On crime, hula hoops, politics, pizza, and that mysterious C
There are many ways to compile a Year in Review list. We’re providing two.
The first list of stories is topical, based on the subjects that we cover week in and week out that lie at the heart of what it means to live in Northern Manhattan in the 21st century.
Caña y Café on W. 207th Street was one of the year’s more intriguing new restaurants.
The now years-long trend of new restaurants opening in Northern Manhattan saw no sign of slowing down in 2010 as over a dozen notable eateries began serving a United Nations range of menus and only a handful of restaurants closed. A number of new restaurants looming on the horizon promises to make 2011 another banner year for uptown foodies.
From readers of the Manhattan Times
Governor David Paterson used his last few days in office in New York to push through a number of significant legislative and executive decisions, including one of particular importance to New York State’s immigrant communities.
On Thurs., Dec. 30, it was announced that Gov. Paterson had negotiated a new agreement with the federal government on Secure Communities, the controversial program in which local law enforcement agencies voluntarily partner and share arrest information with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Councilmember Robert Jackson, presented Feliz Sanchez and his mother Minerva Guerrero with the Eagle Scout award.
At a recent Boy Scout ceremony, Feliz Sanchez from Washington Heights became an Eagle Scout, earning the organization’s highest rank.
Several local businesses working together under the “Somos Uno [We Are One]” campaign have donated two enormous boxes of toys and $6,000 for cancer research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital based in Tennessee.
For the fourth year, the Riverside Oval Association is selling calendars depicting the neighborhood to raise funds to continue its work in the Lower Heights.
Homesick? Perhaps it’s time to go home. For some of us, home is a couple of train stops away. For others home means crossing state lines or hopping on a plane to see family and friends.
Dr. Salvador Jorge Blanco
by Arcadio Lugo
I’m sure that a high percentage of readers (most of them Dominicans) will, upon reading or hearing the name Salvador Jorge Blanco, immediately associate it with the political history of the Dominican Republic.
by Maura McGee McMahon
Turn a new leaf
For twenty, one, one (2011)
Stay away from those drugs
You can do it, my son.
December 27 – January 1
We began the week with some amazing pictures of the December 2010 blizzard courtesy of Inwood resident, ArtForStrangers. In addition, we posted a cool video of the February 2010 storm sent to us by one of our loyal readers, E-Cruz. In keeping with the whole storm motif, our picture of the week was another captivating image by the one and only, Paul Lomax.