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First Look: Sarah Jones – Sell/Buy/Date @ New York Live Arts

First Look: Sarah Jones - Sell/Buy/Date @ New York Live Arts

Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones presents an exclusive first-look production of her latest full-length performance piece Sell/Buy/Date at New York Live Arts for 12 performances only as part of New York Live Arts’ annual Live Artery season. This dynamic multi-character, one-person play is inspired by stories of people, especially women and […]


Spread Love: The Revolution Books Benefit Art Sale

Spread Love: The Revolution Books Benefit Art Sale

The Revolution Books Benefit Art Sale has been extended until January 10th. That means signed works from such artists as Shepard Fairey, Christo, Keith Haring, Dred Scott and many more. Spread that Uptown Love and go to the store (437 Malcolm X Blvd. at 132nd Street) or online and buy something special for yourself or […]


The Most District: What’s America’s smallest congressional district? New York’s 13th | Daily KOS

The Most District: What's America's smallest congressional district? New York's 13th | Daily KOS

By David Jarman The nation’s smallest, and most dense, congressional district, is New York’s 13th Congressional District. The tiny 13th occupies only 10.25 square miles of land area (or 12.98 square miles of total area, including water, if you prefer); according to the 2010 Census, that’s 69,994 people per square mile. There are only four other […]


Gentrification in Washington Heights forcing out longtime mom and pop shops | Fox News Latino

Gentrification in Washington Heights forcing out longtime mom and pop shops | Fox News Latino

By Soni Sangha New York – When Margarita Santana first arrived in New York, she made coffee filters in a New Jersey factory. She worked with other Dominicans who longed for traditional home cooked meals. Eventually, she quit the factory job to cook. Slowly, beauty salon workers in her Washington Heights neighborhood caught wind of […]


The changes coming to Harlem’s 125th St. make it a hot spot | NY Post

The changes coming to Harlem’s 125th St. make it a hot spot | NY Post

By Steve Cuozzo The 125th Street of Harlem mythology is fast disappearing. River to river, a whirlwind of new development, redevelopment and “repositioning” is sweeping away old for new. The Apollo Theater, under the guidance of a foundation chaired by banking titan Richard Parsons, happily seems immortal. But many small fried-chicken and fish joints and […]


Up in Harlem, Making Artisan Toffee Is a Family Affair | The Village Voice

Up in Harlem, Making Artisan Toffee Is a Family Affair | The Village Voice

By Jacqueline Raposo Working with family doesn’t always spark the most aspirational images: think the insanity of the Osbournes, Kardashians, Trumps (gasp), and Lohans. But when it comes to making chocolate-covered toffee for Laurie Freeman Pauker, keeping business in the family is sweet. Laurie & Sons started in 2013 when the New York Department of Economic […]


Manhattan man claims false arrest might lead to 95-year-old grandmother’s eviction | NY Daily News

Manhattan man claims false arrest might lead to 95-year-old grandmother’s eviction | NY Daily News

BY Victoria Bekiempis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Washington Heights man who was falsely arrested at his 95-year-old grandmother’s apartment had the charges against him dropped — but the bad arrest might lead to their eviction, a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit says. Joseph Suazo was watching TV with a friend around 11:45 p.m. on […]


12/20/15: A Miracle On 34th Street @ The United Palace

12/20/15: A Miracle On 34th Street @ The United Palace

Miracle on 34th Street Sunday, December 20, 2015, 04:00pm The Women of Fox Film Festival Doors open at 4pm; Pre-show entertainment at 5pm; movie at 5:30pm. Pre-show caroling Intro by New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick and classic film blogger Will McKinley Where a tuxedo or gown and get in for free! Tickets: $10 […]


A Push to Preserve the Cultural Legacy of Harlem’s Sugar Hill | NY Times

A Push to Preserve the Cultural Legacy of Harlem’s Sugar Hill | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ Morning sunlight filled Karen D. Taylor’s apartment, casting a warm glow on the books and artwork lining the dining room. Here, perched high along the bluffs in Harlem’s Sugar Hill, she invoked the names of prominent African-Americans who made her imposing building, 555 Edgecombe Avenue, the address of choice decades ago: Paul […]


In Memoriam: El General Palominio Paloma

In Memoriam: El General Palominio Paloma

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown lost one of its most colorful characters recently. While his real name was known by only a handful of people, his self-chosen moniker was El General Palominio Paloma. I think most folks knew him as simply Paloma. On my block we use to call him Hitler because of his mustache, […]


Forgiving Mariela Camacho: The Review

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Have you ever loved someone so deeply that it hurts to be apart from that person? For veteran NYPD detective Pete Gonzalvez that woman has always been Mariela Camacho. Ever since he first fell madly in love with her as a young man in the Dominican Republic, Mariela has occupied a […]


