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Hope for the Decade‬ On December 31, we joined Mayor de Blasio to drop the New Year’s Eve ball to begin a new decade, br...
01/18/2020
Hope for the DecadeEsperanza para la década - Manhattan Times News

Hope for the Decade‬

On December 31, we joined Mayor de Blasio to drop the New Year’s Eve ball to begin a new decade, broadcast live to millions around the world.

Our Environmental Science teacher, Dr. Jared Fox — a recipient of the 2019 Sloan Teaching Award presented by the Fund for the City of New York — stood with us. We were invited because of our work addressing climate change and environmental injustice.

When we stood on stage, we were both nervous and proud. We thought of our lives and our families; how none of our parents attended college or, for some of them, even high school or middle school. Nonetheless, there we were, preparing to drop the Waterford Crystal Ball and ring in 2020, the year we will graduate from high school and enroll in college.

We never thought it was possible to have these opportunities, yet we have pride in knowing that we represent those from Latinx backgrounds who have had to overcome so much to make their voices heard.

At the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), a NYC Outward Bound School that serves pre-K-12 students in upper Manhattan, we have launched a project called the Clean Air Green Corridor. Our vision is to transform 182nd Street from Amsterdam Avenue to Broadway, providing thousands access to Highbridge Park. The park is often overlooked and underutilized, but nonetheless, is an essential ribbon of green space on the perimeter of our neighborhood. The Clean Air Green Corridor will serve as a link to this “Anchor Park” currently riddled with homeless encampments and individuals struggling with opioid addiction. Along our newly envisioned Corridor, trees and plants will purify the air, provide shade, and combat the effects of an urban heat island. Besides our own, there are five other schools that we hope will join us to help form this passageway to our local park.

On December 31, we joined Mayor de Blasio to drop the New Year’s Eve ball to begin a new decade, broadcast live to millions around the world. Our Environmental Science teacher, Dr. Jared Fox...

Live Large Uptown is giving. A record number of New Yorkers became organ donors last year, according to federally design...
01/17/2020
Live LargeVivir en grande - Manhattan Times News

Live Large

Uptown is giving.

A record number of New Yorkers became organ donors last year, according to federally designated organ procurement organization LiveOnNY.

In Northern Manhattan alone, 20 organ donations occurred in 2019.

During 2019, 341 donors in the state provided organs such as hearts, lungs, livers and kidneys to help save nearly 1,000 lives, LiveOnNY said.

The number of donors in New York rose 10 percent from 2018.

Currently, 113,000 adults and children nationwide are waiting to receive a lifesaving organ, including 10,000 New Yorkers.

Uptown is giving. A record number of New Yorkers became organ donors last year, according to federally designated organ procurement organization LiveOnNY.

New study spotlights historic slave rebellion in Dominican Republic It was the uprising after Christmas. A group of ensl...
01/17/2020
Rebel ResearchInvestigación de rebeldía - Manhattan Times News

New study spotlights historic slave rebellion in Dominican Republic

It was the uprising after Christmas.

A group of enslaved African men rebelled against their masters on December 26, 1521 at a sugar plantation located in what is today San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic.

The African Blacks burned down a plantation owned by Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus, killing and wounding numerous colonists.

A new research paper, published by the Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at the City University of New York (CUNY), details the little-known historical facts of the slave revolt – and its early presence in the Dominican Republic.

“It was the earliest anti-slavery rebellion on record,” explained historian Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, who led the DSI study.

“In response, the Spanish authorities issued laws to punish the rebels and prevent Black people from attempting to rise up again for their freedom,” he said.

Spanish authorities in Hispaniola, the first colony established by Europeans in the region were importing Black Africans and enslaving them, Stevens-Acevedo said. They were used to perform the physical labor needed at the sugar plantations that fueled Hispaniola’s economy.

Fue el levantamiento después de Navidad. Un grupo de hombres africanos esclavizados se rebeló contra sus amos el 26 de diciembre de 1521 en una plantación de azúcar ubicada en lo que hoy es San Cristóbal, República Dominicana.

Annual Black Comic Book Festival @ The Schomburg Center The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic...
01/17/2020
Community News 01.15.20Noticias comunitarias 01.15.20 - Manhattan Times News

Annual Black Comic Book Festival @ The Schomburg Center

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic book fans of all ages to participate in its 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival. Held over two days on Fri., Jan. 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sat., Jan. 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors and fans. This free community event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite cosplay costumes and to register on-site for the annual cosplay show. All are also invited to contribute to the Schomburg Center’s growing collection of Black independent comic books by bringing single copies of old or new titles from their home collection. All donations will become a part of the Schomburg’s growing archive documenting Black comix and the Black speculative arts movement. The center is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard.

‪City unveils new IDNYC features‬ Five years in, it’ll be the first. To mark the five-year anniversary of the IDNYC prog...
01/17/2020
City unveils new IDNYC featuresCiudad presenta nuevas características de la IDNYC - Manhattan Times News

‪City unveils new IDNYC features‬

Five years in, it’ll be the first.

