Senator Espaillat To Host Thanksgiving Lunch

adriano-espaillat-fbState Senator Adriano Espaillat is hosting a Thanksgiving lunch. The annual event attracts hundreds of local seniors. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Considers Designating Former Loew’s 175th Street Theater, Washington Heights

unitedpalace-777x617If you’ve been reading YIMBY regularly for the past month or so, you’ve read about the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog of 95 items calendared prior to 2010. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Fort Tryon Medieval Festival In Washington Heights

cc82a873-ceb1-4d83-983f-98f0f6739450The Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park was voted Best Festival of 2015 in the Village Voice’s Best Of annual awardsThe Village Voice writes that it’s a wonder there aren’t more old-timey festivals like the Fort Tryon Medieval Festival, given New Yorkers’ penchant for elaborate costumes, pageantry, and smoked meats. Continue Reading →

Residents And Espaillat Call End To Vandalization

carsTomorrow, State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan/Bronx) will stand with residents to call attention to a string of recent vehicle vandalizations. Continue Reading →

Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Tried To Fire Doctors

harlem hospitalsOn the morning of October 12, residents of the prestigious Columbia University/New York Presbyterian’s Family Residency Programs received some demoralizing news. Continue Reading →

Heather Garden And Billings Estate Free Walking Tour In Inwood

gardenlisty-top-masterLearn firsthand why today’s NY Times featured the Heather Garden. Take a no cost walking tour of the Heather Garden and discover the recently restored area of the former Billings estate just North of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Washington Heights CB 12 Backs Road Diet, Bike Lanes

wWashington HeightsA road diet and bike lanes could come to St. Nicholas Avenue next spring. Image: DOT [PDF]

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157th Street, Washington Heights, NY, 1911


A great photograph looking south towards Sugar Hill in Harlem on Broadway at 157th Street train station in Washington Heights, New York, 1911. Continue Reading →

Uptown Fashion Week Special Series Of Fashion Events

uptown fashion week in washiiongton hieghtsWashington Heights’ contribution to New York Fashion Week returns to the United Palace for three nights in September, presenting international designers and welcoming the public to experience the excitement of the runway through live-streaming. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Free Outdoor Screening of ‘Mad Hot Ballroom’

MadHotBallroom_Fall2009Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, announce the free screening of the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom to kickoff the City’s ‘Movies under the Stars’ community program. Continue Reading →