Posts Tagged ‘Columbia University’

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street. BY Seph Rodney The newly reopened Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown — a survey of work by 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street — lives inside the brand new Lenfest Center for the Arts, an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot […]


The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

by Siddhartha Mitter Uptown: It’s a historical legacy stretching back to the Harlem Renaissance; a zone in social and economic flux; and, at the psychic hinge of these forces, a state of mind. It’s also the name of a brand-new triennial initiated and hosted by the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, with a linked […]


Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


05/06/17: Heights Teach In – Uptown Unites For Justice

05/06/17: Heights Teach In - Uptown Unites For Justice

For more info: 05/06/17: Heights Teach In We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Attention residents of Uptown and Harlem: #HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity is planning a day of political education in May. They want to know what types of workshops or training you would like to attend. In the age of Trump, it is critical to build skills and uplift each other as a community. Please fill […]


Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

By Erin Hudson, Kirsten Watson and Mirella Brussani This is the story of the community’s development, told through longtime residents, historians, journalists and activists who are trying to document their neighborhood as it is today, before unwanted change arrives. “This isn’t the West Side story,” said Raquel Cepeda, an award winning author, filmmaker and podcaster […]


Pokemon Go Taught Me the History of My Adopted Home | Inverse

Pokemon Go Taught Me the History of My Adopted Home | Inverse

By Nickolaus Hines Between the streets of Broadway and Saint Nicholas at 170th Street in uptown Manhattan, there’s a small, triangular park named after Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the founders of the Dominican Republic. I live right next to Duarte’s Square, but I probably would have spent my life ignorant of his place in […]


VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing completion | The Real Deal

VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing completion | The Real Deal

By Alistair Gardiner Construction is nearly finished on New York’s zaniest new building. Columbia University Medical College’s new Graduate and Education Building in Washington Heights has been the subject of much discussion since renderings by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro surfaced four years ago. Read more: VIDEO: New York’s craziest new building is nearing […]


Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

BY Rich Schapiro After 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class. David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy. “It’s always possible […]


Establishing the Edge | Manhattan Times

Establishing the Edge | Manhattan Times

Story by Marimer Navarrete There is more room to roam. Just a few months after Hotel Cliff opened its doors on 181st Street, a ribbon-cutting was held for The Edge Hotel, the area’s second hotel. Located a stone’s throw from the subway, and from the facilities at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, the […]


Spread Love: Sign The Petition To Co-Name West 214th Street and Broadway as Renee Mancino Way

Spread Love: Sign The Petition To Co-Name West 214th Street and Broadway as Renee Mancino Way

Renee Mancino was an Inwood resident who founded and opened Carrot Top Pastries at 5025 Broadway on West 214th Street in 1979. Renee was known equally for her delicious baked goods and her remarkable dedication to the community. For over 35 years, Renee generously donated to senior centers, little leagues, neighborhood organizations, cultural institutions, historic […]


Legal fight over Washington Heights’ first hotel | The Real Deal

Legal fight over Washington Heights’ first hotel | The Real Deal

By Ariel Stulberg The grand opening of Washington Heights’ first hotel wouldn’t be complete without a bit of legal wrangling. The owners of the soon-to-open Hotel Cliff are being sued for for $19 million for allegedly breaching a sales contract. Stanley Gestetner, who controls Oitcroyce Hotel Holdings LLC, filed a lawsuit against owner Peter K. Skeadas’ 505 […]


A Harlem Tenement Was Her Neighborhood | NY Times

A Harlem Tenement Was Her Neighborhood | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA Sometime in the next year, my childhood home is going to disappear. The building where I was raised, 602 West 132nd Street, is being torn down to make room for Columbia University’s $6 billion Manhattanville campus expansion. The building may not look like much — it’s a lonely six-story brick tenement […]


From an ‘Undocumented’ Boyhood to a Doctorate | NY Times

From an ‘Undocumented’ Boyhood to a Doctorate | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS As Dan-el Padilla Peralta toggled fluidly between worlds for much of his life — ancient and modern, poor and privileged, Dominican and American — there were times when he managed to forget he was a child without a country. He found refuge in New York’s libraries, the Greek and Latin texts speaking […]


‘Voodoo,’ an Opera from the Harlem Renaissance, Gets Its First Revival | Wall Street Journal

‘Voodoo,’ an Opera from the Harlem Renaissance, Gets Its First Revival  | Wall Street Journal

By Andy Beta Last Friday, at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, a soaring soprano voice pierced the quietude, strong enough to be heard inside and outside the building. In a small rehearsal space upstairs from the main sanctuary, eight singers, a pianist and Dr. Gregory Hopkins, conductor and artistic director for Harlem Opera […]


The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

By Carl Campanile The city’s air is polluting children’s brains. Big Apple kids exposed to high levels of airborne filth and economic hardship have lower IQs that will haunt them into adulthood, according to an exhaustive, first-of-its-kind study by Columbia University. “The findings are a concern because, as has been shown with lead [poisoning], even […]


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, […]


Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Young Docs on deck | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen For young children, the sight of a doctor’s white coat can be enough to make them shiver.The association with pediatricians often involve being poked and prodded, or worse yet, getting a needle.Medical students from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are aiming to reduce such anxiety while also educating kids […]


Flashback Fridays: The Queen of Carrot Cake

Flashback Fridays: The Queen of Carrot Cake

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 […]


Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to mourn Renee Mancino, the owner of two popular Uptown bakeries who was known for her generosity, determination and upbeat spirit. Mancino, 66, of Carrot Top Pastries, died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, shocking family, friends and longtime customers. At a memorial service […]


She was my love | Manhattan Times

She was my love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Back in the 1980’s, when Renee and Robert Mancino sought to open a bakery in Washington Heights, the neighborhood was considered dangerous. Far fewer businesses were seeking to set up shop in the Northern Manhattan in which the drug wars raged. Retail space was relatively inexpensive. “In 1980, you […]


Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

By Lorena Mongelli, Dana Sauchelli and Sophia Rosenbaum A beloved Washington Heights bakery owner shot herself in the head in front of her husband Tuesday morning amid health complications and the possibility of losing her storefront. Shortly after Renee Mancino got to work at Carrot Top Bakery on Broadway, she put a gun to her […]


Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books


9/20/14: Columbia University’s Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day

9/20/14: Columbia University's Northern Manhattan Neighbors Appreciation Day

That’s right people. Columbia University is spreading that Uptown Love. This coming Saturday, September 20th, is Northern Manhattan Neighbor Appreciation Day. Anyone with uptown proof of ID gets in for free. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...