To mark the five-year anniversary of the IDNYC program, the de Blasio administration has announced a number of new features for the card, including braille embossing.

The embossing will increase accessibility by helping vision-impaired cardholders distinguish and utilize the card. With this addition, IDNYC becomes the first municipal ID in the United States with braille.

In addition, IDNYC will now include a new partnership with Costco and regional partnership with Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association, located in the Catskill Mountains.

Cinco años después, será el primero. Para conmemorar el quinto aniversario del programa IDNYC, la administración de Blasio ha anunciado una serie de nuevas características...

Assistance for Puerto Rico after quakes In response to the recent earthquakes and aftershocks that have rocked Puerto Ri...
01/17/2020
Assistance for Puerto Rico after quakesAsistencia para Puerto Rico tras terremotos - Manhattan Times News

Assistance for Puerto Rico after quakes

In response to the recent earthquakes and aftershocks that have rocked Puerto Rico, city and state resources are being deployed to assist those affected.

A pair of strong earthquakes hit Puerto Rico on January 6 and 7, killing one person and leaving much of the island without power or water. The quakes are part of a series of seismic events that have occurred on the island in recent weeks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that New York City will deploy 24 additional city personnel to Puerto Rico to support municipalities affected by recent earthquakes.

The city’s response team consists of 15 building inspectors and structural engineers, seven emergency managers and two mental health professionals.

“There’s thousands of buildings in Puerto Rico and they don’t even know if they’re safe to live in or to work in, and they don’t have enough experts, they don’t have enough inspectors and engineers, but the City of New York can help,” de Blasio said at a press conference on Tues., Jan. 14th. “There’s food and water supplies that have to be distributed. There are not enough people who know how to do that. These experts do.”

In response to the recent earthquakes and aftershocks that have rocked Puerto Rico, city and state resources are being deployed to assist those affected.

Revenge By Kathleen M. Pike History also makes it eminently clear that revenge exacts a heavy toll – on us as nations & ...
01/16/2020
RevengeVenganza - Manhattan Times News

Revenge

By Kathleen M. Pike

History also makes it eminently clear that revenge exacts a heavy toll – on us as nations & as individuals. So why do we do it? What is the psychology of revenge? And what are some lessons for today?

La historia también deja en claro que la venganza tiene un alto costo para nosotros como naciones y como individuos. ¿Entonces por qué lo hacemos?

Confidence Count It’s all about trust. In order to bolster response rates for the 2020 Census, the city has kicked off t...
01/16/2020
Confidence CountConteo de confianza - Manhattan Times News

Confidence Count

It’s all about trust.

In order to bolster response rates for the 2020 Census, the city has kicked off the Complete Count Campaign, an initiative that includes the City University of New York (CUNY), City Council, labor unions, public libraries, and over 150 community-based organizations.

“Your community trusts you. You know your community and your community knows you,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This is all that we need, the ability to go out to the people, make our voices heard, make sure they are counted. But it will only happen if you, every single one of you, puts your heart and soul into this crucial mission.”

The $40 million effort is designed to achieve a full and accurate count of New Yorkers in the upcoming survey and features $23 million allotted toward outreach by training community-based organizations to engage people about the Census.

It’s all about trust. In order to bolster response rates for the 2020 Census, the city has kicked off the Complete Count Campaign...

Tree Tops It was a new mark for mulch. A record 48,230 trees were collected during Mulchfest 2020, according to NYC Park...
01/16/2020
Tree TopsCopas de los árboles - Manhattan Times News

Tree Tops

It was a new mark for mulch.

A record 48,230 trees were collected during Mulchfest 2020, according to NYC Parks.

Held each year around the holiday season, Mulchfest encourages New Yorkers to recycle their Christmas trees by bringing them to a collection site to be turned into mulch that can be used for gardening and to increase soil fertility.

Mulch maintains the health of trees and plants by deterring weeds, retaining moisture, preventing compaction, adding nutrients to the soil and keeping roots warm.

This year’s collection total breaks the previous record of 30,226 trees in 2014.

Fue una nueva marca para el abono. Un récord de 48,230 árboles fueron recolectados durante el Mulchfest 2020, de acuerdo con NYC Parks.

Get Yours: Confidence CountThe latest edition of Uptown's bilingual community newspaper is out now.www.manhattantimesnew...
01/16/2020

Get Yours: Confidence Count

The latest edition of Uptown's bilingual community newspaper is out now.

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I Have A DreamArt: Andrea Arroyo Artistwww.manhattantimesnews.com#MLK #MLKDay #MLKDay2020 #MartinLutherKingJr #MartinLut...
01/15/2020

I Have A Dream

Art: Andrea Arroyo Artist

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01/31/20: Line Dance @ The Jackie Robinson Park Recreational Center On Fri., Jan. 31st, join fellow community members fo...
01/15/2020
Community News 01.15.20Noticias comunitarias 01.15.20 - Manhattan Times News

01/31/20: Line Dance @ The Jackie Robinson Park Recreational Center

On Fri., Jan. 31st, join fellow community members for an evening of line dancing. Participants will learn various dances such as the Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, and Electric Slide. Work at your own pace and have fun. This dance is low impact and no prior experience is needed. The session will take place at Jackie Robinson Park Recreational Center located at 85 Bradhurst Avenue.

