Cops In Hospital After Crash With Suspects In Harlem

nypd accident in harlemTwo NYPD officers were taken the hospital after their police cruiser was involved in a crash with a car carrying robbery suspects in Harlem Friday afternoon. Continue Reading →

Join The Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day In Inwood Hill Park

126d355a-b3c0-4acb-b524-fd1a5d70c6fcHere’s your chance to interact with actual wild animals like skunks, porcupines, hawks, owls, and tortoises. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Continue Reading →

19-Story Building Development In Washington Heights

4566-broadway-777x402In January, NY YIMBY brought you the first look at a 23-story residential project planned for 4650 Broadway, on the border between Washington Heights and Inwood. Continue Reading →

City Council Members Take The Checks — But Not The Pen

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934NY Post reports that members of the City Council may be capable of shame after all. At least that’s one conclusion you could draw from the tale of the souvenir no one wanted. 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 →

215th Street Steps Have Finally Been Revamped

e749190a3f1b99ebf99f4fcb16210f32Two years after renovation work began on Inwood‘s historic 215th Street staircase or “The Stairs of Death,” or the “Italian Terrace” as it was called in 1911 —which connects Park Terrace East to Broadway over a 50-foot incline—the work has finished, and the refurbished stairs are set to make their public debut. Continue Reading →

Live On One of Uptown’s Alluring Streets For $1.7M

jumel mansion areaaInwood, north of Harlem in New York City is home to many historic side streets—your 125th Streets, or Riverside Drives—that are utterly picturesque, and reminiscent of a Uptown before it became overrun by condos and other new development. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel Town Hall In Upper Manhattan

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By Rep Charles Rangel

My 46th and final year in Congress got off to a busy start as we began to tackle some very important issues in the New Year. Continue Reading →

Harlem Non-Profits Receive The Northern Manhattan Fellowship

east-harlem1Twenty members of The Northern Manhattan Fellowship, a professional development and networking program for mid-senior level non-profit, faith based, and governmental professionals serving Northern Manhattan Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The Two Faces of An Executive Chef

Chef Matthew Tivy and Miss Lil1By Lil Nickelson

I finally met Executive Chef/Owner Matthew Tivy this past summer after I had reviewed two French bistro establishments out of the three restaurants in his food business empire that he co owns or manages in Manhattan; Chez Lucienne in Harlem on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street and Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side near 104th Street and Broadway.  Continue Reading →