Inwood Art Works Sets Up Culture Hub Uptown For The Month Of June 2018

Inwood Art Works, a nonprofit organization that creates and curates professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community, is announcing the repurposing of a dormant space in Northern Manhattan into Culture Hub, a pop-up community arts center that will be open from June 1st – 30th, 2018 at 440 W. 202nd Street, New York, NY 10034. Continue Reading →

De Blasio And Council Member Rodriguez Announce Uptown As Next Location For NYCx

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (pictured) today announced the next site for NYCx Co-Labs programming will be located in the neighborhood of Inwood, located in Northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough President Brewer Issues Inwood Rezoning Recommendation

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal recommendation on the Inwood rezoning proposal working its way through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), rejecting the plan in its current form and outlining the protections for local businesses and area tenants that would be needed for the plan to win her support. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough President: Public Hearing On Inwood Rezoning Proposal

As part of my office’s statutory ULURP (“Uniform Land Use Review Procedure”) responsibilities, we will hold an official public hearing on the Mayor’s proposed rezoning of a large swath of Inwood in Upper Manhattan at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at IS 218, 4600 Broadway (enter on 196th St.). Continue Reading →

The 125th Street Fault In Harlem, And Harlem’s Earthquake Risk

The NY Times commented that, “the earth never rests, not even in the city that never sleeps,” is on point because the rift in the crust that runs along underneath this street from the East River to New Jersey and is known as the 125th Street Fault or the Manhattanville Fault is live. Continue Reading →

Princess Noamie Inwood Caves 1936

Princess Naomie and her grandchildren in 1930’s photo taken by Reginald Bolton.

Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

NYCity Officials And NYPL Announce New Inwood library And Affordable Apartments

Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin, and the New York Public Library (NYPL) announce development plans for 175 deeply affordable apartments and a new public library to be owned and operated by NYPL. Continue Reading →

Inwood Tenants Living With No Heat Or Hot Water Say “Enough Is Enough”

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez joined NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, Representatives from LIUNA Local 78, Tenant Advocates, and residents of 3852 10th Avenue in Inwood, to call on landlord Julian Rodriguez to restore services to the tenants. Continue Reading →

Inwood Rezoning Will Begin Land Use Review Process January 16, 2018

In less than a week, the city’s proposed rezoning of Inwood will enter into the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), the months-long city review process that will determine if the rezoning can move forward. Continue Reading →

Fort George Hill Development Revealed In Inwood

New York Yimby reports that permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use affordable housing facility at 1769 Fort George Hill, in Inwood. Continue Reading →

Uptown Goes Medieval During The 33rd Annual Medieval Festival 2017

Join NYC Parks, the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust for the 33rd annual Medieval Festival. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Rodriguez And Others Vote To Protect Residents From Hookah Danger

The New York City Council voted on a package of legislation regulating the use of hookah, including bills 1075-A and 1076-A introduced by Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and 139-C introduced by Council Member Vincent Gentile. Continue Reading →

“The Salon Hang” 2017 Arts Fundraiser Uptown

Friday, October 13th through Sunday October 15th, 2017, Fort Washington Collegiate Church presents “The Salon Hang: Grace –Diversity-Community”, an Uptown arts show and fundraiser for their community based arts & youth programs. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Senator Marisol Alcantara And Queens Jose Peralta Announce State Allocate Funding

To help community-based organizations which work to improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and their residents, State Senator Marisol Alcantara and State Senator Jose Peralta announced a state allocation of $150,000 for Citizens Committee for New York. Continue Reading →

Uptown Jazz Singer Who Jumped Off GWB Had ‘Lifelong Struggle’

The mother of Lael Feldman — a 24-year-old singer who disappeared from Clinton Hill and was found dead Monday in waters near Inwood Hill Parktold Patch that her daughter was an “amazing person” who had a “lifelong struggle with life,” and a debilitating eating disorder. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rezoning Could Increase Affordable Housing

The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Economic Development Corporation President Patchett, And Harlem Rep Rodriguez Unveil Inwood Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and New York City Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James Patchett today unveiled the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan. Continue Reading →