Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Uptown Video: The Struggle Is Still Real

Uptown Video: The Struggle Is Still Real

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After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone | NY Times

After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ The sounds of children once again fill the ground floor of the Eatmans’ brownstone on West 119th Street. This was not exactly the plan the Harlem couple had envisioned after raising four of their own children. But as the Rev. Charles Eatman Sr. knows, few things — other than the Ten Commandments […]


Uptown Video: The City Inside The City Trailer

Uptown Video: The City Inside The City Trailer


5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

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The Light At The End of the Tunnel

The Light At The End of the Tunnel

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Art has a way of transforming things. Old things. Things that are long overdue, practically begging, for transformation. Things such as Tunnel Street. Yes, that is the actual name of the three blocks long pedestrian tunnel that connects Broadway with the No. 1 train station at 191st Street. A train station, […]


Man Who Intervened in Manhattan Biker Assault Testifies | NY Times

Man Who Intervened in Manhattan Biker Assault Testifies | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Washington Heights man who intervened as a gang of motorcyclists was beating the driver of a sport utility vehicle testified on Thursday that he still did not know why the attackers listened to him. The man, Sergio Consuegra, said he saw several bikers drag Alexian Lien from his car […]


5/29/15: Millie and the Lords @ Maysles Cinema

5/29/15: Millie and the Lords @ Maysles Cinema

Millie and the Lords Maysles Cinema (343 Malcolm X Blvd) Friday, May 29th 2015 @ 9:30pm The People’s Film Festival is kicking off at Maysles Cinema this Friday the 29th with Mille and the Lords. The film infuses the legendary history of Puerto Rican activist group The Young Lords Party and the story of Milagros […]


First Look: NY Times X Block by Block – Inwood

First Look: NY Times X Block by Block – Inwood

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Inwood is in Manhattan but not of it. Inwood is both beautifully bucolic and decidedly urban, simultaneously. It is a small town that somehow exists in the fringes and shadows of New York City. Inwood has always been a mystery that has entranced all those that have chosen to call it […]


Video: Copwatch Patrol Unit Films Undercover Cops Harassing 2 Young Girls Uptown

Video: Copwatch Patrol Unit Films Undercover Cops Harassing 2 Young Girls Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Smartphones have changed the world. The ability to record events as they happen can mean the difference between life and death and crime and punishment. This past Thursday, May 14th, Michael Barber of the Copwatch Patrol Unit was on hand to capture 2 undercover cops behaving in a manner that was less […]


Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow and Debralee Santos The Ares family is going against the odds. But they’re skipping the scratch-off tickets. Instead, the family is preparing to travel to New York from Rhode Island to ensure that Jeralene is granted a greater shot of success at finding a match. The 11-year-old is battling sickle cell […]


Spread Love: The Harlem Eat Up! Festival May 14th – 17th

Spread Love: The Harlem Eat Up! Festival May 14th – 17th

It’s time to spread that Uptown Love. The first annual Harlem Eat Up! Festival kicks off today. What that means for foodies and culture lovers alike is that for the next 4 days, the very best of Harlem’s vibrant cuisine, culture and spirit will be celebrated and highlighted. Organized by Chef and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Marcus […]


Made at Manna’s | Manhattan Times

Made at Manna’s | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Heaven is here. Manna’s Restaurant, which was established in 1984, offers the good stuff. The eatery at the 2331 Frederick Douglas location features a large self-serve soul food and salad bar. It is one of 7 Manna’s Restaurants throughout the city, with 4 in Harlem and 3 in Brooklyn. […]


Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

By Susan Delson If People magazine had existed in the early 1800s, Eliza Jumel would have been a natural for the cover—and not just once. She might have scored first in the 1790s, as a New York actress known for her wit, beauty and influential friends. And then again in 1810, as half of a […]


