Who We Are

FirstCoverThe award-winning Manhattan Times is the bilingual community newspaper serving the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of Manhattan.

Founded in 1999 by Luis Miranda, Roberto Ramirez, and David Keisman, the Manhattan Times covers local news and events that the dailies don’t. From community boards to precincts, politics to culture, schools to senior centers, we provide editorial and photographic coverage of Northern Manhattan. The sections of each edition reflect the interests of the community: Money&Success, Uptown Dining, Real Estate, Beauty&Style. We have also proactively helped build the community through events, such as co-founding the Uptown Arts Stroll in 2003, which has turned into a month-long arts festival in Washington Heights and Inwood during the month of June.

The paper serves as a forum for community issues and maintains relationships with local civic organizations, individual community leaders and elected officials, schools, houses of worship, and advertisers. We are the primary bridge between the diverse language, ethnic, and religious communities of Northern Manhattan.

The print version is distributed free on Fridays in local businesses, nonprofits and residential buildings (click here to view a list of our distribution locations). Additionally, free subscriptions are offered to Manhattan residents and businesses who fill out a requestor form (click here to download and print). The subscription version is slightly different from the street edition: the cover is different, depicting a piece of artwork that can currently be seen in the Northern Manhattan, and there is expanded coverage of the local art scene. The subscription edition is mailed through the United States Postal Service and generally arrives a day or two after the street edition.

The online version, which was relaunched in March 2009, includes a number of tools to help readers better connect with neighbors and local businesses.(Click here to learn how to use the Manhattan Times Online).