Harlem’s Columbia University To Open New Campus

columbia-university-new-campusItalian architect Renzo Piano said Monday was a perfect day to dedicate Columbia University‘s new science center that is part of the school’s $6.3 billion West Harlem expansion. Continue Reading →

Join The Discussion At Our InwoodNYC Neighborhood Planning Meeting

Councilmember-Ydanis-Rodriguez1By Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Member

I would like to invite you to our large open house to discuss the latest happenings around the Inwood NYC neighborhood planning process. Continue Reading →

Keith Wright Supports Inez Dickens To Get Her City Council Seat

wright-inez-1NY Post reports that Harlem heavyweights Keith Wright and Inez Dickens are taking steps to swap seats after Wright’s narrow loss in a congres­sional primary last month. Continue Reading →

Activists Gather To Discuss Gun Violence Solutions In Harlem

gun violnece talkThe group 100 Black Men of New York held what it calls a broad-based emergency summit to address gun violence, equal justice and the recent police shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas. Continue Reading →

#CarFreeNYC Initiative Celebrates Successful Launch Of Earth Day

earth day initiative 2016Last year, upper Manhattan Council member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee was joined by colleagues Chin and Crowley, Nilda Mesa, Director Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Continue Reading →

Uptown Games Mark Fifth Anniversary And Running

uptown games 1Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine, the Armory Foundation and the New York Road Runners held the fifth annual Uptown Games, at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center. Continue Reading →

5th Annual Uptown Games Set For Sunday At Armory (update)

Uptown GamesSenator Adriano Espaillat, Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine, the Armory Foundation and New York Road Runners announce the free fifth annual Uptown Games, to be held Sunday (April 3rd) at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center.

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Health Department Workers Visit Upper Manhattan And Other Boroughs To Encourage Zika Testing

160202170607-zika-virus-sexually-transmitted-dnt-gupta-lead-00013808-exlarge-169New York City Health Department community outreach teams today visited over 100 health care providers in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, central Queens and Brooklyn to raise awareness about local Zika virus testing options and encourage providers to talk about Zika with their patients. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NoMAA Arts Opportunities/Oportunidades In Northern Manhattan

NoMAAHere’s a selected list from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s (NCAA) NoMAA Newsletter #25 Uptown in Northern Manhattan, New York. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Princess Noamie Inwood Caves 1936

Princess Naomie and her grandchildren in 1930’s photo taken by Reginald Bolton.

Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →