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The Kids Are Out – Now What?
Los Chicos Están Fuera—Y Ahora Que?

Seguro, los chicos están disfrutando de su Receso de Primavera. Y porque no habrían de hacerlo? Es una semana y media fuera de la escuela.
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A Model Session
Una sesión modelo

In a special weekend session, the State Senate voted on Sat., Mar. 23rd to increase the minimum wage in New York State to $9 per hour. Sen. Gustavo...
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¡Basta!: Revealing an unacceptable bias

¡Basta!: Revelando un sesgo inaceptable

As members of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the oldest ethnic bar association in New York State, established in 1957...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 03-18 to 03-23

Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Junot Diaz, was in the neighborhood recently to spread a little literary love. Junot Diaz teamed up with the office of...

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Calling for an end to gun violence

Tony Bennett might be better known for his 17 Grammy Awards than he is for his time in 1944 spent fighting in the Battle of the Bulge—the largest ...

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Sosúa and Sidransky
Sosúa y Sidransky

Alan Sidransky ha sido un sinnúmero de cosas – chef, banquero, entrenador personal, asesor – pero el nativo de Washington Heights finalmente puede ...
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A good read, a good deed
Una buena lectura, una buena acción

Junot Díaz went to the doctor’s office this past week. Over 200 people followed. The Pulitzer Prize winner had not come down with the flu, or the dreaded...
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Protest by the keystroke
Protesta por la pulsación de teclas

Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani María Sánchez Cordero is hoping for a tribute to democracy in her native country. What she envisions isn’t an obelisk...
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A century of valor
Un siglo de valor

100 years ago in northern Manhattan, the area was mostly farmland. Walrus mustaches were all the rage. And the fire trucks were horse-drawn. The Engine 93...
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By the book, a fairy alights
Por el libro, un hada se posa

Más de mil libros infantiles necesitan un buen hogar. Durante más de un año, los libros han vivido en el departamento de Judith Amaro antes...
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Coupons Savings for Every Mom

Ahorros con cupones para todas las madres

Usually, when young moms think of saving, it’s more likely to be while rifling through the sales rack at a children’s department store, ...
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Tish James secures endorsements

Tish James asegura apoyo crucial

This past Tues., Mar. 19th, Councilwoman Letitia "Tish" James' campaign for New York City Public Advocate announced key endorsements from a group ...
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De Pura Cepa

This all seems…familiar. The women beam invitingly from a retro space that seems to speak of a time long past, while winking at a distinctly modern sensibility.Who are they? The vivid photographs hang at APT78, as part of “Pin-Up de Pura Cepa,” an exhibition brought by The Peralta Project ...

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La Piñata: A Treat of Taste

The lure of piñatas has long been the treasures hidden within. The new Piñata in town, however, saves you the trouble of having to smash anything...

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Jessica Lappin Endorsed by State Sen. José M. Serrano for Borough President

As announced this past Mon., Mar. 18th, New York City Councilmember Jessica Lappin’s campaign announced that State Senator Jose...
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Spring into Color
Primavera a todo color

El maquillaje puede servir como el mejor amigo de una jóven, particularmente para las madres siempre ocupadas que no quieren quedarse ...
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Honoring commitment to care

“They’re all, in their own right, rising stars.” Basketball Hall of Famer and former New York Knicks player Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, also nicknamed “Black Jesus,” would know of what he speaks. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990, Monroe was a four-time NBA All-Star guard and was celebrated for his twisting...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 03-04 to 03-09

Being that people are still talking about the groundbreaking WHIN By Any Means III event, we started the week with a plethora of exclusive content from the function. We featured picture sets from Emil Baez, Art By Dj Boy and a video recap courtesy of Productive Ray. Not to mention a WHIN By Any Means III downloadable mixtape...

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Community News 03.13.13
Noticias Comunitarias 03.13.13

El Departamento de Parques y Recreo ha restaurado la histórica cúpula del Centro Recreativo J. Hood Wright. La cúpula, un prominente rasgo...
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In the running: Candidate Cheryl Pahaham

Aspiraciones: Candidata Cheryl Pahaham

Cheryl Pahaham ostenta una Licenciatura en Estudios Afroamericanos de Wesleyan University. Su Doctorado en Sociología (co enfoque en la pobreza...
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Bring it on
Mujeres en las Alturas

Why bother building a better mousetrap when it's best used as a canvas? Tammy Rose is a Northern Manhattanite whose work requires her to...
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Fighting mad, and smart
Luchando duro, e inteligentemente

Each week, I write about the great activities taking place in our community, the resources available and what we – as parents – must do to ensure our children’s health and well-being.
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February 25 – March 2

WHIN By Any Means 3 is now one for the history books. The event went down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and exceeded everyone wildest expectations. Before the show even started, within 1 hour of the doors of the venue opening to be exact, the event was sold out

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Leading in service, science and heart
Un líder en servicio, ciencia y corazón

On the eve of the 159th anniversary of the of the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day, political and community leaders paid homage to a long-time ...
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A heart and a hug

Four-year-old Matthew Hatcher was first diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) while still in utero. CHD is the most common birth defect in infants, with approximately one in 100 children born with some type of structural problem in the heart, only half of which are diagnosed prior to birth.

