Solanlly Morales and her husband Joan Balbuena owners of Lounge Couture and fashionista entrepreneurs have changed the way Northern Manhattan accesses designer clothes. Catering to specific tastes and treating their clients like family is their specialty.
There is no shortage of top-of-the-line fashion in Northern Manhattan. As you walk through the commercial hubs of the neighborhood, boutiques carrying brand names cater to customers with specific fashion sense in a neighborhood where the streets can resemble the catwalk.
The proliferation of restaurants and other eateries is a reality in Northern Manhattan. Each month new restaurants open their doors to clients. What’s more, the sector continues to offer employment to local residents. In order to prepare locals for a job in the restaurant industry, the Audubon Partnership for Economic Development periodically offers a certificate course in food handling.
Antonia Duran, 17, part of the Summer of Service youth program spent her Friday morning informing Northern Manhattan residents about the Your Upper Manhattan (YUM) Fresh Food Program, which brings access to fresh food and awareness about the importance of keeping a balanced diet.
For five weeks, Antonia Duran, 17, resident of Washington Heights has been learning about the important of service, and she’s doing so in her own community.
Local urban adventurers with a bent for all things wriggly, and all spaces green, are in luck this summer, as local educator, author and mom Julia Attaway returns this summer with her Nature Adventure for Kids, as sponsored by advocacy group Greenacre Foundation.
New York Presbyterian Hospital nurses gathered in front the Milstein Hospital to protest changes to their healthcare benefits and to demand new contracts.
Holding signs, sounding blow horns, and shouting “We want contracts” at the top of their lungs, hundreds of New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) nurses gathered in front of Milstein Hospital on West 168th Street and Ft. Washington Avenue this past Tues., July 26th. The nurses carried signs that read “We care for patients, who cares for us?” and “Fight for your benefits!”
Story by Debralee Santos and Adrian Cabreja
On the eve of its grand opening, the Inwood Hills Spirits and Wine Room, owner Rafael Toribio paused between opening, organizing, and shelving dozens and dozens of boxes of many of the finest wines from around the world to take stock of the wood panels and intricate wirework around him.
In El Alto’s commercial hubs along St. Nicholas Avenue and Broadway, the amount of Spanish signage may be overwhelming to some of our non-Spanish speaking neighbors.
We all know and recognize El Alto for its ethnic beauty. Today it’s Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, my Colombian self, it’s a Latino melting pot that simmers with color, accents, and culture, it’s what makes our neighborhood a vibrant community of different cultures living side by side. Before, it was the Irish, the Jews, whatever the ethnic stronghold has been business and family enterprise has been the backbone of our community.
Hector Canonge, local multi-media artist, is presenting his newest public art project, The Inwood Laundromat Language Institute, where he will offer English classes for local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat on Thayer Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Story by Elyssa Ramirez
Photos by Petrushka Bazin
There will be more than just detergent and fabric softener being dispensed at the Laundromat this summer.
Local multi-media artist Hector Canonge was busy this past week, hard at work on final plans for his newest public art project, The Inwood Laundromat Language Institute.
July 25 – July 30
Did you know that what has been dubbed as street basketball’s ‘game of the decade’ took place in our very own Dyckman Park (Monsignor Kett Playground) recently? The Dyckman League has become the biggest and most important basketball tournament in the city and that is evident by the massive crowds that show up there on a regular basis.