Harlem Business Wants to Lock You in a Room and Give You an Hour to Escape | DNAinfo

Harlem Business Wants to Lock You in a Room and Give You an Hour to Escape | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — A new Uptown business locks you and a group of friends in an abandoned asylum and gives you 60 minutes to escape. The asylum isn’t real, it’s one of four intricately decorated “escape rooms” where friends have to solve puzzles, find hidden doors and clues, and unlock combinations in order to get […]


12/13/15: The People’s Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

12/13/15: The People's Theatre Project Presents Winter Parranda

WINTER PARRANDA is People’s Theatre Project’s mid-season festival of new plays conceived, created and performed by the Circle Up and To Be Heard youth community actors. December 13, 2015 at 4pm – 6pm The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) For more info: www.PTP.nyc. We invite you to subscribe to […]


A Japanese Chef in Harlem | NY Times

A Japanese Chef in Harlem | NY Times

By HANNAH SELIGSON Before Chef Sinichi Inoue starts cutting the fish that is flown in to his Harlem restaurant from Japan, he performs a personal ritual: He blesses it, expressing thanks and honoring what he will later serve to his customers. He has done this twice a week since July, when Sushi Inoue opened. Formerly […]


Casa…to be continued | Manhattan Times

Casa…to be continued | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi If a bookstore could be a character in a novel, La Casa Azul would likely be a force of magical realism as wrought by Gabriel García Márquez.‎ Named for the blue house where Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived, this El Barrio bookshop has been a cultural – and colorful – destination […]


Spread Love: C-Rock Is Now On-Demand

Spread Love: C-Rock Is Now On-Demand

In the summer, boys leap from heights up to 110 feet into the Harlem River. It’s a dangerous rite of passage going back generations in the Bronx, New York City. In this festival favorite short documentary, kids stand struck with fear on the cliff’s edge while others taunt from the water. Some dare to try […]


A Renowned Dance Couple Keeps Flamenco’s Flame Burning in New York | NY Times

A Renowned Dance Couple Keeps Flamenco’s Flame Burning in New York | NY Times

By SUSAN HARTMAN “Flamenco is clandestino,” said Soledad Barrio, the star of the renowned company Noche Flamenca, who moved with her family from Madrid to Washington Heights two years ago. In a flamenco studio, she continued, “you don’t need big windows — or beautiful space.” Amor de Dios, the flamenco center in Madrid where Ms. […]


22-Year-Old Launching Harlem’s First VC Fund | TechCrunch

22-Year-Old Launching Harlem’s First VC Fund | TechCrunch

by Megan Rose Dickey John Henry, the 22-year-old founder of accelerator program Cofound Harlem, has announced Cofound Ventures, Harlem’s first venture capital fund. Cofound Ventures, which will officially launch next year, is looking to raise a total of $8 million, with $3 million going toward running the nine-month accelerator and funding startup stipends, and $5 million toward further […]


With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship | NY Times

With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS This election season, Sandra Ocampo is running her own campaign. Last week, Ms. Ocampo, 21, who immigrated from Nicaragua to Yonkers five years ago, showed up at a citizenship drive sponsored by the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights in Inwood. After having her photo taken at a nearby travel agency, Ms. […]


Meet the “Harlem Hate Pastor” Who Just Met With Donald Trump | Mother Jones

By Miles E. Johnson This is James David Manning. The black pastor that endorsed trump. The sign should tell u all u need to know. pic.twitter.com/llqszE5WW8 — Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) December 1, 2015 On Monday, Republican front-runner Donald Trump met with a group of African American pastors in Manhattan, after some confusion over whether all […]


Washington Heights ‘Town Square’ Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

Washington Heights 'Town Square' Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A modern “town square” on West 175th Street that is set to house dozens of street vendors finally opened to the public Monday more than two decades after merchants first set up shop in the area. The Plaza de Las Americas, between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue, is now equipped with benches and bistro-style seating, […]


Inwood’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery | My Inwood

Inwood’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In March of 1903 workmen in the Inwood section of northern Manhattan made a startling discovery. On a hilltop, near the present intersection of 212th Street and Tenth Avenue, were discovered row after row of skeletons buried beneath crude stone markers. According to local lore the hill contained an old slave cemetery […]


Spread Love: #WHIN & DINE

Spread Love: #WHIN & DINE

Once again it’s on… You have until November 20th to take part in the official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE. This is your chance to indulge in a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a whole host of awesome Uptown restaurants. You know the motto, Spread love it’s […]


Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An affordable housing workshop held by the city’s Economic Development Corp. in Inwood’s P.S. 314 Muscota New School Tuesday night drew so many people that some had to be turned away, officials said. More than 200 attendees turned up for the NYC Housing Workshop that was meant to allow neighbors […]

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