Tag Archives: Community

Harmed by Hookah
Afectados por la hookah

Washington Heights, aka “The Heights,” is an area of Manhattan well-known for its joyful music, delicious food and amazing Dominican culture...
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UC Recap –  August 7 – August 12

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If the election and elevation of you-know-who to the Oval Office teaches us anything, it is that elections matter...

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Tunnel of Trash
Túnel de basura

Los murales son un desastre. Apenas dos años después de que la ciudad lanzara un proyecto de embellecimiento para el túnel peatonal...
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The canvas of contention
La lucha sobre el lienzo

Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful...
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The Pro-Tenant Patrol
La patrulla pro-inquilinos

The Ramóns were ready. Ramón Antonio Sosa Mendoza and his son Ramón Sosa Mendoza Jr. live in a fifth floor walk-up in Hamilton Heights. The...
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A life on the force, and in fiction
Una vida en la fuerza, y en la ficción

Sgt. Jordan Castro is equally at ease wielding a badge or a pen. Castro, an 11-year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD), has always had...
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Shelter Shock
No a las redadas en los refugios

Pulled from his bed, threatened and elbowed in the back. That’s how Griffin Kinard, who resides in a homeless shelter, said he was treated...
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Community News – 08.09.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 08.09.17

Entra en el swing de las cosas en el Festival de Jazz de este año en el Museo Mansión Morris-Jumel el sábado 19 de agosto de 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Relájese...
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New funding fix?
¿Solución por impuesto?

He’s calling it the “fair fix” to the transit system crisis. After being pushed by transit advocates to back a plan for reduced price Metrocards for low-income subway...
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Quality Review
Revisión de Calidad

A report that looks in depth at how climate change is impacting crops has found that they are being robbed of nutrition, and warns that there will be...
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UC Recap –  July 31 – August 5

74 years ago this week, an uprising erupted in Harlem after the shooting by police of an unarmed black man. Sound familiar? “The riot lasted two...

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A team of STEAM
Un equipo STEAM

Fue un verano STEAM para estos estudiantes. Los estudiantes de secundaria en un programa de enriquecimiento de verano patrocinado por la...
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Beauty in the Baking
Homenaje en el Horneado

Era caramelo del destino. Cuando estaba en medio de llenar una orden de magdalenas, su ayudante volteó y preguntó: "¿Puedo ser tu espolvoreadora #1?"...
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Loíza Live
Loíza en vivo

Saints and salsa. Thousands gathered to celebrate Afro-Latino culture in the city during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol," ...
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Boots Boost
Las botas y los bomberos

These boots are meant for fighting. The City Council has allotted $4 million in funding to provide a much-needed second pair of boots to all...
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Community News – 08.02.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 08.02.17

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audience at the...
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A Change for All
Un Cambio para todos

¿Qué pueden hacer los neoyorquinos para impulsar un aire más sano y un futuro mejor para nuestros hijos? Como pediatra formada en salud ambiental...
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Keep Cool Tips
Consejos para mantenerse fresco

Con Edison is reminding customers they can take simple steps to stay cool and save money in the hot weather. The company offers these conservation tips...
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UC Recap – July 24 – July 29

Dominican film lovers came out in droves on Tuesday to the venerable United Palace for the opening night of the 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival...

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Transgender ban sparks protests
Prohibición provoca protestas

Neoyorquinos salieron a las calles el miércoles para protestar por el anuncio del presidente Trump de que no se permitirá a los individuos...
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Lhota reveals subway action plan
Lhota revela plan de acción para el metro

He’s going to need a Lhota luck. MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota has unveiled his agency’s plan to improve and modernize the subway system...
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A new rhythm in reel
Un nuevo ritmo

Hay más para explorar. Armando Guareno busca ampliar las nociones populares de los tipos de arte producidos y creados por quienes están en la diáspora dominicana...
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Data Drain at DOE 
Fuga de datos en el DOE

It's gone from bad to worse. Though the city’s Department of Education (DOE) launched an initiative last year to bring a computer science...
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Taking Part in PME
Participar en PME

Las batas eran opcionales. El Centro Médico de la Universidad Columbia (CUMC, por sus siglas en inglés) organizó su séptimo Proyecto de...
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Community News – 07.26.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.26.17

Join dancers of the community for a West African dance class on Mon., July 31st from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn about the traditional dances...
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Public MTA oversight hearing
Audiencia pública sobre la MTA

¿Listos para despojarse? Denunciando lo que llamaron un "sistema en caos", Melissa Mark-Viverito, presidenta del Concejo Municipal...
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Recycling Enforcement Begins August 1
La aplicación del reciclaje comienza el 1º de agosto

Revolucionar el reciclaje. A partir del 1º de agosto de 2017, el Departamento de Recolección de Basura de la ciudad...
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UC Recap – July 17 – July 22

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York is bigger than ever...

