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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 […]


Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

By WINNIE HU Matthew Carter’s summer hideaway is not in the Hamptons, the Catskills or on the Jersey Shore. It does not require a car ride or a small fortune to keep up. Mr. Carter, 32, an adjunct professor of music at the City College of New York, simply holes up at the Inwood Library […]


Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Mark your calendars people. The Dominican Day Parade is going down on Sunday, August 14th. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is none other than singer-songwriter extraordinaire Juan Luis Guerra. Inspired by the heroism of The Mirabal Sisters, who were instrumental in bringing en end to the Trujillo regime, the theme for this year’s […]


Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

By Mara Gay and Thomas MacMillan New York state Assemblyman Keith Wright conceded defeat Thursday in the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, paving the way for state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to potentially become the first Dominican-American member of Congress. The primary fight ended Thursday afternoon with a handshake outside […]


Adriano Espaillat Is in Position to Replace Rangel and Become First Dominican in Congress | NY Times

Adriano Espaillat Is in Position to Replace Rangel and Become First Dominican in Congress | NY Times

By WILLIAM NEUMAN State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat was poised on Tuesday to take a historic step toward becoming the first Dominican-American elected to Congress, holding what appeared to be an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary to replace Representative Charles B. Rangel. Mr. Espaillat declared victory with a lead of more than 1,000 votes […]


Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

BY Jared Mccallister A passionate, generations-long affair between New York and Cuba is rekindling through the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a culture-packed exchange initiative of music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more, starting in Manhattan during Harlem Week in August. After a half-century long hiatus due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the […]


Get Your Vote On: 13th Congressional District

Get Your Vote On: 13th Congressional District

Listen up people it’s time to get out there and vote. The fact that Rangel is retiring after 4 decades adds a certain urgency, volatility and intrigue to the race for the 13th Congressional District. Nine Democrats are competing for the nomination in today’s primary. NYC’s 13th Congressional District is made up of Harlem, East […]


VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing completion | The Real Deal

VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing completion | The Real Deal

By Alistair Gardiner Construction is nearly finished on New York’s zaniest new building. Columbia University Medical College’s new Graduate and Education Building in Washington Heights has been the subject of much discussion since renderings by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro surfaced four years ago. Read more: VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing […]


Put You On: Escape NYC

Put You On: Escape NYC

Okay folks you have until tomorrow to take part in the first-ever driveable Escape the Room experience. The always forward-thinking Ford Motor Company teamed up with I Love New York for a next-generation adventure that will test your wits, skills and your teamwork. Get this: teams have to work together to solve puzzles and successfully […]


The 2016 Dominican Film Festival Kick-Off In Pictures

Photography by Marcus Johnson Time to get your fix of Dominican films. Click below for our handy guide to the 2016 Dominican Film Festival in New York. Check out: Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York


Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again folks. The Harlem Arts Festival is going down this weekend. Festival Day 1 (June 25th) and Day 2 (June 26th), from 3:00pm-8:30pm in Marcus Garvey Park are completely free! Featuring the brightest talents of Harlem, the festival is a fun celebration of local arts for all ages and interests. […]


Storm the Palace – The Recap

Storm the Palace – The Recap

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) We came, we saw, we stormed the palace. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to celebrate the community affirming work of the People’s Theatre Project at the magnificent United Palace this past Tuesday. For the people – by the people, succinctly sums up what the […]


Washington Heights sixth-graders name just-discovered Dominican Republic-native wasp species ‘La Luz Brillante’ | NY Daily News

Washington Heights sixth-graders name just-discovered Dominican Republic-native wasp species ‘La Luz Brillante’ | NY Daily News

BY Reuven Blau Students in Washington Heights got a real-life science lesson when they were chosen to name a newly discovered species of wasp native to the Dominican Republic. Sixth-graders at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity after an entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History reached out for assistance. […]


Improv with a side of sazon…

Improv with a side of sazon...

BY Edgar Peña (@stayGFTD) “Whoa, what a nice building” This was my first impression of the Room 28 Improv show. Walking up I did not expect the Alianza Dominicana Triangle Building to be quite like this, a beautiful facade of steel and glass. A building built for the development, and advancement, of the Dominican community […]


Saving the Supermarket | Manhattan Times

Saving the Supermarket | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Community celebrates new lease for local market Call them the Associated Allies. More than a hundred local residents gathered outside of Associated Supermarket in Washington Heights on Sun., Jun 19th, to celebrate having kept the store from closing. The popular local grocery store, located on Fort Washington Avenue and 187th Street, […]


The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

By Tolly Wright Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city’s best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending […]


Spread Love: Word Up Books Turns 5

Spread Love: Word Up Books Turns 5

On Saturday, June 18th Word Up Books will be celebrating 5 awesome years of being an indispensable community resource. In light of that significant milestone, Word Up is throwing an all day long shindig. The festivities kick off at 11 am. See below for the deets.


06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

The Sweet Spot Festival will be celebrating the opening of the 2016 Sugar Hill Green Market season with Grow NYC Sweet Spot POP + SHOP June 18th, 2016 from 10AM- 5PM Tunes by DJ Olivia Dope + KEEYS Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 898 St.Nicholas Ave ( A w 155 St) Craft […]


Developer Won’t Let Us Open in GWB Bus Station, Small Business Owners Say | DNAinfo

Developer Won't Let Us Open in GWB Bus Station, Small Business Owners Say | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The developer behind the long-delayed George Washington Bridge Bus Station renovation is blocking a dozen small business owners who signed leases to move into the space from opening, multiple owners told DNAinfo New York — in what they call the latest boondoggle in the troubled project. Developers George Washington […]


A Broad Brush | Manhattan Times

A Broad Brush | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Erik Cuello They were struck by the strokes. A new mural at the George Washington Educational Complex is the handiwork of seven student artists intent on expressing the challenges specific to young women of color. The group of seven hails from the George Washington Educational Campus. The mural was produced in collaboration with […]


Uptown Residents To Hold Vigil For The Victims Of The Orlando Attack

Uptown Residents To Hold Vigil For The Victims Of The Orlando Attack

Uptown residents will hold a community vigil for the victims of the tragic shooting that took place in Orlando Saturday night. The candle light vigil will start at 8:30 pm at Bennett Park (Ft. Washington Ave. and W.183rd St.) in Washington Heights. The vigil will bring together local elected officials, religious leaders and community members […]

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