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A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

A tale of two neighborhoods in Inwood | Brick Underground

By Alanna Schubach An Inwood resident generated some buzz recently when she wrote a personal essay for the New York Daily News about her struggles with noise in the uptown neighborhood. Her home near West Dyckman, the author explains, is in proximity to almost a dozen bars and restaurants, leading to what she describes as constant nightlife noise. As […]


From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

By Jillian Jorgensen New York’s elected officials took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to offer up their support of hometown candidate Hillary Clinton—including the state senator who will become the nation’s first Dominican-American congressman this November. Adriano Espaillat, who won a Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Congressman Charles Rangel, […]


Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Oh snap Lexiglass is back with Mobb Phonics, the 2nd installment in the Cubetazo series. For those that don’t know, Lexiglass is all about that raw, instrumental Hip-Hop and this time around they are taking you on a musical journey to Queensbridge. If you had the pleasure of peeping their first project in the series, […]


07/28/16: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative

07/28/16: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative


Uptown’s Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

Uptown's Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic primary winner in New York’s 13th congressional district, will address the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in support of the Clinton-Kaine ticket tonight. If elected in November, Espaillat would not only become the first Dominican-American to ever serve in Congress, he would also become the first […]


Drawing of Destiny | Manhattan Times

Drawing of Destiny | Manhattan Times

State to cover citizenship application fee for 2,000 immigrants Story by Gregg McQueen This is a lottery like no other. New York State has unveiled a program that will cover the application fee for U.S. citizenship for an estimated 2,000 low-income immigrants, with winners to be selected by a lottery. The initiative, dubbed NaturalizeNY, is […]


Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention – It Was A Coronation

Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention - It Was A Coronation

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If you are not frightened after the 4 day infomercial of intolerance, xenophobia and racism then you are, like far too many people in this country, sleepwalking towards tyranny. The rank hate, anger and bigotry on display at the so called convention was downright chilling. Fear – of crime, of Muslims, […]


Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem walk up, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail […]


Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

That’s rights folks, the good people at Sofar Sounds are putting together a secret show Uptown this Saturday and you could win a pair of tickets to be in attendance. For those that may not know, Sofar Sounds is a global community that is dedicated to connecting really awesome artists with music lovers in unique […]


Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Residents voice worries over first MIH project Story by Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos. It may be the first, but it’s more heckle than hurrah so far. Concerned Northern Manhattan residents continue to express opposition to the controversial Sherman Plaza project, a plan for a mixed-use apartment building at 4650 Broadway, directly across from Fort […]


Inwood Is Actually Two Neighborhoods Divided by Race, Class and Broadway | DNAinfo

Inwood Is Actually Two Neighborhoods Divided by Race, Class and Broadway | DNAinfo

By  Nigel Chiwaya and Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — When it comes to debates over life in Inwood, where you stand on the issue often comes down to what side of Broadway you live on. For decades, arguments have played out on everything from controversial bars and nightclubs and the noise they spawn — as seen by the explosive […]


Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The incredibly shrill and absurdly tone-deaf opinion piece that ran in the NY Daily News this past weekend begins with, “You’re a d–k!”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen you read that correct. “D–k”. This is what the writer of the piece, Ann Votaw, was in her own words screaming at a kid […]


From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

By Anita Abedian On a recent summer day in East Harlem, Alexander Keto stood on a ladder above a group of sixth graders playing basketball, aerosol can in hand. Keto is spray-painting turquoise blue paint on P.S. 7’s brick exterior. The wall turns into an image of a West African woman up to her waist […]


Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of […]


07/16/16: 2 New Exhibits @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

07/16/16: 2 New Exhibits @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Have you been to the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling yet? Housed in the simply breathtaking Sugar Hill Project building, the museum boasts an impressive art collection that appeals to all not just kids. Since first opening its doors late last year, the museum has been a welcoming presence inviting the community […]


After 31 Lonely Years, a Sculpture in East Harlem Will Have Company | NY Times

After 31 Lonely Years, a Sculpture in East Harlem Will Have Company | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ It took three decades, but Jorge Luis Rodriguez is finally savoring the full flowering of a seed he planted in an East Harlem park. When his metal sculpture “Growth” was installed at Harlem Art Park in 1985, he had envisioned it as the first of many others that would grace the tiny, […]


Miranda makes his move | Manhattan Times

Miranda makes his move | Manhattan Times

BY Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bow as Alexander Hamilton in his smash Broadway musical’s July 9 performance. That evening’s show also marked the final appearances for co-stars Leslie Odom Jr., who portrayed Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, who played Eliza Hamilton. During post-show bows, the departing actors received standing […]


The Afro-Latino Festival NYC – The Recap

The Afro-Latino Festival NYC - The Recap

“This is a safe space for black and brown people,” affirmed Princess Nokia before sending a shout-out to Oshun, the neo-soul hip-hop duo with a cult following that performed hours before on the same stage at the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. The exchange captured the essence of the Festival’s 4th edition, where art and culture became […]


Uptown Car Love: The 2017 Lincoln MKZ

Uptown Car Love: The 2017 Lincoln MKZ

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The first thing I did when I entered the plush cabin of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ was to pair my iPhone with the concert-quality Revel® audio sound system, which was specifically designed for the MKZ with a plethora of speakers strategically placed throughout the vehicle. The soundtrack for my extended test […]


Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights’s Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights's Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Located right across from the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, and on one of New York City’s most charming, and hidden streets, this two-bedroom, turn-key townhouse at 16 Sylvan Terrace is now on the market for $1.7 million. Part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District, the three-story townhouse is a confluence […]


Espaillat’s American Dream has taken him from undocumented to (likely) U.S. Congress | Fox News Latino

Espaillat's American Dream has taken him from undocumented to (likely) U.S. Congress | Fox News Latino

By Elizabeth Llorente The man who is poised to succeed Democratic longtime U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) says he is elated to be part of a pivotal move toward a new era in New York politics. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who started his life in the United States at the age of 9 as an […]


The Harlem Whiskey Festival – A Q&A With Ron Williams

The Harlem Whiskey Festival - A Q&A With Ron Williams

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Harlem has always exuded cutting edge cool. While whiskey has a long history in Harlem it took entrepreneur Ron Williams to create the Harlem Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a 2-day, next-level whiskey experience. The festival kicks off on July 13th at Sofrito with an […]


The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Uptown Shakespeare in the Park Macbeth Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher featuring Ty Jones, Roslyn Ruff, and Elisa Monte Dance Preview Performances Friday, July 8, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 8 p.m. Opening Night Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 8 p.m. […]


Spread Love: The Afro-Latino Festival – July 8 thru 10

Spread Love: The Afro-Latino Festival - July 8 thru 10

The weekend of July 8 – 10 Schomburg Center / July 9 & 10: Bed-Stuy Restoration Center The AfroLatino Festival of New York celebrates the contributions that people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean have made to our city and the global culture as a whole. Now in its fourth year, the summer cultural event attracts a wide range of […]

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