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Alleged Mold Coverup Stains Public Housing Move to Private Management

Last fall, city Housing Authority carpenters performing work at a public housing complex in Washington Heights made a disturbing discovery inside a tenant’s bathroom: black splotches flowering on what appeared to be a newly installed drop ceiling. When they removed the ceiling, they found a thick coating of toxic black mold festering in the rafters […]

Posted inLife

Washington Heights Armory on Defense Over Who Gets to Use Space

In an era when space equals safety, the Fort Washington Avenue Armory offers some of the most enviable elbow room in Upper Manhattan. The expansive 250,000-square-foot building plays host to a wide array of activities, most recently serving as a mass vaccination site and perhaps most famously as a facility for international track and field […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Washington Heights Vaccines Now for Local Residents Only, Hospital Says in Switch After THE CITY Exposed Inequities

Additional reporting by Claudia Irizarry Aponte The health network operating a COVID-19 vaccination center in Washington Heights announced Wednesday night that it’s limiting all new appointments to New York City residents, after THE CITY found the site doling out scarce doses to suburbanites.  Effective immediately, all new slots will be reserved for residents of the […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Outsiders Get Vaccinated at Washington Heights Armory Cuomo Touted as Combating COVID ‘Inequity’

Additional reporting by Ann Choi Olga, age 76, woke up at 6 a.m. to make the trek from The Bronx to the Fort Washington Armory in Washington Heights Tuesday in hopes of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  It marked her second day in a row showing up at the vaccination center, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently […]

Posted inNYPD

Over a Dozen Black and Latino Men Accused a Cop of Humiliating, Invasive Strip Searches. The NYPD Kept Promoting Him.

The men said Assistant Chief Christopher McCormack touched them inappropriately during searches or ordered others to do so. Eighty-six NYPD leaders have at least one credible misconduct allegation on file. McCormack has the most.

Posted inGovernment

Counting on Old Uptown Playbook for Citywide Census Success

The last time America took stock of itself, Washington Heights and Inwood beat the odds. On paper, the adjoining neighborhoods were deemed “hard to count” by federal Census officials. With high numbers of low-income people, households with a single parent and residents who don’t speak English, it appeared probable the area would have a subpar […]

Posted inManhattan

Foreclosure on $72m Loan Threatens GWB Bus Terminal Developers

The private developers behind renovations at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal are facing a $72 million foreclosure suit alleging they lagged on mortgage payments, court documents show. In the July 19 lawsuit, the New York City Regional Center contends it is owed $855,000 in lapsed payments and interest from George Washington Bridge Bus Station […]