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"Morningside Lights is a free weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, Alex Kahn and Soph...
09/22/2017
Morningside Lights

"Morningside Lights is a free weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, and produced by Columbia University's Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre. Help create a fleet of lanterns during a week of workshops that will culminate in an illuminated procession of public art in Morningside Park."

Coogan's NYC
09/11/2017

Coogan's NYC

As we approach the anniversary of September 11th, let me share this remembrance and give a heartfelt shout out to our Northern Manhattan community. We lost many wonderful people on that day.

I’d like to tell the story of one particularly young man, who was very special to us.

In the late spring/early summer of 2001, one from Inwood, Brendon, made a suggestion to another man from Inwood, myself, Dave. The suggestion was that I hire a young man. He said to me, “Can you do the lad a favor and get him a job until his apprenticeship calls him in to start work.”

This lad, Brian Monaghan, worked at Coogan’s in the summer of 2001. He was looking forward to beginning an apprenticeship as a carpenter, which officially began at the World Trade Center on September 10th. September 11th was his second day.

Community and small business are so much more than what you see. It’s about the relationships and the people who make our lives worthwhile. Of all the people we lost that day, we have a special place in our hearts for Brian and will remember him fondly forever.

- Dave Hunt, Coogan's NYC

Check out how NYC kids rocked #backtoschoolnyc today – and share your shots in the comments!
09/07/2017
City Students Head Back to School

Check out how NYC kids rocked #backtoschoolnyc today – and share your shots in the comments!

Thursday marked the first day of the new school year for public school students.

Officials said the agencies “have long been criticized for abusive practices, rights violations, and a lack of transpare...
08/28/2017
Pols Call on ICE Agents to Wear Body Cameras

Officials said the agencies “have long been criticized for abusive practices, rights violations, and a lack of transparency and accountability."

The resolution, Councilman Mark Levine said, will "ensure the fair treatment of all human beings."

Free acupuncture clinic Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church.
08/25/2017

Free acupuncture clinic Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church.

Free Acupuncture Clinic Tomorrow!
Saturday 8/26 from 11am-2pm
Our Saviours Atonement Church 189th and Bennett

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan launched its series "Summer Meet and Greet" series tonight with Gale A. ...
08/24/2017
Liz Ritter on Twitter

Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan launched its series "Summer Meet and Greet" series tonight with Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President.

"Meet NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and engage in a community conversation with your neighbors at Word Up Community ...
08/17/2017
NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer: Meet & Greet Series/Serie de encuentros

"Meet NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and engage in a community conversation with your neighbors at Word Up Community Bookshop."

Conozca al contralor de Nueva York Scott M. Stringer y muchos de sus vecinos en esta serie del verano.

Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria.

Meet NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and engage in a community conversation with your neighbors at Word Up Community Bookshop. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is very limited, therefore RSVP is required on Eventbrite. This event—part of a series of meet & greets with candidates for city...

NYPD 34th Precinct
08/17/2017

NYPD 34th Precinct

Shout out to Dyckman Bball and to Hot97 for welcoming our Neighborhood Coordination Officers, police officer Fernandez and detective Nunez at last night's games.

It was a great opportunity to connect with our youths and the perfect opportunity to invite all of them to attend our next Build The Block, public safety meeting. Our next meeting will be at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood located at 54 Nagle Avenue next Monday, August 21, [email protected] 6:00 PM.

"The NYPD will install ShotSpotter audio sensors on street poles, buildings and rooftops so the devices can detect the s...
08/08/2017
Gunshot Detection Devices Coming to Fort Greene and Washington Heights

"The NYPD will install ShotSpotter audio sensors on street poles, buildings and rooftops so the devices can detect the sound of gunshots in the neighborhood, then send real-time alerts to local precincts."

The ShotSpotter technology will cover 60 square miles of the city by summer's end, the NYPD said.

Enrollment for Uptown Stories fall semester is now open with classes in #screenwriting, #fiction and #poetry for #kids.
08/08/2017
Uptown Stories

Enrollment for Uptown Stories fall semester is now open with classes in #screenwriting, #fiction and #poetry for #kids.

Hi folks,

We'll be opening up early enrollment for the fall semester this coming Tuesday, August 8th, but meanwhile, here's a sneak preview of our fall schedule.

You'll notice that the incredible Glendaliz Camacho is taking over "The Elements of Fiction" on Tuesday afternoons. I'll be teaching a new workshop, "What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?", on the personal essay, as well as the open-genre "It's Your Thing." Bobby DeJesus will be back from a triumphant summer debut with "Screenwriting." Josh Bayer will return with "POW! Writing and Drawing Comics," now at a slightly later time. Shamie Cuthbert will bring the magic back with "Creating Otherworlds." And the indomitable Jane LeCroy will teach young writers the fun and play of language in "The Game of Poetry."

As always, tuition is pay-what-you-can!

Feel free to reach out with questions, but stay tuned for more information and a chance to register this Tuesday!