Young Harlem Athletes Are ‘Cross-Checking’ Hockey Stereotypes | WNYC

Young Harlem Athletes Are 'Cross-Checking' Hockey Stereotypes | WNYC

By Andrew Mambo Go to almost any suburban rink on an early winter morning and you’ll see equipment bags and hockey sticks being unloaded from SUVs and minivans, as dedicated parents bring their kids to predawn practice. But for nearly 30 years, Harlem hockey parents have been taking the subway or bus to bring their […]


Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans

Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans

By Alexis Tirado (Puerto Rican) and Rochelle Baez (Dominican) It’s the age old battle between Dominicans and Puerto Ricans. Boriquas and Dominicanos have always been neighbors, whether we’re living together in the Bronx or Washington Heights. Even our islands are next to each other! And while we love thy neighbor but there’s always some friendly […]


Restaurant Review: Minton’s in Harlem | NY Times

Restaurant Review: Minton’s in Harlem | NY Times

By PETE WELLS The revolution ran on grits, ham hocks, ribs, black-eyed peas and biscuits. When he opened Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem in 1940, Henry Minton, the first black delegate to the local musicians’ union, knew that jazz players were frequently in need of a meal and a place to give their instruments a workout. […]


Freedom of Expression vs. Inciting Violence – An Open Letter to Pamela Geller

Freedom of Expression vs. Inciting Violence – An Open Letter to Pamela Geller

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) First of all let me say that as a writer, citizen and human being I support Freedom of Expression and Speech unquestionably. No one has the right to tell me or anyone else for that matter what to say, write, draw or publish. Je suis Charlie? Obviously. With that said, […]


Epic Poetry – The Review

Epic Poetry – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Since time immemorial, the higher classes have sent those from the lower rungs of society to distant locales to wage wars for land, gold and glory. It has always been thus. For those at the top, war is a no-brainer. It is the gift that keeps on giving. War begets unity, […]


West Side ferry? Council members proposes ferry from Washington Heights, Harlem to Wall Street | AM New York

West Side ferry? Council members proposes ferry from Washington Heights, Harlem to Wall Street | AM New York

By DAN RIVOLI A group of City Council members want to see commuters sailing the Hudson River after the West Side was left out of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s five-borough ferry plan. The lawmakers from the West Side and upper Manhattan want a ferry route from the tip of lower Manhattan up to the Dyckman […]


Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop | NPR

Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop | NPR

By Jorteh Senah Black salons and barbershops, which serve as local hangouts, are pillars of the Harlem community. One relatively new resident enters one for a haircut for the first time. In central Harlem, the ratio of blacks to whites is roughly 6 to 1, but the clientele of the area’s businesses can make it […]


A Virtual Quilt of Remembrance for Mexico’s Murdered Students | Hyperallergic

A Virtual Quilt of Remembrance for Mexico’s Murdered Students | Hyperallergic

by Laura C. Mallonee Last November, news from Mexico about the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Guerrero captured international attention. But predictably, it quickly fell into the background as the media cycle moved on, and the more cynical among us may have wondered if anyone had actually cared at all. The New […]


Uptown Video: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

Uptown Video: Don't Hate The Player, Hate The Game


Epic Conversation – Director and Playwright Speak

Epic Conversation - Director and Playwright Speak

Director Gregory Wolfe posed a few questions to James Bosley, playwright of Epic Poetry, which opened Wednesday, April 29th at the Hebrew Tabernacle (551 Fort Washington Ave). (The words ‘muse’ or ‘archetype’ never came up. Not once.) GW: Some people, literally, “Brush up their Shakespeare” before seeing one of his plays. Should I dig out my crib-notes on Greek Mythology to […]


Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs’ radar | Chronicle Herald

Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs’ radar | Chronicle Herald

BY Beth J. Harpaz | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s a fine time for history geeks with a thing for Alexander Hamilton. A hip-hop-and-history musical called Hamilton — inspired by an 800-page biography — recently opened off-Broadway and is sold out for months. Fans of the man, book or musical can also visit a variety of […]

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