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

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.

Oliver Footé, a Harlem coach and choreographer, has been training the Harlem Honeys and Bears for over 20 years, helping...
11/03/2018
A Harlem Coach Helps Seniors Stay Strong Through Synchronized Swimming | The Uptowner.org

Oliver Footé, a Harlem coach and choreographer, has been training the Harlem Honeys and Bears for over 20 years, helping seniors stay strong through synchronized swimming.

A Harlem Coach Helps Seniors Stay Strong Through Synchronized Swimming Oliver Footé, coach and choreographer of the Harlem Honeys and Bears, has been training senior swimmers for over 20 years. by Cristina Baussan on October 30, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Cristina Baussan The first time e...

East Harlem reported the highest number of domestic violence incidents in Manhattan last year - but is this a sign that ...
10/29/2018
East Harlem Has Most Domestic Violence Reports in Manhattan | The Uptowner.org

East Harlem reported the highest number of domestic violence incidents in Manhattan last year - but is this a sign that violence is on the rise or that more victims are reporting abuse?

East Harlem Has Most Domestic Violence Reports in Manhattan Domestic incident reports increased by more than 27 percent from a year earlier. by Emily Malcynsky on October 29, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Emily Malcynsky More people in East Harlem are reporting domestic violence than in any o...

Districts 4 & 5 are among just six school districts across the city offering free education and childcare for three-year...
10/28/2018
3-K For All Arrives Uptown | The Uptowner.org

Districts 4 & 5 are among just six school districts across the city offering free education and childcare for three-year olds during the school day. But even with some early successes, the program rollout isn't without its challenges

3-K For All Arrives Uptown Two uptown school districts are piloting free programs for 3-year-olds to help working families. by Emily Malcynsky on October 26, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Emily Malcynsky and Zachary Folk “They’re late. They’ll be here in 5 minutes,” a tiny police offi...

A growing number of uptown schools are adopting meditation and mindfulness programs for their students and teachers. Res...
10/27/2018
Uptown Schools Adopt Mindfulness Programs | The Uptowner.org

A growing number of uptown schools are adopting meditation and mindfulness programs for their students and teachers. Research suggests academic and behavioral improvements.

Uptown Schools Adopt Mindfulness Programs Research suggests academic and behavioral improvements. by Keshav Pandya on October 25, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment by: Caroline Kimeu and Keshav Pandya “Imagine that you have a ball of energy within your palm,” said Kamilah Alexandre, an instructo...

David Lee Jones keeps the Harlem Groove Band swinging after founder Seleno Clarke’s death.
10/24/2018
With New Bandleader, Jazz Continues at Harlem’s American Legion Post 398 | The Uptowner.org

David Lee Jones keeps the Harlem Groove Band swinging after founder Seleno Clarke’s death.

With New Bandleader, Jazz Continues at Harlem’s American Legion Post 398 David Lee Jones keeps the Harlem Groove Band swinging after founder Seleno Clarke’s death. by Zachary Folk on October 24, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Zachary Folk The front doors to American Legion Post 398 are loc...

Did you know that the Hudson river is clean enough to swim in? There are uptowners who does it on a regular basis. Repor...
10/24/2018

Did you know that the Hudson river is clean enough to swim in? There are uptowners who does it on a regular basis. Reporter Jonas Ekblom went along river and ocean swimmers for the season's final swim down the Hudson.

>>http://theuptowner.org/open-water-swimming-uptown/

An all-female flamenco performance, created by uptown dancer Xianix Barrera, challenges tradition at El Barrio’s Artspac...
10/23/2018
All-Female Flamenco Show Celebrates Women, Defies Machismo | The Uptowner.org

An all-female flamenco performance, created by uptown dancer Xianix Barrera, challenges tradition at El Barrio’s Artspace. The show opens Thursday for a three-night run.

