Posts Tagged ‘El Barrio’

#InstagramUptown: Uptown Oasis

#InstagramUptown: Uptown Oasis

A post shared by Kevin C (@inwood_born) on Sep 18, 2017 at 2:47pm PDT 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.


Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’ | Voices of NY

By Edwin Martínez – Source: El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story On Sunday, Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan mother who decided to take shelter in Washington Heights’ Holyrood Church with her three children to avoid deportation, marked one month of being locked inside the temple. Political and religious leaders, activists […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


09/23/17: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions

09/23/17: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions

In our current era of systematic racism, gender-based violence, neo-fascism, and religious intolerance, a pioneering New York City based cultural arts organization is hosting Trade/itions, a multimedia event set to interrupt toxic narratives about people of color through the elevation of art, culture, and sacred traditions of the African Diaspora. On September 23rd, the Caribbean […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


#InstagramUptown: Dyckman City, USA

#InstagramUptown: Dyckman City, USA

A post shared by SHANER (@nycstreetwalls) on Sep 5, 2017 at 3:45am PDT 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.


Explore East Harlem’s culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

Explore East Harlem's culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

By Colter Hettich You may know it as East Harlem, Spanish Harlem or simply El Barrio, but the Manhattan neighborhood by any name is just as sweet. Today the neighborhood has some of the best panaderias and taquerias around, and can also claim such icons as Tito Puente, Tupac Shakur and Langston Hughes. But the […]


Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of Latin Music pioneer, Tito Puente, with a full concert featuring The Mambo Legends Orchestra. Originally the Tito Puente Orchestra, The Mambo Legends are an epic 22 piece, award- winning ensemble of musicians that played under the leadership of the Maestro for three decades! […]


#InstagramUptown: Time To Fly…

#InstagramUptown: Time To Fly...

A post shared by Viviana Valeria (@veeeveee) on Jul 7, 2017 at 2:14pm PDT 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.


In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

by Rennie McDougall Limbs flail as if about to fly off; feet barely touch the floor; spines bend and twist like rubber. You might not think of the Lindy hop as a frenzied dance — the original abandon would get polished away over time. Watching it today, especially in old clips like Frankie Manning’s swing […]


The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

Administration terminates DREAMers program Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar DACA is done. The Trump administration on Tuesday officially announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that helped more than 800,000 young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children avoid deportation. While Trump had talked about […]


‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

BY Sandra Bertrand When El Museo del Barrio decided to launch uptown:nastywomen/bad hombres, an exhibit of artists living or working in Upper Manhattan’s El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, they didn’t take the challenge lightly. These artists are individuals whose works engage with the cultural legacy of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the […]


#InstagramUptown: Uptown Noire

#InstagramUptown: Uptown Noire

A post shared by Cole Thompson (@inwood_cole) on Aug 29, 2017 at 7:43pm PDT 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.


Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Stay of deportation rejected Story by Gregg McQueen She’s been denied. Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan immigrant seeking refuge at Holyrood Church in Washington Heights as she seeks to avoid deportation, has been denied in her request for asylum, her lawyer said. The 33-year-old Morales-Guerra took sanctuary at Holyrood in mid-August along with her three young […]


#InstagramUptown: Shine Your Light…

#InstagramUptown: Shine Your Light...

A post shared by 📷🎥Emmanuel 🎮🎧 Abreu 🇩🇴🇺🇸 (@eabreuvisuals) on Jul 30, 2017 at 3:25pm PDT 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.


First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristobal Vivar She sought sanctuary — and has earned a stay. A Washington Heights church is providing refuge to a Guatemalan immigrant mother facing deportation — and who’s just been granted a 90-day window while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials review her case. Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three […]


Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS and JONATHAN WOLFE On Thursday, instead of showing up at her immigration check-in with a nonstop ticket to Guatemala, as she had been told to do, Amanda Morales Guerra, 33, walked into Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights. She did not know when she could emerge again. Local clergy estimate […]


Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church | NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead of showing up to her […]


#InstagramUptown: All The Way Up…

#InstagramUptown: All The Way Up...

A post shared by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Aug 2, 2017 at 10:37am PDT 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.


#InstagramUptown: Sight Unseen

#InstagramUptown: Sight Unseen

A post shared by 📷🎥Emmanuel 🎮🎧 Abreu 🇩🇴🇺🇸 (@eabreuvisuals) on Aug 2, 2017 at 8:05pm PDT 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.


Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Saints and salsa. Thousands gathered to celebrate Afro-Latino culture in the city during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol,” known as the Loíza Festival, named after the city in Puerto Rico that inspired the festival a half-century before. Loíza is home to the largest community of African descendants in […]


#InstagramUptown: Shades

#InstagramUptown: Shades

A post shared by David Gonzalez (@104bx) on Jul 14, 2017 at 5:53am PDT 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: 50th Annual Loíza Festival

Spread Love: 50th Annual Loíza Festival

July 28th | July 29th | July 30th — 11:00AM to 8PM (All Days) E 109th St (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), NY NY. FREE | Please RSVP your attendance here. The Annual Festival Santiago Apóstol de Loíza in El Barrio celebrates a half century of African influence of the Puerto Rican and Latino immigrant […]

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