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Stamp of approval
Sello de aprobación

The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic...
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Winning the hunger game
Ganar el juego del hambre

El gerente vino a comer. El gerente de los Yankees de Nueva York, Joe Girardi, estaba en una misión el pasado jueves 6 de agosto...
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Road of glory
Camino a la gloria

The Dominican Day Parade has traditionally been celebrated on the second Sunday of August in honor of “La Guerra de la Restauración” [The War of the Restoration]....
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Bash on the Block
Fiesta en la manzana

“Fui un niño Minisink”. El asambleísta Keith Wright estuvo de vuelta en la manzana el pasado sábado 8 de agosto, formando parte de la celebración del 50 aniversario de la institución local Minisink Town House...
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MT – Community News 08.12.15
MT – Noticias comunitarias 08.12.15

Explore how to contribute to the community and how to develop practical skills that can be used to build community with the Washington Heights Youth Gathering on Thurs., Aug. 27th from 7 – 9 p.m...
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The Bilingual Advantage
La ventaja bilingüe

Crecí hablando español con mis padres, quienes dejaron su España natal durante la Guerra Civil y se establecieron en Brooklyn. Yo no sabía nada de inglés cuando empecé el kínder y la maestra me marcó ausente durante seis semanas...
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“Marching was an act of healing”
“Marchar fue un acto de sanación”

Entre las muchas coloridas carrozas, los bailarines y los funcionarios electos que se abrían paso a lo largo de la Sexta avenida el pasado domingo 9 de agosto, había un pequeño contingente de alrededor de 30 estudiantes universitarios...
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UC Recap- August 3 – August 8

I had the distinct pleasure of attending Mayor de Blasio’s Dominican Heritage Ceremony on Thursday, August 6th at the New York County Supreme Courthouse...

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Bounce in El Barrio
Rebotando en alto

Whether you swing or salsa, anywhere you turn uptown, summertime means block parties. This past Wed., Jul. 29th, hundreds turned out for the second edition of Uptown Bounce, one of the city’s largest outdoor parties.
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MT- Community News 08.05.15
MT- Noticias Comunitarias 08.05.15

El Museo del Barrio se transformará en la pista de baile del verano más caluroso del barrio el miércoles 19 de agosto, ya que la disco silenciosa del Lincoln Center llega a East Harlem...
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Marching to a new beat
Marchando a un nuevo ritmo

Los funcionarios del nuevo Desfile del Día Dominicano Inc. anunciaron a los homenajeados del Desfile del Día Dominicano 2015, que se celebrará el domingo 9 de agosto....
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A nice pitch
Exito a lo amable

Linda Kaplan Thaler, ex alumna del City College de Nueva York (CCNY por sus siglas en inglés), ha creado publicidad reconocida en prácticamente todos los hogares del país....
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Curtain call for the Coliseum?
¿Ovación final para el Coliseo?

Un antiguo cine de Washington Heights con una rica historia podría ser transformado en un moderno centro comercial. El Teatro Coliseo, situado en la esquina de la calle 181 y Broadway, fue inaugurado en 1920...
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UC Recap- July 20 – July 25

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the latest film by director Stanley Nelson, masterfully tells the story of the rise and subsequent fall of the Black Panther Party...

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Missives for the Pontiff
Mensajes para el pontífice

En honor a la visita del Papa Francisco a los Estados Unidos del 22 al 27 de septiembre, Caridades Católicas de Nueva York ha lanzado CharityHasNoBoundaries.org, un nuevo sitio digital donde la gente de todo el país...
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MT- Community News 07.29.15
MT- Noticias comunitarias 07.29.15

Join the Moose Hall Theatre Company for its final performance of Henry IV as part of the Inwood Shakespeare Festival at the Inwood Park on Sat., Aug. 1st at 7 p.m.‎ The festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos and collaborators ...
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“Our streets, not Wall Street”
“Nuestras calles, no Wall Street”

