With one of the schools he helped fund when he was a City Council member in the background, Dr. Guillermo Linares, former New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, officially launched his campaign for the New York State Assembly on Mon., June 7.
Highlighting that “our work is never done,” U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel announced his campaign for re-election to the 15th District on June 6, vowing to continue his work on health care reform and fixing Wall Street as well as serving his constituents.
Champion P.S. 98 Knightmares recognized for their achievement
The P.S. 98 Knightmares, the Inwood chess team that recently attended a national tournament and took top honors in their division, were honored on June 4 by Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat and City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. The six-member team that traveled to the tournament in Atlanta, GA were given certificates of appreciation by the elected officials.
The Washington Heights Business Improvement District covers W. 181st Street and a large portion of St. Nicholas Avenue.
Andrew Flamm, an economic director at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and merchant organizer has been tapped to run the Washington Heights Business Improvement District until a permanent director can be found.
Architect Belmont Freeman, Molly Michels, Council Member Robert Jackson, Riverstone Executive Director Rebecca Carel and Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat at the opening of Riverstone Senior Life Services Memory Center.
The difference between sanity and insanity. That’s how Dorothy Pitts described the help she and her husband, John, received at Riverstone Senior Life Services. For three years, John would spend part of his day in the dementia program at the senior center, located at 99 Ft. Washington Avenue.
“As you age, your outlook on life gets different,” said Rita Rosenthal. “You have to adjust. I’m just trying to adjust to life.”
At 99 years old, Rosenthal has had more time to adjust than most.
The Uptown Arts Stroll launched its eighth annual edition on Thu., June 3 with a celebration of local artists and arts institutions at the Hispanic Society of America on Broadway and W. 155th Street.
by Lindsay Armstrong
From the moment you set foot in Chop Chop on W. 184th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, it’s obvious that it’s not your typical Chinese take-out place.
by Robert Shapiro, first vice president of sales, Massey Knakal Realty Services
A sense of optimism has begun to return to the New York City real estate investment property market as transactional activity has been steadily rising quarter by quarter. Although this overall trend is being felt in neighborhoods all over the city, nowhere is this more prevalent than in Northern Manhattan (East & West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood). With over $116,000,000 in sales consisting of 35 transactions in the first quarter of 2010, it is clear that Northern Manhattan is experiencing one of the sharpest rebounds in activity.
Construction crews demolish most of the former Strauss Discount Auto store to make way for a new Bravo Supermarket on Broadway and W. 175th Street. PHOTO: Adam Garrett-Clark
The giant hole where the former Strauss Discount Auto building stood on the corner of W. 175th Street and Broadway is part of a $1.2 million overhaul for a new Bravo Supermarket, according to owner Humberto Deleon.
by Amir Parsa
The American in Paris is an Iranian in New York! The American in Paris is an Iranian in New York!! The American in Paris is an Iranian in New York!! Add more exclamation points?!! And more?! Or… On street corners, from rooftops and in dark alleys, arms thrust open in the middle of boulevards bracing for the oncoming traffic even, in the middle of life’s journey, carry on and shout and whisper and even turn to some dude sitting on the stool next, at the local bar (not frequenting them much anymore!) turn and say, without much intro, hey, dude, the American in Paris is an Iranian in New York, you know, the American in Paris is an Iranian in New York?
Jack O'Neill died after a car accident on Broadway and W. 218th Street. He leaves behind a wife, Mary, and two grown children.
When we die, what are we remembered for? Our work? Our family? Mary Greene O’Neill thinks her husband, Jack, will be remembered for the Dum-Dum lollypops he would carry around for children in his cargo pants, for the kind word or kiss on the head he had for friends suffering a loss – for the little things.
May 31- June 5
There is a paradigm shift that is taking place Uptown. Taketheleap.com defines paradigm shift “as a change from one way of thinking to another. It's a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change.” We, the Uptown Collective, aspire to be the agents of the change that is transforming Uptown.