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“Snow Day” at Highbridge Park

On Sat., Jan. 4th, 2014, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation welcomes Washington Heights families to celebrate the first ever “Snow Day” in Highbridge Park. Following the first snowstorm of the new year, kids and families will have the opportunity to participate in...

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A crown jewel for the Creek

Una joya de la corona para el arroyo

Already a stunning oasis on the Harlem River's shoreline in Inwood and Washington Heights, Sherman Creek Park is about to...
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El Hombre Complejo
El Hombre Complejo

‘En plein air.’ La expresión en francés significa “al aire libre”, y es típicamente utilizada para describir el acto de pintar al aire libre.
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MCU Accepting Applications for 2014 Scholarship Program

MCU esta aceptando solicitudes para el programa de becas 2014

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) ha comenzado a aceptar solicitudes para sus becas de 2014. La unión de crédito otorgará $66,000 dólares en becas...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-16 to 12-21

It’s official people; Washington Heights and Dominicans are #1. Well…. sort of. It turns out that according to the newly released report, The Newest New Yorkers, published by the Department of City Planning; Washington Heights has the largest number of foreign-born people of any city neighborhood...

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WaHi Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

The Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood, Inc. invites residents and community members to celebrate 2014 with a breakfast meeting at Coogan’s on Wednesday, January 8, and to hear from new District 7 Councilmember, Mark Levine.

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Dishing it out at Domino’s
Sirviendo en Domino’s

Comida rápida, cambios rápidos. Mantenerse al día con los acontecimientos de la semana pasada en el restaurante Domino's Pizza...
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Light in the dark
Luz en la oscuridad

As the temperature went down, the lights went up at Bruce Reynolds Garden this past Thurs., Dec. 12th. The Annual Christmas...
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Postmarked for success
Con matasellos para el éxito

Las WHEELS (ruedas) giraban, y no serían disuadidas. El pasado viernes 13 de diciembre, los alumnos de la Escuela de Aprendizaje...
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Making it official
Oficialmente certificada

En lugar de serpentear a través de las calles y caminos en Filadelfia, los protagonistas marcharon a través del Norte de Manhattan.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-9 to 12-14

The holidays are here folks and if you haven’t completed all your shopping yet, please make sure you shop local and keep those dollars Uptown. In keeping with that sentiment, Bread and Yoga’s annual holiday market returns and will take place on Saturday, December 21st...

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Using cancer research funding wisely

Invirtiendo sabiamente en las investigaciones del cáncer

Los estadounidenses son conocidos por su naturaleza caritativa – nada es que más cierto que en nuestro propio estado, donde los...
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Fast food fury
Furia en la comida rápida

Ronald está en aprietos. El pasado jueves 5 de diciembre fue catalogado como el Día Nacional de Acción para los...
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Uptown Gift Guide

The holidays are here, and so are the wishlists. No matter the occasion, and whoever the lucky recipient might be, the gift still remains yours to give.
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Ready – or not?

While Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has yet to name his Schools Chancellor, Mayor Bloomberg wasted no time in revealing improved high school graduation rates. Just weeks before he will end his 12-year tenure as the City’s chief executive, Mayor Bloomberg visited Washington Heights’...

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Mi Gente: Mandela Remembered
Mi Gente: Recordando a Mandela

"Es solo amor" Lágrimas fueron derramadas por todo el mundo luego de la muerte de Nelson Mandela el jueves, 5 de diciembre.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-2 to 12-7

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been...

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Why Not Reimagine Life, Even Work?

¿Por qué no reimaginar tu vida o tu trabajo?

Con un año nuevo en el horizonte, ¿por qué no reimaginar tu vida o tu trabajo? Imagina si pudieras hacer realidad en el...
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“We’ve been to war together”
“Estuvimos juntos en la guerra”

When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she...
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“Your worst nightmare”
“Su peor pesadilla”

On Sunday mornings, Adele Plot and her husband usually go for riverfront walks together. Near the intersection of Palisade and Independence...
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When small meets sweet
Cuando lo pequeño descubre lo dulce

El tamaño no importa. Ciertamente no para los cientos de propietarios de negocios que participaron en el evento de pequeños...
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History in the holiday
Historia en los días de fiesta

There was more to celebrate this year, with two distinct holidays having converged on one day: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.
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A feast for the ages
Una fiesta para todas las edades

Había más que ver que lo habitual en La Marina. El pasado domingo 24 de noviembre, había otro espectáculo digno de...
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Putting the “art” in charter
La escuela creativa

"We believe in forming well-rounded students.” Spoke like a true principal. For Dr. Vasthi Acosta, who ism indeed, head of the...
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A stellar steward

Ky Williamson loves trees. And hates dog pee with equal fervor. Williamson, the President of the Rotary Club of Inwood, was named the 2013 Tree Steward of the Year Award from MillionTreesNYC on Fri., Nov. 1st at a ceremony held at Gracie Mansion. MillionTreesNYC represents the city’s initiative...