A sweltering heat wave did little to tamp the enthusiasm of yellow taxi drivers and their backers, this past Mon., July 20th.
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Taken with TINGO
Encantadas con TINGO

El viernes 24 de julio, TINGO: Grita Fuerte, una organización de derechos humanos y culturales para las mujeres de ascendencia africana, organizará la cuarta celebración anual...
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UC Recap- July 13 – July 18

On Tuesday July 14th, 2015, 71 years later, Oskar Gruning, 94 years old, was convicted for complicity in the mass murder of Jews during WW II. Local novelist A.J. Sidransky penned a poignant and personal piece about his own relatives that were deported to Auschwitz...

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Reading rules
Reglas de lectura

Alexandra won’t be bored this summer. She’ll be busy instead. The P.S. 5 Inwood student is gearing up for her entry into the third grade this fall with a stacked summer – literally....
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Lean in to listen
Apoyarse para escuchar

These hills too are alive with the sound of music. Listen Closely, a new chamber music Initiative established by artists James Waldo and Rose Hashimoto, is bringing classical music ot local residents...
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The new Power Rangers
Los nuevos Power Rangers

Most New Yorkers wouldn't consider taking the stairs to reach the top of the Empire State Building, but by late August, some uptown summer campers might feel like they've done that dozens of times...
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Savor the swirl
Saborear el remolino

Los fuegos artificiales no tienen que desaparecer. Aunque las celebraciones del Día de la Independencia han concluido, hay una nueva razón para levantar una copa...
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MT- Community News 07.15.15
MT- Noticias Comunales 07.15.15

Join the New York Restoration Project (NYPR) on Sat., Jul. 25th, from 8:30 – 11 a.m. for a community clean-up opportunity, which is open to all volunteers and families of all skill level and experience...
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UC Recap- July 6 – July 11

Kismat Restaurant (603 Fort Washington Ave) has been serving some seriously delicious Indian cuisine in Washington Heights for over 3 decades. Well, guess what? They now have an outpost in Harlem. Clove Harlem is located at 1592 Amsterdam Avenue at 139th Street, directly in front of the City College campus...

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A Revolutionary’s Rhythm
Un ritmo revolucionario

Después de una exitosa carrera en el Teatro Public, el dramaturgo, compositor y actor Lin-Manuel Miranda muda el musical Hamilton al Teatro Richard ...
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Summer Swing
Swing de verano

Samantha López might well be hooked. Though the six-year-old had only just picked up her racket and taken a few inaugural swings moments before, she was beaming...
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Cracking down on “K2”
Tomando medidas fuertes contra “K2”

Nearly 8,000 bags of synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as "K2" or "Spice," were seized in East Harlem on July 2, part of a multi-agency crackdown....
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Community Policing: More of the Same
Vigilancia Policial: más de lo mismo

A few of us stopped by Nagle Avenue this past Friday to picket against the announcement of Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton...
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Broadway Barks

Time to raise the roof- and give a woof. Broadway star Bernadette Peters will sign copies of her newly published third children’s book...
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Game of dolls
Juego de muñecas

Elegirá 10 de 10. Carmelo Mercado, de 63 años, puede estar retirado, pero el ex miembro del Departamento de Bomberos de la ciudad Nueva York (FDNY por sus siglas en inglés)...
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NOT TO BE MISSED
NO SE LO PIERDA

Shonibare Summer of Art: Touch Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Morris-Jumel Mansion (MJM) is being presented in conjunction with Yinka Shonibare MBE's "Colonial Arrangements" exhibit....
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UC Recap – June 29 – July 4

The Classical Theatre of Harlem latest’s production, The Tempest, has an uncanny knack for timing. The play remixes the classic Shakespearean opus and references the island of Hispaniola as Prospero’s magical island.

