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New Book Charts Washington Heights’ Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

New Book Charts Washington Heights' Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new book delves into the complex history of Washington Heights and its uncertain future as a stronghold for working and middle-class New Yorkers. “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City,” by author Robert Snyder, looks into the neighborhood’s transition from being nicknamed “Frankfurt on […]


Flower Man of Harlem Recaptures His Corner | NY Times

Flower Man of Harlem Recaptures His Corner | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Sonny Gibbs is back on his corner. Nearly five months after New York officials forced Mr. Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, the city has welcomed him back this month, allowing him to sell flowers on the sidewalk where […]


Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to mourn Renee Mancino, the owner of two popular Uptown bakeries who was known for her generosity, determination and upbeat spirit. Mancino, 66, of Carrot Top Pastries, died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, shocking family, friends and longtime customers. At a memorial service […]


She was my love | Manhattan Times

She was my love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Back in the 1980’s, when Renee and Robert Mancino sought to open a bakery in Washington Heights, the neighborhood was considered dangerous. Far fewer businesses were seeking to set up shop in the Northern Manhattan in which the drug wars raged. Retail space was relatively inexpensive. “In 1980, you […]


11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

This is a big deal folks. Please make your way to neighborhood institution, Coogan’s, on Sunday, November 23rd to mark the publication of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, the engrossing new book by author and historian Robert Snyder. CROSSING BROADWAY tells the story of Washington Heights from the Great […]


Harlem Independent Theater launches $30K fundraising campaign|Columbia Spectator

Harlem Independent Theater launches $30K fundraising campaign|Columbia Spectator

By Sasha Zients Spectator Staff Writer The Harlem Independent Theater—an affordable movie theater, event space, and café and bar on track to open next summer—has launched a campaign to raise $30,000 by Nov. 25. The idea for HIT was conceived by Mark Blackman—an informal educator, comedian, filmmaker, and eight-year Harlem resident—and Eleanor Luken, an environmental […]


Uptown Video: Oveous – Letters to my Heroes

Uptown Video: Oveous - Letters to my Heroes


Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

By Lorena Mongelli, Dana Sauchelli and Sophia Rosenbaum A beloved Washington Heights bakery owner shot herself in the head in front of her husband Tuesday morning amid health complications and the possibility of losing her storefront. Shortly after Renee Mancino got to work at Carrot Top Bakery on Broadway, she put a gun to her […]


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 […]

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