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Here's Who Lin-Manuel Miranda Would Cast In The 'In The Heights' Movie

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

At this point, Lin-Manuel Miranda is a household name. But years before he gained worldwide acclaim for “Hamilton: The Musical,” Miranda was surro...

Diary of a Courageous Congressional Candidate: The Men, The Media, The Mess

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

Tuesday June 28th was the Democratic Primary for Congressional Candidates in the state of New York. For the past year, since July 1, 2015, I was officially in the race for NY's 13th Congressional District, a formidable candidate for an historic seat held by Charles Rangel for the past 46 years, and prior to him, the late Rev Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, for more than three decades.

Diary and Reflections of a Courageous Candidate for Congress

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

How exciting it is to be around for this moment in history. I was fortunate enough to serve with the first African American president of the USA, Barack Obama, and the woman most likely to be the first female President of the USA, Hillary Clinton.

HBO's "The Deuce" Captures Vintage NYC

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

This article originally appeared on in September 2015 Earlier this month the uptown NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights was tran...

New Yorkers for Hillary -- Her Experience, Success, Passion, and Compassion, Make Us Proud

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On April 19th New Yorkers' have the chance to make Hillary Rodham Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party. All of us New Yorkers, no matter where we live, whose hearts will always belong to New York, know they will do this resoundingly.

We Can no Longer Ignore This Crisis

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 03.24.2017 | Religion
Suzan Johnson Cook

We can no longer ignore this crisis: religious radicalism. Now, more than ever, religious tolerance in all corners of the world is important. Where religious tolerance is not celebrated, radicalism breeds.

Continuing the Fight

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 01.29.2017 | Women
Suzan Johnson Cook

I stand with President Obama's executive action issued today to require companies of 100+ to disclose pay according to gender. As a Congresswoman, I will fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass, allowing women to further help in ensuring equal pay for equal work.

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Taking a Reservation With a Grain of Salt

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Sweeney

There's a tapas place in my neighborhood that I want to check out and invited a new friend to join me tonight. suggested I make a reservatio...

A Self-Guided Dominican Food Tour Of Washington Heights And Inwood

Edible | Posted 04.28.2014 | Taste

When's the last time you had a heaping plate of mangu or a slice of bizcocho Dominicano?

High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Oghene Oyiborhoro

Carpenter is in her first year at TEP, which opened in 2009 with much national fanfare for its fresh ideas -- most prominently its promise to pay starting teachers $125,000 a year, 40 percent more than the city's starting rate.

How Exposing Your Kids to the Arts Can Be a Game Changer

Julissa Bonfante | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Julissa Bonfante

Having the opportunity to experience the arts helped me grow in an incredible way, and this is why it is important for me to expose my two kids to the arts whenever I can.

Rep. Rangel Has A Formidable Challenger

| Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By Nigel Chiwaya NEW YORK — State Sen. Adriano Espaillat will announce his campaign for Congress Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for a tense ...

WATCH: Dirt Bikers Close Down Broadway To Do Stunts

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — They're back. A group of dirt bike riders were caught on video stopping traffic on a busy Washington Heigh...

Hero Mom Jogging With Baby Fends Off Attacker

| Posted 09.28.2013 | New York

By Nigel Chiwaya, Ben Fractenberg and Trevor Kapp WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A woman jogging in a park while pushing her 8-month-old son in a stroller ...

WATCH: Good Samaritans Rescue Man From Burning Building

Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

Neighbors came to the rescue of a man trapped inside a burning apartment in Washington Heights on Monday. ABC reports the victim was working to re...

Roque Planas

Bill Thompson's Secret Weapon To Win The Latino Vote | Roque Planas | Posted 09.07.2013 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- When Bronx-born trombonist Willie Colon wanted to get behind Bill Thompson’s campaign, he did what he does best -- he wrote a song. ...

WATCH: Washington Hts. 'Kidnapping' Was A Birthday Prank

Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

A scheme reportedly using guns and masks to "kidnap" a couple for a friend's surprise birthday set off a manhunt in New York City this weekend. Th...

Broadway in El Barrio (and The Bronx): For a New Generation of Actors and Audience Members, In The Heights Hits Home

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

For a decade, the kids in our program have been stretching far outside their cultural comfort zones to put on musicals that have little do to with their own life experiences.

Poor People Don't Have Feelings

Will Newman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Will Newman

I know what you're thinking. Something like "This is even worse than Seth MacFarlane's boobs song" or "This song literally dehumanizes the poor by turning them into kittens, fondled for the amusement of juvenile musicians." And you're right.

Overdue Book Returned To NYC Library 55 Years Late

DNAinfo | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — That would be one heck of a late fee. The Fort Washington Branch of the New York Public Library has finally received its cop...

WATCH: Teens Attack Man With Nunchucks

Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

A 25-year-old man was assaulted by three suspects at the West 157th Street subway station in Washington Heights earlier this month. The NYPD relea...

Where's The Dominicanness?

VOXXI | Julissa Bonfante | Posted 01.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Like many of my Dominican friends, we were glued to the premiere of MTV’s Washington Heights last night. The introductory images, the landmarks, the...

My 'Washington Heights' Dilemma

Francina Morel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Francina Morel

Tonight, MTV is launching the show Washington Heights. The series will profile a group of friends who live in the uptown section of Manhattan known as "The Heights". After watching the trailer, I felt especially skeptical and curious as to what can of worms this show might open up.

MTV's New Reality Latino Show

NY Remezcla | Andrea Gompf | Posted 02.06.2013 | Latino Voices

In my experience, the terms "reality show" and "authenticity" might as well be antonyms. Which is why it's kind of funny that the opening line of MTV'...