Annual Black Comic Book Festival @ The Schomburg Center The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic...
01/15/2020
Community News 01.15.20Noticias comunitarias 01.15.20 - Manhattan Times News

Annual Black Comic Book Festival @ The Schomburg Center

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic book fans of all ages to participate in its 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival. Held over two days on Fri., Jan. 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sat., Jan. 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors and fans. This free community event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite cosplay costumes and to register on-site for the annual cosplay show. All are also invited to contribute to the Schomburg Center’s growing collection of Black independent comic books by bringing single copies of old or new titles from their home collection. All donations will become a part of the Schomburg’s growing archive documenting Black comix and the Black speculative arts movement. The center is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard.

Live Large Uptown is giving. A record number of New Yorkers became organ donors last year, according to federally design...
01/15/2020
Live LargeVivir en grande - Manhattan Times News

Live Large

Uptown is giving.

A record number of New Yorkers became organ donors last year, according to federally designated organ procurement organization LiveOnNY.

In Northern Manhattan alone, 20 organ donations occurred in 2019.

During 2019, 341 donors in the state provided organs such as hearts, lungs, livers and kidneys to help save nearly 1,000 lives, LiveOnNY said.

The number of donors in New York rose 10 percent from 2018.

Currently, 113,000 adults and children nationwide are waiting to receive a lifesaving organ, including 10,000 New Yorkers.

Uptown is giving. A record number of New Yorkers became organ donors last year, according to federally designated organ procurement organization LiveOnNY.

New study spotlights historic slave rebellion in Dominican Republic It was the uprising after Christmas. A group of ensl...
01/15/2020
Rebel ResearchInvestigación de rebeldía - Manhattan Times News

New study spotlights historic slave rebellion in Dominican Republic

It was the uprising after Christmas.

A group of enslaved African men rebelled against their masters on December 26, 1521 at a sugar plantation located in what is today San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic.

The African Blacks burned down a plantation owned by Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus, killing and wounding numerous colonists.

A new research paper, published by the Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at the City University of New York (CUNY), details the little-known historical facts of the slave revolt – and its early presence in the Dominican Republic.

“It was the earliest anti-slavery rebellion on record,” explained historian Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, who led the DSI study.

“In response, the Spanish authorities issued laws to punish the rebels and prevent Black people from attempting to rise up again for their freedom,” he said.

Spanish authorities in Hispaniola, the first colony established by Europeans in the region were importing Black Africans and enslaving them, Stevens-Acevedo said. They were used to perform the physical labor needed at the sugar plantations that fueled Hispaniola’s economy.

Fue el levantamiento después de Navidad. Un grupo de hombres africanos esclavizados se rebeló contra sus amos el 26 de diciembre de 1521 en una plantación de azúcar ubicada en lo que hoy es San Cristóbal, República Dominicana.

01/20/20: Harlem MLK Celebration @ The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem On Mon., Jan. 20th the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem wi...
01/14/2020
Community News 01.15.20Noticias comunitarias 01.15.20 - Manhattan Times News

01/20/20: Harlem MLK Celebration @ The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

On Mon., Jan. 20th the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem will present a community celebration centered on the theme of “The Power of Service” in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Join students, families, educators, and artists as all seek to honor King’s legacy by strengthening awareness of service and mobilizing action steps to improve the community. This celebration will take place at The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem located at 521 West 145th Street.

01/30/20: A Sorel Soirée @ Castle Village Head to Castle Village on Thurs., Jan. 30th at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of It...
01/14/2020
Community News 01.15.20Noticias comunitarias 01.15.20 - Manhattan Times News

01/30/20: A Sorel Soirée @ Castle Village

Head to Castle Village on Thurs., Jan. 30th at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of It’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, a short film about artist Edward Sorel’s life and career, followed by a live conversation with Sorel.

The American illustrator, caricaturist, cartoonist, graphic designer and author is known for topical work that is focused on storytelling and social commentary. Formerly a regular contributor to The Nation, New York Magazine and The Atlantic, his work is today seen more frequently in Vanity Fair. The film will be screened at Castle Village Annex Community Room located at 110 Cabrini Boulevard.

Head to Castle Village on Thurs., Jan. 30th at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of It’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, a short film about artist Edward Sorel’s life and career, followed by a live conversation with Sorel.

Revenge By Kathleen M. Pike History also makes it eminently clear that revenge exacts a heavy toll – on us as nations & ...
01/14/2020
RevengeVenganza - Manhattan Times News

Revenge

By Kathleen M. Pike

History also makes it eminently clear that revenge exacts a heavy toll – on us as nations & as individuals. So why do we do it? What is the psychology of revenge? And what are some lessons for today?

La historia también deja en claro que la venganza tiene un alto costo para nosotros como naciones y como individuos. ¿Entonces por qué lo hacemos?

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