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Maite Perroni In The Heights

Maite Perroni In The Heights

Mexican telenovela star and singer Maite Perroni came Uptown recently for a fashion shoot for the September issue of People en Español. She hit up 181st and Dyckman and showed love to her adoring fans and onlookers. Read more: Maite Perroni In The Heights To see the rest of “Maite Perroni: In The Heights,” be […]


Uptown Video: The Romper Comes Uptown…

Uptown Video: The Romper Comes Uptown…

You have to give it to YouTuber Q for having the balls to come Uptown rocking a denim romper. The sidesplitting video records the reaction of the disbelieving folks as they come face to face with the romper. Q even went into the hyper masculine sanctum of a Washington Heights barbershop. Click below and get […]


Get Yours: Limited Edition Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Get Yours: Limited Edition Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Warriors come out to play! In celebration of the Warriors victory, we have released a special limited edition of the Washington Heights Warriors tee. Get yours before it is too late. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way! Get Yours: Limited Edition Washington Heights Warriors Tee


4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo In Pictures

4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo In Pictures

Photography by Marcus Johnson


Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The packages, diligently packed and labeled, reach every corner of the globe. But first they must pass through the hands of women working in concert in a small office in Washington Heights. Stuffed with t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel, the packages are sent to those who ordered items from TeeRico, the officially […]


Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

In the hot and humid Dominican Republic, most women straighten their naturally curly hair in an effort to conform to deeply ingrained, yet outdated, standards of beauty. But Carolina Contreras is slowly changing this societal norm. Not only does she proudly rock her big curls, she’s helping other women do the same at her natural […]


Uptown Video: Uptown Fashion Week 2017 Recap


Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Shout out to Elle for a stellar photo shoot in Harlem recently. Featuring models Amilna Estevão and Alécia Morais and styled by Samira Nasr, Elle really did their homework and represented the eternal capital of cool properly. They hit up such iconic Harlem hotspots as the Apollo Theater, The Malcolm Shabazz Market, Sylvia’s and Red […]


Yo Soy Dominicana También: A Q&A With Sandra Vargas

Yo Soy Dominicana También: A Q&A With Sandra Vargas

By: Kaity Modesto Sandra Vargas is a mother of two living in NYC and identifies as a Dominican York.  Growing up her dad was a custom men’s tailor and ran his business at home. She says fashion runs in her blood and from the looks of it, so does the entrepreneurial spirit. Sandra has a […]


The Grand Hustle of Iran Ortiz

The Grand Hustle of Iran Ortiz

Photos & Story by: Amaris Castillo (@AmarisCastillo) Iran Ortiz’s eyes scan a rack of blush pink tops, her face in deep concentration under a trapper hat. Techno music and chatter surround her on this recent January afternoon, but she never loses focus amid the chaos of the fashion trade show in Manhattan’s Javits Center. She’s […]


Aserica Comes Uptown…

Aserica Comes Uptown…

Hyper cool and subversive Aserica came to Harlem recently for a slick photo-shoot by Tiffany Mumford featuring Fashion Editor Tamara Raquel Jones and model Olantha. Click below to see the rest of the images. Check out: Aserica Comes Uptown…


Sip & Shop @ Harlem Haberdashery In Pictures…

Sip & Shop @ Harlem Haberdashery In Pictures...

Photography: Comfort Katchy | Am Media Group Harlem Haberdashery is one of the flyest places Uptown, hands down. It is a citadel of cool and sartorial excellence. This past Wednesday they held their monthly Sip & Shop series with Chef Max Hardy. The food was absolutely delectable. The same goes for the libations provided by […]


The Suit Maker Whose Clients Include Jay Z and LeBron James | NY Times

The Suit Maker Whose Clients Include Jay Z and LeBron James | NY Times

Four Questions By JOHN ORTVED The Notorious B.I.G. rapped about Coogi sweaters. But when he needed a suit, he went to Guy Wood. Since 1992, under the name 5001 Flavors, Mr. Wood has supplied custom-tailored suits and outerwear to a high-profile clientele that includes Jay Z, LeBron James, Fat Joe and Will Smith. “Whatever you […]


A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd’s Celia Roach | Racked NY

A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd's Celia Roach | Racked NY

BY Nia Porter Photos by Shanita Sims If you haven’t ventured past 110th street and into the heart of Harlem, you’re missing out on a neighborhood rich with cultural and sartorial history — one that Celia Roach, fashion editor and founder of the lifestyle brand needle+thræd, has explored in depth for nearly ten years. A […]


Flashback: Harlem Chic | The New Yorker

Flashback: Harlem Chic | The New Yorker

By Kelefa Sanneh In 1987, a streetwise d.j. from Queens named Eric Barrier released an album with an eerily mature teen-age rapper from Long Island named William Griffin. They called themselves Eric B. & Rakim (Griffin had adopted an Arabic name after joining an offshoot of the Nation of Islam), and they called the album […]


Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week - Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

That’s right people – Fashion Week also has a home Uptown. Uptown Fashion Week will take place at the magnificent Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) on Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th. Uptown Fashion Week intends to bring a dazzling showcase for its exclusive two-day Fall/Winter 2016 edition. Showcases […]


En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Uptown Fashion Week

En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Uptown Fashion Week

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For the last installment of En Tu Esquina Con Ford, Elizabeth Ortiz hit up Uptown Fashion Week to take in all the awesomeness and speak with the event’s founder, Albania Rosario as well as Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one-day event with a handful of designers […]


Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

By CRYSTAL MARTIN Maisha Stephens-Teacher opened her hair salon, Bibi, on Frederick Douglass Boulevard five years ago. “I’ve done this for 27 years,” she said. “My salon uses high-end products. Our stylists are very talented, but I couldn’t command prices commensurate with that. People would say, ‘Well, I can pay that downtown.’” But in the […]


Uptown Fashion Week: How One Woman Created A Local Global Movement | Forbes

Uptown Fashion Week: How One Woman Created A Local Global Movement | Forbes

BY Brian Rashid When Albania Rosario arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic at age 18, she came alone. She did not speak a word of English. Not one word. But sometimes, vision speaks louder than words. Sometimes not even a basic lingusitic understanding is needed to achieve greatness. Albania is a perfect […]


The Probus Inwood Grand Opening In Pictures…

The Probus Inwood Grand Opening In Pictures...

Photography by Jsuspekt Probus, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, opened the doors to its new, more expansive retail space on Broadway in Inwood. Guests in attendance included Reach Records artist, Andy Mineo and recording artists Emilio Rojas and Youth Soul Love. Friends and fans of Probus mingled to the sounds of DJ […]


Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week

Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week

Photography by Marcus Johnson You better work… Uptown Fashion Week is back and bigger and better than before. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one day event with a handful of designers to a full week with 32 designers. The next-level function is held at the magnificent United Palace and is dedicated to giving […]


8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature […]


July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

by Chris Wild Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine, spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, in the summer of 1970. His images were the cover story for Match in October that year. In the 1960s, large numbers of residents left Harlem for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, seeking better schools, […]


Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

BY Ginger Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s dope to be dapper at the Schomburg Center. Fashion photos of famous Harlemites like Fab 5 Freddy, Al Sharpton and chef Marcus Samuelsson were on display at the Schomburg last week during a panel discussion on images of black men in modern media. Striking pictures of […]

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