#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 →

Second African Burial Ground Discovered In Harlem

alg-mta-bus-depot-jpgFor nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Uptown Community Members Rally To Save Closing Supermarket

extralargeToday, uptown elected officials and community members will rally in an effort to save a desperately needed supermarket vital to the well-being of the neighborhood.

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Here, Here, Harlem Officials Call For City Wide Ferry Plan Expansion In Harlem

harlem city council manToday, elected officials, community leaders and transportation advocates reiterated their call for ferry service along the Hudson River. Continue Reading →

The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

130th street in harlem1For thousands of years while the Muscoota and the Wecksquaesgeek Indians lived in this entire section of upper Manhattan Island, the natural topography of this site in West Harlem formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. Continue Reading →