Opinion

“Both she and her father cried”
“Tanto ella como su padre lloraron”

Como todos los padres que conozco, mis hijos y mi nieto son mi mayor alegría. Este pasado Día del Padre fue un día de acción, durante...
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UC Recap – June 11 – June 16

Grito Mexican Grill (1555 St Nicholas Avenue) in Washington Heights is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants Uptown. Not...

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‎”We need action”
“Necesitamos acción”

Where did the prayers go? Two years after one of the deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history, where 49 lives and their families were...
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UC Recap – June 4 – June 9

I am writing this recap still in recovery mode after the truly epic bash thrown by the good folks at Presidente Beer and Boiler Room TV to celebrate...

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Four Essential Principles
Cuatro principios esenciales

Es esa época del año en los Estados Unidos de nuevo. Los birretes y las borlas que se lanzan en la celebración, bailan en el cielo. Bryan Stevenson...
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This is about Junot Diaz, but it’s more about us
Esto es sobre Junot Díaz, pero se trata más de nosotros

I applaud all the women who have addressed Junot Díaz's inappropriate, sexist, manipulative and power-hungry behavior while calling out the...
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UC Recap May 14 – May 19

There are more dark days ahead for the American Experiment. The future looks bleaker by the hour. The Tyrant is now referring to immigrants...

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“We all believe in you”
“Creemos en ustedes”

Esta semana, las escuelas secundarias en los cinco condados están celebrando el Día de Decisión Universitaria (College Decision Day). Esta...
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Barbs Away
Podios de la furia

Someone call Heidi. The howls of criticism following comedian Michelle Wolf's remarks at the White House Correspondents’...
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The Language of Love
El lenguaje del amor

Cuando dos personas se casan, es una decisión exquisitamente personal y una realidad fabulosamente compartida con familiares...
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“There are no more excuses”
“No hay más excusas”

Mi familia y yo migramos a los Estados Unidos en 2007. A los 8 años de edad, ingresé a la escuela primaria sin saber una palabra de inglés. Hoy...
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UC Recap –  April 2 – April 7

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the NY Times but I am just not rocking with the Hudson Heights moniker for the more affluent parts of Washington Heights...

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“We must listen”
“Debemos escuchar”

I am a firm believer in the power of young people. They teach me and inspire me every single day; it is clear to me that their compassion, creativity...
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Is Mom Depressed?
¿Mamá está deprimida?

California is set to vote on a bill that would mandate screening for maternal depression during pregnancy and after birth. It has unleashed...
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The Kids are Alright
Los niños están bien

"Los niños ahora aman el lujo. Tienen malos modales, desprecio por la autoridad, muestran falta de respeto hacia los mayores y aman...
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Aid at the End
Ayuda al final

In 2005, Guillermo Chacón was diagnosed with malignant colon cancer. “If I show you the pictures and describe to you what...
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The arts are here to stay
Las artes están aquí para quedarse

When I accepted the job of Chancellor, I knew right away that the arts would be a focal point of my tenure. The arts are not an add-on...
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Door to Door
De puerta a puerta

A young woman opens her door cautiously, holding her children back. I show her my Human Resources Administration ID...
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Meals Made Easy
La buena comida, a lo sencillo

Con el regreso a clases justo a la vuelta de la esquina, las soluciones frescas, fáciles y saludables para las comidas son más importantes. Ya se trate de un...
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¡Presente!

Marcharé en el Desfile del Día de Puerto Rico porque estoy orgulloso de ser puertorriqueño. Marcharé porque mi vida, y la de mi familia...
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UC Recap – May 22 – May 27

By the time you read this, there is a good chance that the 15th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll has already began. This year’s honorees are...

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Musings on Mental Health
Reflexiones sobre la salud mental

Sentirse nervioso por una cirugía es normal y esperado. Pero la depresión postoperatoria, una condición común y grave, apenas se...
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How Well is your Water?
¿Qué tan buena es su agua?

Con el clima cálido a la vuelta de la esquina, todos estaremos tratando de hidratarnos más. ¿Qué mejor manera de refrescarnos que con...
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UC Recap – April 10 – April 15

It is 2½ minutes to ‘midnight.’ The Doomsday Clock is ticking ever so louder ever since you know who usurped our democracy. Welcome...

