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  • Spanish Octopus
    Restaurant Review: Washington Height’s Rusty Mackerel
    Rusty Mackerel is the creation of a group of Washington Heights natives, Frank McHugh, Bill Rodriguez and James "Mac" Moran. RM is Chef-focused; market driven, wildly creative, focused on new American cuisine in Washington Heights....
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    Street in Manhattan Renamed for Soldier killed in Iraq
    A street in the Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan has been renamed in honor of a soldier from the neighborhood who was killed in Iraq.The corner of Audubon Avenue and 177th Street has been renamed Sergeant Jose Enrique Ulloa Way...
  • Former Washington Heights Free Circulating Library
    Washington Heights Library a long chapter in neighborhood history
    For many uptown locals the wait has seemed endless. But if increasingly tidy renovation sites are an indication, the Washington Heights Library on St. Nicholas Avenue at 160th Street may well reopen this spring as projected.Since the building...
  • Former 32nd Precinct Mounted Police Station House, Washington Heights, NYC
    Carmansville, quaint architecture bookmarks an old Washington Heights enclave
    The name posted on a public playground at the southeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 152nd Street stirs few local memories today. But a quaint building across the street bookmarks the once distinctive enclave of 19th-century upper Manhattan...
  • Memorial headstone and bench for Edward I. Koch (1924-2013)
    Ed Koch, Fourth mayor of Washington Heights. The company he'll keep.
    Of course Edward I. Koch (b. December 12, 1924), who died on Friday, February 1st, was once Mayor of the (entire) City of New York, from 1978 to 1989. A few years ago he said, “The idea of leaving Manhattan permanently irritates me,”...
  • Middle Redoubt marker, Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, NYC
    In the (bloody) Heights, Fort Tryon Park marks 1776 Revolutionary War battle
    In 1776, General George Washington may have lost the battle to keep Manhattan from the British, but his army ultimately won the war.Today marks the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, sometimes called the Battle of Washington...
  • Grave of John Jacob Astor, crushed by an oak, Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, NYC
    Dead again: In Hurricane Sandy's wake through historic Trinity Church Cemetery
    An ill wind recently reminded us that life can change in an instant. Indeed, so can death.Hurricane Sandy, which plowed through the New York City area last Monday evening, generally spared Washington Heights residents the power losses and flooding...
  • Church of the Intercession, cornerstone laid 1912
    Church of the Intercession celebrates a century since laying cornerstone in 1912
    Some ghosts make you scream. But some ghosts also make you smile.So it is for the Episcopal congregants of the Church of the Intercession who celebrate the 100th year since the cornerstone of their present church was laid in Trinity Church...
  • Little Red Lighthouse
    Manhattan’s red alert: two local escapes for enjoying fall foliage
    As above so below, the saying goes. And as it happens, two of my favorite places on Manhattan to view autumn’s natural light show are a towering beacon and a burying ground.The Little Red LighthouseSaturday, October 13th, will be the last...
  • The New Chicago
    Chicago's Washington Heights community
    Chicago’s 73rd community, Washington Heights, borders 89th Street to the north, 107th Street to the south, Eggleston and Stewart Avenues to the east and Ashland Boulevard and Beverly Avenue to the west. Its neighborhoods are Brainerd,...
  • The stage set
    New music grows in the Heights
    With so many classical musicians living in Washington Heights, the comparative scarcity of concerts in the neighborhood is unfortunate, if unsurprising. The local reluctance to turn homewards before bedtime is not exclusive to the bridge-and...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg
    NYC: First Holiday Season Terrorist Arraigned
    November 20, 2011 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at a news conference Sunday evening that another American citizen has been arrested on charges of terrorism. Jose Pimentel a 27-year-old U.S. citizen from the Washington Heights...
  • Art by DJ Boy
    Washington Heights & Inwood Radio Plays a Different Tune
    In case you haven't heard, the Washington Heights & Inwood Radio show is broadcasting live tonight with a lineup of different artists and bands.From hip-hop to acoustic, the program is debuting some of Uptown's most talented and...
  • In the Heights
    ‘In the Heights’ takes Motown higher.
    Thanks to the Broadway in Detroit series, the national tour of In the Heights is playing at the Fisher Theatre February 1 through 13, 2011.This show, which won the Tony Award for best musical, best music and lyrics, best choreography, and best...
  • NYC children enjoy supervised and structured activities on Summer Play Streets in July and August
    PAL Play Streets begin on Tuesday
    The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2010 Summer Play Streets Program in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 6th. PAL’s Summer Play Streets Program closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout...
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