Uptown Parks

Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It looks like Inwood Hill Park has a new artist in residence. For the record, Inwood Hill Park is the last real sliver of nature left in Manhattan. Like I have said before, the rest of the parks in Manhattan are nature in a suit. Not Inwood Hill Park, it is […]


10/4/15: The Medieval Festival

10/4/15: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 31th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 4th, 2015 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO The northern stretch of Riverside Park has long been an attraction for residents of Hamilton Heights. But getting to it is not easy. The Manhattan neighborhood, perched on a bluff 50 feet above the Hudson River, is separated from upper Riverside’s ball fields, bike path and barbecue area by train tracks […]


Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

By HOLLAND COTTER Ellsworth Kelly, renowned maker of abstract, odd-shaped monochromatic paintings, has said that he developed his eye for color and form as a bird watcher when he was a child in rural New Jersey. You can see evidence of this history: in the indigo bunting blue of “Blue Panel I” from 1977; in […]


Eyes on the Street: Cyclists Ride New Hudson Greenway Ramp in Inwood | Streetsblog NYC

Eyes on the Street: Cyclists Ride New Hudson Greenway Ramp in Inwood | Streetsblog NYC

by Brad Aaron Cyclists and wheelchair users will soon have improved access to the Hudson River Greenway in Inwood, when the Parks Department officially opens a new ramp connecting the greenway to Dyckman Street. The ADA-compliant ramp, at the northern terminus of the greenway, was supposed to open a year ago. Until now users had to enter […]


Park Place: Irina Falconi returns to her tennis beginnings in New York City | Tennis.com

Park Place: Irina Falconi returns to her tennis beginnings in New York City | Tennis.com

by Nina Pantic NEW YORK—At the northern tip of Manhattan, where the A train creeps into its very last stop, is the intersection of Seaman Avenue and 207th Street. For Irina Falconi, the 73rd-ranked tennis player in the world, it’s also an intersection of the past and present. “This was my entire life,” Falconi says, […]


The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

By WILLIAM GRIMES FOR as long as New York has been New York, its inhabitants have looked for ways to escape the city’s frenzy. They have sought out breathable air, fresh vistas or a simple patch of greenery. In 1880, Harper’s Weekly offered its readers a helpful tip. “Nothing can be pleasanter, for those who […]


9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

Soak up the sweet last days of summer with a free movie screening of NAS: Time is iLLmatic SEPTEMBER 9th, 2015 Morningside Park Upper Lawn 113th St. & Morningside Drive Music by OP! at 6:30 Movie Screening at 8pmBring your friends + family, lawn chairs + blankets Come early and get your SWEET spot! Presented […]


The Weekend – The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

The Weekend - The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Founded in memoriam of beloved jazz musician Charlie Parker, this festival annually attracts thousands of fans to two historic parks in Manhattan. The festival will kick off the first of its three days on August 21st in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, blocks from the famous jazz clubs where Parker graced the stage, and move […]


The High Bridge Festival In Pictures

The High Bridge Festival In Pictures

Photography by Marcus Johnson


8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature […]


8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

The Sweet Spot Festival, LargeUp and the Rice & Peas Massive bring you The 3rd Annual Jamaican Indepen-DANCE Reggae Fete! AUGUST 1st, from 2-9PM West Harlem Pier MAX GLAZER + DJ GRAVY ORIJAHNAL VIBES + MICRO DON AUTOGRAPH + HERBERT HOLLER Selecting, Dancing & Art for the little ones, Dance Hall workshops Food, Vintage & Artisan […]


Manhattan’s Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

By Dr. Chris Martine In the 1950s my grandparents moved my father and uncle out of the Bronx, New York, and into the New Jersey countryside on the other bank of the Hudson River. Growing up hearing stories from my dad about how felicitous it was to be plunked down into the open spaces and […]


LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

By JIM DWYER For nearly all their 200 million years, the Palisades cliffs were not disturbed by the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation of the Grand Canyon, or millenniums of human settlement along the Hudson River. This Tuesday, however, is at least the third time in 125 years that the cliffs north of […]


Spread Love: The Higher Ground Festival Goes Down On June 27th

Spread Love: The Higher Ground Festival Goes Down On June 27th

That’s right people. The moment we have all been waiting for is almost upon us. The Higher Ground Festival goes down on Saturday, June 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Higher Ground Festival brings Washington Heights and Inwood artists together to network and experiment with interdisciplinary collaborations premiered locally; simultaneously celebrating the neighborhood […]


5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

For more info: http://sweetspotfestival.com/


Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

By Susan Delson If People magazine had existed in the early 1800s, Eliza Jumel would have been a natural for the cover—and not just once. She might have scored first in the 1790s, as a New York actress known for her wit, beauty and influential friends. And then again in 1810, as half of a […]


Princess Naomi – Uptown’s Indian Princess | My Inwood

Princess Naomi - Uptown's Indian Princess | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie. Since moving to Inwood I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in […]


New York City F.C. Considers Building Stadium at Columbia Complex | NY Times

New York City F.C. Considers Building Stadium at Columbia Complex | NY Times

By CHARLES V. BAGLI and ANDREW DAS Over the past four years, New York City’s $100 million professional soccer club has bounced from a pier on the Hudson River to a public park in Queens to a factory site in the South Bronx in its relentless search for a permanent home. This being New York, […]


With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

By JIM DWYER At midlife, Mandy Hicks and Andy Partridge, childhood friends from North Yorkshire, England, struck up a romance. To celebrate her 52nd birthday last week, they made their first visit to New York, in time for some of the coldest weather on record. More than once, it crossed Mr. Partridge’s mind that he […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Sherman Creek boathouse #newyork #washingtonheights #washheights #inwood #instagramuptown … http://t.co/4EfpHrXBMo pic.twitter.com/8VJDNlg0jB — Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) February 14, 2015 Check out: Park Portfolio – Swindler Cove Park Boats in the Hood – Opening Day @ the Inwood Canoe Club The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly […]


Who’s Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

Who's Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

BY Erik Baard A New Year’s Day nature walk through Inwood Hill Park came to a hushed halt last week when participants happened upon a tongue nailed to a red oak tree. Chalk their sudden silence up to the spell cast by an African Diaspora ritual intended to silence damaging rumors or court testimony. The […]


Inwood Hill Park to Get GPS Locators and New Signs to Increase Safety | DNAinfo

Inwood Hill Park to Get GPS Locators and New Signs to Increase Safety | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — The Parks Department will install signs and GPS locators at 16 landmarks throughout Inwood Hill Park in the hopes of making the greenspace safer and more user-friendly. The park contains the largest forest area in Manhattan as well as one of the borough’s few remaining natural salt marshes, attracting bird […]


Evidence of Native American activity uncovered in Isham Park | My Inwood

Evidence of Native American activity uncovered in Isham Park | My Inwood

by Cole Thompson An ongoing improvement project in a city park has uncovered signs of Native American settlement on the northern tip of Manhattan. Workers digging a trench for the installation of water fountains in Isham Park have unearthed a curious concentration of shells. Could the shells be part of a larger shell midden? Could […]

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