There is always a lot going on in Inwood, so I decided that I should post on some of the neighborhood happenings every so often.
On May 4th, R.I.N.G. hosted a successful flea market and some enrolled new members. The annual planting went underway, although the rest of the planting would resume at another time. Unfortunately, the Koi are suffering from Ick, which means supplies are needed to cure them.
Pretty Girl, a discount chain clothing store just picked up and left overnight! I figured there was no need to announce they were leaving, since they can just move their merchandise to another store. I went to go exchange a top the same evening they left, so it was kind of eerie to see even the awning taken down the next day and the store completely bare. Luckily, they have other locations. As most stores in Inwood very few make it past 2-3 years, perhaps being due to as Jimmy McMillan best put it ” The Rent is too Damn High!”
Starbucks in the midst, as reported by the Community 12 district to DNAinfo. Not surprising, as there are Starbucks locations on 190th and 225th. As the demographics and socioeconomic state of the community change, it is expected that the makeup of business will, as well. Throughout the years, boutiques and eateries have been popping up everywhere attracting customers from all over the boroughs. The size of the former location of Pretty Girl on 207th st. should be a nice fit…wink, wink.
Inwood and Washington Heights were once the forgotten parts of Manhattan, often called the Bronx and cut off of Manhattan maps. Explora NYC is a year long marketing campaigned sponsored by private and public entities with the objective of bringing awareness to the historical landmarks, cultural institutions, restaurants, parks and events in Northern Manhattan. It aims to drive traffic to Northern Manhattan through traditional marketing channels and through internet advertising. Starting on May 15th and running through the 26th, Restaurant week will take place. Free drinks, desserts, appetizers, tapas and discounts on entrees will be offered at participating restaurants, during the week. Grab a friend and take advantage!