|July 21, 2010|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, July 20, 2010|
by Michael Herson
When Manhattan City Council Member Daniel Garodnick lamented the loss “community flavor” in New York City’s street fairs, he was obviously on the wrong side of the island. Perhaps the East Side district he represents should take a gander at how it is done at the Carnaval del Boulevard.
Six arrested at Highbridge Pool for groping girls
Six teens, age 13 to 19, were arrested on July 7 after they allegedly groped four girls in Highbridge Pool.
“We had to lock up some people at the pool,” said 33rd Precinct Commander Joseph Dowling. “They were groping girls in the pool.”
While the races for local state office won’t be settled until voters go to the polls on September 14’s Primary Day (and made official in November on Election Day since there are no strong Republicans in the field), July 15 presented two benchmarks for gauging the relative strength of the candidates: it was the deadline for filing petitions to be included on the ballot and reporting cash raised since January.
Steve Simon and Emilia “Toni” Cardona have shared a meal at Coogan’s Restaurant at least once a week, every week for the last 20 years. The meet-ups weren’t planned, the two would just bump into each other.
Several nonprofits held a press conference in Inwood Mon., July 19 to defend Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat after a New York Post story suggested he has used his influence to fill positions at Northern Manhattan Coalition for Economic Development (NMCED), an organization that he founded to help local small businesses.
Police interview a resident of 165 Sherman Avenue. Earlier in the
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Shots were exchanged between law enforcement officials and a Sherman Avenue man on the sixth floor of an Inwood apartment building on Tue., July 13.
Ahhhh, summer and Italian ice in Inwood: Grandpa’s only uptown spot for lauded Lemon Ice King treats
by Corinne Ramey
For Inwood residents, the Italian ices at Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza, on Broadway near Isham Street, are a rite of summer. When the ice freezer is rolled out to the sidewalk and loaded with flavors, including lemon, cherry, chocolate and mango, it’s a sure sign that summer has arrived.
There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
It’s growing in the street, right up through the concrete
I’m going to pick that rose and watch her as she grows, in my garden
by Nancy Bruning
Yoga and sticky mats on hardwood floors have become inseparable. But this 5,000-year-old practice was originally done outdoors on the ground, and summertime in Northern Manhattan gives you the opportunity to experience yoga as it was originally intended.
by Tommy Mcinnis and Nelson Velez
When you go down the stairs from the street, you will be entering the mezzanine level. This is where the token booth is. There are also turnstile gates that lead down to the station platform, where you will catch the train. The mezzanine is very long, about three city blocks, and as wide as the avenue upstairs.
On this cold morning in December, there were a lot of people sleeping on the mezzanine floor. Wall to wall, people sleeping on cardboard, covered in gray blankets. Some were inside large refrigerator boxes that were discarded upstairs and brought down.
The scene is set. Dusk has blanketed Inwood Hill Park. The heat of the day lingers. A vast expanse of wilderness lies beyond. A train rumbles down the tracks, shadowing the Bronx shoreline.
Sewing, dancing and music
Northern Manhattan kids are swimming in culture, and they don’t even realize it. They don’t have to hop on the A-train to experience history, dance or music – it comes to them.
July 12 – July 17
It was another content-filled week at the Uptown Collective, so let's get right to it. The week began with a nifty article by our reporter-at-large Carolina Pichardo, on the Up Theater Company and its quest to obtain a theater space. Founded earlier this year by actors and theater folks who live Uptown, the company has a tentative October date for its first full-length production.