Juan Gonzalez – News

Photo: Julia Xanthos | NY Daily News

On any given Saturday, the line of people at my local post office in Manhattan’s Inwood section often stretches out to the street.

Some come to pick up their mail because of a broken box. Others bring wrapped boxes to send to relatives abroad. Many need to buy postal money orders for grandma in the Dominican Republic or Mexico.

Some even buy stamps.

All over America, the poorer the neighborhood, the longer the lines at the post office.

The idea that this most visible neighborhood presence of our national government for more than 200 years faces financial default on Sept. 30 is truly astounding.

Yet, that’s exactly what will happen unless the politicians in Washington act quickly.

Read more: Bogus Postal Service crisis deserves to get a Return to Sender

With that said, please note that the United States Postal Service is conducting a Community Meeting to discuss possible closure of the Fort Washington Sub-Station on West 158th Street and folding it into the Audubon Station on West 165th Street. Folks need to flock to this meeting and make our voices heard on keeping this Sub-Station open!!

Who: The United States Postal Service

What: Community Meeting

Where: Church of the Intercession – 550 West 155th Street

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 @ 6:00 PM


Uptown Artist – Emil Baez

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown?

A: The feeling of being family is what I love about living Uptown. Everyone looks out for one another. Even if they are strangers, they consider themselves family. It is a blessing to be Dominican and living in Washington Heights. It’s home, wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

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Photo: Marielle Anzelone | The NY Times

That’s right, the City Room section of the New York Times will be documenting the contours of autumn on a weekly basis in Manhattan’s last remaining forest, Inwood Hill Park. Marielle Anzelone, a botanist and urban ecologist who founded NYC Wildflower Week, will report from a patch of forest in Inwood Hill Park once a week. The first dispatch had an amazing interactive image that you can scroll over and look at the area in view in greater detail. This is going to be very cool.

Check it out: Autumn Unfolds in a Patch of Urban Forest | NY Times

Also, check out Park Portfolio – Inwood Hill Park & Inwood Hill Park – Timeless Treasure.

Photo: Briana E. Heard

Click here for more of Briana E. Heard’s pictures of last year’s festival.

Picture of the Week

Photography by Briana E. Heard

Photography by Ruben Henriquez (@WHRP_Ruben)







Click here for the rest of the pics.

RH TV: Who is Bobbito Garcia? from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.

Oveous Maximus on Africology from Africology on Vimeo.

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