|August 10, 2011|
|Tuesday, August 09, 2011|
Yoseli Castillo Fuertes, chair of GALDE’s Board of Directors, stands with Francisco Lazala, founder of GALDE on-stage. Together, they have worked for over 15 years to keep the Health Fair and Picnic a long-standing tradition for the LGBT community in northern Manhattan.
Story by Cassandra Gallese
Photos by Catherine Fonseca
There was a party in the park this past weekend.
Thumping dance beats beckoned visitors throughout Inwood Hill Park to join the celebration of northern Manhattan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities this past Sun., July 31st.
The Pelham Bay Diner’s classic red and yellow sign can be seen towering from a distance, and the restaurant itself stands at a crossroads, flanked by the 95 Interstate Highway, Ely Avenue, and East Gun Hill Road.
There is a romantic factor attached to that late-night meal after a long night spent dancing, a nostalgic feeling that is stirred when it’s time for a “classic” Sunday morning family breakfast.
This past week, El Museo del Barrio announced that it had appointed Margarita Aguilar to be its next director, beginning Sept.12th .
Rafael Lantigua, M.D., and Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H., have been appointed Dean's Special Advisors for Community Health Affairs effective Mon., Aug. 1st.
New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson announced $750,000 in capital funding for major improvements to Isham Park that will provide water fountains and irrigation to the park. Shown here, from left to right, are Councilmember Robert Jackson, Pat Courtney from Volunteers for Isham Park, Assembly Member Guillermo Linares, Manhattan Parks Commissioner William T. Castro, J. A. Reynolds founder of the Isham Park Restoration Program, and Jennifer M. Hoppa the Northern Manhattan Parks Administrator. Photo Credit: Martin Collins
Dedicated volunteers and visitors to Isham Park are finally getting a simple commodity they have been in dire need of for decades: water.
Hollering in El Alto could make you feel naked no matter how well clothed you are. But keep your chin up. By walking with confidence you’ve already demanded respect.
It’s summer and the outfits are hot. Let the hollering begin.
By Nancy Bruning
Sometimes, in summer, nothing beats a visit to the waterfront. Sometimes, looking at it isn’t enough--you actually need to be on the water. You can forget how close you are to the water on this skinny northern tip of Manhattan Island. A trip to the Inwood Canoe Club (ICC), just south of Dyckman Marina along the Hudson River, might be just the reminder you need.
When local artist Tony Peralta packed up the last art piece at his studio and made the trip to the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) gallery to set up his work, for a split second, he started feeling nervous.
August 1 – August 6
Do you know what a Freegan is? No, it is not a curse word. According to Freegan.info, “Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Perhaps the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called urban foraging or dumpster diving.” With that said, the Huffington Post recently profiled Uptown freegan, Gio Andollo.