A Northern Manhattan Coronavirus Update From Uptown NYC Council Member Rodriguez

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Tonight as we are getting ready to rest for the night or to take on a night shift, I want to let everyone know that we are working day and night to ensure all New Yorkers receive the help they need during these trying days. Continue Reading →

Like Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside, Lieutenant Kennedy’s PT-59 ‘At The Bottom Of The Harlem River’ (Updated)

In an article from 2014, Harlem World Magazine wrote that Harlem’s Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside sank in the Harlem River in 1921. Continue Reading →

Check It Out Harlem, It’s The 5th Annual Inwood Film Festival At Inwood Art Works

Inwood Art Works, a nonprofit organization that creates and curates professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community, is announcing the return of the Inwood Film Festival March 13 – 15, 2020 for its milestone 5th annual film festival. Continue Reading →

NY YIMBY’s 2020 Construction Report Shows 36,467 New Residential Unit Filings, A 7.1% Jump

YIMBY’s 2019 New Building Report, released this time last year, showed a major jump in applications from 2017 into 2018, with new residential units filed with the Department of Buildings rising from 20,393 to 34,039. Continue Reading →

NYC Emergency Management Hosts Disaster Simulation Exercise For CERT Team Uptown

The New York City Emergency Management Department hosted a disaster simulation exercise for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainees at George Washington High School in Inwood on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

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Inwood Art Works Fall Fundraiser, Inaugural Grant Award Recipients And Film Festival

Inwood Art Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community, held its first Fall Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 25th at Republica restaurant and lounge in Inwood. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Princess Naomie At The Inwood Caves 1936


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 →


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