Daily Grind

DAILY GRIND WITH JASON FROM NOSTYLGIA

Name: Jason Devereaux Where you’re from? Yonkers, NY What is Nostylgia and how long have you been in business? Nostylgia is a lot of things but to sum it up simply Nostylgia is a Lifestyle Brand and retail store and we’ve been in business since 2004 What made you open up a business in Inwood […]


TWO UC MEMBERS EMBARK ON A MISSION:

BY DeJesus INSPIRE AND EDUCATE  A GROUP OF YOUNG DOMINICAN STUDENTS  FROM SOME OF AMERICA’S HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN LESS THAN 36 HRS. Leopold (Sound of Art) and M.Tony (The Peralta Project) received an invitation from the NATIONAL DOMINICAN STUDENT CONFERENCE  in early 2010 to host a workshop titled, DOMINICANS IN THE ARTS,on […]


"HOLY UPTOWN HOOKAH BONGS, BATMAN!"

BY DeJesus That is what you might hear blaring from the mouth of the Dark Knight’s young and naive side kick if he happens to find himself on one of Inwood’s streets.  But what can seriously be concluded by this image is that Uptown is a recycling conscious neighborhood.


BRAZEN LINGERIE'S NAUGHTY DRAWER

BY Carolina Pichardo It’s placed quietly in the left-hand corner of Brazen Lingerie. Surrounded by mannequins, laced underwear, silk panties, and massage oils.  Although it looks like your average grandmother’s antique dresser, don’t be fooled by the delicate hand carvings and amaretto finish on this masterpiece.  This beautiful piece of furniture holds much more and […]


DYCKMAN IS ABOUT TO ADD THE WINE TO ITS DINE!

DYCKMAN IS ABOUT TO ADD THE WINE TO ITS DINE!

Now you got one more reason to spend time uptown and save on your downtown metro card swipe…reason being, a wine bar is looking to open soon, on our very own “Restaurant Row” (Dyckman Street, west of Broadway).  On a strip full of dining establishments (ranging from Sushi(Mama Sushi) to Traditional Diner dishes (Park View Restaurant), […]


PBS AIRS P-STAR RISING TONIGHT AT 10 PM

PBS AIRS P-STAR RISING TONIGHT AT 10 PM

By Led Black P-Star Rising, a riveting film by Gabriel Noble, follows the life of Priscilla P-Star Diaz as she and her father, Jesse, attempt to navigate the treacherous waters of the music business.  Priscilla began rocking stages in Harlem at the tender age of nine.  The film documents 4 years of the highs, lows, […]


SO WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – IN THE HEIGHTS

SO WASHINGTON HEIGHTS - IN THE HEIGHTS

By Led Black For real – I am so Washington Heights that the actual block that you see in the poster for In the Heights is a picture of my block.  You feel me?  That’s right people, what you see right there is the corner of 192nd and Wadsworth Avenue.  To the left, just slightly […]


El Pale Part 1 – Los Sueños

El Pale Part 1 - Los Sueños

If you don’t know what a Pale is, chances are, that you are not Dominican. A Pale is any combination of 2 numbers that a person chooses as their pick for the Dominican lottery. Typically, depending on where you play your numbers, each Pale pays $1,100 for each dollar a person plays. So if your Pale were to hit and you bet 5 dollars you would win $5,500. The Dominican Lottery’s range of numbers is from 1 to a 100 as opposed to let’s say the Mega Millions, which is from 1 to 46. Back in the day in the 80’s, Dominicans in New York only bet on the Dominican lottery on Sundays. Now a person can play their numbers, if they know where to go, any day of the week.


HELLBOY WENT TO G.DUBS

HELLBOY WENT TO G.DUBS

Thats right, Ron Perlman…Actor who plays HellBoy! was in BladeII and was the “Beast” in the Beauty and the Beast TV show….was born in Washington Heights.  While living uptown he attended G.Dubs. So, the next time you see him, ask him, Why the “HELL” hasn’t he been back to visit.


Peralta Project x Sala 78 x AMNY

Peralta Project x Sala 78 x AMNY

In today’s AM NY Newspapers STUFF section, AM NY did a story called “UPTOWN GOODS.” The story was highlighting the slew of new independent stores popping up on the Inwood strip, Dyckman street. One of new hip businesses is the UC’s own La Sala 78. Sala, was featured as a new Cafe/Gallery in the Dyckman […]


GREETINGS FROM UPTOWN!

Hello World!  Welcome to the new and official blog for the Washington Height/Inwood area.  We are working on some great and exciting content that highlights what is cool, hip and culturally happening in this, at times, forgotten neighborhood of  Manhattan.  A lot of great changes are happening right in front of our eyes in the […]

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