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United Palace Begins New Role as Uptown Arts Center

United Palace Begins New Role as Uptown Arts Center

The United Palace, a former movie theater, becomes an uptown cultural center.

Searching for Home: Foster Care Graduates Ousted From Washington Heights Apartments

Searching for Home: Foster Care Graduates Ousted From Washington Heights Apartments

A well-intended change in HUD’s definition of homelessness has brought eviction for some former foster care youth.

East Harlem Groans Under the Weight of Support Facilities

East Harlem Groans Under the Weight of Support Facilities

Despite a city charter policy that no neighborhood have too many homeless shelters or methadone clinics, East Harlem residents and businesses have claimed their district shoulders more than its fair share of those facilities.

Harlem Rapper A-Mafia Hustles to Build Following

Harlem Rapper A-Mafia Hustles to Build Following

“Straight Savage” is A-Mafia’s 8th mixtape since his release from prison three years ago.

Keepers, Pillars, Poets and Baking Soda: Alleged Fraud and Unholy Restoration at a Harlem Landmark

Keepers, Pillars, Poets and Baking Soda: Alleged Fraud and Unholy Restoration at a Harlem Landmark

Harlem’s oldest Black Hebrew congregation is out and two acclaimed writers and poets are in—but not without a fight.

Harlem Friary Provides Introduction to Monastic Life

Harlem Friary Provides Introduction to Monastic Life

At Harlem’s St. Joseph Friary, a class of four young men are serving as postulants, the first step in a five-year process of becoming friars.

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 [...]

Uptown Elementary Schools Struggle to Meet State Phys Ed Mandates

Uptown Elementary Schools Struggle to Meet State Phys Ed Mandates

Shared buildings and lack of resources make it difficult for elementary schools uptown to meet state phys ed mandates.

“Making Boats Go Fast”: Uptown Teens Learn to Row

“Making Boats Go Fast”: Uptown Teens Learn to Row

The Queens-based nonprofit Row New York is settling in at Inwood’s Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse with a new 72-member crew team.

Minority Report: Cops Issue Uptowners 15 Percent of City Summonses

Minority Report: Cops Issue Uptowners 15 Percent of City Summonses

Last year, the New York Police Department issued roughly 350,000 summonses across the city, more than 15 percent of them in uptown neighborhoods.

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