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Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

The always funny Desus & Mero recently had Congressman Adriano Espaillat on the show and boy was it funny. They asked him about Cardi B, chancletas and much more. Check it out below.


Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Mi Nido Taverna is flooded with old signs and community fliers with brown, folded edges and a faint cigarette smell that owner, Johnny Caro, 67, said remains in the air from before smoking inside bars became illegal. But after 46 years, the 148 Nagle Ave. bar, one of the first […]


Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “The Art of Healing”. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill), this exhibition will present work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or […]


Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church | NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead of showing up to her […]


“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

We have crossed the Rubicon. While we were horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that took place this past weekend, we were not surprised. The coldly calculated violence is the logical conclusion of a Trump presidency. Trump has opened up a Pandora’s Box of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance and we are all paying the […]


Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If the election and elevation of you know who to the Oval Office teaches us anything it is that elections matter. You are either at the table or on the menu. Apathy is not option. It never was, especially not now. With that said, The Barack Obama Democratic Club, […]


08/12/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

08/12/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

Join the Sweet Spot Festival and Grow NYC, in partnership with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and Broadway Housing Communities for #SecondSaturdays at Sugar Hill Greenmarket! Participate in a full-day of outdoor fun, music, interactive art making workshops, local vintage vendors, fresh produce, storytelling and more. For more info: http://sweetspotfestival.com/ We […]


Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

By Sarina Trangle Kevin Klepper has never been a bookworm, but by chance he became a patron to readers — launching community bookshelves on sidewalks across Washington Heights and Inwood. More than five years ago, a friend urged the general contractor, who is known to enjoy rummaging through garbage for salvageable material, to check out […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Woke Foods

Indiegogo Spotlight: Woke Foods

A Word From Woke Foods Our names are Merelis and Ysanet, and we are Woke Foods — a women-owned cooperative that taps into the healing traditions of Dominican food! We are NYC’s first Dominican vegan food business and we cater events, create and share recipes on our website, host cooking classes, and soon will offer […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #IceWater

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #IceWater

This is how you introduce yourself to NEW YORK CITY. Game-winning three in Overtime of a Playoff game. @Dloading did that! #IceWater pic.twitter.com/K7SYO09lyE — Dyckman Basketball (@IamDyckman) August 10, 2017 Related: Streetball Lives @ Dyckman Park We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on […]


Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Saints and salsa. Thousands gathered to celebrate Afro-Latino culture in the city during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol,” known as the Loíza Festival, named after the city in Puerto Rico that inspired the festival a half-century before. Loíza is home to the largest community of African descendants in […]


08/06/17: Jaws & Beach Party @ The United Palace

08/06/17: Jaws & Beach Party @ The United Palace

Experience Jaws on a 50-foot screen and stay for a bite! Before the screening, the theatre will be transformed into a tropical Palace with fin-tastic decor and Jaw-dropping activities, but beware of the deep end! DUUUN… DUN. 4pm: Doors & Beach Party On Stage 5pm: Movie + Q&A The Beach Party will include: Reef-freshments by […]


Spread Love: 50th Annual Loíza Festival

Spread Love: 50th Annual Loíza Festival

July 28th | July 29th | July 30th — 11:00AM to 8PM (All Days) E 109th St (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), NY NY. FREE | Please RSVP your attendance here. The Annual Festival Santiago Apóstol de Loíza in El Barrio celebrates a half century of African influence of the Puerto Rican and Latino immigrant […]


Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There is more to explore. Armando Guareno is intent on expanding the popular notions of the kinds of art produced and created by those within the Dominican diaspora. “We are more than merengue and bachata,” said Guareno in reference to the music most commonly associated with the Dominican Republic. “We are […]


A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) A little drizzle could not put a damper on the festivities. The annual Toast To Fort Tryon benefit bash did not, as usual, disappoint. Event goers were treated to fine wines, delectable food and craft beers courtesy of the Dyckman Beer Company. By the way, you have to try their […]


The Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree In Pictures…

The Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree In Pictures…

Photography by Marcus Johnson The swank Seawalk restaurant on Dyckman was the scene of the Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree honoring Dascha Polanco. Cinephiles, community members and elected officials were on hand to honor the career of Miss Polanco as well as to celebrate the festival, which will take place from July […]


We Will Not Forget – A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

We Will Not Forget - A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

By State Senator Marisol Alcántara When I learned of the tragic death of Officer Miosotis Familia, I was heartbroken. She was a woman who lived her entire life in service of others and in service of the community. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked as a nurse, and for 12 years, she protected […]


The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 28 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2017 List

The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 28 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2017 List

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and we are super proud to once again be recognized as one of the best NYC blogs. Our mission is to spread that Uptown Love and […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2017

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2017

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for the fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.


People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’ | Amsterdam News

People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’ | Amsterdam News

By STEPHON JOHNSON and CYRIL JOSH BARKER It looks like the battle to rename Harlem south of 125th Street “SoHa” is coming to an abrupt end. Reports indicate that real estate firm Keller Williams is heeding the call of the community to stop using the term to attract new residents to the already heavily gentrified […]


Beyond Brooklyn: 3 Uptown Girls Share Their Favorite New York City Gems | Vogue

Beyond Brooklyn: 3 Uptown Girls Share Their Favorite New York City Gems | Vogue

by Martine Thompson While ruminating on New York City’s best spots to fill up leisure time, many would be hard-pressed to name a lounge-worthy park for lazy summer afternoons or a haute boîte fit for ringing in a special occasion north of 155th Street. Which is a shame, because a bustling nightlife and exciting culinary […]


A Plant-Based Dominican Food Co-Op Opens In Washington Heights | Vibe Viva

A Plant-Based Dominican Food Co-Op Opens In Washington Heights | Vibe Viva

By Marjua Estevez For Ysanet Batista, being in the business of clean eating is more a political act than anything else, turning traditionally meat-laded Dominican cuisine into plant-based delicacies. With a mere $200 in equity, the Dominican chef last summer launched the city’s first vegetarian food business, Woke Foods, providing catering, cooking classes and meal planning to her […]


06/26/17: Film Works Alfresco – Los Sures

06/26/17: Film Works Alfresco - Los Sures

This is one installment of the Film Works Alfresco series that you don’t want to miss. Los Sures beautifully documents the neighborhood of Los Sures (Williamsburg) in Brooklyn in the early 80’s. Make your way to Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park on Monday, June 26 to catch this must-see film. The pre-show begins at […]

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