All-Female Flamenco Show Celebrates Women, Defies Machismo An all-female flamenco performance, created by uptown dancer Xianix Barrera, challenges traditions at El Barrio’s Artspace. by Christina Kelso on October 22, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Christina Kelso Two women dance, their bodie...

Development may claim another community garden in Central Harlem. Gardeners are challenging what they called an "illegal...
10/23/2018
Development May Claim Another Community Garden | The Uptowner.org

Development may claim another community garden in Central Harlem. Gardeners are challenging what they called an "illegal lockout" in court today.

Development May Claim Another Community Garden The city wants affordable housing built on the site of the Nelson Mandela Garden in Harlem. The gardeners have gone to court. by Wenqi Chen on October 18, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Wenqi Chen The city shuttered a community garden in Central H...

When the first Excelsior Scholarships were awarded last year, City College students dreamed that free college for all ma...
10/22/2018
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When the first Excelsior Scholarships were awarded last year, City College students dreamed that free college for all may soon be a reality. But for students who've received the money, the scholarship has fallen fall short of expectations.

In the last two months, 11 food delivery workers uptown have been violently attacked and robbed, police report, contribu...
10/19/2018
Who is Attacking Uptown Food Delivery Workers? | The Uptowner.org

In the last two months, 11 food delivery workers uptown have been violently attacked and robbed, police report, contributing to a climate of fear among uptown delivery workers and restaurant owners. Who’s behind the assaults?

Who is Attacking Uptown Food Delivery Workers? In the last two months, 11 food delivery workers uptown have been violently attacked and robbed by teenagers, police report. by Sarah Jenks on October 17, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Sarah Jenks and Katherine Long Eight food delivery workers ri...

"This is a New Yorker issue." Without public facilities, uptown streets can become toilets.
10/19/2018
Homeless People in East Harlem Call for a Free Pee | The Uptowner.org

"This is a New Yorker issue." Without public facilities, uptown streets can become toilets.

Homeless People in East Harlem Call for a Free Pee Without public facilities, uptown streets can become toilets. by Wenqi Chen on October 16, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Wenqi Chen The strong smell of urine fills the air near East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. At the corner is a former...

Remember the rock fall in Inwood last month? A car-sized rock destroyed a Jeep beyond repair and The Uptowner recently s...
10/18/2018

Remember the rock fall in Inwood last month? A car-sized rock destroyed a Jeep beyond repair and The Uptowner recently spoke to the owner, who is considering suing the city. The parks department has also closed off part of the street, removing 25 parking spots by the potentially dangerous wall.

>> http://theuptowner.org/rock-fall-bennett-avenue/

In 2014, eight people died in a gas explosion in East Harlem. After a record settlement following the fatal explosion, C...
10/17/2018
Con Edison Promises Change in East Harlem; Community Remains Skeptical | The Uptowner.org

In 2014, eight people died in a gas explosion in East Harlem. After a record settlement following the fatal explosion, Community Board 11 hears Con Ed’s plans to make sure that it won't happen again. “We cannot afford another accident like this,” said community board chair Nilsa Orama. Plans include high tech gas detectors and gas safety education.

Con Edison Promises Change in East Harlem; Community Remains Skeptical After a record settlement following the fatal 2014 gas explosion, CB 11 hears Con Ed’s plans. by Jonas Ekblom on October 16, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Wenqi Chen and Jonas Ekblom High tech gas detectors, leaking pipe...

Churches in Harlem debate selling off property as they face rising costs and gentrification alongside decreased attendan...
10/15/2018
Harlem Churches Selling Their Property, Squeezed by Gentrification and Low Attendance | The Uptowner.org

Churches in Harlem debate selling off property as they face rising costs and gentrification alongside decreased attendance.

Harlem Churches Selling Their Property, Squeezed by Gentrification and Low Attendance At the 125th Street Business Improvement District annual meeting, developers, religious leaders and preservation activists gathered to discuss the fate of Harlem’s churches. by Kiley Roache on October 12, 2018 in...

