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The Uptowner The Uptowner is an online newspaper covering Harlem, Hamilton Heights, East Harlem, Washington Heigh Welcome to The Uptowner, an online newspaper covering Harlem, Hamilton Heights, East Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.

From stories on sports and politics to education and the arts, we provide a voice for upper Manhattan communities that other news outlets miss. Stories appearing on the website are reported and produced by graduate students at the Columbia University School of Journalism.

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Hate crimes are surging in upper Manhattan, outpacing an increase across New York City after a dip in 2020 with its pand...
10/21/2021

Hate crimes are surging in upper Manhattan, outpacing an increase across New York City after a dip in 2020 with its pandemic-related lockdown. Anti-Asian incidents have surpassed offenses targeting Blacks in uptown precincts this year, police data show. Despite a record number of reports, experts and organizations say underreporting continues. Annelise Gilbert reports: http://theuptowner.org/hate-crimes-set-record-pace-uptown-as-bias-attacks-rebound-across-city/

Resturaunt "Help Wanted" signs are taped on the windows of restaurants across Uptown, which are struggling to fill open ...
10/08/2021

Resturaunt "Help Wanted" signs are taped on the windows of restaurants across Uptown, which are struggling to fill open positions. The hiring strain plagues the industry on a national level for a number of reasons, including low pay and part-time positions; city vaccination mandates; and confrontations with customers.
Tazbia Fatima, Joslyn Fox and Evelyn Nam report:
http://theuptowner.org/help-wanted-restaurants-uptown-struggle-to-hire/

Inwood restaurants formed a nonprofit group to convert a Dyckman St intersection into a pedestrian plaza, allowing more ...
10/08/2021

Inwood restaurants formed a nonprofit group to convert a Dyckman St intersection into a pedestrian plaza, allowing more space for outdoor dining and free community activities. Nuri Illini Ahmad reports: theuptowner.org/inwood-transfo…

After a COVID-19 outbreak of 22 cases, all among staff, P.S. 79 Horan School in East Harlem, a middle and high school se...
09/29/2021

After a COVID-19 outbreak of 22 cases, all among staff, P.S. 79 Horan School in East Harlem, a middle and high school serving students with disabilities, returned to in-person classes yesterday. The school, which temporarily reverted to remote learning from Sept. 18 until yesterday, is so far the only school in the city that has had to temporarily shut its doors. Sarah Qadir reports:

http://theuptowner.org/east-harlem-school-reopens-after-staff-covid-outbreak/

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HRCS is proud to work with so many wonderful veterans in our Adaptive Sailing program. Thanks to The Uptowner for coming out and sharing some of their stories! And thanks to everyone who helped make the pilot season of HRCS's Adaptive Sailing program a success. We're excited to keep building on this foundation by getting more New Yorkers of all abilities on the water!
West Harlem native and longtime community organizer Bailey was featured in the The Uptowner's look at the changes in the neighborhood resulting from Columbia University in the City of New York’s expansion. http://theuptowner.org/starting-to-feel-like-the-upper-west-side-columbia-transforms-an-already-gentrifying-manhattanville
Another great spot for coffee in Saint John, The Uptowner is in a boutique hostel. It has locally roasted coffee, craft beer on tap and an interesting cocktail menu. It's known for live music and cultural events and is chic enough to almost make me miss my hostel days...almost.
This Monday, #IncubatedByHBK businesses will get facetime with food+grocery buyers at our twice-annual #BuyersShowcase at the The Africa Center! Read more about our entrepreneurs and access to market opportunities The Uptowner http://theuptowner.org/harlem-food-entrepreneurs-hope-for-a-deal/
We are proud to share this feature article in the The Uptowner recognizing Inwood Art Works Founder & Executive Producer, Aaron Simms' vision to cultivate film in Northern Manhattan. https://theuptowner.org/one-man-campaigns-to-cultivate-film-uptown
“How do you talk to kids about #racism?” That’s the question we’re asking in our next installment of #racetalkswithdranica coming up on Saturday, October 5th at 6pm at the Langston Hughes House in Harlem. Visit www.doctoranica.com/blog for more info! #backtoschool #talk #kids #racepositive
"Historic Photos Bring to Life the Young Lords of #ElBarrio" (The Uptowner - 9/21/19) | #HarlemEd #HistoryEd #ArtEd El Museo del Barrio EXCERPT: Though most members [of the Young Lords] had not grown up on the island, the organization “made us something,” providing a political education. “Our stories are always distorted,” [Young Lords photographer Hiram Maristany] said. “They are never told by the people.” He refused to perpetuate negative stereotypes of Puerto Ricans prevalent at the time – images of poverty and degradation – working to provide a hopeful and dynamic counter-narrative. “History is rapidly being eroded” says Maristany. He wants El Barrio’s youth to continue his work of preservation. Jazzy Cintron, 32, a tour-taker who grew up in El Barrio, says the tour gave her a deeper knowledge of the Young Lords and the history of her community. “I would like to be part of it with my own story,” she said. . . . The son of Puerto Rican migrants, Rodriguez wonders, “Why the hell didn’t I hear about the Young Lords sooner?” He argues that their history should become part of school curricula. He says that “Mapping Resistance” is powerful from an educational standpoint, because “you can’t walk through East Harlem without seeing the history of the Young Lords.” CONTINUE READING: http://theuptowner.org/historic-photos-bring-to-life-the-young-lords-of-el-barrio/