|September 28, 2011|
|Tuesday, September 27, 2011|
New Jersey resident Jenny Susana, seated, visits Ivette Infante every couple of weeks to have her hair done on W. 181st Street. PHOTO: Mike Fitelson
From head to toe, if there is some part of your body that you want to look better – or that you want to feel better about – you can find a business on W. 181st Street to take care of it.
A rendering of the new George Washington Bus Terminal, which would allow for a revamped system of pedestrian and vehicular traffic throughout the terminal’s corridors, in addition to a shopping center with new retailers such as Marshall’s, the clothing retailer, and Blink, a fitness center.
Story by Gloria Pazmiño and Debralee Santos
The plan to renovate the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal appears to finally be getting underway, according to a presentation made by the developers at the Community Board 12’s Traffic and Transportation Committee on Mon., Sept 12th.
Presidential hopeful Texas Governor Rick Perry stopped by Inwood this past Mon., Sept.19th for a meeting and fundraiser with Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, held at Papasito Mexican and Agave Bar on Dyckman Street.
Critter Outfitter will be having an old-fashioned yard sale to benefit the Washington Heights cat colony, better known as WaHi Cats.
The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon returns this Sun., Oct. 2nd for its 27th year of jousting, juggling, blacksmiths, and historical costumes.
“Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail, gird thy loins and polish up on ye chivalry,” is the call to arms.
Just watch out for the horses.
Your morning coffee run just got very European – and still very affordable.
Jose Antonio “J.T.” Reyes, the newest member of the MT/BFP famil,y was born this past week, at 7.3 lbs and 21 inches. The beautiful little boy is the son of Tony Reyes, digital and graphic designer for both papers, and his wife, Julissa Medina-Reyes. ¡Felicidades!
The newest member of The Manhattan Times and The Bronx Free Press family was delivered this past Mon., Sept. 19th at 12:07 am.
Livery cab drivers plan to mobilize a protest in front of Gov. Cuomo’s midtown offices on 40th Street and Third Avenue this coming Wed., Sept. 28th to call upon him to sign the street hail legislation which the NYS State Legislature has already passed.
The Livery Base Owners, Inc. and Association of Independent Taxi Drivers are preparing to mobilize and make their voices heard in a protest at the midtown offices of Governor Andrew Cuomo on 40th Street and Third Avenue, scheduled for Wed., Sept. 28th at 11 am.
The Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Oct. 5th from 10 am to 3 pm at The United Palace Cathedral located at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street.
Story by Alexandra Rosario
Photos by QPhotoNYC
“Smile! We want to see a smile on your face! Hands on your waist! Ok, stop and....pose! That's perfect, now go back,” coached Gina Traveras to a group of young girls, each getting ready to make their runway debut at the fashion event in Highbridge Park, as organized by uptown fashionista Gina Costanza of the House of Glam and co-sponsored by Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.
Eva Vasquez, a resident of Washington Heights for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago, despite a life long regimen of healthy living. She walked together with other community residents in the “Latino Walk against Cancer” this past Sunday, and is proud to be a “SURVIVOR”.
“Si se puede [It is possible]. I am now better than ever.”
Story by Debralee Santos
Photos by Q Photo
This past Sat., Sept. 24th, Columbia kicked off its six-game home schedule with its opener against Albany at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium on West 218th Street, marking the first time that the two teams had faced off against each other. The game was also Columbia’s first Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day, where neighborhood residents received free admission with proof of residency.
Regina Gradess explains that her mother Pearl Rosenzveig, made “the best chicken soup. When I was young, she’d make it most Friday nights. It was hot and clear with matzah balls, carrots, and parsley root, (or petrajaim in Hungarian).”
Happy new year.
No, it’s not too early for the good wishes, not if you are deep in preparation for the Jewish high holiday of Rosh Hashanah this week, which will begin at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 28th and end at sundown on Friday, Sept. 30th. Rosh Hashanah, which translates literally into “Head of the Year,” is marked by a number of symbolic observances, including the sounding of the shofar, the ram’s horn, the recitation of prayers, and the lighting of candles.
September 19 – September 24
It’s official folks, Word Up Books, Uptown’s sole community owned and operated bookstore, will now remain open until the end of November. While this is a victory indeed, we must remain involved by supporting and patronizing this wonderful community affirming space. Long live Word Up Books!