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CUMC Community Session on Hypertension

Presentación sobre Hipertensión en Centro Médico de la Universidad de Columbia

Please join Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) this Wed., Oct. 23rd, for their Community Session on research advances in hypertension.
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Seventy Plus & Still Going Strong Conference

The Washington Heights & Inwood Council on Aging, Inc. (WHICOA) will be hosting the “Seventy Plus & Still Going Strong… New Opportunities for Later Life” conference on Thursday, Oct. 24th, 2013. The event will feature guest speakers such as Dr Ruth Finkelstein of the New York Academy of Medicine...

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In Pat’s Honor
En Honor a Pat

Long-time community and housing advocate Pat McCullough has passed away. Beginning with the Catholic Charities in the 1960’s, through her work with former State Assemblymember...
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Nuisance no more

It mattered little that the sun shone bright this past Sun., Sept. 29th. Those who were clamoring for a leisurely brunch outdoors, or even just a peaceful walk from and to Inwood Hill Park along Dyckman Street soon found themselves scrambling to get out of the way when dozens of motorcyclists swarmed...

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Haunted and dear
Encantada y haciendo alarde

Durante siglos, la gente ha murmurado que la casa más antigua de Manhattan está embrujada. Ahora, la verdad saldrá a la luz. El 2 de noviembre,...
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Digging in
Cavando

Highbridge Park just got a lot greener. Hurricane Sandy destroyed hundreds of trees all over Northern Manhattan last fall. But a small army of urban...
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Waiting to be watched
Esperando a ser vigilado

El pasado año, NYCHA (Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York) asignó $42 millones para instalar cámaras en 86 complejos habitacionales.
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Slams, soda, and syrup
Recitales, soda y jarabe

Imagine a store that sells veggie wraps with kale, pumpkin lattés and holds poetry slams. Its walls are adorned with the work of local artists. Sounds like an upscale café?
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Keep Calm and Stay Strong

Mantén la calma y permanece fuerte

Escuela La Plaza Beacon celebró su 21a conferencia anual el pasado 5 de octubre. Los programas de la escuela se han administrado a través de Alianza...
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Fighting for responsible solutions

La lucha por soluciones responsables

Medicare and Social Security provide health and retirement security to millions of Latinos, but the programs face long-term financial challenges...
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El Centro celebrates
El Centro celebra

Rosita Romero is looking for a fairy godmother. A godfather will do, too. For the past quarter of a century, the Dominican Women’s...
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Taking shots, but no cheers
Salud! pero con poca celebración

It's enough to keep you up at night. Tensions ran high at a recent meeting of the 34th Precinct Community Council when local restaurant...
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Bubble art
Arte burbuja

Tijay, an artist visiting New York from Ghana, was in town for only a few days. In between trips to the Guggenheim and the Whitney, he made sure to...
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No, seriously, this is just for laughs
Solo para reirse

Comedian Jim Mendrinos said friends couldn’t believe he will be performing in a bookstore in Washington Heights. It’s shocking to them that there’s...
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Now what?
¿Y ahora que?

Luego de la tan llamada fase ‘babymoon’, en la que la temprana esclavitud de la maternidad y/o familiar desaparece, muchos padres son dejados con la...
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Pushing the sweet stuff

Alejandro Nino is a pusher, a man of the streets. He’d be the first to admit it. Nino offers his wares from a specially reconstructed stroller that he uses to store and showcase his shiny, sweet goods. So perfectly rigged is his store-on-wheels that there is a refrigerated unit to keep the treats cool and fresh.

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Community News 10.02.13
Noticias Comunitarias 10.02.13

Academia Inwood recibe Delegación UN
La Academia de Liderazgo en Inwood ‘Charter’, en asociación con World Vision, recibió...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-23 to 9-28

Ok folks, the first ever Uptown Lit Festival is going down on October 19th at the United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop. What is Uptown Lit you might ask? Well, Uptown Lit...

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Traffic/Parking Advisory: Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour

This Sunday, Oct. 6th, will be the 29th Annual MS Bike tour. Please be advised that there will be NO PARKING/ TOW AWAY areas in Northern Manhattan due to the event route. The 30-mile MS Bike Tour will travel northbound from the Harlem River Drive/10th Avenue Exit and proceed north on 10th Avenue to West 218th Street.

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The Medieval Festival
El Festival Medieval

Calling all knights, ladies, knaves and fools. Join the Northern Manhattan community at the 29th Annual Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park...
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Columbia marsh project nears completion

The status of Muscota Marsh – the waterfront park being constructed by Columbia University on West 218th Street and Indian Road – has been perplexing Inwood residents throughout this past year. The site, at least to a casual observer, has appeared finished for months, with its boardwalk, benches...

