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Street Artist’s Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Street Artist's Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For a street artist who has traveled the world to showcase her colorful graffiti, returning to the streets of her home turf is still a necessary move to defend her work. Soraya Marquez, 35, better known as Indie184, describes a version of her colorful, bubble-lettered mural on the wall of a […]


Spread Love: Room 28 Presents Do The Right Spring

Spread Love: Room 28 Presents Do The Right Spring

The funny folks at Room 28 are back with a spring extravaganza properly entitled Do The Right Spring. Room 28 will rock out at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street) for a 3 day run; April 7th thru the 9th. If you have not been to a Room 28 show you are missing […]


03/31/16: Maria Montez Screening @ Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

03/31/16: Maria Montez Screening @ Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

In celebration of Women’s History Month, there will be a private film screening of Maria Montez at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center on Thursday, 3/31 at 6 pm. The first 50 folks to RSVP will be granted FREE admission. RSVP: RSVP-NYC@mariamontezthemovie.com Related: Maria Montez, The Movie – 7 Questions With Celinés Toribio


The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

By Katherine Schulten, Sarah Gross and Michael Gonchar Yes, it really is that good. That’s how Ben Brantley began his August 2015 review of “Hamilton” on Broadway — a rave about a show that “makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.” But you don’t just have to take The Times’s […]


The Nuns of Harlem | NY Times

The Nuns of Harlem | NY Times

By ANDY NEWMAN “Sometimes, people who do not know our life feel that we are magic people,” said Sister Precilla Takuh. “We are just normal people, like any other person, but because we have that call, we responded to it and became who we are.” Sister Takuh is a nun in the Order of the […]


‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the White House and freestyles with an assist from Obama | Washington Post

‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the White House and freestyles with an assist from Obama | Washington Post

By Jenny Starrs Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn’t fit neatly into any one category. The composer, rapper, playwright and actor has won multiple Tony, Grammy and Obie Awards. He’s a history nerd and an avid reader, the type to pick up a thousand-page biography and then turn it into a musical. A musical, artistic and linguistic genius […]


3/13/2016: The Sugar Hill Market @ La Maison d’Art

3/13/2016: The Sugar Hill Market @ La Maison d'Art

Harlem’s curated designer market goes down this Sunday, March 13th at La Maison d’Art (259 West 132nd Street) from 1pm-6pm. For more info: www.sugarhillmarket.com We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


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 […]


Permits Filed for 4566 Broadway, 19-Story Building in Washington Heights | NY YIMBY

Permits Filed for 4566 Broadway, 19-Story Building in Washington Heights | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba In January, YIMBY brought you the first look at a 23-story residential project planned for 4650 Broadway, on the border between Washington Heights and Inwood. Now, a different developer has filed plans for a 19-story apartment building only two blocks south, at 4566 Broadway. The 225-foot-tall development would rise at the corner […]


Officials denounce incident labeled hate crime | Manhattan Times

Officials denounce incident labeled hate crime | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Not on our watch. That was the message sent by uptown community leaders and elected officials who gathered to denounce an incident being investigated as a hate crime against two Yeshiva University students. The students were verbally accosted inside a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Washington Heights last Mon., Feb. […]


Uptown Tonight: International Women’s Day Run

Uptown Tonight: International Women’s Day Run

The ladies of We Run Uptown Crew (WRUCREW) are hosting a special International Women’s Day Run tonight commencing from Coogan’s (4015 Broadway). Runners from all over the city will meet at 6:30 pm with 7 pm as the start time for the run. Tonight’s run is dedicated to International Women’s Day but will also show […]


Meet The 23-Year-Old Turning Harlem Into A Startup Hub | Fast Company

Meet The 23-Year-Old Turning Harlem Into A Startup Hub | Fast Company

BY Jessica Leber African Americans and Latinos make up a shockingly low 2% of senior partners at the nation’s top venture capital firms. So what happens when a self-possessed, 23-year-old who doesn’t look like most in the industry wants to join these ranks? He decides he wants to do things a little differently. “There’s a […]


