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Washington Heights

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

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

22 Years Later, Still No Answers In 'Baby Hope' Case

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — More than two decades after the body of a young girl was found inside a cooler, the New York Police Department is seeking help identi...

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'...

On the Passing of the Real Cosmo Girl

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women
Catherine Clinch

If I had to pick out one year from my childhood that most stands out in memory, it would be 1964 -- the year my mother introduced me to Sex and The Single Girl.

Waitress Accuses NYPD Cop Of Rape

Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

The NYPD detective accused of raping a waitress in the back of a Washington Heights restaurant allegedly returned the woman's underwear to her the day...

4 Cops Accused Of Drinking On Job

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

Four NYPD officers have been placed on modified duty this week, stripped of their guns and badges, after allegations that they drank alcohol at a Wash...

Dad Kept Off Organ Waiting List Because He Was Homeless Gets New Apartment

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

A homeless dad who was told that he couldn't get a kidney transplant because he was homeless, got the keys to a new Manhattan home Saturday, CBS repor...

GW Bridge To Undergo $1 Billion Renovation

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

The world's busiest vehicular bridge, connecting Fort Lee, New Jersey and Washington Heights in Manhattan, is due for a big renovation. The Port A...

Newborn Baby Girl's Corpse Found In Garbage Can

| By Tuan Nguyen and Nicole Bode | Posted 11.30.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN - Police discovered the body of a newborn baby girl abandoned inside a garbage can in a Washington Heights alley Tuesday evening, they said....

David Ramirez

All Eyes On Hamilton Heights After Arrest Of Dominican-Born Man In Terror Plot

HuffingtonPost.com | David Ramirez | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

Jose Pimentel, the American citizen of Dominican origin, who was arrested under the suspicion of plotting to commit a terrorist attack in New York, wa...

Cristina Costantini

81-Year-Old 'Abuelita' Marches From Washington Heights To Wall Street With Occupy Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Altagracia Guzman, 81, walked slowly but purposefully from northern Manhattan to the financial district, virtually the entire length of the island, in...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

WATCH: Young Artist Tries To Pay For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Washington Heights native Ruben Henriquez had only one goal in mind: to attend the School of Visual Arts this fall. To pay for his educati...