Posts tagged as: Washington Heights

Washington Heights Half-Welcomes MTV Series

Washington Heights Half-Welcomes MTV Series

A new MTV docudrama, “Washington Heights,” kicks off on January 9.

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 [...]

“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.

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.

Holiday Market Hosts Inwood Artists and Artisans

Holiday Market Hosts Inwood Artists and Artisans

The third annual Om Made Holiday Market showcased locally-made merchandise.

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.

Washington Heights Locals Mob Struggling Businesses

Washington Heights Locals Mob Struggling Businesses

Residents in Washington Heights crowd into Beans and Vines, a struggling bistro and wine bar.

Harmony in the Heights: United Palace Hosts Youth Music Program

Harmony in the Heights: United Palace Hosts Youth Music Program

Children in Washington Heights receive daily after-school music lessons through the Harmony Program.

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.

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