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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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More than make-up

Maritza Aguilar, 26, is a mother of five. A year and a half ago, she was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a condition that causes body functioning to slow down. After her diagnosis, Aguilar was told by her doctor that she would have to quit her job as an inspector at a fruit packing plant.

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Where there is smoke, there is Fat Freaky

The smoke signals start early in the morning. The message reads: Meat. Here. Now. The hungry come from Connecticut, upstate New York, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. They all make their way to 237th Street and Bronx Boulevard, otherwise known as Fat Freaky’s corner.

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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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Raising a Runner (or a Swimmer, or a Kicker, etc.)
Criando a un corredor (o un nadador o un pateador, etc.)

As summer approaches, we have ever more reason to spend time outdoors and break a sweat. Our children too should be out...
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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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“We’re going to find a cure”
“Vamos a encontrar la cura”

El Dr. Mark G. Fratttini busca drogas que pueden curar el cáncer. Utilizando un proceso de prueba robótico, el Dr. Frattini examinó más de 300,000 compuestos químicos.
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The Fix-It Team
El equipo reparador

When something breaks, most people don’t have the time, tools or talent to fix it. Broken objects are usually tossed or just kept, with a magical hope that someday, someone will be able to fix it.
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Leader of the pack
Líder del grupo

Antes de Don Draper, existió Byron E. Lewis, Sr. Fundador de UniWorld Group (UWG), Lewis creó y dirigió una agencia de publicidad multicultural...
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Brazen for all

A mother might well delight in flowers or chocolates. She might be pleased by a nice piece of jewelry or a leisurely brunch on the occasion that commemorates her role as primary caregiver. She might also be glad for some support – of the frontal kind. If so, local shop Brazen Lingerie is fully stocked, and also boasts a selection of hard-to-find forms, shapes and sizes.

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Classic and sweet
Clásico y dulce

La farmacia local del vecindario está de vuelta con una explosión, un menú y un nombre más dulce, ligeramente diferente: de Farmacia Dichter...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-29 to 5-4

April 29 – May 4 Mark your calendars folks, the Eleventh Annual Drums Along The Hudson: A Native American Festival will take place on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 in the urban oasis that is Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. The festival is a celebration of Native American...

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Mother’s Day – From Fancy to Simple

Día de la Madre – De Lujoso a Simple

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. And it is our special day, YUM’s, ladies, friends! Even if you haven’t felt your best or have been beset by a bit more stress of late, take this day to commemorate everything you, your family and your children have accomplished. Let them shower you with the gifts – and treats – you deserve.

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Manhattan Times – Community News – 05.08.13

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will offer free melanoma/skin cancer screenings at three locations as part of the 2013 Annual Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Screening initiative sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. The screenings are being offered as walk-in’s only; no appointments are being taken.

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Call to artists: Ephemeral Arts Project

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are accepting submissions for the Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations to be on display during June 2013. As part of NoMAA’s 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll, NYRP will host...

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No to Dos
No a Dos

PS 103, otherwise known as the Dos Puentes Elementary School, is slated to come to Washington Heights this fall. In a district where...
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Bound and bothered
Atada y molesta

The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding opens next week at the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum. The exhibit was created by Camilla Huey...
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Pastor Jack bids farewell
El Pastor Jack se despide

This past Sun., Apr. 28th was a sad day as members of the United Palace Cathedral (UPC) bid Pastor Jack Bomar farewell. Pastor Jack, as he is known to all...
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Oh, skrap!

At a street fair at IS 52, students found a new artistic medium. Trash.The fair was organized as part of the Earth Day celebration...
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A Call-In to drive change

Haciendo un llamado para el cambio

Ana García-Reyes normalmente es vista merodeando el Colegio Comunal Hostos, donde trabaja como Directora de Programas Internacionales...
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Springing into health and happiness

An event planner scarcely needs reason for celebration. Any excuse will do – and spring offers abundant motivation. On Sat., Apr. 20th, event planners who routinely execute weddings, parties, quinceañeras and more got together to plan something a little different: “Let’s Bloom,” a free...

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The Uptown Collective- The recap 4-22 to 4-27

I have a confession to make. Please don’t judge me. I have a thing for the Pumpkin House, which in my opinion is one of the most unique properties in all of New York City And when I say I have a “thing” for the Pumpkin House, I mean I have an unhealthy obsession with the oddly shaped edifice.

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Teaching Your Kids About Money

Enseñando a su niños sobre el dinero

La temporada de impuestos puede que haya terminado, pero el sentido de los dólares y los centavos es importante durante todo el año para todos en la familia.
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Dreaming big uptown
Grandes sueños en el Norte

Residentes y simpatizantes del norte de la ciudad llenaron el auditorio cavernous Lamport en la Universidad Yeshiva, el pasado domingo 21...
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Dinner and dancing, with cause
Cenando y bailando, con una causa

A cocktail reception preceded the banquet at Good Shepherd School on Sat., Apr. 13th. It was a very happy hour.
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Giving to save
Donando para salvar

After the Boston Marathon bombings on Mon., Apr. 15th, there were reports of marathoners who sprinted to the nearest blood donation center...
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La Piñata: A Treat of Taste

The lure of piñatas has long been the treasures hidden within. The new Piñata in town, however, saves you the trouble of having to smash anything to enjoy the treats. La Piñata Mexican Grill has become the latest installment to claim a culinary stake on corner of Broadway at 207th Street...

