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What Happened to Alianza Dominicana? The Mysterious Fall of an Iconic Dominican Institution

What Happened to Alianza Dominicana? The Mysterious Fall of an Iconic Dominican Institution

  The six-story building, on 166th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, is one of the fanciest in the neighborhood.  Its glass exterior reflects the sun; inside, the walls smell new. Yet, it’s empty, desolate. At the entrance, a security guard sits behind the counter, armed with a doughnut. “Is this Alianza Dominicana?” In Spanish: “They [...]

After Hurricane Sandy, Inwood Locals Lend a Hand on the Other End of the A Train

After Hurricane Sandy, Inwood Locals Lend a Hand on the Other End of the A Train

Uptown residents, having escaped the worst of Hurricane Sandy, work to bring relief to afflicted neighborhoods.

Inwood, Washington Heights Street Cleaning Changes Bring Mixed Reactions

Inwood, Washington Heights Street Cleaning Changes Bring Mixed Reactions

Despite the community board’s confidence, some residents fear that changing the street cleaning schedule means increased rodents.

Family, Police Search for Missing East Harlem Girl

Family, Police Search for Missing East Harlem Girl

Family and friends of a missing 12-year-old East Harlem girl braved the rain to paper the streets with her photo Friday, pounding doors and pleading for tips. It’s been 11 days since Naemi Rivera was last seen on West 109th Street between Manhattan and Columbus Avenues, police said. The youngster is 5 feet and 4 [...]

Dead Body Pulled From River in East Harlem

Dead Body Pulled From River in East Harlem

Harbor patrol officers pulled the body of a Hispanic man in his thirties from river in East Harlem Thursday morning.

Juan Rodriguez Way: Uptown Dominicans Take Pride in Early Immigrant

Juan Rodriguez Way: Uptown Dominicans Take Pride in Early Immigrant

Three miles of Broadway will be co-named for Juan Rodriguez, the first Dominican immigrant in New York.

Missing: Family Fears for East Harlem Teenager

Missing: Family Fears for East Harlem Teenager

Her mother fears that Alize Dipres, 16, is with an abusive boyfriend.

Inwood Churches, Community Centers offer Thanksgiving food

Inwood Churches, Community Centers offer Thanksgiving food

Inwood families in need received donated food in time for Thanksgiving.

Illegal Status Keeps Immigrant Tenants In Poor Housing

Illegal Status Keeps Immigrant Tenants In Poor Housing

A few uptown immigrants defy abusive landlords, despite threats and intimidation.

Heirs of Harlem Hero Call for Street, Pool Renaming

Heirs of Harlem Hero Call for Street, Pool Renaming

Activist Hilda Stokely broke barriers of race and gender and her children want her accomplishments acknowledged.

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