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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 […]


How Hillary Clinton Won Harlem | New York Mag

How Hillary Clinton Won Harlem | New York Mag

By Rembert Browne “I thought we’d get that talk from Bernie, but it was Hillary,” the woman said as she took her seat in the restaurant. The man with her nodded his head in agreement, and then they sat in silence, attending to the world in their cell phones. “Hey, soror,” a woman half-shouted a […]


Call for Models: Afro-Latina Portrait Series

Call for Models: Afro-Latina Portrait Series

Are you a Latina living in New York City who identifies with your blackness? Do you use terms such as, “Afro-Latina, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Cuban etc…” to express who you are and to speak to the memory and existence of your African ancestry? Afro-Dominican photographer, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina also known as The Earth Warrior is working on an […]


On Your Mark, Get Set, Escape…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Escape…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok, so this is the deal folks, you have exactly one hour to escape one of four specially themed rooms at Hoodwinked Escape. While this might seem easy at face value, keep in mind that phones are prohibited and you only have your collective wits and intellect to find your way […]


A Director Pursues Diversity on Television by Telling Stories of Latinos | NY Times

A Director Pursues Diversity on Television by Telling Stories of Latinos | NY Times

BY DAVID GONZALEZ Television and movies changed Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez’s life. She chose her major in advertising design at the Fashion Institute of Technology after watching the 1980s sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” in which Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari goofed around at an ad agency. “It looked like fun,” she said. “But then I learned it was […]


Uptown Talk: The NYPL Podcast – Junot Diaz

Uptown Talk: The NYPL Podcast - Junot Diaz

With the publication of Drown in 1996, Junot Diaz became one of the most urgent voices in American fiction. A MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner, Diaz has published one novel and two collections of short stories, all which prominently feature voice-driven narrative and characters of Dominican descent negotiating life in America. Check out this […]


Bernie Sanders Goes to Harlem and Meets Al Sharpton | NY Times

Bernie Sanders Goes to Harlem and Meets Al Sharpton | NY Times

BY Steve Eder The morning after his big victory in New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders was in Harlem with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a sign of his campaign’s efforts to diversify his support as his candidacy gains momentum. The senator from Vermont and the civil rights leader met at Sylvia’s Restaurant, a Harlem institution, where […]


Spread Love: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions on Feb 27th & 28th

Spread Love: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions on Feb 27th & 28th

As Black History Month evolves into #BlackFutureMonth, a response to increasing safety and survival concerns of African descendants in the United States, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) affirms and celebrates the resistance and resilience of African Diaspora global cultures in a multidisciplinary cultural arts weekend event. On February 28th and February 29th, […]


Landlords Can’t Stop Evicting Latino-Owned Businesses in Washington Heights | Village Voice

Landlords Can't Stop Evicting Latino-Owned Businesses in Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Anita Abedian On the awning outside Liberato Foods in Washington Heights is a simple message stating the mission of the market’s longtime owner: “SU NOMBRE JOSÉ LIBERATO, SU DESTINO VENDER BARATO.” Translated, it reads, “His name, José Liberato; his destiny, to sell cheap.” For some forty years, that’s what Liberato has tried to do […]

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