Category archives for: Special Reports

Team Taino: “The growth that I see now is amazing”

Team Taino: “The growth that I see now is amazing”

As Taino Towers looks beyond basketball, the realities of an inner-city youth program emerge.

Team Taino: “These Kids Want To Show Their Skills”

Team Taino: “These Kids Want To Show Their Skills”

After two months of practice, the Taino Towers basketball team plays against outside competition.

Team Taino: “I See Them Doing Better Than Me”

Team Taino: “I See Them Doing Better Than Me”

Two childhood friends, an entrepreneur and a work-in-progress at Taino Towers’ youth basketball program.

Team Taino: “Every Kid Here Has A Need”

Team Taino: “Every Kid Here Has A Need”

For Taino Towers’ kids, a new basketball team may be an alternative to the streets.

Rangel: Triumphant Campaign. What Next?

Rangel: Triumphant Campaign. What Next?

Rangel is scheduled to face the House ethics committee on 13 charges of violations in less than two weeks.

Uptowners Vote Democratic

Uptowners Vote Democratic

Democrats sweep uptown races; state comptroller position still unclear.

Uptowners Give New Machines Mixed Vote

Uptowners Give New Machines Mixed Vote

Uptown voters hit the polls, braced for the first general election using New York’s new and supposedly improved polling system.

Budget Cuts Threaten Uptown Arts Organizations

Budget Cuts Threaten Uptown Arts Organizations

After Gov. Paterson vetoed state grants for community organizations, many prominent uptown arts associations have been struggling to raise money.

Dance School Sings Money Blues

Dance School Sings Money Blues

The Uptown Dance Academy struggles to stay open even as its government grants are cut by half.

Homicide Rate Spikes Uptown

Homicide Rate Spikes Uptown

Homicides have increased 46 percent in upper Manhattan for the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period in 2009.

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