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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, […]


Lead Levels in Inwood School’s Water Are Up To 450 Times Federal Limit | DNAinfo

Lead Levels in Inwood School's Water Are Up To 450 Times Federal Limit  | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — A test of lead levels in the water at an Inwood elementary school found samples with up to 450 times the federal limit, including water from faucets in a boys’ bathroom, according to the Department of Education. P.S./I.S. 176, located on 4862 Broadway and shared between Muscota New School and […]


Uptown Video: Room 28 – Ghost of Valentine’s Past

Uptown Video: Room 28 – Ghost of Valentine's Past

The Ghost of Valentine’s Past pays a visit to a young man to show him the meaning of true love. Things proceed to get freakishly weird…


From Rio to Millrose | Manhattan Times

From Rio to Millrose | Manhattan Times

NYRR Games to feature 11 gold medalists It’ll be a new runners’ high. Northern Manhattan will soon get a close-up look at a slew of recent track and field stars, as 11 gold medalists from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been confirmed for this year’s New York Road Runners (NYRR) Millrose Games in Washington […]


Watching I Am Not Your Negro in Harlem | Spin

Watching I Am Not Your Negro in Harlem | Spin

Written By Brian Josephs Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro played at three New York theaters during its opening weekend. I attended the Sunday morning screening at the Magic Johnson Theatre in Harlem, the neighborhood where James Baldwin was born. (This was no grand writerly gesture; it was just the only theater in Manhattan […]


“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

Tenants fight back against dangerous living conditions Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Noel Romero feels uneasy in his own home. The Inwood resident, who lives at 3852 Tenth Avenue, is one of numerous tenants at the building who were sickened by gas fumes from a faulty boiler on January 7. Romero, his wife Alicia, […]


In Theaters… I Am Not Your Negro

In Theaters… I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin wielded his words like swords. With minimal adornment, James Baldwin spoke truth to power as well and as forcefully as anyone ever. Part Malcolm X, part Langston Hughes, part Nina Simone, James Baldwin was an unflinching critic of America’s treatment of Black People. James Baldwin seems to have even more resonance now in […]


Spread Love: A Special Valentine’s Day Affair @ The United Palace

Spread Love: A Special Valentine’s Day Affair @ The United Palace

Ladies and gents, do you want to impress your significant other? This Valentine’s Day, do something completely left field. How’s this for next level romantic? You’ve heard of dinner and a movie right? Well, how about an intimate dinner on the iconic stage of the United Palace followed by love songs performed live by Nick […]


In an Age of Cybercrime, Low-Tech Thieves Target Mailboxes | NY Times

In an Age of Cybercrime, Low-Tech Thieves Target Mailboxes | NY Times

By JIM DWYER The streets of Upper Manhattan were quiet, but a police officer saw two men standing in front of a blue mailbox at Broadway and Academy Street. It was around 1:30 a.m., Jan. 17. One of the men was holding a plastic bottle, which was tied to a string. While his partner stood […]


Uptown Tonight: Emergency Information Session On Immigrant Rights

Uptown Tonight: Emergency Information Session On Immigrant Rights

Emergency Information Session On Immigrant Rights Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 6 pm Ft. Washington Collegiate Church 729 W. 181st St The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrants Rights (NMCIR) invites you to an emergency information session to explain how these recent executive orders affect you and your neighbors. Please spread the word as NMCIR will […]


This is what democracy looks like | Manhattan Times

This is what democracy looks like | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristobal Vivar A day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women descended upon Washington, D.C. on January 21 to rally for the protection of rights for women, immigrants and people of all races. “The Women’s March on Washington will send a […]


Colin Kaepernick Spreads Knowledge & Love Uptown…

Colin Kaepernick Spreads Knowledge & Love Uptown...

BY Mariela Regalado On Saturday, January 14 approximately 200 students convened at the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational and Memorial Center. Upon arrival students and chaperones were greeted by numerous happy faces. They were handed a notebook, pen, and shirt that were all emblazoned with the phrase “I KNOW MY RIGHTS.” Standing by the landing […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Is Walter Mercado God?

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Is Walter Mercado God?

In this episode @JuanBago and @RachelLaLoca are joined by the one and only @theloopyblogger. They discuss everything from the New York Knicks, to out of body experiences, to the question every Latino has asked at some point in their life. Is Walter Mercado God? Tune in below!


Methodist Church Poised to Boot Senior Center From Location After 40 Years | DNAinfo

Methodist Church Poised to Boot Senior Center From Location After 40 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A senior center is on the verge of being cast out after four decades at their location by their Methodist church landlords — forced to scrape by on a shaky month-to-month agreement, officials said this week. The ARC XVI Senior Center executive director Fern Hertzberg told Community Board 12 at a […]


Apply Now for a 2017 CHALK Mini-grant!

Apply Now for a 2017 CHALK Mini-grant!

The good folks at CHALK are offering mini-grants to local groups that have initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles for the children and the families of Uptown. There will be two Info Sessions on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Applications are due on March 3, 2017 at 5 pm. For more info: http://nyp.org/chalk


Oscar Nominee & EGOT Contender Lin-Manuel Miranda Staying Put In ‘The Heights’ | Deadline

Oscar Nominee & EGOT Contender Lin-Manuel Miranda Staying Put In ‘The Heights’ | Deadline

by Jeremy Gerard If Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda lands the Oscar for “How Far I’ll Go” from his score for Moana, he would be the youngest member of that elite awards circle called EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners. That’s currently a group of 12: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, […]


Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths | The New Yorker

Black Cowboys, Busting One of America's Defining Myths | The New Yorker

By Emily Raboteau In a 2016 portrait by the photographer Brad Trent, an older black woman poses on a bale of hay, a white Stetson hat on her head and a pair of hand-tooled cowboy boots on her feet. The fringe on her leather jacket flows downward, as do her knee-length dreadlocks, which echo the […]

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