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Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo

Hazte a un lado, Doogie; es el doctor Dinardo

Dinardo Rodríguez has big plans for his summer. Chief among them is lingering in bed on Saturday mornings. Though not an uncommon wish for teenagers, sleeping in would be a break...
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A love supreme
Un amor supremo

Una comida antes de la marcha. Los residentes se reunieron el pasado domingo 28 de junio en el Indian Road Café para el desayuno anual previo al desfile del orgullo...
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Governor: Puerto Rico’s debts “not payable”

Gobernador: las deudas de la isla son “no pagaderas”

Puerto Rico no puede pagar sus 72 mil millones de dólares de deuda, el gobernador de la isla, Alejandro García Padilla, dijo en un discurso televisado el 29 de junio...
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SUMMER 2015 WALKING TOURS
RECORRIDOS A PIE DEL VERANO 2015

Washington Heights e Inwood (WAHI) son comunidades que han, en los últimos años, ganado reconocimiento en los cambios demográficos masivos...
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UC Recap – June 22 – June 27

I want to start this newsletter by thanking all the folks who have read this column in the last 5 years. It is an honor to have such a long running column in a neighborhood institution like the Manhattan Times. The love and support is deeply appreciated...

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Storm brings waterworks
Tormenta ocasiona lagrimones

She was in tears throughout the night. Not toddler Emma Lucia, but her mother, People’s Theatre Project Founder and Co-Executive Producer Mino Lora. She had good reason...
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Fund fuels summer fun
Financiamiento alimenta diversión de verano

The plan is ambitious: raise $30,000 by July 19th. But the administrators at Inwood Academy are confident that their first online crowdfunding campaign will prove a success. The campaign aims to support summer camp opportunities for its students...
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Mad at 10
Aún locos a los 10

It’s the ten-year reunion, and they’re making it official – and palatial. The stars, students, instructors and filmmakers of the 2005 hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom are reuniting at the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)....
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Uptown Print Project
Proyecto de impresión del norte del condado

The Uptown Print Project was created to provide a cultural resource for the diverse Washington Heights and Inwood communities of Upper Manhattan through a month-long series of printmaking activities, ending on Jun. 27th...
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UC Recap – June 15 – June 20

I have to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for coming Uptown to the Shabazz Center on Father’s Day to once again forcefully denounce the planned mass deportations of undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic...

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The now of WOW
El WOW de hoy

Cuando era niña, fue clasificada como en riesgo. No mucho se esperaba de la hija única de inmigrantes dominicanos en un barrio de clase trabajadora. "Estaba [considerada] en riesgo para el éxito", dijo Ferreras...
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Sisters of the still
Hermanas de la quietud

Encontraron su vocación y el uno al otro con la película. Maritza Meléndez y Josefa Jaime son fotógrafas ambas de Washington Heights buscando capturar la belleza de su ciudad...
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El Bulevar de los Boricuas

Fue El Bulevar de los Boricuas este domingo, ya que cientos de miles se reunieron a lo largo de la Quinta avenida para el 58° Desfile anual del Día de Puerto...
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Sit on these (sculptures)
Siéntese en esto

Have a seat – or nine. Just after reopening the High Bridge, the Parks Department has announced that it will host a public art exhibition along the esplanade leading to the bridge...
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MT- Community News 06.17.15
MT- Noticias Comunitarias 06.17.15

Para celebrar la temporada de verano, EmblemHealth organiza una clase de zumba en el Teatro United Palace el lunes 22 de junio. El popular entrenamiento de todo el cuerpo -inspirado en los latinos- ofrecerá un divertido y saludable ejercicio...
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SAFE Disposal Event
Evento de Desperdicio SAFE

One of the world’s largest events of its kind, the NYC SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics) Disposal event, administered by the New York City Department of Sanitation, is coming to Northern Manhattan...
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Statement on a Campaign
Statement en campaña

Statement Arts ha lanzado una campaña IndieGoGo en apoyo a Expanding Horizons, su programa de preparación universitaria en el United Palace de Artes Culturales....
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