Tag Archives: Opinion

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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On the heat beat
Control de calefacción

Quieren llevar calefacción. Defensores se unieron al presidente del condado de Brooklyn, Eric L. Adams, y los concejales Mark Levine, Ritchie Torres y...
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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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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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UC Recap –  June 26 – July 1

This might sound crazy, but this Independence Day could be the most important one in our nation’s history. A would-be tyrant has...

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Fake Resistance and the Democrats
Resistencia falsa y los demócratas

Durante el fin de semana, manifestantes se reunieron frente al edificio del New York Times y otras oficinas de medios de comunicación...
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Keeping Cool
Manteniéndose Fresco

For elders and people who are frail, that’s dangerous news since they are at greater risk for heat-related health problems when...
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Watching and Waiting
Mirando y esperando

Last month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas. The case, based on a lawsuit filed against the federal government by the State of Texas...
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The Minimum is Moral
El mínimo es moral

Every year, the top hedge fund managers make over a billion dollars each for betting on the stock market. New York has more hedge funds...
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Fowl Territory
Territorio de aves

Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece—the turkey—is the largest dish most cooks...
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Valuing the Invaluable
Valuando lo invaluable

Every day, I hear stories about family caregivers and the challenges they face while helping their loved ones. Marcela feels that caring for her mother, while having...
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Pillow Talk
Plática de almohadas

¿Se mantiene saludable? Cuando escuchamos esto, la mayoría de nosotros pensamos en nuestros exámenes anuales, cuántas frutas y verduras comemos o si...
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Handling with care
Manéjelas con cuidado

Warts aren’t just for witches and goblins. According to member dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, children and teens, people who frequently bite their nails...
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Get the Facts on the Flu
Los mitos y las realidades sobre la gripe

The coughing, the sneezing, the body aches, a fever, and often with chills: they are all the signs that you are the latest victim of the influenza.
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Working to wellness
Trabajar para el bienestar

La obesidad infantil es uno de los problemas de salud más urgentes que enfrentan nuestras comunidades y familias. Casi uno de cada tres niño...
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Is Uber similar to Walmart?
Es Uber Igual a Wal-Mart?

Cuando los progresistas se hicieron cargo de ambos lados del gobierno municipal en la ciudad de Nueva York, quedamos con orgullo bajo...
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Summer Eye Hazards
Los Peligros del Verano para los Ojos

Two of the most often overlooked body organs are the eyes. If you want to live a healthy life overall, you must learn how to keep...
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Healing Right
Sanar de forma adecuada

Although warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it can also mean more scrapes, cuts and scratches. Whenever your skin is injured — whether by falling off of a bike or tripping over a ball — a scar may form...
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Reverse the Reconfiguration
Revertir la reconfiguración

Dear Editor, My name is Eileen King and I am President of the Board of Directors of Inwood Tower, which is located at 11 Fort George Hill.
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On a Mission
La misión comercial a Cuba

As the son of an immigrant from the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, it is with great hope that I envision the transformation of the U.S.-Cuba...
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Bilingual Bounty
Gratificación bilingüe

Para el próximo año escolar 2015-16, el preescolar de YM & YWHA de Washington Heights e Inwood lanzará un programa bilingüe de español...
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What I learned
Lo que aprendí

Four years ago, the most beautiful and peaceful protests we’ve seen in recent memory erupted in Zuccotti Park. Like-minded progressives of...
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Make That Call
Haga Esa Llamada

Katie Couric, el Hospital New York-Presbyterian y su Centro Jay Monahan para la Salud Gastrointestinal y la Fundación Nacional de la Alianza...
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Restoring the faith in justice
Restaurar la fe en la justicia

This week, Judge William Garnett of the State Supreme Court ruled against my office’s request to unseal the grand jury minutes in the Eric Garner case.
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Cuomo Courts Disaster
Cuomo invita al desastre

El componente de la política educativa de la llamada "Agenda de Oportunidades del norte del condado", expuesta por el gobernador Cuomo, de entre todos los lugares...
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The workers among us

MTA bus operators carry more than two million passengers every day over the most difficult routes in the world, constantly congested with traffic and pedestrians. The Transport Workers Union, Local 100, alone represents more than 10,000 of these operators. It would be nearly impossible to find someone living in this city for any length...

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Avoid Injuries in the Winter
Como evitar lesiones durante el invierno

El invierno significa carreteras más heladas, visión borrosa y pasos más torpes. Para evitar lesiones, la terapista física Karena...
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Strokes of unity
Pinceladas que unen

He estado de luto por la pérdida de mis colegas de París en los trágicos e indescriptibles acontecimientos del pasado miércoles 7 de enero. Ha habido un enorme flujo de imágenes de los políticos...
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Beware the False “Miracle”
Cuidado con los supuestos “milagros”

“This year, I’m going to lose some weight.” If you find yourself making this common New Year’s resolution, know this: many so-called “miracle” weight loss supplements and foods...
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Un año que viene y otro que se va

Durante los primeros 18 años de mi vida, cada año, mi familia se reunía en casa de Mamá Justa, mi abuela materna, y con cantos de “un año que viene y otro que se va”, esperábamos el nuevo año.
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UC Recap – December 1 – December 6

I am writing this newsletter still in awe of what I just witnessed, right here in Washington Heights, at the venerable United Palace. The Hip-Hop Nutcracker was quite simply fantastic. The New York City debut of the show exceeded all of my expectations. Just image Tchaikovsky's classic score augmented by some of the most imaginative and innovative hip-hop choreography you will ever see.

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