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Washington Heights & Inwood »

Plan to Fix Stretch of Sherman Creek Moves Forward

Community Board 12 voted to support a plan by the New York Restoration Project to rehabilitate a stretch of Sherman Creek along the Harlem River.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Columbia University to Hold Northern Manhattan Appreciation Day

Columbia University plans to host a Northern Manhattan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Bennett Park Construction Begins in Hudson Heights

The first phase of a master plan for improvements at Bennett Park began this week and is slated to continue for 12 months.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Upper Manhattan Cleans Up Graffiti and Litter

Uptown residents, community leaders and groups are getting together to clean up city streets with three recently launched initiatives.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Task Force Formed to Tackle Illegal Street Vending Uptown

Community leaders agreed there is a problem in Washington Heights and Inwood when it comes to illegal street vending, but are somewhat divided on how to take care of it.

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CB12 Urges Congress to Pass Same Sex Bill

Community Board 12 unanimously approved a resolution calling on Congress to approve same sex marriage.

Manhattan »

Harlem YMCA Program Adds a Literacy Zone

A $325,000 grant will allow non-English speakers from Harlem and Washington Heights seeking literacy and other skills to access services.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Board Rejects Washington Heights Sports Bar's Liquor License

CB12 said no to the request from La Esperanza Sports Bar after the owner wouldn't scale back its license request.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

CB12 to Review Bike Lane Resolution at General Meeting

After previously stating it could not present a resolution before September, CB12 will present a resolution on June 28.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Upper Manhattan Bike Enthusiasts Demand Added Bike Lanes

Community residents and cycling advocates called on Community Board 12 to advocate for increased safety uptown.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Congested 181st Street Corridor in Store for Changes

The Department of Transportation plans to begin making changes to the highly-congested 181st Street corridor.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Yeshiva University Looks to Create Pedestrian Plaza in Washington Heights

Yeshiva University is reviving a plan to create a one-block public plaza beside its campus on West 185th Street.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Washington Heights Sports Bar Fighting For Liquor License

Despite community objections, a CB12 committee voted in support of a modified license for La Esperanza Sports Bar.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Uptown Skyscraper Developer Would Tighten Income Rules

Families would have to make less than $72,000 to qualify for apartments with cheaper rents in four proposed towers.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Land Use Workshop Coming To WaHi

With skyscrapers on drawing board, officials will discuss land use issues in Upper Manhattan.

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