More than 70 percent of Harlem Hops beers come from the New York area. “We definitely wanted to work with local brewerie...
10/12/2018
The Hoppiest Place in Harlem | The Uptowner.org

More than 70 percent of Harlem Hops beers come from the New York area. “We definitely wanted to work with local breweries, first and foremost,” says Harlem Hops owner Kim Harris. “Anything minority-owned, or female, we want to have prominence as well.” https://theuptowner.org/the-hoppiest-place-in-harlem/

The Hoppiest Place in Harlem Northern Manhattan is the newest home of a budding craft beer scene. by Sarah Jenks on October 9, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Sarah Jenks Joanne Yae sips beer with her childhood friend Mila Verendia in the back patio of a Harlem bar, illuminated by string lights...

With the October 12th deadline looming, City College student volunteers rushed to register campus voters.
10/12/2018
City College Student Government Rushes to Register Student Voters | The Uptowner.org

With the October 12th deadline looming, City College student volunteers rushed to register campus voters.

City College Student Government Rushes to Register Student Voters As the state deadline looms, CCNY volunteers push students to register to vote. by Caroline Kimeu on October 12, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment by Caroline Kimeu “If you are not registered to vote, come down here and register!”...

Tens of thousands of feral and stray cats live in New York City colonies. "Trap-neuter-return" groups like Little Wander...
10/11/2018

Tens of thousands of feral and stray cats live in New York City colonies. "Trap-neuter-return" groups like Little Wanderers NYC help control the population by sterilizing feral cats, returning them to colonies and fostering friendly stray cats. Our behind-the-scenes look at colony management. >>https://theuptowner.org/uptown-feral-felines-trapped-to-control-population/

Since first signing the lease to Langston Hughes' Harlem brownstone in late 2016, the I,Too Arts Collective has hosted a...
10/09/2018
In the Langston Hughes House, the I,Too Arts Collective Nourishes Artists | The Uptowner.org

Since first signing the lease to Langston Hughes' Harlem brownstone in late 2016, the I,Too Arts Collective has hosted a steady stream of workshops, panels and open mics to bolster an appreciation and understanding of the arts. If all goes according to plan, the group will eventually own the building.
>> http://theuptowner.org/in-the-langston-hughes-house-the-itoo-arts-collective-nourishes-artists/)

In the Langston Hughes House, the I,Too Arts Collective Nourishes Artists The I,Too Arts Collective hopes to buy Langston Hughes’ house on East 127th Street. But through workshops, panels and more, the group’s work already goes beyond preserving the building and its artifacts. by Emily Malcynsky...

A harbor seal enjoying Inwood’s Muscota Marsh reflects a healthier habitat and a growing population of marine mammals. C...
10/07/2018
“Sealy” Enthralls Inwood, Indicates Cleaner Waters | The Uptowner.org

A harbor seal enjoying Inwood’s Muscota Marsh reflects a healthier habitat and a growing population of marine mammals. Christina Kelso has the story.

“Sealy” Enthralls Inwood, Indicates Cleaner Waters A harbor seal enjoying Inwood’s Muscota Marsh reflects a healthier habitat and a growing population of marine mammals. by Christina Kelso on October 4, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Christina Kelso In the waters of Muscota Marsh near In...

Artist Maren Hassinger designed sculptures made from twigs for Marcus Garvey Park to call people's attention to the impo...
10/05/2018
“Nature is Vanishing”: Artist Creates Sculptures From Tree Branches for Harlem Park | The Uptowner.org

Artist Maren Hassinger designed sculptures made from twigs for Marcus Garvey Park to call people's attention to the importance of nature. 75 volunteers built these collaboratively.

“Nature is Vanishing”: Artist Creates Sculptures From Tree Branches for Harlem Park Maren Hassinger and volunteers built eight site-specific sculptures, a project of the Studio Museum in Harlem, for Marcus Garvey Park. by Wenqi Chen on October 2, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Wenqi Chen A...