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The man with the 30-year plan

El hombre con el plan de 30 años

Este próximo domingo, 21 de abril, el concejal Ydanis Rodríguez ofrecerá un discurso del estado del Norte de Manhattan a las 2:30 pm en la Universidad...
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No joke
Tomándonos el Pelo

El Día del Inocente no fue uno de risas para muchos residentes locales que se dieron cita este pasado lunes, 1 de abril el oeste de la Calle 181. WE ACT por Justicia Ambiental, un grupo ambiental con sede en el Norte ...
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START! makes strides
START logra grandes avances

Algunos de los estudiantes universitarios más brillantes de la nación enseñan ciencias en las escuelas públicas de Washington Heights de forma gratuita. Cada semana, estudiantes de la Universidad Yeshiva...
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A legacy honored in helping students create their own
Honrando un legado de ayuda a estudiantes

Rodney Cooper, a radiology student at Harlem Hospital Center, struggled to contain his emotions as he stood in front of a packed auditorium at Columbia University Medical Center and accepted a scholarship to assist his healthcare career...
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Summer Camp (On the Cheap)
Campamentos de verano (lo más barato)

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents comes around this time of year. Summer camp brochures, flyers and e-mail blasts fill up our mailboxes and inboxes...
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And the winner is…

Before the Uptown Arts Stroll approached its 10th Anniversary in June, the decision had to be made. Which of the posters would soon come to stand as the defining artwork for this year’s community celebration of art and artists?

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-1 to 4-6

Spring is here, La Marina has re-opened and life is good. I had the pleasure of attending the kick-off event for the Business Improvement District’s Explora marketing campaign at La Marina on Monday, April 1st...

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Community News 04.10.13
Noticias Comunitarias 04.10.13

La alianza de las artes del norte de Manhattan presenta su décimo paseo anual de las artes este mes de junio, una celebración de un mes de la comunidad de las artes visuales y escénicas de Washington Heights e Inwood...
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Play ball!
¡A jugar pelota!

Mucho antes del Día de la Recordación, la llegada de otro perenne, los desfiles de las Pequeñas Ligas, anuncian el comienzo del verano para muchos....
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Explora kicks off

Come - y Explora. Like every enclave throughout the city, northern Manhattan is a place full of favorites. Everyone has their own preferred park, bakery and lounge. And this past Mon., Apr. 2nd...

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A campaign continues
Continúa la campaña

20 years ago, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) began in Northern Manhattan. The core mission of the CFE, as explained by advocates, has been...
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“My Mom Told Me to Get a Summer Job”
“Mi madre me dijo que consiguiera un empleo de verano”

“¿Por qué no te consigues un empleo de verano?” Parece ser el grito de las madres en todas partes a sus hijos adolescentes. Durante esos calientes meses de verano...
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A Royal welcome

There is a new act on Broadway. Royal Drugs opened its doors at 5030 Broadway at the Inwood Center less than a month ago. Passerby may have noticed that Royal Drugs boasts the same size footprint as a large national drugstore chain, with similar merchandise and backlit lights...

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Girl on Fire
Chica en Fuego

Con Edison researcher, and Washington Heights resident, Anastasia O’Malley was recently recognized with a prestigious industry award for her work on a project to....
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Go Green
Sea ecológico

April's celebration of Earth Day offers an opportunity for families to focus on conservation, and on ways that everyone together can learn to save energy ...
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Knowing your tests
Conozca los exámenes

Para los estudiantes en Nueva York que han sido identificados como necesitando aprender inglés, English Language Learners [ELL], hay dos....
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Making the case at Court Deli
El caso del Court Deli

There are a number of courtrooms in the South Bronx. Some are made available for civil litigation; others are used to determine questions of criminality.
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Smart Play: Recess Gets Enhanced

Juego divertido: Se realza el receso

“Dele a un niño la opción de elegir entre leer un libro y jugar, y elegirá jugar”, dijo Wanda Soto, principal de PS5 en la Décima Avenida y Dyckman ...
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UNIDOS against underage drinking

UNIDOS contra menores bebiendo alcohol

A 2011 survey done by Monitoring the Future, an organization that studies teen behaviors, reported that nationwide, 70 percent of 12th graders had tried alcohol, and 40 percent of 12th grader responders admitted to having drunk...
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The Uptown Collective- The recap 3-25 to 3-30

The WHIN By Any Means celebration of the sacred feminine, known as Her-Story, went down on March 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and was a rousing success. Once again, the venue was packed to capacity and the attendees were treated to a plethora of amazing acts. We posted Q&A’s...

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