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The Power of One
El poder de una

The public parks of northern Manhattan's Inwood neighborhood are a stunning source of natural beauty and inspire great affection among...
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Taxi Drivers’ Health Fair
Feria de Salud de Conductores y Taxistas

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will host its 8th Annual Taxi Drivers' Health Fair this Sat., Sept. 28th. The fair will offer a host of free health screenings...
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Broadway Re-bound
Renacimiento en Broadway

En la noche de la fiesta de apertura del 1977 de Side Show en Broadway, el escritor y letrista Bill Russell se reunió con compañeros de trabajo y almas...
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Welcome Emma!
Bienvenida Emma

Este pasado viernes, 20 de septiembre a las 7:05 a.m., Mino Lora y Bob Braswell, del ‘People’s Theatre Project’ estrenaron su nueva producción, Emma Lucia Lora-Braswell.
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“Fall into Health” Health Fair at Isabella

Join Isabella Geriatric Center’s 50+ Club this Wednesday, Oct. 9th as they host their 10th Annual “Fall into Health” Health Fair. This free event will offer guests blood pressure tests, glucose and depression screenings. There will also be music, dance, Tai Chi and aerobic exercises.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-16 to 9-21

Did you know that September 16th was National Guacamole Day? Well it was and to celebrate the occasion our very own Wellness contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, penned an ode to one of the newest additions to the Uptown culinary landscape, Chipotle (4009 Broadway).

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Health Exchange Town Hall with Congressman Rangel

Reunión acerca del ‘Affordable Healthcare Act’

Por favor únase con HealthFirst y el congresista Charles Rangel para una reunión de ayuntamiento en el Adam Clayton Powell Oficina Estatal este Sábado, 5 de octubre.
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Pride rides high in Harlem
El orgullo llega alto en Harlem

The Buffalo Soldiers were established in 1866 as the first all-black regiment in the United States Army. Many used to ride horses.
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Fit and free in the fall

Libre y en buen estado físico en el otoño

Seniors looking to get some exercise and spend more time outdoors this fall will soon have the perfect opportunity to do both, as City Parks...
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In Remembrance

Sept11_2webIn Remembrance Officers and members of the 34th Precinct held a brief commemorative ceremony in front of the stationhouse on Broadway on Wed., Sept. 11th. Those gathered and stood at attention as Commanding Officer and Inspector...

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Eye on the prize, by any name

Veronica Liu at Word Up Books sometimes doesn’t know how to address the store’s most dedicated volunteer. Emmanuel Abreu, known as...
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Hats on
Con los sombreros puestos

Far from the tents at Lincoln Center, a local designer is measuring, weaving, and pinning. Katherine Carey wants women to look and feel beautiful.
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For love of lock and key
Por el amor a las llaves

Daniel McGivney can tell a lot about people by their keys. When people come to his 207th Street store asking for a copy of an obscure key, he knows...
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MACY*S celebrates Give Back Day 2013

On Wed., Aug. 21st, over 500 Macy’s employees volunteered to spruce up and decorate program space at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello.....
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-2 to 9-7

By the time you read this, primary elections will have already taken place but I cannot overstate the importance of voting. So much rides on who is elected to public service, both locally and beyond. Apathy will never be the answer. People have died in this country, and are dying right now...

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In Remembrance
Recordando

Below are a few events that will be hold locally in remembrance of September 11, 2001. The Church of the Good Shepherd. Wednesday, Sept. 11th.
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Man in the Mural
El hombre del mural

Camilo José Vergara tiene una afinidad por Martin Luther King Jr. El fotógrafo funciona como curador durante sus recorridos de inmersión en las calles ...
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Taking a hike – take 9
Haciendo una caminata, ahora por 9 años

Throw together giraffes, paint, children and Spanish visitors on a brilliantly warm day. Sound confusing? Not if you happen to have spent time...
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Royalty on the field
Realeza en el campo

"¡Por ahí, en blanco! ¿Lo ves? "Una multitud se había reunido afuera de los campos de béisbol de Harlem RBI, una organización sin fines de lucro que ofrece...
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Sharp words and broad swords
Manejo de espada y palabras

Moose Hall Theatre Company’s production of King Lear is cast. And only just a few days after the first read-through, the actors...
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Sounding off on school conditions
Quejas sobre las condiciones en las escuelas

El miércoles 8 de mayo, trabajadores de mantenimiento escolar, miembros del Concejo de la Ciudad y defensores...
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Getting loud – on and about Dyckman

Dyckman. For those who visit any one or many of its various restaurants, bars and lounges, it is a prime destination for socializing and revelry. For those who live on or nearby the corridor, and call it home, it can be a little more complicated. This past Thurs., May 9th, a public meeting hosted by Community Board...

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A social cause
Una causa social

“I had an hermana in the room when I gave birth to my first child,” explained Maria Díaz. Having a sister to cheer you on as you make...
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Community News 5.15.13

Hike Training Session Want to lead a hike for the 9th annual Hike the Heights event taking place on June 1st? All community residents are invited to attend a Hike Leader training session on Sun., May 19th at10:00 a.m. Those interested in helping lead a Hike event should gather then at the meeting...

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From a fall, rising into her own
De una caída, levantándose sola

Ponce, who had previously worked at a non-profit that provided programming to the city’s homeless population, was injured at work.
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Return Film to the Palace
Traer de regreso el cine al Palace

Do you want to help return film to the United Palace? If so, come to a community meeting on Mon., May 13th at 7:15 p.m. at the United Palace, 4140 Broadway (enter at Broadway and 175th Street).
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The grown-up graduates
Graduado en grande

Como madre de seis niños, Teresita Rueda ha ido a muchas graduaciones. Pero el sábado, 27 de abril, su hija Ednita Aucancela, asistió a la ceremonia de su madre.
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Just A Dream comes to Cornerstone

Inwood resident Aaron Scott is known as a jazz percussionist who has performed with pianist McCoy Tyner since 1988. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Opera House of Vienna, and alongside many jazz greats, including Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.

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