Uptown Video: Uptown Fashion Week 2017 Recap

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03/18/17: The Herstory Brunch @ Alianza Dominicana

What better way to celebrate Women’s History month than to give back to those in need? Wordat4F and Wendy Angulo Productions in collaboration with LatinosNYC (a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the less fortunate) will host a Brunch in the name of #DistributingDignity to collect feminine hygiene products for NYC’s homeless women who are living on the streets.

Join them for an afternoon of live painting, performances and much more. Entrance requires monetary donations or feminine hygiene products.

This Brunch is being sponsored by Alianza Dominicana and Pop+ Pour Wine Bar, who will also cater the event.

RSVP: 03/18/17: The Herstory Brunch @ Alianza Dominicana

Related: Open For Business: Pop + Pour

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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tenth Anniversary with @TioLouie

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The Latinos Out Loud gang celebrate their 10th episode with their signature mix of racy, raunchy and raucous humor.

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Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Two tree leaves meet.

They become lovers.

What happens to the survivor when one is ripped to pieces?

Find out at the second annual Inwood Film Festival.

Designed to showcase and promote the Inwood community through film, the festival, which will include the aforementioned saga courtesy of filmmaker Whit K. Lee (his film is Leaves), will be held on March 17 and 18 at the Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University’s Baker Athletics Complex.

This year’s event features 22 films made in Inwood or by filmmakers who reside in the neighborhood.

Films will be exhibited in six categories, including feature films, documentaries, student films, long shorts and short shorts. A special category will highlight films that capture the spirit and cultural essence of Inwood.

At the conclusion of the festival, awards will be presented for each category.

The festival is the brainchild of three Inwood residents ― Todd Cerveris, Jason Minter and Aaron Simms ― who desired to bring more media options to their home neighborhood.

“It’s a love letter to Inwood,” said Simms when the festival was first announced.

Read more: Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Get Your Tickets: Spread Love: 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival

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A Renovation Goes On, and On, at Manhattan’s Other Bus Station | NY Times

By JACEY FORTIN

Hidden behind a maze of wooden blockades and yellow tape, a neglected transportation hub in northern Manhattan is gearing up for a reopening — or so people have been led to believe.

The main concourse of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station closed for renovations in August 2014. Today, a graffiti-covered sign near the corner of Broadway and 178th Street warns passers-by that construction is underway.

It also offers an anticipated completion date: “Winter 2015.”

Many New Yorkers would be surprised to learn that another bus station even exists in Manhattan. But the terminal in Washington Heights is a critical link between Manhattan and northern New Jersey, even though its size pales in comparison to the Port Authority bus terminal, its big brother on the edge of Times Square.

Both are operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: About five million people use the George Washington Bridge station every year, while the Port Authority terminal sees 66 million travelers annually.

Read more: A Renovation Goes On, and On, at Manhattan’s Other Bus Station | NY Times

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Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND

Is Harlem coming or going? Evolving into its next iteration or disappearing under the onslaught of change? It depends on whom you ask. For the photographer David Vades Joseph, who grew up in the neighborhood’s Hamilton Heights section, Harlem is an idea that is vanishing daily. “Certain mom and pop stores that I’ve walked past most of my life aren’t there anymore,” Mr. Vades Joseph, 30, said recently. “Buildings that I grew up with are being torn down and replaced by condominiums. It’s haunting, in a way.”

In 2010, Mr. Vades Joseph began to photograph vestiges of his old Harlem before they disappeared: the annual parades and watering holes where people gathered in the manner of generations past. He shot in black and white, noticing only later that his photographs seemed rooted as much in the past as in the moments he photographed. He was shooting backward, to a time he knew only in memory. Mostly he shot people rather than buildings, he said, because he felt the community’s essence lay in the neighbors who shared their dreams or hopes, not in the architecture where those dreams sometimes crumbled.

Read more: Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

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