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On the waterfront
En la ribera

Lydia Gaston is a long-time East Harlem resident, but she can’t remember the last time she was at the waterfront. It’s difficult to get there. And once you arrive, it’s not especially safe.
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Touro College on Global Health Mission in India

Dipan Ray, Ph.D., director of practice experience at Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem (middle), and Ravi Shah, a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) candidate at the College (right), work together to interview a patient at a makeshift “health camp” in New Delhi.

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No light, no heat, no gas
Sin luz, sin calefacción, sin gas

Pablo Satan, Maria García and Juana Monegro, along with other tenants in seven dilapidated buildings along West 183rd Street, have not had electricity in their homes for weeks.
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Defying closure, PS 132 now faces co-location

Desafiando el cierre, P.S. 132 enfrenta ahora co-ubicación

El 27 de febrero fue el Día de la Independencia Dominicana. Una fecha que llama a celebración, este año, para muchos, fue un llamado a las armas.
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Harlem Shake takes Inwood
El Harlem Shake toma Inwood

Brittany Taylor, left, served as the director, and also helped Joel Peterson with his costume. What do Santa Claus, a pink-caped dog, Creeper from Minecraft...
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HHC Urges New Yorkers 50 and Older to Get a Life-Saving Colonoscopy

As announced this past Tues., Mar. 5th, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) urged all New Yorkers 50 and older to undergo a potentially life-saving colon cancer screening as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. HHC is performing almost double the number of colonoscopies today as 10 years ago...

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Going big, everyday

If he were just a little bit taller, Angel Bajana would be a linebacker for the Giants.When he does his weight lifting routine at J’s Big Gym, Bajana’s sleeveless shirt puts his muscles, and the breadth of his shoulders, on full display.He was not always this ripped. Bajana’s impressive muscle mass began at J’s Big Gym ...

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Support Graduate Medical Education

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.

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Community News 03-06-13

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...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 02-25 to 03-02

WHIN By Any Means 3 is now one for the history books. The event went down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and exceeded everyone wildest expectations. Before the show even started, within 1 hour of the doors of the venue opening to be exact, the event was sold out...

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MT – Community 02.27.13

Registration for the Inwood Little League, the oldest in the city, is open for its last week of registration. All are invited to visit at the League’s...
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Where Are We Going?
Hacia dónde vamos?

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...
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After fraud, finding freedom
Después del fraude, encontrar la libertad

Son tan sólo cinco horas de vuelo directo desde Miami a la capital de Honduras, y el sitio en donde se encuentra su principal aeropuerto internacional, Tegucigalpa...
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A double EDge
College EDge

Johan Rubin is a busy man. Although he has already graduated from Yeshiva University, he was back at his alma mater this past Fri., Feb. 22nd ...
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A view to behold, now to change?
Una vista para contemplarse destinada al cambio

El industrial John D. Rockefeller podría haber sabido cuan preciado era el petróleo, pero también estaba bien conciente del valor de una buena vista: no tiene precio...
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Tolstoy, ESOL, and Wii
Tolstoy, ESOL y Wii

Want to play video games, paint a masterpiece, find a job, and learn English? For free? Yes, there is such a place, and closer than you might think...
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Patria, de cada día

El aroma afilado se cierne. Inclino mi cabeza y acerco mi nariz. Me asomo por encima del borde de la pequeña taza blanca y me atrevo respirar profundamente. El rico perfume es ...In-English

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Nitín: A sweet classic

Got a sweet tooth? The best cure in town is Nitín Bakery. In fact, it is the best cure in two towns. The first Nitín Bakery was founded decades ago in Santo Domingo. “I’d say 45 or 50 years ago,” projected Atilano Blandino. While there is someone in Santo Domingo who knows precisely how old the original Repostería Nitín is, like many legends, the...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-18 to 2-23

Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...

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Get Your Child Test-Ready
Prepare a su hijo para los exámenes

If your child is in grades 3–8, chances are they’re prepping for the State English Language Arts (ELA) and State Mathematics Tests in school.
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Acacia Network – 02.20.13 – Depression

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.

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February 11 – February 16

On Monday, February 11th the Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights, came home for a one-night only performance on the 5-year anniversary of its Broadway debut. In The Heights put our neighborhood on the map all those years ago and here it was, actually playing in our community...

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“A spiritual place”
“Un lugar espiritual”

Antes de los discursos, y la tragedia, hubo swing. Como parte del antiguo Audubon Ballroom, el local del Centro Educativo Malcolm X y Dra. Betty Shabazz en el 3940 de Broadway tenía una larga...
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3-2-1 PLEDGE!

Time Warner Cable’s philanthropic initiative Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) recently commemorated its third-year anniversary and met 500,000 minds pledged – a critical milestone in its campaign to help connect one million young people to hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Pop-up Make-Up
Maquillaje Pop-up

Professional make-up artist Jessica Fermin is hosting a pop-up shop event to highlight a new line of Motives Cosmetics: “There’s going to be a lot of...
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