MT – Community News
Redistricting forum to be held
The Hudson Heights Owners Coalition and New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson invite community residents to a public forum on the City Council Redistricting Process.
Every 10 years, New York City appoints a Districting Commission to redraw the City Council’s district lines in response to the latest census data. This forum is an opportunity to learn about how the current proposals will affect Washington Heights and Inwood.
The forum is to be held on Wed., Sept. 19th and will start at 6:45 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, located at 729 West 181st Street (between Fort Washington Avenue and Magaw Place).
Columbia University hosts Neighbors Appreciation Day
Columbia University Athletics hosts its Neighbors Appreciation Day this Sat., Sept. 15th at the Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at 533 West 218th Street (west of Broadway).
Kick-off is at 12:30 p.m.
All Washington Heights and Inwood neighbors are invited to join in for a full day of fun and football in which the Columbia Lions will face off against Marist College’s Red Foxes.
There will be free snacks and beverages; free string bags for the first 1,000 fans; and free schedule posters and magnets. There will also be a face-painting station and pictures with Roar-ee the Lion.
Tickets can be obtained by reaching out to the offices of State Senator Adriano Espaillat at 5030 Broadway, Room 701 and at 212.544.0173.
Tickets are also available on game day at the Northern Manhattan Welcome Table just outside of the stadium, and can be claimed with proof of residence.
Visual artist sought for mural
Corner Social, a new Harlem restaurant, is seeking proposals from Harlem-based visual artists to design and execute a mural on the exterior of their building located at 321 Lenox Avenue.
Submissions for the mural should be professionally designed and reflect Harlem’s great legacy of arts and culture as seen through the eyes of the artist. The mural may be abstract in design, or it may depict well-known Harlem personalities and/or venues, community leader, art and music or current local issues which offer a positive reflection of the local community – but no political issues.
Mural will be created on a red-brick wall approximately 23’10″ X 15’6″ in dimension.
Work should be created with oil-based paints and properly sealed upon completion.
Surface is located on the northwest corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and 125th Street in Harlem.
Artists should submit three previous, relevant work samples, along with an up-to-date resume and artist statement. Artist must submit a total of three (3) professional references.
Artists may submit as an individual or may propose work as a team of artists working to complete one collaborative design.
For more information, please contact Corner Social’s Anahi Angelone at 212.510.8552.
Meet the Candidates
Hon. Barbara Jaffe and Hon. Rita Mella are each running to be New York County’s Surrogate Court Judge in a primary election to be held this Thurs., Sept. 13th.