Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Eli Paperboy Reed Lifts Young Voices in the Gospel Spirit | NY Times

Eli Paperboy Reed Lifts Young Voices in the Gospel Spirit | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND There was a moment in Eli Paperboy Reed’s gospel quartet class recently, at the end of Blind Willie Johnson’s plaintive “Let Your Light Shine on Me,” when Asher Bethune, a reserved 19-year-old, hit a note so low, so unexpectedly, that the other students jumped and shouted. No one had heard Mr. Bethune […]


#InstagramUptown – Word on the Street

#InstagramUptown – Word on the Street

A photo posted by @aebell on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:53am PDT Related: The Light At The End of the Tunnel 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 UptownCollective@gmail.com.


05/09/16: Origin Stories @ The United Palace – Josefina Baez

05/09/16: Origin Stories @ The United Palace - Josefina Baez

Josefina Baez Monday, May 9th 6:30pm doors, 7pm show Performance takes place in the Palace Foyer FREE with RSVP, seating limited to 100. Josefina Baez is a storyteller, ArteSana, performer, writer, theatre director, educator, devotee and founder and director of Ay Ombe Theatre (1986-2016). Quite simply she is a genre-bending Dominican dynamo. She is best […]


The Fix: Skematics – Somewhere In The Gray EP

The Fix: Skematics – Somewhere In The Gray EP

Uptown’s own Skematics recently released his EP entitled, Somewhere In The Gray. The collection features such names as Sean Price, Saigon and production from PF Cuttin among others. The EP is available on Tidal, Spotify and iTunes so check it out and spread that Uptown Love.


4/30/16: 9th Annual Harlem Celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

4/30/16: 9th Annual Harlem Celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

St. Nicholas Park Plaza (135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue) April 30th @ 10AM Join millions around the world in their individual time zones beginning at 10AM to celebrate world peace, optimum health and well-being! Our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be one of the keynote speakers. This is a FREE event for all ages. Bring […]


Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents An American Drum Circle

Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents An American Drum Circle

AN AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE May 5 – May 22 – Thursdays thru Sundays  The Tabernacle Theater (551 Fort Washington Ave.) A young woman and her Nigerian beau become entangled in a web of falsehood. God is the lure. Wealth is the bait. But it’s the family ties that bind. Get Tickets: Spread Love: The UP […]


Chaiwali, an Indian Restaurant That Feels Like Home | NY Times

Chaiwali, an Indian Restaurant That Feels Like Home | NY Times

By PETE WELLS Greeting us when we walked into Chaiwali, the Indian restaurant she runs on the first two floors of her brownstone in Harlem, Anita Trehan had two tables to offer. All the others were taken. It was a busy Friday night. “I have this long wood table here,” she said. “Or,” she continued, […]


Helping homeless youth in Harlem get free prescription glasses | Mashable

Helping homeless youth in Harlem get free prescription glasses | Mashable

by Katie Dupere When Clay Ferguson was jumped in a New York City coffee shop, his attackers stole his phone, his ID and his money. Then, they broke his glasses. Two weeks later, Clay is still jittery, blinking frantically as he looks anywhere but at me. As he recounts the night, he visibly winces at […]


Robert Lowery, first black FDNY commissioner, honored with Washington Heights street dedication | NY Daily News

Robert Lowery, first black FDNY commissioner, honored with Washington Heights street dedication | NY Daily News

BY Dale W. Eisinger, Denis Slattery | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hundreds of firefighters came out to honor Lowery, who joined the department when there were only 50 African-Americans representing the city’s 10,000 members. When Robert Lowery joined the FDNY in 1941, there were only 50 African-American firefighters out of the department’s more than 10,000 […]


#InstagramUptown – #Prince

#InstagramUptown – #Prince

A photo posted by Will Vaultz (@willvaultzphotography) on Apr 21, 2016 at 9:22pm PDT 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 UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: When You Hit The Blunt 2

Uptown Video: When You Hit The Blunt 2


Favorite Bites in Washington Heights with Tampopo Ramen Owner Josh Frank | Village Voice

Favorite Bites in Washington Heights with Tampopo Ramen Owner Josh Frank | Village Voice

By Jacqueline Raposo Four months ago, New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood got its first ramen shop — Tampopo Ramen (1 Bennett Avenue; 212-923-0575). The owners aren’t quite whom you might expect to bring onigiri rice balls or donburi bowls to the historically Dominican neighborhood that flanks the George Washington Bridge, but sometimes inspiration comes from […]


Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

By Natasa Bansagi A financial adviser and a biomedical engineer may seem like unlikely co-founders of a juice business. But dig a little into their roots and it makes total sense. Mohammed and Ibrahima (Rahim) Diallo grew up drinking a West African ginger juice in Guinea. In West Africa, and in America, finding a consistent […]


Stepping up | Manhattan Times

Stepping up | Manhattan Times

They’re two of a kind. Twin 15-year-old students have been offered an opportunity to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). And now the two tenth graders at the Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School students need help covering their tuition costs at one of the top dance […]


#InstagramUptown – Quietude

#InstagramUptown – Quietude

A photo posted by JAG • j u s t i n g r e e n (@justinstagreen) on Apr 12, 2016 at 6:32pm PDT Related: Happy Birthday To An Uptown Original – The George Washington Bridge Turns 85 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and […]


The Fix: Skematics Ft. Sean Price – Thou Art God

The Fix: Skematics Ft. Sean Price – Thou Art God


A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd’s Celia Roach | Racked NY

A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd's Celia Roach | Racked NY

BY Nia Porter Photos by Shanita Sims If you haven’t ventured past 110th street and into the heart of Harlem, you’re missing out on a neighborhood rich with cultural and sartorial history — one that Celia Roach, fashion editor and founder of the lifestyle brand needle+thræd, has explored in depth for nearly ten years. A […]


#InstagramUptown – The Cloisters

#InstagramUptown – The Cloisters

A photo posted by Jubei Raziel (@jubeiraziel) on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:34pm PDT 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 UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Artforo – First-Ever Fair of Dominican art

Spread Love: Artforo – First-Ever Fair of Dominican art

That’s right people; Artforo is dedicated to highlighting the work of Dominican artists from across the global Dominican diaspora. The 3-day event kicks off Thursday, April 7th at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center (3940 Broadway). For a mere $10 you get to take in all the awesomeness. Click below and make it […]


Uptown Video: When Cheating Goes Wrong

Uptown Video: When Cheating Goes Wrong

Related: Uptown Video: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game Uptown Video: DAME DASH – You Ain’t A Boss 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 UptownCollective@gmail.com.


A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

By Melanie Grayce West During a sermon last month, the Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. hit his stride, as he often does, about 15 minutes in. Speaking about David, one of his favorite biblical characters, Mr. Walrond’s tenor voice rose, and he began revving up, removing his eyeglasses and punctuating his speech with a wag […]


Slaying the silence | Manhattan Times

Slaying the silence | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a music room with no music. The large music instruction room at George Washington High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights had remained dormant for many years, used only for storage rather than for students playing instruments. Like many schools, cuts to the music curriculum […]


#InstagramUptown – Can We Talk?

#InstagramUptown – Can We Talk?

A photo posted by J🅱 (@uptown_jay_photography) on Mar 29, 2016 at 9:44pm PDT 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 UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Street Artist’s Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Street Artist's Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For a street artist who has traveled the world to showcase her colorful graffiti, returning to the streets of her home turf is still a necessary move to defend her work. Soraya Marquez, 35, better known as Indie184, describes a version of her colorful, bubble-lettered mural on the wall of a […]

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