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Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason Once a stretch of rural countryside home to the native Munsee, modern Washington Heights, a hilly neighborhood covering much of Manhattan’s northern tip, was named for the fortification where General George Washington’s army camped to keep an eye on the advancing Redcoats. The neighborhood has over the years been home to a […]


Want To Escape? Harlem Holds A Unique, Black-Owned Option | Blavity

Want To Escape? Harlem Holds A Unique, Black-Owned Option | Blavity

By Namon Eugene “What in the world is an escape room?” I asked that question several times throughout the years and never got a clear answer. In 2015, while interning at a radio station in Manhattan, I was hearing about escape rooms on a daily basis. I never had time to go and I never […]


Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx. “It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the […]


Washington Heights native brings 3D printing shop to his neighborhood | NY Daily News

Washington Heights native brings 3D printing shop to his neighborhood | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This printer has Washington Heights popping. Jerry Castanos can do it all — from model knees that help doctors prepare for surgery to perfectly scaled model buildings and bobbleheads that represent every person in the city . The 29-year-old businessman opened his store, 3D Heights, on […]


The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

Words: Led Black – Video: Nelson R. Salcedo – 2nd Camera: Art By Dj Boy – Photography: Emil Baez – Sound: Ray Rodriguez This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where Dyckman Beer works […]


Nueva York – It’s A Family Affair

Nueva York – It’s A Family Affair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Chances are you that you have come in contact with the Nueva York brand – on TV and computer screens, at events and on the backs of cool people in this neighborhood and beyond. Through the clever use of marketing and a shrewd placement of their apparel with the right people, […]


Open For Business: The Flagrant Club

Open For Business: The Flagrant Club

Words & Pics by Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown is making moves baby. Case in point: The Flagrant Club, a skate-shop/apparel-line/boutique, which is the latest venture from longtime artist, designer and entrepreneur Azad Gonzalez. Located at 1530 Saint Nicholas Ave (btwn 186th & 187th Street), The Flagrant Club is the spot to get your new board plus […]


Slams, soda, and syrup Recitales | Manhattan Times

Slams, soda, and syrup Recitales | Manhattan Times

Dichter Pharmacy at your service Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi Imagine a store that sells veggie wraps with kale, pumpkin lattés and holds poetry slams. Its walls are adorned with the work of local artists. Sounds like an upscale café? Try Dichter Pharmacy. Owner Manuel Ramírez, known as Manny to most, is pushing the […]


Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

By LANA BORTOLOT When Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata noticed that the bodegas she used to pass on her daily walks seemed to be getting fewer and fewer, she got out her camera to document a disappearing landscape. She began shooting in 2009 as a fine-arts project for her master’s thesis in photography. But in December, […]


Neighborhood Eats: Shrimp with roasted tomatoes and fennel at Indian Road Cafe | 7online

Neighborhood Eats: Shrimp with roasted tomatoes and fennel at Indian Road Cafe | 7online

BY Lauren Glassberg INWOOD (WABC) — Inwood at the top of Manhattan where the Harlem and Hudson Rivers meet is the spot Jason Minter and Jason Berger opened Indian Road Cafe five years ago. Today, it’s really a community hub where people get their coffee and often linger. via: Neighborhood Eats: Shrimp with roasted tomatoes […]


Dyckman Beer Company Hopes to Put Uptown on the Brewery Map | DNAinfo

Dyckman Beer Company Hopes to Put Uptown on the Brewery Map | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel NORTHERN MANHATTAN — A new uptown brewery is joining the city’s crowded beer market. The Dyckman Beer Company is coming this summer to Dyckman Street, long a major player for restaurants and nightclubs. Founded last fall, the brewery has been operating in stealth mode over the past few months. But with […]


‘Social’ studies … Sports bar is newest addition to trendy Dyckman strip | NY Daily News

‘Social’ studies ... Sports bar is newest addition to trendy Dyckman strip | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Washington Heights and Inwood have been booming with trendy lounges and restaurants, and now the neighborhood’s most popular strip has its first sports bar. Uptown Social, located on the bustling Dyckman St. strip at Vermilyea Ave., is the newest addition to a block that has become […]


Donut Wars Rage in Washington Heights

Donut Wars Rage in Washington Heights

Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) Already boasting more than 7,000 stores across the country, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking to double its footprint by 2020, an expansion plan first mentioned in 2006 following the company’s leveraged buyout. For residents of Washington Heights, the growing presence of the pink and orange logo is […]


