Posts tagged as: Washington Heights

Diabetes Rate Remains High Uptown

Diabetes Rate Remains High Uptown

Uptown residents contend with a higher diabetes rate than the rest of city and nation.

Unemployment Remains High Uptown

Unemployment Remains High Uptown

The unemployment rate uptown is about 13.6 percent, compared with 9.2 percent in the city and 9.7 percent nationwide.

Police Arrest Four in Laundry Robberies

Police Arrest Four in Laundry Robberies

The men are alleged to be behind a string of nineteen thefts that included three uptown businesses.

Church Stakes Out Future with New Food Pantry

Church Stakes Out Future with New Food Pantry

Responding to increased hunger in Harlem and Washington Heights, North Presbyterian is trying to feed the neighborhood, even as it struggles to keep its own footing.

Dominican, Jewish Youth Unite to Perform

Dominican, Jewish Youth Unite to Perform

The YM/YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood will present a musical about Jewish refugees escaping Hitler and taking refuge in the Dominican Republic in the 1930s.

Park Renovations End Sandlot Ball

Park Renovations End Sandlot Ball

When J. Hood Wright Park re-opens after renovations next summer, baseball players will have to share the blacktop with basketball games.

Washington Heights Authors Create Haven for Uptown Writers

Washington Heights Authors Create Haven for Uptown Writers

Four local authors have launched Uptown Writers, a series of writing workshops, in Washington Heights.

Who Killed José Lazala?

Who Killed José Lazala?

Police detectives appeal to the public for help with the José Lazala case: “We have no leads right now and no one has come forward…”

Tourists Step Through Time in Trinity Cemetery

Tourists Step Through Time in Trinity Cemetery

Tourists come to the Trinity Church cemetery and mausoleum in Washington Heights to learn about upper Manhattan’ s past. The 168-year-old burial ground provides the final resting place for many celebrated New Yorkers: John James Audubon, Clement Clarke Moore, Ralph Waldo Ellison and Jerry Orbach, to name a few.

Dominican Artists Find a Place of Their Own

Dominican Artists Find a Place of Their Own

A new exhibition and gallery space at City College offers Dominican-American artists a chance to express themselves.

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