Opinion

UC Recap – September 10 – September 15

The people have spoken. Before we even get into who won what, let us bask for a moment in the turnout for the election this past Thursday...

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“Some continue to give all”
“Algunos continúan dando todo”

17 years ago, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center firefighters and first responders across New York City did as they always do – raced...
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UC Recap – September 3 – September 8

Woolrich has tapped the iconic Lauryn Hill to be the face of its Fall/Winter 2018 campaign, Woolrich: American Soul since 1830. Shot by...

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UC Recap – August 27 – September 1

Hundreds of folks came from near and far for the 30th Anniversary of the Riverside Jam. Electrical mishaps and a slight change...

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UC Recap – August 20 – August 25

If you are like me, then you are suffering from a severe case of Trump fatigue. The man is a straight up sociopath and he is making the rest of...

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What We Have Accomplished
Lo que hemos logrado

Many in our community are rightfully angry over the passage of the Inwood rezoning.It is important to recognize that our struggle...
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Lyme Disease and Mental Health
La enfermedad de Lyme y la salud mental

Abundan las alegrías del verano: sol, vacaciones, andar en bicicleta, nadar y caminar. Todas cosas buenas para nuestra salud mental...
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UC Recap – August 13 – August 18

Even though the Inwood rezoning was approved by the City Council, a significant contingent of people, including many local elected officials, are concerned...
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Remembering a Reformer
Recordando a una reformadora

Dorothea Dix tendría 216 años si estuviera viva hoy. Una reformadora de la salud mental en los Estados Unidos a mediados de 1800, a Dix...
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A Blueprint for Gentrification at its Finest
Un plan para la gentrificación en su máxima expresión

Estoy profundamente preocupado por la decisión de la semana pasada del Concejo de la ciudad de Nueva York de aprobar el plan de...
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“Our Work Is Never Done”
“Seguimos en la lucha”

In the 1980's, I led the negotiations to stop CUNY tuition increases that would hurt low-income students and hinder our success.  Above all things...
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UC Recap – August 6 – August 11

As many of you are already aware, the City Council voted 43-1 (with one abstention) to approve the Inwood Rezoning plan. The fight, however...

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Finally, the Plan Inwood Deserves
Finalmente, el plan que Inwood merece

Today, the City Council will take a historic step forward for Inwood. For decades, the community watched as new investment and opportunities...
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The Judgement on Juicing
Juzgando los jugos

Carrot, celery, and pineapple. Kale, apple, and raspberry. Spinach, peach, and mango. Whether they’re blended at home in a breakfast smoothie...
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“Respected Councilmember”
“Respetado concejal”

As opponents have organized rallies and protests to voice their resistance to the rezoning plan, others have also sought to reach out directly...
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UC Recap – July 30 – August 4

Our Congressman Adriano Espaillat as well as other elected officials and concerned community members held a vigil at the Billing’s Lawn...

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Inwood – In their own words
Inwood – En sus propias palabras

Es tiempo de decisión. El Concejo Municipal realizará su votación oficial sobre el plan de rezonificación de Inwood esta semana. A medida...
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Making Guaranteed Healthcare a Reality
Haciendo la atención médica garantizada una realidad

Support for guaranteed, universal healthcare is at a rolling boil throughout New York State, fueled by the relentless attacks of the Trump administration...
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UC Recap – July 23 – July 28

Say it ain’t so. The far right comes to the Heights. That’s right, people; White Supremacist group Identity Evropa came Uptown to Fort Tryon...

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Nixon’s Fake News
Noticias falsas de Nixon

Todos tienen el derecho de postularse para cargos electos. Si usted cree que tiene la mejor combinación de ideas y experiencia...
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A Careful Advocacy: An Open Letter
Una postura cuidadosa: Una carta abierta

Dear Assemblymember Rodríguez, I hope you're having a good summer and I look forward to meeting again soon. I am writing in reference...
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UC Recap – July 9 – July 14

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. The 7th Annual Dominican Festival In New York is back people. This year’s festival is...

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Getting it wrong on encryption
Equivocado en la encriptación

Mensajes de texto y correos electrónicos. Registros médicos y estados de cuenta bancarios. Fotos de la familia. En la era digital, nuestras...
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UC Recap – July 2 – July 7

Is Stop and Frisk really a thing of the past? Could it be that we have put that nasty relic of racist policing behind us? Nope. Not really...

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“Tired of your tired”
“Cansados de su cansado”

As submitted by artist Rosa Naparstek, the text above the pedestal is a re-write of Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus” which appears...
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Opening Haven Avenue to the Community
Abrir la avenida Haven a la comunidad

Nuestra comunidad puede liderar la tarea de reconsiderar cómo nosotros, en la ciudad de Nueva York, usamos sus calles y alcanzamos...
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UC Recap – June 25 – June 30

It feels good to get a victory every now and then. And this is no small victory. This victory reverberated beyond the Bronx and throughout...

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“Our door is open to every person”
“Nuestra puerta está abierta a todas las personas”

En los últimos días, desde que se estableció la política de inmigración de tolerancia cero de la actual administración presidencial...
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UC Recap – June 18 – June 23

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire. Welcome to Trump’s America, where the...

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“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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