Lin Manuel Miranda shows Fordham some love!

Photo left via Miranda's site; Photo right: Roz Baron
Photo left via Miranda’s site; Photo right: Roz Baron

It seems Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (of ‘In the Heights‘ fame) is a Fordham fan. At the photo on the left, the Wesleyan alumnus wears a Fordham sweatshirt in a group photo. At right, he poses with two Fordham alumnae in their Fordham t-shirts. (The one on the right is Roz Baron, an alumna of Fordham College at Lincoln Center.)

Baron, a blogger, tells me the photo on the right was taken this past weekend (Feb. 23) at a special screening of West Side Story at the United Palace Theatre in Northern Manhattan (Washington Heights, of course!), where Miranda introduced the film and interviewed Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning superstar, Rita Moreno. (She played the fiery Anita. Watch the great scene in which she performs “America” below.)





Hurricane Sandy in my part of Washington Heights

Lonely camel from one of the playgrounds on Riverside Drive.

Awning ripped off of a restaurant on Broadway in the 150s.

Awning on the ground on Broadway.

Compared to many parts of New York City and New Jersey, my section of Washington Heights fared very well. There were some felled trees and awnings ripped off of area businesses, but to my knowledge, no one in the West 160s through the West 140s lost power. Same for the 180s.

(Click on the photos to see them in full size.)

Field turf soccer field in excellent condition. Score for artificial grass!

A MTA bus running before the projected 5 p.m. start time. Buses are running on a Sunday schedule.

River Bank Park is CLOSED.

Side lot of my building. Downed tree from the building next to ours.

Lots of yellow cabs in the hood. And NYPD is a steady presence.

Marathon is on Sunday, Nov. 4, so runners can’t stop training now!

Skunky looking down, hoping we could hit the greenway, but I felt safer staying on Riverside.

Tree on Riverside.