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11/12/14: New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour Heads To The BX

11/12/14: New York's Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour Heads To The BX

That’s right people. New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour is coming Uptown tomorrow for a stop at the Bronx Business Incubator. The pop up is free, open to the public and goes from 7-10pm. Over hors d’ouevres and drinks from Bronx Beer Hall, meet innovative Makers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers and celebrate the thriving […]


11/07/14: Miss Rizos @ La Casa Azul

11/07/14: Miss Rizos @ La Casa Azul

Check out: Elixir Profiles: Carolina “Miss Rizos” Contreras We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Votes: It’s Time To Get Your Vote On

Uptown Votes: It's Time To Get Your Vote On

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; today is the day we make our voice heard. You have no reason not to vote and a plethora of reasons to vote. Too many people have suffered, fought and lost their lives for you to worship at the alter of apathy. At this very moment, their are […]


No Murder Trial for Man Charged in a 1986 Killing | NY Times

No Murder Trial for Man Charged in a 1986 Killing | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Miami man who admitted killing a restaurant owner in Upper Manhattan 28 years ago walked out of court a free man on Thursday, after a judge dismissed a murder charge against him because his right to a speedy trial had been violated. The judge, Justice Robert M. Stolz of […]


Hordes of Zombies Head To Harlem For Halloween

Hordes of Zombies Head To Harlem For Halloween

The undead are making their way Uptown in droves for Halloween. They are not coming for the cheap rents, spacious apartments, awesome green spaces or the culture. No, they are headed to Harlem Shake (100 W. 124th St & Lenox Ave) for a flash mob dedicated to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his […]


11/06/14: The Women of Latin Jazz @ Corcho Wine Room

11/06/14: The Women of Latin Jazz @ Corcho Wine Room

Check out: El Porron @ Corcho Wine Room Happy Anniversary: Corcho Wine Room We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Bar Known for Arts and LGBT Events Shutters | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A local bar known for its arts programming and for providing a home for Uptown LGBT community events — including one inspired by extravagant drag balls held in Harlem 80 years ago — has closed its doors due to financial struggles, its owner said. The Red Room Lounge, located […]


The Renters’ March In Pictures

The Renters' March In Pictures

By Michael Palma


No Hoodies Allowed in Harlem Businesses, Signs Warn | DNAinfo

No Hoodies Allowed in Harlem Businesses, Signs Warn | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — Neighborhood shops are making it clear that customers wearing hooded sweatshirts or masks are not welcome. “DO NOT ENTER WITH HOODIE OR MASK” read signs posted on three businesses along Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between 126th and 129th streets, warning “IF SO YOU ARE NOW TRESPASSING.” While businesses see them as […]


The NYPD’s Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD’s Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

The NYPD's Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD's Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

By Tom McKay The news: In New York City, whether or not you get arrested for marijuana possession has a lot to do with whether you’re black or Latino. New arrest record data from the New York state criminal justice system compiled by the Drug Policy Alliance paints a disturbing picture of racial bias in […]


Op-Led: Join The Renters’ March On Saturday, October 25th

Op-Led: Join The Renters' March On Saturday, October 25th

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people, tomorrow a coalition of housing and tenant activists from across the city will gather Uptown for a march from Harlem to Washington Heights. The route chosen marks the largest concentration of rent-regulated apartments in all of New York City, which underscores the importance of ensuring your voices are […]


The Truth About Ebola

The Truth About Ebola

BY Mark Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) As you have likely heard, Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of our community who lives on West 147th Street, has been diagnosed with Ebola.  He is currently being treated in the isolation ward at Bellevue.  Three of his close relations have been quarantined but are currently healthy.  The Department of Health […]


10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books

10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Player Destined for the Majors Chose First to Play for Himself | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Player Destined for the Majors Chose First to Play for Himself | NY Times

By KATIE THOMAS Published: June 1, 2008 A high school senior named Pedro Alvarez went to bat during a major league draft showcase at Yankee Stadium three springs ago. Thwack! The ball winged into the upper tiers. Smack! Another home run. Alvarez, 18 years old at the time, had committed to attend Vanderbilt University, but […]


Ode To Quisqueya Heights

Ode To Quisqueya Heights

BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]


10/18/14: Quisqueya Heights – A Dialogue About Dominican Identity In The 21st Century @ Word Up

10/18/14: Quisqueya Heights - A Dialogue About Dominican Identity In The 21st Century @ Word Up

This event will highlight some of the many contributions young Dominicans are making to the Washington Heights community and Uptown. The objectives of this event is to provide a safe haven for young people to network, inspire, and discuss their stories in regards to what it means to be Dominican in the Heights and in […]


Help Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Spend A Million Dollars

Help Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Spend A Million Dollars

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has $1 Million in discretionary funds to spend on capital improvement projects within the district and he is going directly to the people to find out how to spend it. The participatory budgeting process kicks off tonight at the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) at 6 pm […]


After 90 Years, a Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change | NY Times

After 90 Years, a Harlem Church Vows to Endure Amid Relentless Change | NY Times

By DAVID W. DUNLAP When the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harlem restored the tip of its steeple eight years ago, leaders of the predominantly African-American congregation saw it as a “beacon of hope and love for the community.” It is still that. But as Ephesus prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary this month, the […]


The Gap and Buffalo Wild Wings set to open in George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | NY Daily News

The Gap and Buffalo Wild Wings set to open in George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Gap and Buffalo Wild Wings will soon call Washington Heights home. The popular clothing chain and sports bar are among a growing line of retailers that signed on to open in the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal after its $183 million facelift is finished next summer […]


Inwood Baker to Open First Retail Shop on Sherman Ave | DNAinfo

Inwood Baker to Open First Retail Shop on Sherman Ave | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Lin Randolph will soon be living what she calls every New Yorker’s dream. The chef behind Alecia Bakery, a wholesale baked goods company, is opening its first retail store on Sherman Avenue in the spring of 2015. “I love that it’s in my neighborhood,” said Randolph, an Inwood resident since […]


Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say | DNAinfo

Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A public square in Washington Heights has become a camp for homeless men who use drugs and leave behind trash and human waste, officials and neighbors say. Since early this year, after a community gardening group transformed Juan Pablo Duarte Square into a thriving green space, a growing number […]


Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

By Victoria Bekiempis Jose Martinez had a good life in the Dominican Republic. He taught children to swim at the Embajador, a Santo Domingo hotel popular among diplomats, and enjoyed the benefits of working for the rich and powerful. When Martinez decided to move to the U.S. in the late 1960s, his connections could have […]


Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong FORT GEORGE — A fairytale came to life for some Uptown elementary school students Monday when they were paid a visit by an actual queen. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Dos Puentes Elementary School Monday to announce that the school received membership in the International Spanish […]


Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

By ABIGAIL MEISEL In the spring of 2013, a family of pigeons nested in scaffolding outside my apartment building two blocks off St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. From the window of my first-floor apartment, I heard the cheeping of baby birds and affectionately observed their downy forms and tiny black-tipped beaks: my very […]

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