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Inwood »

Once-Crumbling Inwood Building Welcomes Back Tenants After $22M Renovation

A building at 552 Academy St. was evacuated in 2011 because of dangerous conditions at the site.

Washington Heights »

Councilman Donates $30K from OWS Arrest Settlement to Legal Advocacy Group

The money came from a settlement with the city over Ydanis Rodriguez's Occupy Wall Street arrest.

Washington Heights »

City Pays Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez $30K in OWS Arrest Lawsuit Settlement

The Uptown politican sued the city claiming he was beaten by police in the clearing of Zuccotti Park.

Washington Heights »

3 Uptown Events Happening This Weekend

Listen to a National Poetry Slam champion, learn to long jump or see excerpts from three new plays.

Fort George »

Improving Schools, Tech Investment Outlined in Uptown State of the District

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez presented his vision for a new mixed-use development in Inwood.

Washington Heights »

City Breaks Ground On Washington Heights Pedestrian Plaza

The Plaza de Las Americas at 175th Street and Broadway will be transformed into a town square. 

Washington Heights »

Chronically Late Bus Linking WaHi to East Side is 'Worst Ever,' Riders Say

Commuters said the M98's scheduled buses are often very late or never arrive at all.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Leaders Rip GWB Bus Station Development For Not Including Locals

Elected officials, including Ydanis Rodriguez, said the developer has barely worked with the community.

Civic Center »

Bill Would Force Landlords to Pay for Displaced Tenants' Temporary Shelter

Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants landlords of unsafe buildings to pay for tenants to live elsewhere.

Inwood »

Woman Scammed Thousands from Families Seeking Affordable Apartments

At least four families paid the suspect about $3,000 for apartments at 552 Academy St., officials said.

Inwood »

Cuban Nightspot Gets Green Light to Open in Inwood Space With Violent Past

The 123-seat venue at 5060 Broadway got the approval of CB12's liquor license committee. 

Washington Heights »

Uptown Councilman Introduces Law to Ban Hookah Sales at Bars, Grocers

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez's bill would prevent businesses from selling hookah-related products.

Washington Heights »

Decrepit Bathrooms at Century-Old WaHi School Need Overhaul, Parents Say

The restrooms at P.S. 132 need to be upgraded for health and safety reasons, parents said.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy LES Relocation Needs a Public Hearing, Officials Say

State and local officials sent letters to Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña this week.

Hudson Heights »

Blaze at Uptown Building Leads to Discovery of Unsafe Fire Escapes

Inspectors found a dangerous situation at 590 Fort Washington Ave.'s fire escapes, officials said.