Nowhere in Manhattan is the death rate from opioid overdose higher than in East Harlem. But Harlemites say the opioid ep...
10/04/2018
East Harlem Opioid Overdose Deaths Double Since 2015 | The Uptowner.org

Nowhere in Manhattan is the death rate from opioid overdose higher than in East Harlem. But Harlemites say the opioid epidemic isn't anything new -- the rest of New York has just finally started paying attention. Katherine Long has the story of how East Harlem real estate development primed the pump for today's opioid crisis.

East Harlem Opioid Overdose Deaths Double Since 2015 Nowhere in Manhattan is the death rate from opioid overdose higher than in East Harlem. by Katherine Long on October 4, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Katherine Long During East Harlem’s annual Party on Park festival Sunday, children giggl...

While community board members applauded the designation of historic districts in Central Harlem, residents feared landma...
10/04/2018
Harlem Looks Toward New Historic District | The Uptowner.org

While community board members applauded the designation of historic districts in Central Harlem, residents feared landmark status will accelerate gentrification.

Harlem Looks Toward New Historic District While community board members applauded the designation of historic districts in Central Harlem, residents feared landmark status will accelerate gentrification. by Katherine Long on October 4, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Maggie Green and Katherine....

As the historic Harlem ballet company marks its 50th year, it confronts the loss of its founder and longtime leader.
10/03/2018
Dance Theatre of Harlem Celebrates its 50th in Sadness Following Death of Founder Arthur Mitchell | The Uptowner.org

As the historic Harlem ballet company marks its 50th year, it confronts the loss of its founder and longtime leader.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Celebrates its 50th in Sadness Following Death of Founder Arthur Mitchell As the historic Harlem ballet company marks its 50th year, it confronts the loss of its founder and longtime leader. by Kiley Roache on October 2, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Kiley Roache Dance...

After years of declining HIV rates, NYC recently saw an uptick in new infections among women, leaving uptown health prof...
10/02/2018

After years of declining HIV rates, NYC recently saw an uptick in new infections among women, leaving uptown health professionals scrambling. What they said is the key to stymieing an epidemic. >>http://theuptowner.org/women-hiv-levels-rising-prep/

In East Harlem, Metro Hope Church strives to support small businesses by mobbing them with cash.
10/01/2018
Cash Mobs Bolster East Harlem Businesses | The Uptowner.org

In East Harlem, Metro Hope Church strives to support small businesses by mobbing them with cash.

Cash Mobs Bolster East Harlem Businesses In East Harlem, Metro Hope Church strives to support small businesses by mobbing them with cash. by Christina Kelso on October 1, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Christina Kelso As congregants from Metro Hope Church packed into her family’s intimate Ea...

The parks department has announced an initial schedule for reconstructing the dilapidated Washington Heights footbridge ...
09/28/2018
Parks Department Starting Temporary Repairs to Washington Heights Bridge | The Uptowner.org

The parks department has announced an initial schedule for reconstructing the dilapidated Washington Heights footbridge it closed last month. When the bridge might reopen to park users >>https://theuptowner.org/parks-department-starting-temporary-repairs-to-washington-heights-bridge/

Parks Department Starting Temporary Repairs to Washington Heights Bridge The parks department has announced an initial schedule for reconstructing the dilapidated footbridge it closed last month. by Maggie Green on September 28, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Maggie Green On Monday, the city w...

A company of senior dancers, aged 55 to 90, performs across New York City.
09/26/2018
An Unconventional Uptown Company Turns Seniors Into Dancers | The Uptowner.org

A company of senior dancers, aged 55 to 90, performs across New York City.

An Unconventional Uptown Company Turns Seniors Into Dancers A former ballet dancer’s company of adults aged 55 to 90 performs across New York City. by Keshav Pandya on September 26, 2018 in News Feed Leave a comment By Keshav Pandya Naomi Goldberg walks among 20 dance students in an airy studio wh...

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