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Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They’re not exactly heroes. Instead, the actions of the main characters in Up Theater Company’s latest play go from questionable to reprehensible. But playwright Kirby Fields doesn’t want you to like them. “I hope, at the end, the audience would understand why they did what they did, even if they don’t […]


Naming rights: Who decides what a neighborhood is called and where it starts and ends? | Crain’s New York Business

Naming rights: Who decides what a neighborhood is called and where it starts and ends? | Crain's New York Business

An ongoing brouhaha over what to call a section of Harlem is the latest battle in a long-running war over neighborhood naming rights By Joe Anuta A Harlem businessman in 2010 trademarked the term SoHa with plans to print T-shirts and promote southern Harlem as a residential and retail destination. Now the community board is […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Mandela Effect

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Mandela Effect

In episode 15, the crew discuss the Lala/Melo break up, Rachel’s epic showdown at the dog run and baby Instagram etiquette. Guest Milly Tamarez talks about the diversity in the improv/sketch world & what she is doing to improve it.


#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

The rules are simple: keep it clean and keep it to one tweet. In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov and @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. Now through April 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize of […]


Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace – A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace - A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

That’s right folks. The people will once again storm the palace. In light of the Trump tyranny, this event is more crucial than ever. The People Storm the Palace is an annual social justice theatre festival brought to you by the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). PTP empowers the entire community, both young and old, to […]


Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

By Madina Toure State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a host of other left-leaning pols debuted a new handbook outlining protections for undocumented renters facing landlord harassment—a legal manual they called crucial given the “very hostile, very toxic” current climate for foreign nationals under President Donald Trump. The prosecutor’s office released new “Know Your Rights” guidance—available online—for […]


Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The packages, diligently packed and labeled, reach every corner of the globe. But first they must pass through the hands of women working in concert in a small office in Washington Heights. Stuffed with t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel, the packages are sent to those who ordered items from TeeRico, the officially […]


Bodegas: Living the American Dream

Maria Hinojosa is a powerhouse. She has been properly representing Latinos in the media for over 25 years and she recently became the newest contributor to the indispensable CBS Sunday Morning news show. For her first segment, she took us to the bodegas of New York City for a look at the special place these […]


04/20/17: 4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo

04/20/17: 4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo

The 4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo goes down on April 20 at 6:30 pm at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 W 181st Street).


How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. BY LOLA ADESIOYE When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move. During the early ’30s, Neel […]


Relief after Re-entry | Manhattan Times

Relief after Re-entry | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen A new federal bill named for Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after incarceration on Rikers Island, is designed to improve mental health services for those re-entering society after serving jail time. New York Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the legislation, which would create a pilot program to […]


The Fate of the Furious Comes To Washington Heights

The Fate of the Furious Comes To Washington Heights

Photos provided by The United Palace of Cultural Arts Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez of the wildly successful Fast and Furious films came Uptown this morning to shoot a Despierta America segment and show some love to Washington Heights. Both stars took turns charming the crowd of hundreds and Michelle spent a considerable amount time […]


04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights – Coming together against hate & fear…

04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights - Coming together against hate & fear...

Join NMCIR and the community as we unite Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to stand together with love and compassion against hate. We will be demanding an end to detention and deportation, collaboration between ICE and local police, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure. If you would like to […]


Restoring Parent Trust in Harlem’s Beleaguered Public Schools | Center For New York City Affairs

Restoring Parent Trust in Harlem’s Beleaguered Public Schools | Center For New York City Affairs

By Clara Hemphill and Ana Carla Sant’anna Costa Stand on the corner of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem early on a school day morning, and you’ll see a steady stream of children leaving the neighborhood by bus and subway. Some parents call this daily exodus the “Harlem diaspora.” They may live in the […]


Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

In the hot and humid Dominican Republic, most women straighten their naturally curly hair in an effort to conform to deeply ingrained, yet outdated, standards of beauty. But Carolina Contreras is slowly changing this societal norm. Not only does she proudly rock her big curls, she’s helping other women do the same at her natural […]


Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Northern Manhattan’s annual, month-long arts festival is set to return. The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll will run from May 31 to June 30, showcasing performances and exhibitions by the Northern Manhattan arts community at assorted venues from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. The 15th edition of the Stroll will kick off at the […]


Tupac Lives – From Harlem to the Hall of Fame

Tupac Lives - From Harlem to the Hall of Fame

Most people tend to forget that the firebrand emcee was born in Harlem. The child of two Black Panthers, Tupac Shakur was born into the struggle. Today, April 7th, Tupac becomes only the sixth rap act to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of Hip-Hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac recorded […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Lost/Not Found

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Lost/Not Found

LOST/NOT FOUND May 3 – 19 The Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate (729 W. 181st Street) In Lost/Not Found, things do not go as planned when three desperate twenty-somethings from Washington Heights “rescue” a missing girl and detain her, while the growing reward for her return offers visions of riches. What they learn about themselves, […]


04/04/17: Free Screening of 1984 @ The United Palace

04/04/17: Free Screening of 1984 @ The United Palace

1984 is required viewing in the initial days of the Trump Tyranny. Tomorrow, April 4, you can catch the film for free in our very own United Palace. The United Palace of Cultural Arts is joining the National Screening Day as over 160 movie theatres across the U.S. will screen the film adaptation of George […]


04/04/17: Tenant Resource Fair

04/04/17: Tenant Resource Fair

The office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez in collaboration with the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) are hosting a Tenant Resource Fair Tomorrow, April 4th 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Isabella Geriatric Center (515 Audubon Avenue). At the fair, there will be several legal organizations to answer and assist with any housing related […]


Uptown Video: Dating Has No Merci – Chapter 1

Uptown Video: Dating Has No Merci - Chapter 1


Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Attention residents of Uptown and Harlem: #HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity is planning a day of political education in May. They want to know what types of workshops or training you would like to attend. In the age of Trump, it is critical to build skills and uplift each other as a community. Please fill […]


Iconic theater slated for landmark designation | Manhattan Times

Iconic theater slated for landmark designation | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Put it in the books. After several months of speculation, local Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez announced he would back a landmark designation for the historic United Palace in Washington Heights. Built in 1930 as movie palace Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the Thomas Lamb-designed venue had been used mostly as a church since 1969, […]


#InstagramUptown: Dancers Be Like

#InstagramUptown: Dancers Be Like

What a few DTH dancers do when our flight is delayed… featuring our ballet master Keith Saunders. —— Quando seu avião não está chegando , olha o que atraso faz😂 Video by @nickrosephotography #itsapartyitsaparty A post shared by Ingrid Silva™ (@ingridsilva) on Mar 26, 2017 at 6:11pm PDT Related: This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio […]

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