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A New Holiday Tradition

Una nueva tradición: Actividades de otoño e invierno

Si amigos, la época de fiesta está sobre nosotros. Un tiempo de comida especial y tragos en todas partes, desde cremosas salsas hasta...
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A warm meal, a helping hand

Una comida caliente, una mano amiga

Esta temporada de será un poco mejor para algunos residentes de la zona, gracias a los esfuerzos del Banco de Alimentos de la...
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Call for submissions: 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest

Convocatoria de propuestas: concurso de carteles del Paseo de las Artes 2014

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll — an annual festival featuring more than...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-25 to 11-30

Our Time Travel Tuesdays post takes us back to a story that was first published in The NY Times on May 15th, 2009. Imagine you move into an apartment that unbeknownst to you happens to be the former stash house of a now deported drug dealer with ties to a crooked cop. It gets worse.

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34th Precinct Community Council Meeting

Reunion del precinto 34 concilio comunitario

Todo residente es invitado a la próxima reunión del Precinto 34 Concilio Comunitario el miércoles, 18 de diciembre 2013. El reunión...
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“A family album”
“Un álbum familiar”

Bernadette Franco stared at the decades-old, black-and-white photographs of everyday life in the South Bronx during the 1970's, 1980's and...
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A home for health
Un hogar para la salud

Es una casa de ladrillos. Healthfirst celebró la apertura de su primera oficina permanente de la comunidad en Washington Heights con una...
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Fighting for breath

“Helpless” was the word she used to describe how she felt. Melanie’s 3-year-old son suffers from asthma, and at the beginning of this year, she had to take him to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital after a particularly serious bout of coughing. Doctors gave him higher doses of Albuterol,...

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Spreading the gospel of health

Difundiendo el evangelio de la salud

Arianna Huffington se llama a sí misma una "evangelista del sueño". Al menos desde 2007, cuando trabajaba tan duro que...
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“It’s about human rights”

“Es acerca de los derechos humanos”

Las comunidades de Harlem y el Bronx celebraron su primer Día de Conmemoración del Transgénero este pasado miércoles, 20 de...
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Mi Gente: Hizzoner de Blasio – Now What?

Mi Gente: ¿Que necesita hacer el alcalde?

For the first time in 20 years, there will be a Democrat in Gracie Mansion. Principal among the policy positions of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
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A warm meal, a helping hand

This Thanksgiving season will be a little brighter for some area residents, thanks to efforts from the Food Bank for New York City (Food Bank), which prepared "Thanksgiving to-go" meals to feed the hungry in some of the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods. This past Sun., Nov. 24th,...

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AARP National Poll Highlights Personal Challenges of Caregivers

La encuesta nacional de AARP resalta los retos personales de los cuidadores

De acuerdo con una nueva encuesta de AARP , casi tres de cada diez personas que cuidan de un ser querido dicen que su vida...
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The Making of a Memory La creación de un recuerdo

Bebemos ginkgo biloba, publicamos millones de fotos en Facebook y guardamos recuerdos de tantos sucesos para aferrarnos a...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-18 to 11-23

I still can’t believe that our little documentary that could about the nutcracker and our beloved Uptown has been profiled in an excellent article in The NY Times by Alex Vadakul. This project is so much more than just the definitive documentary on the infamous underground libation; it is...

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Four-alarm fire in the Heights

Six people, including four firefighters, were injured in a four-alarm morning fire this past Mon., Nov. 18th in Washington Heights. Witnesses said the fire broke out at what appeared to be a 99-cent store at 1207 St. Nicholas Avenue, just south of West 174th Street. Firemen received a call at...

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Marching against a rule out of step

Marcha contra una norma desfasada

La marcha por los derechos humanos comienza con un solo paso. Manifestantes protestaron por la reciente, y controversial, decisión de la República...
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Lonely and growing lonelier
Solitario y más solitario

Lemuel Jones, 76, is all alone. At Martin Luther King Jr. Towers in Harlem, where Jones has lived since 1958, there is “no place for old men,” he said.
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Mock election slams Cuomo
Simulacro electoral golpea a Cuomo

El gobernador Andrew Cuomo no es un candidato presidencial para el 2016. No todavía. Pero un grupo de estudiantes ya ha decidido...
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Breaking ground amid calls to halt

Rompimiento de suelo entre llamados para detener la construcción

Groundbreaking ceremonies typically do not include funeral hearses. But the ceremony for LG Electronics North American headquarters in...
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Goddess at the Center
Diosas en el Centro

Las diosas están de vuelta y esta vez bendiciendo el Centro Shabazz. La última exposición individual de Andrea Arroyo, su tercera este año, es...
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On the ropes
En las cuerdas

Ladies and gentlemen: Start your jump ropes. It’s time for the 22nd Annual David A. Walker Double Dutch Holiday Classic, held at Harlem’s...
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Mastering the mouse
Dominando el ‘ratón’

Efi Rosado tiene una computadora en su casa. Pero ha permanecido en su apartamento en el este de Harlem sin usar y...
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A Healing Center in the Heights
Un centro de Curación

The next time you, or someone you know, is looking for an alternative healer, you need go no further than MindBodySoul Healing...
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Teaching Kindness
Enseñando amabilidad

Can empathy be taught? As parents, we work to impart kindness and consideration for others. We set out to find out how...
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