2018 Women’s March NYC

 

 

The Women’s March is back this year in full-force, with more than 200,000 protesters here in NYC according to Mayor de Blasio’s office, coming from not only all boroughs, but all over the tri-state area, streaming by the hundreds, then by the thousands onto Central Park West for the March down Sixth Avenue.  Similar marches ~ more than 600 of them ~  are taking place at the same time, all throughout our Country.

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A Fight to Preserve ~ Coogan’s in Washington Heights

 

 

photo credit: @hecisdead via The Uptown Collective

The 32 year-old, popular restaurant and bar, Coogan’s in Washington Heights was on the road to closing because of a rent increase. A petition quickly went up to save the beloved establishment, and 15,000 signatures were gathered.  Shortly thereafter, Manhattan Times tweeted out the good news! A new lease was agreed upon, and Coogan’s will remain open.

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Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975

 

 

March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom button, 1963. Image via archives.nyc

It’s no secret that the New York City Police Department conducted surveillance during the 1960s-70s.  Any and every individual or organization that challenged the administration was a focus. The surveillance records collected during that period of time are now on view, in the exhibit, Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975.

The New York City Department of Records will hold a final event on April 26th, exploring the history and continued impact of The Young Lords.

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Jason Lazarus: A Century of DISSENT! at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Image via Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Installation photo by Johnna Arnold

On View to September 1, 2017

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Speaker Paul Ryan Visited Harlem Today, and Harlem was Ready with A Lot to Say!

 

Image via Joanna Ottman Smith on Twitter

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