Long-time West Harlem residents Roy Henley and Rita Royer-Henley are showing their neighborhood some love with their new comfort food restaurant in Hamilton Heights: At 4 p.m. tomorrow, the couple will throw open the doors at The Grange Bar & Eatery (1635 Amsterdam Avenue) to showcase the spot's new ... More >>
Last week, the owners of Chipped Cup, a popular coffee shop in Hamilton Heights, put a simple chalkboard sign outside. They drew a red equals sign in support of marriage equality, and posted a picture of it on Facebook with the phrase, "Peace, love, equality. #hamiltonheights."
"We put up the equa ... More >>
"The whole marshal encounter was surreal," Andres Mares Muro said about Maria Montealegre's eviction that went down late afternoon this past Monday. "She vomited afterwards, her kids wept lots."
Muro, a former staff member of the Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center in Hamilton Heights, h ... More >>
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While eclectic coffee shops where you can meet up with your circle of friends, or people watch, are considered a New York staple, you won't find many in the Hamilton ... More >>
[Insert lame pun about Vaseline being slippery and a guy who used the substance to break into apartments here].That's what multiple media outlets in New York City did today when police announced that the "Vaseline Bandit," a.k.a. 40-year-old Luis Gonzalez, has been arrested and booked on charges tha ... More >>
On Tuesday, we told you about the "Vaseline Bandit," a burglary suspect linked to at least 14 break ins in Manhattan over the last six months. How was he linked to these burglaries, you ask? Well, in each case, he was dumb enough to leave a calling card -- dude would put Vaseline over the peephol ... More >>
The New York Police Department needs your help in tracking down a man authorities say is responsible for at least 14 burglaries in Manhattan over the past six months.Like an idiot, the suspect left a calling card -- in each burglary, he rubbed Vaseline over the peephole of the apartment door.The ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
Minhee Cho, who is the Communications Manager for ProPublica, just tweeted a photo of a receipt from a Hamilton Heights Papa John's with her name listed as "lady chinky eyes." The picture, which can be seen in full after the jump, is from an in-store order placed last night. This looks to be ... More >>
Harlem BespokeA friend up in Harlem passes along word of Trufa, a "cutesy new $12 burger bistro" on Broadway between 139th and 140th Streets. The tiny restaurant, which replaces a Mexican take-out joint, is apparently Italian-inspired, with a menu comprised largely of salads, sandwiches, pa ... More >>
Governor David Paterson's dramatic budget cuts to state parks includes a severe hit to a park he once blocked traffic to create.
Back in 1988, then-State Senator Paterson joined environmental activists to block the West Side Highway as a way to protest the stench reeking from the North Rive ... More >>
Open 24 hours, New Caporal has long served the fried chicken needs of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, and its logo is a cowboy chick standing on a clump of foliage with a blazing pistol.
Almost everybody loves fried chicken. The dish was brought to America by enslaved persons from W ... More >>
Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street.
Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it.
9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>
The man police think committed sexual assaults in Hamilton Heights on August 1st and August 10th is thought to have committed a couple more -- a rape in an elevator at West 158th Street and Riverside Drive on August 18 and, just this Monday, a knifepoint sexual assault in a woman's home at We ... More >>
We told you on August 11 about this man, wanted for two sexual assaults in Harlem/Hamilton Heights on August 1 and August 10. Early Tuesday morning a man matching the description, and believed by police to be the same perp, followed a 69-year-old woman into a building near West 158th Street and Riv ... More >>
The man pictured is wanted for two sexual assaults in Harlem/Hamilton Heights. He grabbed one victim on August 1 around 2:45 a.m. at West 148th Street and Broadway, dragged her into an alleyway, assaulted her and robbed her at knifepoint. On August 10 just before 2 a.m., he followed another w ... More >>