Local Couple to Bring Ethiopian-Themed Coffee Shop to Hudson Heights | DNAinfo

Local Couple to Bring Ethiopian-Themed Coffee Shop to Hudson Heights | DNAinfo

By Farran Powell, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer UPPER MANHATTAN — A local couple is taking its fair-trade and organic Ethiopian coffee small business from the virtual realm to a brick-and-mortar store in Hudson Heights. Sarina Prabasi and Elias Gurma, who met in Ethiopia seven years ago, decided to open Buunni Coffee in the neighborhood after spotting a […]


Dynamic NYC: Off the beaten track – and on the right path | Manhattan Times

Dynamic NYC: Off the beaten track – and on the right path | Manhattan Times

By Debralee Santos and Adrian Cabreja For many who come as tourists to New York City, the sights and sounds sought are more likely to be associated with Times Square, Central Park or a window-shopping jaunt down Fifth Avenue – the city as captured by Woody Allen, focused only on Manhattan Island, and only from […]


Open for Business – Robin Barbershop

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) The wait has not been in vain. The newly renovated Robin barbershop/salon (1509 St. Nicholas Ave btwn 185th & 186th Street) is a site to behold. Like my man Moreno said, “it’s a barbershop on steroids”. Robin barbershop is unlike any other barbershop Uptown. First […]


OPEN FOR BUSINESS – HEIGHTS WINE & SPIRITS

BY Claudio E. Cabrera Photography by Paul Lomax   Earlier this week, I passed by the newly opened Heights Wine & Spirits located at 4474 Broadway (between 192nd and 193rd Street). I sat down, had a glass of wine and we spoke about the opening of the store, their knowledge of the liquor industry, and […]


DAILY GRIND: OSCAR & LOCKSMITH BAR

BY Claudio Cabrera How long have you lived uptown? 31 years Where did you grow up? 187 and Fort Washington What can you tell me about that block? For the most part, it has always been pretty quiet. It was great playing ball in front of the building, riding my bike to the park, and […]


Open For Business: Capas Inc – Cigar Bar

BY Carolina Pichardo Capas, Inc. 4734 Broadway New York, NY 10040 Tel. (212) 304-4620 capasinc@gmail.com Despite its luxurious and almost upscale feel now, cigars still possess a rebellious and risky essence. It’s a label that has rolled with it through the years, or to be exact—since the 19th century. It was then that the British […]


Daily Grind: Miguel Moronta & Liquid Skin Studio

Daily Grind: Miguel Moronta & Liquid Skin Studio

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) As soon as you as enter through the doors of Liquid Skin Studio (165 Sherman Ave), you are transported to another world. A realm where not only is art executed on the epidermis but where art lives, breathes and simply exists. The space has the feel of an everyman’s art gallery. […]


FUNDRAISING FOR A FILM UPTOWN

By DeJesus: It’s summertime and that means we’re in the season of blockbuster films. Its also the season of Hollywood studio fat cats getting fatter from record breaking ticket sales. But this particular Summer, in the shadow of these movie behemoths, “a little engine that could” Uptown filmmaker is having a hard time getting his […]


BROADWAY'S BODY PAINTING BLUE

Last Saturday, Inwood’s chic and upscale hand and foot spa, NAIL LOUNGE, engaged in a marketing activity that solidified their place as one of the newest, coolest businesses in Inwood. They produced an in store and outdoor promotions, that highlighted the products and works of make-up artist, Blue Michael. Qiana, owner of Nail Lounge, allowed […]


Daily Grind: Ozzie Perez & Tread Bike Shop

Tread Bike Shop 250 Dyckman Street New York, NY 10034-5354 (212) 544-7055 UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: Where are you from? OZZIE PEREZ, TREAD BIKE SHOP OWNER: I want to say I’m from 183rd, 184th, 189th. What is Tread Bike Shop? The shop is a place created to give Uptown the cycling service we (uptowners) deserve. Before Tread […]


DAILY GRIND: HECTOR BODRE & BODRE'S CUT AND COLOR ROOM

DAILY GRIND: HECTOR BODRE & BODRE'S CUT AND COLOR ROOM

One of my favorite authors, Robin Sharma, put it best, “people do business with people they like”. That right there, succinctly sums up the secret to Hector Bodre’s success. Bodre Cut and Color Room (4174 Broadway) has managed to survive 2 recessions as well as thriving in a crowded field with the ubiquity of salons […]

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