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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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Snow Day

#InstagramUptown: Snow Day

A post shared by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:24am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


03/31/17: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

03/31/17: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York present a free screening of We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo as part of the Metro Mashup: New York Meets Havana series.  Stay after the film for a special musical Q+A with Latin boogaloo legend Johnny […]


New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them | NPR

New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them | NPR

BY HANSI LO WANG In New York City, there’s a place on almost every block where you can buy a bag of chips or a lottery ticket. Elsewhere, it’s called a corner store. But in the Big Apple, it’s known as a bodega. In Spanish, bodega can mean “storeroom” or “wine cellar.” New Yorkers like […]


Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Two tree leaves meet. They become lovers. What happens to the survivor when one is ripped to pieces? Find out at the second annual Inwood Film Festival. Designed to showcase and promote the Inwood community through film, the festival, which will include the aforementioned saga courtesy of filmmaker Whit K. Lee (his film is Leaves), […]


A Renovation Goes On, and On, at Manhattan’s Other Bus Station | NY Times

A Renovation Goes On, and On, at Manhattan’s Other Bus Station | NY Times

By JACEY FORTIN Hidden behind a maze of wooden blockades and yellow tape, a neglected transportation hub in northern Manhattan is gearing up for a reopening — or so people have been led to believe. The main concourse of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station closed for renovations in August 2014. Today, a graffiti-covered sign […]


The History of Somos through Posters | Manhattan Times

The History of Somos through Posters | Manhattan Times

This year’s Spring SOMOS, Inc. Conference marks the milestone anniversary of 30 years. Three decades after its founding, the non-partisan, non-profit organization, in collaboration with the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, will again gather in Albany to focus on key issues such as business development, health, and education, and to recruit support on new […]


Uptown Tonight: Women in the Heights – Disruption Opening Reception

Uptown Tonight: Women in the Heights – Disruption Opening Reception

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Disruption,” featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Dr (at 135th […]


Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules | NY Times

Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Delfin Polanco waits on Thursday morning for a lawyer to help him stay in the country where he raised his son and has lived for 22 years. Like about 40 others, he arrived by 5 a.m. in Lower Manhattan for a legal clinic offered for immigrants by Catholic Charities. It will be […]


With Inwood Rezoning Slowed, Attention Turns to Inwood Library Project | City Limits

With Inwood Rezoning Slowed, Attention Turns to Inwood Library Project | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew Almost a year after the city said it was moving quickly to propose a rezoning plan for Inwood, the city has yet to produce a draft scope of work describing the details of the proposal. Some believe the city put the rezoning on the backburner after community residents pushed local Councilmember Ydanis […]


20 Must Visit Places in Washington Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide

20 Must Visit Places in Washington Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide

BY Alan Cohen “Upstate” Manhattan has a decided residential feel, and it also contains many gems for any lover of things New York. You have to come here to really know our beloved city. If you’d like to visit the oldest house in Manhattan, see the best views in any park in the City, enjoy […]


Best Black Archive in the World | Manhattan Times

Best Black Archive in the World | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There are secrets everywhere – even beneath the floorboards. With recently achieved National Historic Landmark status, fresh renovations and a new exhibition spotlighting the history of the Black Power movement, these are eventful times for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. A research center within the New York Public Library (NYPL) […]


Spread Love: 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival

Spread Love: 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival

That’s right folks, the 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival is going down on March 17 and 18 at the Campbell Sports Center (218th Street and Broadway). The festival focuses on films that were either shot in Inwood or created by folks from Inwood. The festival features short films, feature films, student films and documentaries. Get […]


Residents: Don’t call southern Harlem ‘SoHa’ | Fox 5

Residents: Don't call southern Harlem 'SoHa' | Fox 5

By: ZACHARY KIESCH There has long been a debate about where Harlem starts: North of Central Park, 116 Street or 125 Street? But this is different. This is the rebranding. Danni Tyson is a member of Community Board 10, which includes central Harlem. She doesn’t like anything about calling a section of Harlem SoHa, short […]


Jay Z Will Co-Produce the Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ | Complex

Jay Z Will Co-Produce the Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' | Complex

BY Joshua Espinoza Jay Z has landed a new movie deal. Over the weekend, it was announced the 47-year-old hip-hop mogul will co-produce the film adaptation of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway musical. According to Page Six, industry heavyweight Harvey Weinstein broke the news during his pre-Oscars party on Sunday. It was reported […]


02/26/17: The N-Word Goes On Trial @ The Apollo Theater

02/26/17: The N-Word Goes On Trial @ The Apollo Theater

The Apollo collaborates with creator Kyle Bowser to present Apollo Uptown Hall- Trial By Jury: The Case of the N-Word, an interactive community conversation to investigate one of the most provocative, polarizing, and debated words in America. This dramatically staged program includes a fictional case and the audience serving as a jury to decide the […]


The Lincoln Continental Comes Uptown: A Love Story…

The Lincoln Continental Comes Uptown:  A Love Story…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) It was love at first sight. I saw her on 175th and Broadway, right across the street from the United Palace, looking all gorgeous. She just stood out. A glance was all it took. In fact, she made it impossible to look away. It wasn’t only […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Issac Knish

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Issac Knish

This week the crew is joined by actor Danny Garcia. Enjoy!


Two cops accused of fudging Washington Heights man’s gun possession on search warrant, before grand jury | NY Daily News

Two cops accused of fudging Washington Heights man’s gun possession on search warrant, before grand jury | NY Daily News

BY Laura Dimon – Shayna Jacobs – Graham Rayman Two NYPD detectives — including one decorated by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg — were arrested Thursday on accusations they fabricated seeing a man with a gun in Washington Heights and repeated the lie on a search warrant and before a grand jury. Detectives Sasha Cordoba and […]


Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

A (long) love story Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Patience, faith, and chewing food slowly. Those are what Eulalia García Figueroa says are the secrets to a long life. She should know. She celebrated her 100th birthday with nearly 40 family members and close friends at Coogan’s this past Sat., Feb. 11th. Figueroa was born in […]


Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

By SALLY GOLDENBERG As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies, a prolific developer of rent-regulated housing, to construct 655 […]


Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Led Black, was recently featured as the first guest on the Gotham Philosophical Society’s podcast. Recorded just prior to the election, Led Black talks to the folks at the Gotham Philosophical Society about Uptown, community, the nature of identity, the role of race, and gentrification. We invite you to subscribe to […]


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 […]


Save The Date: 03/06/17 – The Up Theater Company Honors Manny Ramirez

Save The Date: 03/06/17 – The Up Theater Company Honors Manny Ramirez

Uptown theater company will honor Manny Ramirez as their UPstanding Person of the Year. UP Theater Company announced that its annual fundraiser Onward and UPward! will take place Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St, New York, NY. The event will include beer, wine, […]

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