3/05/16: Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo @ MIST Harlem

3/05/16: Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo @ MIST Harlem

This is a big deal folks. Vendor fair, panel discussions, music, food and fun for the entire family. Come out to MIST Harlem (46 W. 116th Street) from 11 am to 4 pm for what promises to be an incredible event. The event is free but please register below. RSVP: 3/05/16: Shop Harlem Live Harlem […]


Woman sets up sting after Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ scam | NY Post

Woman sets up sting after Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ scam | NY Post

By Melkorka Licea Danielle Posner was deflated but determined when she marched into the 33rd Precinct station house last Friday. She’d been looking forward to that night for eight months — finally getting to see the hit play “Hamilton” with her boyfriend. But when she called Ticketmaster to double-check the event codes, they came back […]


Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

The Appraisal By MATT A.V. CHABAN It is hard to go almost anywhere in Harlem with Michael Henry Adams, at least not in a hurry. Every block offers a moment of contemplation, every corner a revelation, every step an interruption. “I love you, my brother,” a man walking his dog told Mr. Adams as they […]


3/2/16: Public Hearing – Sherman Plaza

3/2/16: Public Hearing - Sherman Plaza

Listen up folks. This is an important one. Tomorrow there will be a public hearing at the Washington Heights YM & YWHA (54 Nagle Ave) at 7 pm for the proposed rezoning for the site located at 4650 Broadway. This massive project will completely alter the landscape of the neighborhood. What are your thoughts, concerns […]


The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.


Spread Love: The Inwood Film Festival – March 2nd & 3rd

Spread Love: The Inwood Film Festival – March 2nd & 3rd

That’s right people. The inaugural Inwood Film Festival kicks off on March 2nd. Boasting 25 short films, the film festival is all about celebrating and showcasing Inwood through the moving image. The pass for the entire 2 day festival is a steal at only $30. Get yours pronto before you miss out. Support Here: Spread […]


Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan’s oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan's oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

By Brian Levinson Think you have to travel to Disney World to visit a haunted mansion? Think again. There’s one in Washington Heights, just a few blocks from the C train. Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built by a British colonel in 1765, it was once a 130-acre farm that stretched from the Hudson […]


Brain cancer survivor, singer: “Music is my main form of therapy” | CBS News

Brain cancer survivor, singer: "Music is my main form of therapy" | CBS News

By Jeremy Bradley Angel Reynoso’s 30th birthday had a lot of what you’d expect: family singing, cake cutting, and phones recording. What made this birthday so different was where it took place — he was in a hospital room. The day before, he’d had a seizure, was rushed to intensive care and had emergency surgery […]


2/27/16: Reclaiming Our Independence @ The Shabazz Center

2/27/16: Reclaiming Our Independence @ The Shabazz Center

Related: Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center Freedom’s Sisters 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.


Harlem Brewing Co. to get front row displays at Walmart | NY Post

Harlem Brewing Co. to get front row displays at Walmart | NY Post

By Lisa Fickenscher Walmart is taking a page from Whole Foods’ playbook — and small craft brewers are drinking it up. Starting next month, Harlem Brewing Co. will be stocking its Sugar Hill Golden Ale next to cases of Michelob and Budweiser in 39 Walmart stores in New York — a turn of events that […]


2/25/16: CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21

2/25/16: CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21

CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21 Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th Street on Fort Washington Avenue Get Your Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10071850 This is what we call a win-win. Have a blast taking in, learning and listening to the Grammy nominated and Smithsonian-recognized Los Pleneros de la 21 and support […]


And the winner is…| Manhattan Times

And the winner is…| Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Additional reporting by Sherry Mazzocchi “Don’t be a trophy.” Such was the plain-spoken warning issued by the stage manager to audience members at the Richard Rodgers Theatre this past Mon., Feb. 15th. It was imperative, he explained, that all phones be shut off and put away just before the live performance […]

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