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  1. City's worst-performing schools are also its most segregatedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | New York Post

    ... segregated." a OEThe School for the Urban Environment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Harbor Heights MS in Washington Heights had no students pass the English exam. At Brownsville's General D. Chappie James Elementary School of Science, and the Academy ...


  2. Go See Yinka Shonibare at the Morris-Jumel Mansion This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | New Yorker

    The really wonderful moment in the Yinka Shonibare exhibit at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, in Washington Heights-open for one last summer weekend-comes in a room upstairs: the life-size sculpture of a young boy is at play at the foot of the desk of George Washington, in strategic position on a high point, geographically speaking, of Manhattan. It is a little bit of a hike to get to the museum, up the hill from the A-train stop at 163rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue.


  3. Comparisons: What $1,400/Month Can Rent You in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Curbed

    ... Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,400/month . In Washington Heights , on 159th Street, a studio apartment with an exposed brick wall is going for $1,375/month . It includes a separate kitchen with a ...


  4. What Do Dominican-Americans Really Want?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | National Journal

    ... make up 13 percent of the student population at City University of New York, which is located in the Washington Heights neighborhood-the epicenter of Dominican migration to the U.S. And on average, Dominican-Americans tend to have a higher ...


  5. New York wants to give corporate welfare to GE, same GE that contaminated the Hudson RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Daily Kos

    ... most of remaining targeted contaminants and operate for several years. I grew up in New York City, in Washington Heights, by the Hudson. GE is the main reason I never set foot into the river. If you touched the Hudson River water as a kid, your ...


  6. Donation-Based Uptown Dance School Trying to Raise $10K for EquipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | DNAInfo.com

    The founders of an Uptown dance school that offers pay-what-you-can classes for kids and teens launched an online fundraiser last week to support its efforts. The organizers behind Dance Project of Washington Heights are hoping to raise $10,000 to purchase equipment for students, mirrors for the studio spaces and to fund a waiting area for parents and caretakers.


  7. Shelter's dental clinic restores smiles of homeless and poor peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Newsday

    ... Simmons, 53, of Brooklyn, who suffers from mental illness, lives at the Fort Washington Men's Shelter in Washington Heights. Two years ago, his dentures were stolen. "I guess someone really needed them," said Simmons, giving a coy smile that lit up ...


  8. Cities, the Middle Class, and ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Planetizen

    ... decreased from 38.1 percent to 29.3 percent in Central Harlem, from 40.8 percent to 29.4 percent in Washington Heights/Inwood, and from 38.1 percent to 29.3 percent in East Harlem. Similarly, the "households with children" percentage increased from ...


  9. Watch Cast Rehearse for Korean Production of Tony-Winning In the HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Playbill

    ... begin previews Sept. 4 at Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Hannam-dong, Seoul. The musical, set in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City features a score by Lin-Manuel Miranda , currently represented on Broadway with the critically ...


  10. Bringing Bernie Back HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Commonweal

    The other day, as I was heading home to my apartment in Washington Heights-a small, somewhat close-knit neighborhood, geographically isolated from the tourism and crowds generally associated with Manhattan-I encountered a man and a woman with clipboards, gently trying to intercept passersby. "Hey," the man made eye contact, "have you heard about Bernie Sanders?" "Yeah," I said, giving a thumbs-up and walking on, proud I'd been able to answer them in the affirmative.


  11. 18 Things To Do in Your Neighborhood This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | DNAInfo.com

    ... Drink. The trivia quiz is modeled after pub nights in the U.K. Twelve of the best bartenders from Harlem, Washington Heights, South Bronx will compete in a head-to-head battle to determine who is the best bartender uptown. DJs will perform ...


  12. Thor Buys Second Harlem MF PropertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | GlobeSt.com

    ... recognized the increasing number of renters migrating north into untapped markets in Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights and began purchasing rental properties in these areas near prime retail corridors and with great access to subways. Street at ...


  13. Morgan Freeman's grand-daughter was in drug-fuelled nine-year...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Daily Mail

    EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Freeman's grand-daughter was in drug-fueled nine-year relationship with man who 'murdered' her - despite his violence and infidelity E'Dena Hines was stabbed repeatedly in the street in Washington Heights, New York, last weekend and killed by man shouting: 'Get out devils' They fought so intensely that her family became involved - but they also took drugs together, friend tells Daily Mail Online He also sent threatening texts to another woman and was involved in physical fight with her in which four-year-old girl was injured Hines, 33, is Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter and he spoke of grief after her death; actor is also advocate of taking and legalizing marijuana Morgan Freeman's granddaughter had been in a volatile on-off relationship with her boyfriend for nine years despite him seeing other women and having a history of violence.


  14. Lives Lived: Lisa Jennie Avedon, 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Globe and Mail

    ... where many perished in Nazi death camps. Lisa's family made their way to New York, where they lived in Washington Heights, a German-Jewish neighbourhood. Life was difficult as a refugee, but she dreamed of a career in architecture and in her teen ...


  15. NYCa s rent-control laws, explained in one chartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Real Deal

    ... Trulia's map of Manhattan neighborhoods with the highest ratio of rent-controlled units, Inwood and Washington Heights have the largest concentration of regulated units. "This is primarily because these cheaper neighborhoods have more units that ...


  16. Inwood Pre-K Receives City Funds Just 3 Weeks Before School StartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | DNAinfo.com

    An Uptown preschool that has been in limbo over funding for its pre-kindergarten program learned Tuesday that the city will subsidize classes for the coming year - a decision that comes only a few weeks before the start of the school year. The city provided enough funding for 66 students to attend free half-day pre-K classes at the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood on Nagle Avenue for the 2015-16 school year, the program's director said.


  17. Lamar Davenport who 'murdered Morgan Freeman's granddaughter' arraigned in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Daily Mail

    The rapper boyfriend accused of murdering Morgan Freeman's granddaughter has been arraigned from his hospital bed as it's revealed he allegedly knifed her 15 times in the apparent cocaine-fulled exorcism. Lamar Davenport, 30, is in police custody but still under psychiatric hold at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center following E'dena Hines' violent death on a sidewalk in Washington Heights, New York, on Sunday morning.


  18. Boyfriend Arraigned In Stabbing That Killed Morgan Freeman's GranddaughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | CBS Local

    NEW YORK - The boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter was arraigned from his hospital bedside Wednesday in her fatal stabbing on the street in Washington Heights. Davenport was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.


  19. Boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter arraigned in her killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Wave

    Police cars patrol the area outside of E'Dena Hines' apartment building in the Washington Heights neighborhood on August 17, 2015 in New York City. E'Dena Hines, granddaughter of Morgan Freeman, was reportedly stabbed outside of the building on August 16, 2015 and later passed away from the injuries she sustained.


  20. Five reasons 'Hamilton' is a Broadway game-changerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... featured Latin- and hip-hop-inspired songs and choreography in a story about Latino families living in Washington Heights. In 2009 he translated some English lyrics by Stephen Sondheim into Spanish for the Broadway revival of West Side Story . (Some ...


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