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Crime in Washington Heights Down, Police Say

Posted on 30. Oct, 2009 by .

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Despite a recent stabbing, a rash of robberies and a series of rapes, police said crime was 10 percent down from last year and pointed out that all the perpetrators were caught. I met a woman on my way to the 33rd precinct police council meeting on Wednesday who lived on Riverside Drive off of […]

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Washington Heights Gets Plugged In

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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The first thing I noticed when I began reporting in Washington Heights is the lack of the community’s presence online. So, when I found out that the Business Improvement District of Washington Heights has set up prideoftheheights.com, a website that will list news, a business directory, events, and host blogs and videos by community members, […]

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Baby Got Back

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld told German magazine Focus that no one wants to see curvy women, but in Washington Heights, a neighborhood where more than half of the population is Latino, the majority begs to differ. Instead of the impossibly skinny mannequins that grace the display windows of most women’s clothing stores downtown, many […]

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The Magic of Free Jazz, Uptown

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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Up the street from the Duke Ellington elementary school and on the third floor of a building whose residents included boxing champion Joe Louis and the doctor who treated Martin Luther King’s shot wounds, is Parlor Entertainment, or Marjorie Eliot’s apartment. When I walked in to the dimly lit hallway of the apartment, there was […]

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So Where Exactly is Washington Heights?

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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I’ve been trying to get an answer to this question for about a week. Several of my professors said the location is flexible. A Washington Heights information website says it starts on 155th Street and ends on Fairview Avenue. New York Magazine’s neighborhood profile puts it from 145th to 200th streets. Corcoran Real Estate says […]

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Produce and Meat in Washington Heights

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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Bonao Meat 2 At last Tuesday’s meeting of Manhattan Community Board 12 members discussed the Farm Fresh Initiative. Several championed for more supermarkets with convenient hours in underserved Washington Heights and Inwood. But when I walked through the neighborhood on Friday, I could not help but notice the many small fruit and vegetable stores, carnicerias […]

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Ydanis Rodriguez Finally Wins Washington Heights

Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by .

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Democrat Ydanis Rodriguez became Washington Heights’ new new city councilman on Tuesday after three unsuccessful campaigns. He promised to set things straight and bring much needed transparency to city government dealings after incumbent Miguel Rodriguez resigned because of corruption charges in July. “People are losing faith in elected representatives,” said Rodriguez’ campaign manager Carlos Rodriguez. […]

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Hostage Situation Ends in Death on Brighton Beach

Posted on 13. Sep, 2009 by .

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Yesterday morning at 11:16 a 19-year old woman reported her ex-boyfriend has abducted and sexually assaulted her. Police, Emergency Service and Hostage Negotiation units arrived to 607 Brighton Beach Avenue, closing off the block. After unsuccessful negotiations police entered the apartment on the second floor of the two-story building. The perpetrator, Samuel White, 20, lunged […]

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