A large gas explosion destroyed two East Harlem apartment buildings early Wed., Mar. 12th, killing eight and injuring nearly 60 others. Among those killed were Carmen Tanco, 67; Griselda Camacho, 44; George Amadeo, 44; Andreas Panagopoulos, 43; Mayumi Nakamura, 34; Alexis (Jordy) Salas, 22...Read More »
A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures.Read More »
Six people, including four firefighters, were injured in a four-alarm morning fire this past Mon., Nov. 18th in Washington Heights. Witnesses said the fire broke out at what appeared to be a 99-cent store at 1207 St. Nicholas Avenue, just south of West 174th Street. Firemen received a call at...Read More »
It mattered little that the sun shone bright this past Sun., Sept. 29th. Those who were clamoring for a leisurely brunch outdoors, or even just a peaceful walk from and to Inwood Hill Park along Dyckman Street soon found themselves scrambling to get out of the way when dozens of motorcyclists swarmed...Read More »
This Sunday, Oct. 6th, will be the 29th Annual MS Bike tour. Please be advised that there will be NO PARKING/ TOW AWAY areas in Northern Manhattan due to the event route. The 30-mile MS Bike Tour will travel northbound from the Harlem River Drive/10th Avenue Exit and proceed north on 10th Avenue to West 218th Street.Read More »
Sept11_2webIn Remembrance Officers and members of the 34th Precinct held a brief commemorative ceremony in front of the stationhouse on Broadway on Wed., Sept. 11th. Those gathered and stood at attention as Commanding Officer and Inspector...Read More »
For the past three years, the teenagers in the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) have had to fight proposed budget cuts. This year, they are taking up arms yet again to restore $3 million in funding that is slated to be eliminated in Mayor Bloomberg’s 2014 Executive Budget...
Hike Training Session Want to lead a hike for the 9th annual Hike the Heights event taking place on June 1st? All community residents are invited to attend a Hike Leader training session on Sun., May 19th at10:00 a.m. Those interested in helping lead a Hike event should gather then at the meeting...Read More »
El Día del Inocente no fue uno de risas para muchos residentes locales que se dieron cita este pasado lunes, 1 de abril el oeste de la Calle 181. WE ACT por Justicia Ambiental, un grupo ambiental con sede en el Norte ...
A 2011 survey done by Monitoring the Future, an organization that studies teen behaviors, reported that nationwide, 70 percent of 12th graders had tried alcohol, and 40 percent of 12th grader responders admitted to having drunk...
As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the Affordable Care Act is the “law of the land.” The Supreme Court has upheld it. The 2012 election reaffirms it. Whether you love it or hate it, the law is being implemented. The law is welcoming 27 million Americans into the health care system and urging them to find a doctor — a regular source of care.Read More »
Moving into its third year of existence here in New York City, CATCH Healthy Habits paired teams of volunteers age 50 and over, with kids in grades K-5 to teach them fun and constructive ways to be active and healthy. This March, after serving communities in The Bronx, the inter-generational program will...Read More »
In celebrating Dominican heritage, things can get academic. "Where Are We Going?: The State of Dominican-Americans," a series of panel discussions were held this past Sat., Feb. 23rd, as sponsored by EmblemHealth and co-hosted by Councilmember Robert Jackson...
Over 20 million Americans suffer from depression. It is more common among women, often starting in ages 15 -30. Depression is often triggered by stressful events such as divorce, death or job loss, and a person is more likely to become depressed if they have a family history of it.Read More »