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Washington Heights/Inwood Events
Monday, 12 January 2004
Elevate the Heights!!
In a longer than expected hiatus, Elevate the Heights is back. First of all thanks to all of the folks who involved themselves in trying to stop the MTA. The fight put Washington Heights on the map as a community that will not take things lying down. We were committed and willing to fight one of the biggest giants in this city and in the process built a large coalition representing much of our neighborhood.
Indeed we lost the battle to stop the MTA from cutting the 22 elevator operators but now is the time to put the MTA's "feet to the fire." Now is the time for the hard work. We need to keep our eyes on the elevators and report all of the problems to the MTA that they said would not happen and that Washington Heights was only overreacting. We are beginning to see signs that they have lied to us...again. Although we were told that the cuts would not go into effect until January 18, they went into effect even before the vote of December 18. Elevate the Heights have been getting reports of problems...people getting stuck in elevators, increased graffiti,
more people just hanging around near the elevators and more.
The Washington Heights community and Elevate the Heights need to respond to this situation. We need to set up a way for people to voice the problems they are experiencing, documenting these incidents and reporting them to the media, the MTA, our community
board and the "electeds" and any one who can influence and reverse this cut in service. It may be helpful to our cause that State Comptroller Hevesi is looking into the abuses of the MTA (and other
authorities).
Immediately what we need is:
People to be contacting Elevate the Heights about
problems they and their neighbors are having related to the elevators (on the elevators, waiting for them, in the area around the elevators).
Setting up a list of numbers for people to call to
make complaints to about the elevators, followed with a means of distributing this information.
Increase the number of people involved in this
coalition.
Setting up a coordinating group to work on these
issues and expanding the ideas of what can to be done.
Work on the web page to make it a functioning tool
for organizing.

There are NYCT and MTA meetings in the next few weeks and there are plans for some of us to go to that meeting to let the MTA know what is going on in Washington Heights and for us to express our concerns, annoyance, anger, etc. about what is going on. We look forward to hearing from you and you plans for being
involved further in this coalition. We want to know what is going on
with your elevator experiences and how you want to help in this
continued struggle against the elevator cuts. You can reach us at
riseup@elevatetheheights.org or 212-942-6910. Thank you.
Debra Klaber, Elevate the Heights

Posted by turnertourigny at 10:39 PM EST
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Friday, 9 January 2004
Jazz Night at the New Leaf Cafe in Fort Tryon Park
Every Thursday evening from 8-11pm with Thos Shipley.

Posted by turnertourigny at 11:35 AM EST
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Monday, 15 December 2003
Welcome!!
Hi all:

I see that the old WHIE blog has been officially blocked.

please leave a comment that you have come by, since I don't have a 'hit counter' on this blog.

thanks
Michelle

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Friday, 12 December 2003
Wacker's New York City Jam
performs at Hoppin Jalapenos in Inwood every Wednesday night. Hoppin' Jalapenos is located on W. 207th St., a block east of the A train station.

Posted by turnertourigny at 5:00 PM EST
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GoCityKids.com
has a Washington Heights section, (see links)...certainly not as complete as Washington Heights Inwood Online (see links).

Posted by turnertourigny at 4:57 PM EST
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Friends of the Steps
Dedicated to the Safety and Beauty of the 187th St. stepstreet. Interested in participating? contact 187steps@hhoc.org

Posted by turnertourigny at 4:51 PM EST
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Clothing etc, needed.
I run a program for battered women here inWH/I and often have clients who need baby items, clothing, etc. (especially when they have just fled their homes and need to start all over). We are a 501(c)3 and can provide a receipt letter for tax purposes if you are interested. We are located at 176th and Wadsworth Avenue, but I may be able to arrange for pick up.

"Sarah Crawford Banda"
Please email Sarah directly at
sarahbanda@nmic.org

Posted by turnertourigny at 4:48 PM EST
Poetry Night at the Archway
Poetry Nights at the ARCHWAY

Come to Poetry Night every Thursday night at the ARCHWAY, located at 183rd and Pinehurst Avenue.
The cafe is located in the tudor-looking Hudson View apartment complex.

If you take the A train, get in the front car (the north end of the train) and exit at the 181st street stop. Be
sure to actually walk out the the subway on the north end and you will be closer to 184th street. Take the
elevator to the top, go out onto the street and cross Bennett Park.... directly accross the street, take the path
to the left and you will be on Pinehurst Avenue.

The ARCHWAY serves wine, beer, coffee & food. Closing time is 10:00pm. There is No Smoking.

If these directions aren't clear, call Robin, (212) 923-5461.

Posted by turnertourigny at 4:46 PM EST
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Weekly Musical Events in Inwood
?Wednesday, 8pm to 12am
THE LIFFY II
(??this is the best room in Inwood?~)
5009 Broadway and W213th St
New York, NY
(212) 567-8454
hosted by Orville Davis

Posted by turnertourigny at 4:44 PM EST
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Weekly Open Mic Nights in Inwood
MONDAYS, 8pm
hosting Monday Open Mic Night
KEENAN'S PIANO LOUNGE
Broadway and W204th St
New York, NY
(212) 567-9016
hosted by Orville Davis
4th year running!

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