A look at the people of Inwood, from an ode to Darling Coffee to a bagpiper playing that old Irish folk song, Hava Nagila, to bakers, baseball players, a botanica, singers and dancers, dogs and cats, to members of the New York City Fire Department and the NYPD’s 34th Precinct. . .there’s nothing like uptown.
A Shave (But No Haircut) takes you on an adventure on the New York City subway. Starring Ariel Ferreira as a very neat subway rider and featuring a cast of characters including a beautiful flamenco dancer, an enthusiastic tuba player, a talented painter and an irritated manspreader, the journey begins and ends at 168th Street […]
By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Celebrating the life of Renee Mancino, the Queen of Carrot Cake. In this unedited interview from the fall of 2012, Renee talks about her love of baking, how she started out in the cake business, and her love of Inwood. Her two bakeries – Carrot Top in Inwood and Carrot Top […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 2015 is upon us folks. So before we cross the Rubicon. Let’s take a look at the year that was with the Top 10 posts of 2014.
By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) For almost 30 years, the Dyckman Seaman Grocery has sat on the corner of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue in Inwood, selling cans of tuna, candy ,chips, cigarettes, beer, soda, and good luck candles to neighborhood kids, locals, and visitors to this corner of northern Manhattan. One of those neighborhood kids […]
By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) From the Dyckman Houses to Dyckman Street and points north to the end of Inwood, neighborhood residents stand in solidarity with the 300 girls abducted from their boarding school in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. “They’re our girls,” said one woman from the Dyckman Houses, a public housing […]
By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) The transformation of Pamela Lloyd begins at the A train station on Dyckman Street in this first installment of Stories from Underground. We watch Pamela carefully apply mascara, lipstick, powder, and other beauty items on a train filled with fellow commuters as she explains the culture behind women who put on […]
By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Play ball! The baseball fields of Inwood Hill Park come alive during the summer months when local Little League and adult teams hit the diamond. The Inwood Little League sponsors a team from the Dominican Republic each summer and this talented group enthralled the crowds that gathered to watch. Once the […]
By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Let’s face it. We’re all pressed for time these days.Putting on makeup in the privacy of one’s home used to be a thing of the past. Now you’re likely to encounter at least one person displaying their grooming habits during a subway ride. But for the very busy Yokarina Duarte, community […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) I am Ivan (most of the time) (full length version) features Ivan Perez of Washington Heights: counselor by day, drag queen at night. This longer version explores the transformation of Ivan and includes a lengthier interview with Ivan/Madison Banks, who talks about what it feels like to perform in drag […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) In this latest episode of It’s about time: Conversations wth New Yorkers about time, Rita Rosenthal talks about what keeps her 102 years young. She lives in Washington Heights and is one of upper Manhattan’s oldest residents. The video Includes comments from local neighbors, including children, about time. Check out: […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? takes a look at the G’s or Gus’s Luncheonette in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. It takes its name after the previous owner who is Greek and has been owned by Candido Angel, an immigrant from Mexico, since 2001. This […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda featuring a cast from Inwood showcases Lin-Manuel’s love of his upper Manhattan neighborhood. Raised and still living in Inwood, Lin-Manuel talks about growing up in a house on Payson Avenue, his subway commute uptown and downtown, and how the neighborhood has inspired him. Check out: […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Meet 27 year old Ivan Perez, a guidance counselor by day and a drag queen by night. I am Ivan (most of the time) is a shorter version of a work in progress. The longer version expects to include Ivan in performance at Mamajuana Dyckman on Monday, June 3, 20132 […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) In this latest installment of the video essay series, It’s about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time, Dominican-born television personality, producer, director, singer and songwriter Nazario Brea talks about music, how he has changed with time, and lessons time has taught him. Check out: http://arlenesscratchpaper.com/ We invite you to […]
Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Acclaimed choreographer Seán Curran of Seán Curran Company is featured in this latest installment of It’s about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time. You’ll have an inside look at the inner workings of a modern dance company, how Curran works, and how he uses time. His latest project is choreographed to Scenes in America […]