Aggregated news content on Washington Heights and Inwood for September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011:

Playing up life in the Heights

A popular new play celebrates living in the Northern Manhattan community of Washington Heights in the process capturing the challenges immigrant communities from the world over face in a new country. (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=727722&publicationSubCategoryId=70)

School challenges can be managed

The start of the school year can be challenging for new students, particularly if they come from immigrant families that have just moved arrived in the US. But there are ways to adjust quickly, as 8-year-old twins Jose and Angel, and their 7-year-old sister Estefani learned. (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/where-all-work-is-created-equal/)

Solution to traffic problem becomes new problem

Inwood residents who live near 218th Street and Broadway are complaining that new cobstruction work which was meant to ease their traffic problems is turning into a new menace.
(http://www.dnainfo.com/20110915/washington-heights-inwood/locals-say-construction-makes-dangerous-corner-more hazardous?utm_content=charusudan%40gmail.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Locals%20Say%20Construction%20Makes%20Dangerous%20Corner%20More%20Hazardous&utm_campaign=Locals%20Worry%20About%20Construction%20at%20Dangerous%20Cornercontent)

Popular park gets facelift

Authorities are finally renovating Bennett Park in Washington Heights, creating new possibilities for residents to use the park. (http://www.dnainfo.com/20110914/washington-heights-inwood/bennett-park-construction-begins-hudson-heights?r) A community group is also providing updates on the project. (http://hudsonheightsguide.com/2011/09/15/the-new-bennett-park-is-under-way/)

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