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Tryon Toast
Brindis por Tryon

Salut. Miembros y simpatizantes del Fideicomiso Fort Tryon Park se reunieron en el Paseo Stan Michels del parque el pasado...
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Boosting Business
Impulsando a los negocios

Manhattan no es un centro comercial. La presidenta del condado, Gale Brewer, hizo claras sus opiniones sobre el desarrollo económico del...
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Call for Full Credit
Créditos Completos

Samantha De La Rosa is prepping. "Instead of living day to day, I have a plan for my career and [my] savings," says De La Rosa.  Last year...
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Community News – 07.19.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.19.17

Join young artists at The Apollo Theater’s Teen Takeover on Fri., July 28th at 6:00 p.m. Curated by Apollo Theater Academy high school...
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Play at Payson
El Idilio en la Esquina

Luz, Abuela Claudia and I spent countless hours at the Payson Avenue Playground, located on the corner of the same street where we have...
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We Will Not Forget
No olvidaremos

Nuestra ciudad está de luto. Cuando me enteré de la trágica muerte de la oficial Miosotis Familia, me dolió el corazón. Fue una mujer que...
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PEP Public Meeting
Reunión pública del PEP

La próxima reunión pública del Panel de Políticas Educativas se llevará a cabo este miércoles 19 de julio a las 6:00 p.m. en la M.S. 131, en el No...
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UC Recap –  July 10 – July 15

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and...

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Rejected: “No” to Seaman Rezoning
Rechazada: “No” a la rezonificación de Seaman 

In a vote that surprised no one, Community Board 12 (CB12) sharply rejected a proposal to rezone Seaman Avenue. The proposal sought to...
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A Swimming Start 
Empezar a nadar

Dive in. The state’s Parks Department is looking to make a splash this summer by once again offering free swimming lessons for children...
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A Mother’s Matter
La misión de madre

It's a “No” to this workplace woe. Advocates are seeking to provide new mothers with enhanced support to breastfeed and pump breast...
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Carter in Charge
Carter a cargo

More than a year after the city moved to revamp the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), the agency finally has a new leader. On July 10...
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Grant spurs revitalization projects
Nueva subvención para proyectos de Inwood

The BID is bringing it. The Washington Heights Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a series of revitalization projects rolling out...
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Community News – 07.12.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.12.17

Go full stream at Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum on Thurs., July 27th from 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The museum is hosting a free screening of...
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A Standard Apart
Un estándar único

Estos maestros no quieren este pase. El sindicato de maestros de Nueva York expresa su oposición a permitir que algunas escuelas charter...
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UC Recap – July 3 – July 8

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it...

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Holding court in the kitchen
Empoderamiento por el pan

Hochul está mirando hacia el futuro. Mientras la especulación sobre el futuro del gobernador Andrew Cuomo es molienda para el...
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Call for Cease on ICE
Llamado para detener al ICE

"Alguien haga algo". Esa fue la súplica de una exasperada Tina Luongo. La abogada a cargo de la Práctica Penal de la Sociedad de Ayuda...
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“She always said yes”
“Ella siempre dijo sí”

A selfless act for a colleague was met with a senseless end to her life. A disgruntled doctor armed with an assault rifle went on a shooting...
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City unveils Inwood Action Plan
Ciudad revela Plan de Acción Inwood

The fireworks came early uptown. ‎The official release of the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan by Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Economic...
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Community News – 07.05.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 07.05.17

Peel through layers of Harlem’s history using photography at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Thurs., July 13th at...
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Save the EPA
Salvando a la EPA

More than 100 New York organizations have launched a “Campaign to Save the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” Environmentalists, doctors...
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