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Ensuring the Stability of Home
Garantizar la estabilidad del hogar

In a few short weeks, the New York State legislature will release its budget for this fiscal year. Our...
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Fake Resistance and the Democrats
Resistencia falsa y los demócratas

Durante el fin de semana, manifestantes se reunieron frente al edificio del New York Times y otras oficinas de medios de comunicación...
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UC Recap – January 23rd – January 28th

The Trump Revolution was consummated on January 20th. In an ominous speech that was partially written by self-avowed...

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These are the days
En Estos Días

There is no better way to say goodbye to a year than visiting the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. And when the visit is with the new generation...
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Your Voice
Tu Voz

La noche del lunes antes de las elecciones, me fui a dormir seguro de que pasaría el resto de mis treinta luchando dentro de una...
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Community News – 09.14.16
Noticias Comunitarias – 09.14.16

Come to Inwood Hill Park on Sun., Sept. 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for an adult bike riding class. Organized by...
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Keeping Cool
Manteniéndose Fresco

For elders and people who are frail, that’s dangerous news since they are at greater risk for heat-related health problems when...
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Watching and Waiting
Mirando y esperando

Last month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas. The case, based on a lawsuit filed against the federal government by the State of Texas...
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The Minimum is Moral
El mínimo es moral

Every year, the top hedge fund managers make over a billion dollars each for betting on the stock market. New York has more hedge funds...
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“A New Inwood”
“Un nuevo Inwood”

It is truly a privilege to live in and represent the beautiful neighborhood of Inwood in Upper Manhattan.
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Fowl Territory
Territorio de aves

Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece—the turkey—is the largest dish most cooks...
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Valuing the Invaluable
Valuando lo invaluable

Every day, I hear stories about family caregivers and the challenges they face while helping their loved ones. Marcela feels that caring for her mother, while having...
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Shake Your Soul
Agite su espiritu

The flyer with the drawing of a joyful dancing figure asked, “Hey Inwood, wanna dance?" It offered "a fun and freeing movement practice that relaxes your...
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Handling with care
Manéjelas con cuidado

Warts aren’t just for witches and goblins. According to member dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, children and teens, people who frequently bite their nails...
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Get the Facts on the Flu
Los mitos y las realidades sobre la gripe

The coughing, the sneezing, the body aches, a fever, and often with chills: they are all the signs that you are the latest victim of the influenza.
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“Forever Grateful”
“Eternamente agradecido”

“My parents always taught me to give back,” said Marcus Charlton. The Lehman College junior is now embarking on a journey that wil fulfill his desire...
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Working to wellness
Trabajar para el bienestar

La obesidad infantil es uno de los problemas de salud más urgentes que enfrentan nuestras comunidades y familias. Casi uno de cada tres niño...
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Is Uber similar to Walmart?
Es Uber Igual a Wal-Mart?

Cuando los progresistas se hicieron cargo de ambos lados del gobierno municipal en la ciudad de Nueva York, quedamos con orgullo bajo...
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Summer Eye Hazards
Los Peligros del Verano para los Ojos

Two of the most often overlooked body organs are the eyes. If you want to live a healthy life overall, you must learn how to keep...
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Healing Right
Sanar de forma adecuada

Although warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it can also mean more scrapes, cuts and scratches. Whenever your skin is injured — whether by falling off of a bike or tripping over a ball — a scar may form...
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Reverse the Reconfiguration
Revertir la reconfiguración

Dear Editor, My name is Eileen King and I am President of the Board of Directors of Inwood Tower, which is located at 11 Fort George Hill.
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On a Mission
La misión comercial a Cuba

As the son of an immigrant from the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, it is with great hope that I envision the transformation of the U.S.-Cuba...
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What I learned
Lo que aprendí

Four years ago, the most beautiful and peaceful protests we’ve seen in recent memory erupted in Zuccotti Park. Like-minded progressives of...
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Make That Call
Haga Esa Llamada

Katie Couric, el Hospital New York-Presbyterian y su Centro Jay Monahan para la Salud Gastrointestinal y la Fundación Nacional de la Alianza...
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Restoring the faith in justice
Restaurar la fe en la justicia

This week, Judge William Garnett of the State Supreme Court ruled against my office’s request to unseal the grand jury minutes in the Eric Garner case.
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Cuomo Courts Disaster
Cuomo invita al desastre

El componente de la política educativa de la llamada "Agenda de Oportunidades del norte del condado", expuesta por el gobernador Cuomo, de entre todos los lugares...
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