Friday, February 27, 2015

Face Out: Crossing Broadway by Robert W Snyder at Word Up Books February 19 2015 2015 7PM

Crossing Broadway - Washington Heights - Robert W. Snyder
Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High School, PS 187, and the community school board to explore the triumphs.and challenges that activists, principals, teachers, and students have confronted in our neighborhood’s schools. On February 19 at Word Up, Robert will read a short excerpt from his book and then open up a discussion about education uptown in the form of a story circle. Bring and share your own stories about going to school in Washington Heights at Word Up.
FACE OUT: Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder
Thursday, February 19, 2015  7-9PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.2113 Amsterdam ave, @165th St

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

High Bridge Talk Friday March 13, 2015 by Bryan Diffley

High Bridge Talk

The High Bridge that spans the East River and connects Washington Heights in Manhattan to the Bronx, will open this summer as a pedestrian and cyclist walkway.
You can go hear Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the renovation, speak about New York’s oldest standing bridge this Friday, March 13 at 7 P.M. at Hunter College for free. The talk is sponsored by NYC H20.
The High Bridge will be converted to a pedestrian and cyclist bridge this summer!
The High Bridge will be converted to a pedestrian and cyclist bridge this summer!
An engineering treasure, the bridge was built in 1848 to bring water from the Bronx into Manhattan via the Croton Aqueduct.
The High Bridge remained in use for the Croton system until 1955. Its deck was used as a pedestrian bridge until the 1970′s when it was closed due to vandalism. The city began restoring the bridge in 2012.
The High Bridge was designed by John B. Jervis, Chief Engineer of the Croton Aqueduct. He modeled it after the great aqueducts of the Roman Empire; the Croton was the longest aqueduct built since the Roman era.
Tickets are free but reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.