Best,
Kate

08/07/2017

The #MedievalFestival in Ft. Tryon is seeking #volunteers to help with refreshments, food and dress-up (costumes will be provided). The event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Park on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

The festival needs approximately 90 volunteers each year to help with the following:

• Parking Attendants (8 people needed starting at 7am)
• Tent Set-up (12 or more people from 6:30am-9:30am)
• Tent Breakdown (12 or more people from 6:00pm-8:30pm)
• Information Booth (As many as possible in shifts from 11am-7pm)
• Hay Drop-offs (10 people from 7am-10am)
• Booth Decorators (10 or more needed starting at 9am)
• Costume Tent (10 people needed in shifts starting at 8:30am)
• Volunteers Check-in Assistant (1 person for the 2pm-5pm shift)

For more information, contact: [email protected].

The Community Board 12 Land Use Committee met Thursday, July 13 to discuss the Seaman Rezoning application and the #Inwo...
07/20/2017

The Community Board 12 Land Use Committee met Thursday, July 13 to discuss the Seaman Rezoning application and the #InwoodNYC proposal. Residents protested the application and project.

The Community Board 12 Land Use Committee met Thursday, July 13 to discuss the Seaman Rezoning application and the #InwoodNYC proposal. Residents protested the application and project.

City says the Inwood rezoning proposal is back and a “long way from over.” #InwoodNYC
07/20/2017
5 Takeaways From the Inwood Rezoning Proposal

City says the Inwood rezoning proposal is back and a “long way from over.” #InwoodNYC

The EDC presented the latest InwoodNYC rezoning proposal, saying it's still a "long way from over."

Just a little bit of what some of #Inwood's residents do. #nycparks #recycleday
07/19/2017
Moving Forward Unidos

Just a little bit of what some of #Inwood's residents do.

#nycparks
#recycleday

Cheers to #Recycleday John Druzba Friends of Inwood Hill Park and Cristobal Vivar for your volunteer work enriching our community and Quality of Life! Check out the video by Cristobal- https://vimeo.com/225519143

Get down to a little Lisa Lisa, Stevie B and others Friday night at J. Hood Wright Park.
07/13/2017
Studio 351 Summer Dance-A-Thon

Get down to a little Lisa Lisa, Stevie B and others Friday night at J. Hood Wright Park.

Join us for an evening of dance, fitness, and fun. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 80s and 90s. A prize will be given to the last person standing. This event is FREE and open to the public!For more information about this event, contact (212) 927-1514 Contact (212) 360-1430 or a...

"Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents for stabilized apartments by 1.25% for 1-year leases & 2% for 2-year leases....
06/28/2017
Amy Zimmer on Twitter

"Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents for stabilized apartments by 1.25% for 1-year leases & 2% for 2-year leases." – Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo reporter.

“Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents for stabilized apartments by 1.25% for 1-year leases & 2% for 2-year leases. https://t.co/AG5xW9VmAZ”

The MTA said weeknight work reduces overall train delays and decreases the number of track fires, issues that have torme...
06/19/2017
1 Train Service Suspended Uptown on Weeknights for Next 2 Weeks

The MTA said weeknight work reduces overall train delays and decreases the number of track fires, issues that have tormented 1 train subway riders in the past.

The MTA said it will shut down 1 train service from June 19-23 and 26-30 between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Parents, how was the first week of school? What are some learning goals you have for your child? Do you want them to develop their ideas and do some self-exploration? Tap into their creativity and have fun? Look into the workshops at Uptown Stories. Registration is open and workshops begin September 25.
Hope everyone's summer is going great! If you're the parent of a 9-12 year old and want them to have fun trying some creative storytelling the week of August 6th, check out this week-long program.
Washington Heights Clothing Swap for Women, Monday June 7pm-10pm. PM me or email [email protected] for an invite!
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The spring semester at Uptown Stories kicks off next week! We're offering favorites like "The Game of Poetry," and "Pow! Writing and Drawing Comics." We also have a new creative writing workshop for kids age 7-11, "Picture This: Writing Your Own Picture Book."
Uptown Stories Stories offers creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 - 15 in Washington Heights/Inwood. From writing stories and poems to creating comics and sci-fi and fantasy tales. Spring and summer enrollment is now open!
Midwinter recess is in a few weeks! Come play with unicorns, dragons, griffins, and any other strange and wonderful beasts you can imagine in our mini-camp! Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23 / 10am - 2pm
Do you know a 12-15-year-old who wants to change the world? Uptown Stories is offering five FREE spots in our new workshop "The Power of Words: Political Writing." Words can inspire revolutions and bring down dictatorships. They can bring freedom to the masses and ensure every voice is heard. They are the most powerful tool we possess – and this workshop will teach you how to harness that power and make change happen. Learn about various political writing techniques and create your own works, while drawing inspiration from writers like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Claudia Rankine. Connect your own experiences to the wider political world around you – and learn how to approach difficult subjects with joy and courage. Bring your passion, opinions, and determination, and let’s make the world a better place one word at a time! http://uptownstories.org/writ…/power-words-political-writing
Registration is now open for Uptown Stories Winter 2018 semester! We have nine amazing workshops to choose from for kids ages 8-15. You’ll see a brand-new fiction workshop called “Jump Up and Write,” the return of “The Power of Words: Political Writing,” and a new mini-camp during the February vacation, “Mythical Beasts.”