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  1. Jay Z to Co-Produce Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Spin

    Before blowing up with his overpriced masterwork Hamilton , Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a musical called In the Heights . Focused on the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, the play was successful enough to earn four 2008 Tonys, including Best Musical.

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  2. Texas trucker gets 13 years for hauling drugs for NYC dealerRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Truck Driver Deivis Ceballos, 44, was sentenced to 13 years for transporting $6.5 million in crystal meth and heroin in a suitcase from Texas to New York. A Texas trucker will spend 13 years behind bars for transporting $6.5 million in crystal meth and heroin at the behest of a Washington Heights drug kingpin.

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  3. De Blasio wants monitors to oversee 1,200 distressed co-opsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Real Deal

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out a plan two years in the making to impose strict new regulations on some 1,200 privately owned co-ops, a move critics say is a brazen effort to give a bogus boost to his affordable-housing numbers. The co-ops are part of the city's Housing Development Fund Corporation, which the city established in the 1980s to sell off derelict buildings in places like Harlem, Washington Heights and the Lower East Side for as little as $250 per unit, the New York Post reported.

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  4. Quaint townhouse on Manhattan's secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625MRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Curbed

    ... townhouse , located on one of Manhattan's quaintest hidden streets (that would be Sylvan Terrace, up in Washington Heights), appeared on the market with a $1.7 million price tag. But in the six months or so since then, the late-19th-century house ...

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  5. Tony Peralta's "Second Home-Coming" Puts Dominican Pride On Full DisplayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vibe

    On the cusp of Dominican Independence Day, visual artist M. Tony Peralta cut the ribbon for his two-day exhibit, "Second Home-Coming," at iLon Art Gallery. The ode to Dominican pride is not the first for the Washington Heights native, but under the cloud of "Trump's America," his latest series is a much-needed umbrella of cultural affirmation.

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  6. Fire rips through Manhattan apartment building, 1 seriously hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | New York Daily News

    A blaze tore through a Washington Heights building Sunday, leaving one clinging to life, officials said.

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  7. Inside de Blasio's 'land grab' aimed at boosting affordable housing data 0:0Read the original story

    Sunday | New York Post

    ... to put the plan on hold. The private co-ops were once derelict buildings in neighborhoods like Harlem, Washington Heights and the Lower East Side that the cash-strapped city sold to residents beginning in the 1980s for as little at $250 per unit. ...

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  8. ICYMI: An inspiring transformation, going undercover and more photos and videosRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | SILive.com

    ... before being accepted into the ensemble cast of the award-winning Broadway musical 'Hamilton.' Smith, a Washington Heights native who goes by the name "Tre," was hired by Donna Brandefine, owner of Brandy's Dance Unique in Dongan Hills, to teach ...

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  9. Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration PoliciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    ... of people crowded into the consulate in lines snaking through the hallways. Patricia Sanchez from Washington Heights was waiting to get her Dominican I.D. She says she's not too worried, even though fear and confusion continue to grip many immigrant ...

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  10. Lin-Manuel Mirandaa s Path to Stardom Passes through ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | WTNH

    Miranda also created "In the Heights", about the Washington Heights community in New York, using hip hop and rap to weave together stories of struggle, strength and hope. "Right here in this simple barn.

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  11. Why Yankees' Dellin Betances blew off Joe Torre's WBC invite for Team USARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | NJ.com

    The Joe Torre Yankees were in the midst of their latest dynasty when present-day reliever Dellin Betances was growing up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Torre was in his next-to-last season managing the club in 2006 when Betances, a 6-foot-8 right-hander, was drafted in the eighth round.

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  12. Joe Torre tried to recruit Dellin Betances for U.S. WBC rosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | New York Daily News

    ... play for the Dominican Republic because he wanted to honor his parents. Betances was born and raised in Washington Heights. Betances joins Yankees teammate Luis Severino on a a stacked Dominican Republic roster that faces the U.S. in Pool C. ...

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  13. Staten Island dance teacher joins 'Hamilton' cast on BroadwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | SILive.com

    ... before being accepted into the ensemble cast of the award-winning Broadway musical 'Hamilton.' Smith, a Washington Heights native who goes by the name "Tre," was hired by Donna Brandefine, owner of Brandy's Dance Unique in Dongan Hills, to teach ...

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  14. To the Memory of Malcolm X: Fifty Years After His AssassinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Counterpunch

    ... and outstanding world revolutionary leader, was gunned down in the Audubon Ballroom in upper Manhattan's Washington Heights on Broadway and 165th Street in New York City. Commemorations of this bitterly sad anniversary that truly altered US and ...

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  15. Here's what the $10M-$20M NYC investment sales market looked like last weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Real Deal

    From left: 165-167 William Street, Eli Tabak and renderings of 1516 Park Avenue Last week in mid-market sales, the Tabaks sold a multifamily building in the Financial District at a loss, Coltown bought a gas station in Washington Heights, and controversial landlord Ved Parkash picked up rental apartments in the Bronx. 1.) Eli Tabak's Bluestone Group sold a 12-unit multifamily building in the Financial District for $19 million at a loss.

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  16. Caerus files for 95 resi units in Washington HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Real Deal

    Leo Tsimmer's Caerus Group is planning to build a nine-story, 95-unit building at the site of a former church in Washington Heights, according to a permit application filed with the city's Department of Buildings Tuesday. The building at 206 Wadsworth Avenue would span 89,000 square feet, and would include 74,360 square feet of residential space and 14,644 square feet for community facility.

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  17. Three More Victims Targeted in Mailbox Check Fishing Scam, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | DNAInfo.com

    ... it out later. Police arrested three for "fishing" envelopes out of Uptown postal boxes after residents in Washington Heights and Inwood spotted several with glue along the inside lid to trap letters as they're placed inside.

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  18. 3 Good Samaritans Slashed Trying to Stop Gas Station Thieves, NYPD SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | DNAinfo.com

    Three good Samaritans were slashed when they tried stop a pair of men who stole windshield-wiper fluid from a Washington Heights gas station, NYPD officials said. The two suspects, who can be seen in surveillance photos released Monday, were at the BP station at 242 Dyckman St. about 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 15, when one put the fluid under his sweater and left without paying, police said.

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  19. NYC rent comparisons: What $1,350 gets youRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Curbed

    ... aren't allowed here. a ' $1,370/month rents this studio on West 193rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights (or an area that some folks call Fort George). The small space has been renovated with new stainless steel appliances and a ...

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  20. RefugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Gotham Gal

    ... be on the right side of history. Then I read about a documentary called "We Were So Beloved" about the Washington Heights German Jewish community in NYC who escaped or survived the holocaust. It is Manfred Kirchheimer's personal documentary. I have ...

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