Posts Tagged ‘175th Street’

About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Sometimes you are involved with something truly extraordinary but you don’t completely register its importance until the next day when you have had the time to reflect. That is how I am feeling right now. What I have been envisioning for quite some time was made manifest […]


The UC Revue – Audubon

The UC Revue – Audubon

To say that Audubon is gifted is a massive understatement. The man can rap, he can sing and for the last few years has consistently put out projects that are multi-dimensional, complex and compelling. Not to mention that he gave our beloved Washington Heights a national and international spotlight with MTV’s Washington Heights show. This […]


The UC Revue – Tess

The UC Revue – Tess

Tess is not an artist you can easily put in a box. Her music is part R&B, part Rock ‘N’ Roll, part Hip-Hop and 100% badass. She is a bona fide rebel and her music is a testament to a free spirit that refuses to conform or contain her genius. Tess has rocked stages both […]


The UC Revue – April Oneill

The UC Revue – April Oneill

From the moment you hear April Oneill sing you get it. Her heart, her soul and her pain permeates every note. The young talented songstress commands a stage with a presence and a power that will surprise you. Come check her out this Monday, October 24th at the United Palace as she does her thing […]


10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

The UC Revue @ United Palace Ft. Audubon – Tess – April Oneill United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th) Monday, October 24th – Doors Open 6 pm In our never ending quest to spread Uptown Love, we are proud to present the very first installment of The UC Revue at the magnificent United Palace on […]


Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

by Stephen Miller The city broke ground this morning on a new plaza in Washington Heights set to open early next year. The project will transform an extra-wide asphalt block into a permanent public space hosting vendors and a farmers market. Plaza de Las Americas is located on 175th Street between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue. The project, which was […]


Eating Along the A Line: Coffee, Spanish food at 175th St. | NY Daily News

Eating Along the A Line: Coffee, Spanish food at 175th St. | NY Daily News

BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Plenty of fancy new coffee shops and beer bars have opened in Washington Heights. But the real reason to visit is for food with a Spanish accent. If you’re near the 175th St. A train stop, these spots won’t disappoint. Hot pockets You might say Carlos Dominguez […]


Spa For The Soul: A Q&A With Xavier Eikerenkoetter

Spa For The Soul: A Q&A With Xavier Eikerenkoetter

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. First of all, what is “Spa for the Soul”? A. A spa is a place where people go to get away, refresh, soak in healing solutions, and be therapeutically moved, so to speak. The idea for  “Spa for the Soul” is that you come, sit back, bathe in creative depths and […]


Help Make WORD UP A Permanent Bookstore Uptown! | The Petition Site

The opening of WORD UP marked an exciting day for our community. Since our opening, we have hosted readings by novelists, comic book artists, performance artists, travel writers, zinesters, poets both famous and first-time, English and Spanish, teen and adult; live music free improv, hip-hop, Latin jazz, poetry/performance; informative publishing Q&As; children’s story hours; knitting […]


Word Up Books: A Video Retrospective

Video by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Putt-Up @ Word Up Fundraiser This Weekend

Putt Up at @ Word Up Weekend Mini-Golf Extravaganza & Awesome Raffle SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th

 12pm to 4pm
 each day
 Astroturf in a bookshop? Well, this ain’t just any bookshop. Putt Up at Word Up is a mini-golf extravaganza, with local artists and kids designing each hole, and with all proceeds […]


Word Up Extension Celebration Tomorrow @ Word Up Books

SATURDAY, JULY 30 1pm to 4pm

 4157 Broadway near 176th Street  YOU’RE INVITED 
to the
 WORD UP EXTENSION CELEBRATION! Remember how Word Up was going to close in mid-July? Delightfully, it has not! We’re still here through the end of September, and hopefully beyond. So it’s time to celebrate!
Come join your neighbors, Word Up volunteers, authors, artists, […]


A Few Words of Praise for Word Up Books

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It was all supposed to end tonight. July 14th was slated to be the last day of Word Up Books but thanks to the people of the neighborhood and their support of this community affirming space and Vantage Residential, we now have an extension until the end of September. While it […]


This Week @ Word Up Books

Word Up is sponsored by Vantage Residential and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and coordinated by Fractious Press and Seven Stories Institute. TUESDAY, July 5 – 6:30-8:30 pm NYC-based journal The Mom Egg teams up with the Above the Bridge Writers’ Café – a monthly Washington Heights reading series and “playground for writers” that has hosted […]


This Week @ Word Up Books

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) [slideshow] Word Up is sponsored by Vantage Residential and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and coordinated by Fractious Press and Seven Stories Institute. TUESDAY, JUNE 28 – 7-9pm Do you have questions about publishing? Have them answered at Word Up on Tuesday @ 7pm! Mark Batty Publisher managing editor […]


Uptown Theaters Followed a Spiritual Path | WSJ.com

By WILL FRIEDWALD The incredibly ornate Loew’s 175th Street Theatre opened in 1930. For four decades the gigantic 3,400-seat venue was the premier spot in Washington Heights for double features. Loew’s functioned as a cinema until 1969, when it was saved by the wrecking ball by the charismatic televangelist Reverend Ike (Rev. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter […]


Last Night @ Word Up Books As Seen By Paul Lomax

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)


Word Up Pop Up Book Shop Grand Opening – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) The clock is ticking. Uptown, you now have your vey own community owned and administered book shop. The question becomes; will you support it, will you patronize it and ultimately will you keep it? Even though Word Up is tentatively scheduled to be around […]


Word Up Community Book Store Grand Opening Tonight

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Word Up Pop Up Book Shop – Grand Opening Friday June 17th 6 PM 4157 Broadway near 175th Street Like I have said many times before, the future is ours to shape. There is no such thing as impossible. The only limits that exist are only in our individual and collective […]


El Malecon – A Dominican Cuisine Machine

El Malecon - A Dominican Cuisine Machine

BY Led Black  (@Led_Black) El Malecon (4141 Broadway at 175th St) is a machine. I mean that in a good way, as in El Malecon is an efficient and delicious Dominican cuisine machine. Great food, great service with a healthy measure of good old Dominican hospitality to match. What more could you ask for? In […]

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