#Washington Heights

Teen boy, 17, shot in Washington Heights

A teenage boy was shot Sunday afternoon in Washington Heights on the South Side. The 17-year-old was struck by a bullet about 12:35 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Vincennes Street, Chicago police said. He was shot in the arm and was taken Little Company of Mary Hospital in...
Picture for Teen boy, 17, shot in Washington Heights

Music in the streets brings hopes and dreams

Get down to the music, feel the beat, feel the pride, see a culture being celebrated, and the love for the Washington Heights in this film In the Heights. In the Heights is a musical that celebrates the Hispanic culture in Washington Heights with hopes, dreams for a better future even while showing pride in the home they live in. The choreography, the music, the emotionality shown through each song that proves to be relatable in the end through it’s themes of home, being proud of our culture, the people we love, the dream we want to go after, and hope for a better future. This is a film that was directed by Jon M Chu who is known for his film Crazy Rich Asians; the music and dancing was choreographed by Lin-Manuel who wrote and choreographed the movie Hamilton. The cast was mostly unknown, but some you may have seen before, such as: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz, Corey Hawkins, Dascha Polanco, and Gregory Diaz IV.
Picture for Music in the streets brings hopes and dreams

Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits And Gregory Diaz IV Talk In The Heights

Lights up on Washington Heights… that’s right, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical In The Heights is releasing on home entertainment today (27th September). The feel-good film of the summer tells the story of a corner of Washington Heights, a community filled with dreamers including bodega owner Usnavi...

Dascha Polanco And Daphne Rubin-Vega Talk In The Heights – Interview

Lights up on Washington Heights… that’s right, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical In The Heights is releasing on home entertainment this week. The feel-good film of the summer tells the story of a corner of Washington Heights, a community filled with dreamers including bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) who sets his sights on a better life.

NYC Democrats Seek to Give Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Non-Citizens

Democrats on the New York City Council are eyeing a plan to allow nearly a million non-citizens the ability to vote in local city elections. The plan, backed by 34 Democrats on the 51-member New York City Council, would allow non-citizens with green cards, visas, and work authorization to vote in city elections so long as they have resided in New York City for at least 30 consecutive days.

“In the Heights”: A Review

I’ll say this: I’m not a huge fan of musicals. I feel like they can be cringy and annoying, and I find myself not being able to sit through until the end. “In the Heights” might have just changed my mind. “In the Heights” is a new movie that is...

In The Heights is yet another perfect medley by Miranda

As soon as I hit play on the musical In The Heights, I knew the six dollars I had paid for the rental of the movie were well spent. I couldn’t sit still in my seat—I had to pause the movie for a moment to gush my excitement to my mom, who was watching the new musical alongside me.

Major Val James Evans (USAF, Ret)

Val James Evans was born September 29, 1950 and passed away September 16, 2021, peacefully at his home. He was the son of James Eugene Evans, and Norma Fay Jones Evans. On August 30, 1972 he married Karen D. Peterson in the Ogden Temple. They were the parents of three daughters and four sons. He graduated from Weber State College with a bachelors degree in biology, and secondary education. He taught for three years in the Weber School District. He then took a commission in the USAF where he retired as a Major. While in the AF he obtained a Masters in Industrial Safety, and a Masters in Logistics Management. He used his Logistics degree working for NATO in Germany.
Battalion Texas AM

In case you missed it: ‘In the Heights’

Everyone has dreams. Everyone has their reason for getting out of bed in the morning. Everyone has their own paths to their goals. Earlier this summer, the film “In The Heights” released to show what these dreams look like for one community of New Yorkers. Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical of the same name, “In The Heights” joins the Latinx community of the Washington Heights neighborhood as it works to survive and strive forward.
Honk Magazine

Meet Recording Artist Danilo Concepcion from Washington Heights, NY

We had a chance to interview Danilo Concepcion. Danilo Concepcion is a 22-year-old recording artist, producer, and songwriter from Washington Heights, NY. He began learning how to play music from the age of 9, desperate to learn to play the guitar. From teaching himself through Youtube he gained many opportunities...

Win In the Heights on 4K Ultra HD

Win a copy of IN THE HEIGHTS on 4K! Experience the cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big, as WARNER BROS announce the release of IN THE HEIGHTS, on Digital Download, 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD on 27th September 2021. Lights up on...

WEST 96th STREET BRIDGE, Upper West Side

THE westernmost north-south avenue in Manhattan north of West 72nd Street, Riverside Drive runs from West 72nd Street north to Broadway and Dyckman Street in Inwood. Riverside Drive was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted as part of his concept for Riverside Park. It passes through the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, over Manhattanville in West Harlem by way of the Riverside Drive Viaduct and through Washington Heights.

An Industry Contemplates More Frequent Flooding Events

The recent flash flooding resulting from Hurricane Ida and other torrential summer storms around the nation has come as something of a wake-up call for homeowners and local governments alike. The real-world effects of climate change are upon us - even in areas where such events were rare before, if they occurred at all. .

Washington Heights: A Visual Love Letter

Earlier this summer, we sent out two photographers to capture the true spirit of Washington Heights. Initially, we wanted to do this as a response to the film Made in the Heights – a film that broke barriers in many ways, but that received criticism for its Hollywood depiction of Washington Heights.