Washington Heights

The Brian Lehrer Show

From the Depths to the (Washington) Heights

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A look back at the crack epidemic that threatened to destroy Washington Heights.  

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Hunker Down or Head Out? Infant Parents' Dilemma in Measles Zone

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting for the outbreak to clear, some parents are getting mixed signals about risk of exposure and what to do about it.


Know Your Neighbor

'I Love My Hood': One Artist's Attempt to Reclaim The Heights

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"No one asked me if they could put a Citibank on my block, so I shouldn't have to ask you if I can paint a mural on your block."

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City Chips in $15M for Columbia Science Institute

Monday, July 30, 2012

Columbia University is the latest school partnering with the Bloomberg administration to expand its science and engineering footprint in the city.



Brett Kimmel: Create a 'To-Die-For' Place

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Brett Kimmel was interested in school reform and decided the best way to change schools was to become a teacher. Then he was interested in creating a place where teachers would crave to work, and he created his own school, the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, also known as WHEELS. As its first senior class is about to graduate, and every student has applied to college, he thinks there are lessons here for others who want to make systemic change.

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Leaders Call for Cooperation with Police for Dominican Day Parade

Friday, August 12, 2011


The city is set to host the 30th annual National Dominican Day Parade along Sixth Avenue on Sunday.



First NY Dominican Film Festival Comes To Washington Heights

Friday, March 11, 2011

Armando Guareno programmed the New York International Latino Film Festival for five years before noticing that the city's Dominican community lacked a film festival of its own.