium recently jumped the last hurdle on the road to being approved for occupancy, meaning it can begin closing on sales so residents can move into the new building on Bennett Avenue at W. 190th Street.
To the Editor:
Congratulations on highlighting the recent MTA-caused problem regarding the benches at the 207 Street station that occurred without any prior notice, as happens too often with that agency (“Opinions: On Removing, and Returning, the Benches at the 207 Street A-Station,” April 13, 2011).
There Stood The Orb
Trapped in a wide web where eight eyes never rest
Reverse reading your readings, without one behest
Northern Manhattan’s real estate market appears to be in a holding pattern with data indicating that prices and inventory are hovering around the same points as the previous quarter and a year ago.
April 18 – April 23
We began the week with photos courtesy of the one and only Paul Lomax of the Up Theater’s benefit event that took place at Bread & Yoga (4951 Broadway @ 207th Street) recently. The fundraiser brought out some heavyweights such as State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Will Swenson, Laura Fois, and Matt Higgins to name a few.