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Methodist Church Poised to Boot Senior Center From Location After 40 Years | DNAinfo

Methodist Church Poised to Boot Senior Center From Location After 40 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A senior center is on the verge of being cast out after four decades at their location by their Methodist church landlords — forced to scrape by on a shaky month-to-month agreement, officials said this week. The ARC XVI Senior Center executive director Fern Hertzberg told Community Board 12 at a […]


Op-Led: I Love You Bruh… An Open Letter To America’s Last President

Op-Led: I Love You Bruh… An Open Letter To America’s Last President

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Pete Souza “I. Am. Not. Ready…. I am not ready for a new one…. “ I am starting to feel just like that adorable little black girl who completely and utterly loses it once she realizes that Barack Obama will no longer be president. It was way back in […]


Mood Music: Glory – Renatus

Mood Music: Glory - Renatus


The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Hold On

The Fix: Break Out The Crazy - Hold On

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Llegó Espaillat | Manhattan Times

Llegó Espaillat | Manhattan Times

Dominican-American takes oath in D.C. Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Photos by Emmanuel Abreu It is a fight for the soul of our nation. That is what Adriano Espaillat, who was sworn in as U.S. Representative for the 13th Congressional District, told a cheering crowd of Northern Manhattan residents in Washington, D.C. on Tues., Jan. 3rd. […]


Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants: Have An Idea To Improve Your Neighborhood?

Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants: Have An Idea To Improve Your Neighborhood?

Through their Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform […]


Why Karl-Anthony Towns Turned Down USA Basketball For The Dominican Republic | The Undefeated

Why Karl-Anthony Towns Turned Down USA Basketball For The Dominican Republic | The Undefeated

BY MARC J. SPEARS | @MARCJSPEARSESPN Dominican cuisine can be quite complicated, but Karl-Anthony Towns likes to keep it simple. Sancocho, the Dominican Republic’s national dish, includes beef, chicken and sometimes even pork, all meats that are regular staples in most Dominican meals. But whether it’s his food preference or his love for his mother’s Dominican heritage, […]


Op-Led: Democracy Meets Dominicans

Op-Led: Democracy Meets Dominicans

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Democracy will never be the same again. Democracy now comes with drums. Guiras y tamboras to be exact. Yesterday, in the wee hours of the morning, 12 busloads of folks, as well an untold numbers of personal vehicles, left New York City to be a part of something truly special. Approximately […]


The Top 10 Posts of 2016

The Top 10 Posts of 2016

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) While the countdown to the coronation of you know who draws ever closer, it’s that time of year to take a look back at the Top Posts of 2016. By the way, we are super proud to have been chosen to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List. […]


Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York – January 13-15

Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York - January 13-15

Cine Art Entertainment Production in partnership with Univision, Columbia University Medical Center and Telemicro invite you to “The Best of the Dominican Film Festival.” This special presentation features 15 of the best films programmed in the last five years and will play between Friday January, 13th through Sunday, January 15, 2017. The Dominican Film Festival showcases the absolute […]


An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

By Anthony Capote Adriano Espaillat has had a big year. In June, the outgoing state senator won a nine-person primary race to replace 46-year incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel in the House, narrowly defeating Assemblyman Keith Wright by 849 votes. Then in July, he appeared on the national stage to speak at the Democratic national convention […]


Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Game-Changing Year

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Game-Changing Year

For the first installment of ABC News’ “Game Changers”, Robin Roberts came Uptown to chop it up with the incomparable Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Carmelo Anthony’s emotional gift to teen fan battling cancer | NY Post

Carmelo Anthony’s emotional gift to teen fan battling cancer | NY Post

By Kaja Whitehouse Knicks star Carmelo Anthony played the role of St. Nick on Sunday, when he gave a car to 17-year-old fan with cancer just before the game against the Celtics in Madison Square Garden. The 32-year-old forward handed a 2017 Kia Sorento to Jarell Lara, who suffers from a rare form of cancer […]


Op-Led: Enjoy The Holidays Because Bad Things Are Coming…

Op-Led: Enjoy The Holidays Because Bad Things Are Coming…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But you know who is about to be President in a matter of weeks and this country, and ultimately the world, will be a worse place because of it. Don’t let anyone tell you different. This is not just another President headed […]


Uptown Video: Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

BY MARITZA VILLELA & JESENIA DE MOYA C. This may be the last Christmas for the ARC Fort Washington Senior Center, which has served the community for 40 years. Seniors who frequent the center are hoping for a miracle. Maritza Villela and Jesenia de Moya C. visited the center and spoke with some of the […]


Video: Inside The Harlem Home of Neil Patrick Harris

Last year, actor Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka invited Architectural Digest to their absolutely stunning Harlem townhouse. This time around, Vogue takes us on a tour of the place while submitting Harris to some of the most random questions ever. We think the best part of the video, besides getting a glimpse of the magnificent […]


The Year of Hamilton

The Year of Hamilton

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Hamilton cultural juggernaut continues to conquer. How do you cap off a year that includes 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Not too mention being one of the most successful and buzzed about Broadway […]


The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This sleuth went from subway surfing to star-gazing at the White House. While riding the subway recently, nine-year-old Harlem resident Ian Aquino provided train directions to a lost tourist, helping the man reach his destination. Though the man had asked Aquino’s mother, Susan Montes, for assistance, it was the youngster who responded. “At […]


Uptown Video: We’re Going To Be Rich – Episode 3 – Brenda’s Rescue

Uptown Video: We're Going To Be Rich - Episode 3 - Brenda's Rescue

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Photo Essay: The Beauty of Black Joy | Salon

Photo Essay: The Beauty of Black Joy | Salon

BY Peter Cooper I didn’t set out to find Black Joy, rather Black Joy found me I found it in the slight upward bend of a smile The moment right before and after a breath The spark in the eye Black Joy I found it when I went back for the photo that I almost […]


The Classic Comeback | Manhattan Times

The Classic Comeback | Manhattan Times

It’s time to get cracking – again. A groundbreaking holiday show which became an instant New York City classic will make its return next month. The Hip Hop Nutcracker combines the beloved Russian ballet’s classic story elements and Tchaikovsky’s famous score with hip hop dancing, while setting the story in modern day Northern Manhattan. The show returns for the […]


How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, […]


This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

By Manuel Betancourt Auditions are terrifying. As a performer, everything can hinge on a few moments on a stage in front of strangers that’ll be quick to judge your every move. It can be a paralyzing moment for many. It can lead you to think back to where it all began and how far you’ve […]


“Jane the Virgin” narrator explains his unique, unseen role: “He’s kind of Jane’s spirit animal” | Salon

“Jane the Virgin” narrator explains his unique, unseen role: “He’s kind of Jane’s spirit animal” | Salon

BY Mary Elizabeth Williams The first thing you notice when you talk to Anthony Mendez, the narrator from “Jane the Virgin,” is that he doesn’t have a Spanish accent in real life. OMG! But even with his off-duty voice, he’s still a smooth talker. The Bronx-born star took an unlikely path to his unseen stardom, […]

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