Police have arrested a St. Nicholas Avenue teen they believe stabbed a Bronx man to death near the corner of W. 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the early hours of Sun., June 20.
Seniors rallied on W. 175th Street between Wadsworth and St. Nicholas Avenues to protest city budget cuts to senior services. Photo: Daniel P. Bader
Pearl Stanback doesn’t know what she’ll do when her senior center closes.
With 72nd Assembly District Candidate Nelson Denis looking on, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez complained to seniors at a recent rally that organizers shouldn't have used a candidate's truck for a sound system. Photo: Daniel P. Bader
It’s not the sound system two elected officials had a problem with at a recent rally, it was that the microphone was plugged into a huge advertisement for Nelson Denis.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will discuss the reconstruction of the Dyckman Street 1-train station at a community on Tue., June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of 210 Sherman Avenue. The project is scheduled to start this fall and will take over two years to complete.
Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wed., June 30
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert Walsh is the guest speaker at the Washington Heights and Inwood Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Wed., June 30. The meeting will be held at the Faculty Club at 622 W. 168th Street, fourth floor, at 8:30 a.m.
by Claudio E. Cabrera
Juan Perez, one of 12 fathers honored on Fri., June 18, didn’t know what to say.
“I never knew there were groups in our community who acknowledged the job fathers do for their own children and those of others in this area. I'm speechless,” he said.
He wasn’t alone.
by Zully Ramirez
There’s no popcorn, no sticky floors, and no gallon-sized sodas. But at a local film class, you’ll get your money’s worth in quality films.
Michael Kassin is a man with a passion for meaningful, yet often overlooked and underappreciated films, and he’s made it his goal to show them in Washington Heights.
Deepak Kapoor, a teacher with a dozen years under his belt, had never used a SMART Board before he started teaching at Gregorio Luperon High School for Math and Science. Now he can’t teach without it.
He’s not alone.
The Fresh Youth Initiatives building on W. 171st Street (right) was studied by Columbia University to see how change on a block affects the people living there.
What impact can a new building have on a block? How about one built for a group dedicated to doing good in the community?
Whether it’s ruining the ratatouille, charring the turkey for Thanksgiving or forgetting that pesky spoonful of baking soda, most dinner party hosts have had their share of kitchen disasters. Washington Heights resident Paul Kittas hopes his kitchen accident will make him rich.
A well-known stream of cultural exchange runs between Washington Heights, New York and the Dominican Republic. Families and communities transcend national borders, as do customs and cultural inspiration. However, a somewhat lesser-known tributary of exchange has developed between Washington Heights, New York and France.
by Patricia Eakins
Thor's Hammer is the most prepossessing of the hoodoos, the rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah. A totem-pole-like spire with a large square head over a thin neck on a swelling body, it is named for Thor, the red-bearded god of thunder in Nordic paganism.
by Nancy Bruning
Recipe for a spicy workout: Take some saucy Latin rhythms, add some easy-to-follow moves, combine with a nonjudgmental atmosphere in a brightly-colored container. Shake gently or vigorously, as you wish, for one hour. Voila: Zumba!
June 14 – June 19
If you listen intently, with your ears to the ground, you will hear the winds of change blowing through Uptown. You can hear it in the restaurants, the bodegas and the barbershops, east of Broadway and west of Broadway alike. These winds are remixing, revitalizing and redefining the social, cultural, political, and economic landscape.