Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! – UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! - UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

PLEASE heed my words. You are going to want to be in attendance for the Onward & Upward benefit for the Up Theater Company tonight at District 12 (4892 Broadway). The event kicks off at 6:30 pm and will feature performances, a preview of Up Theater’s latest play, Epic Poetry, as well as an auction […]


George Washington HS pitcher armed with 98 mph fastball | NY Daily News

George Washington HS pitcher armed with 98 mph fastball | NY Daily News

BY James Wilkins | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS If George Washington HS wanted to start its own version of Matt Harvey Day, it might be called Wesley Rodriguez Day. And it would happen about once a week, or whenever the Washington Heights school’s senior righthander takes the mound. Because just like the Mets’ ace, Rodriguez […]


Uptown Play Features ‘Feminist Epic Journey’ Through Post-Apocalyptic NYC | DNAinfo

Uptown Play Features 'Feminist Epic Journey' Through Post-Apocalyptic NYC | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong HUDSON HEIGHTS — Crossing the George Washington Bridge, taking the A train to 42nd Street and visiting a souvlaki shop in Astoria may sound like routine trips in the life of a New Yorker, but in the hands of one Uptown theater company, it’s the stuff of Homeric legend. The Northern Manhattan-based UP Theater Company will […]


Boston – Back 2 Da Block: The Lost Files

Boston - Back 2 Da Block: The Lost Files


A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Tolya Kurchenko shifted his legs under his desk. His large, bulky frame made it difficult to sit in one position at the old desk for very long. He had little choice though as he and his partner, Pete Gonzalvez had started on the NYPD’s CATU, the new citywide anti-terror unit […]


Mino’s Motivation | Manhattan Times

Mino’s Motivation | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow When her daughter was born in 2013, Mino Lora knew her world had changed. Beyond the wonders – and surprises – embedded within her newly minted status as a mother, Lora knew the time had come to make it official. “I want to share citizenship with my daughter,” explained Lora on […]


4/15/14: Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles @ The Museum of the City of New York

4/15/14: Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles @ The Museum of the City of New York

Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm The Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029) Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper are three pioneering New York-based photographers who documented hip hop – DJ-ing, rapping, and breaking – from its early days on the streets […]


Sugar Hill, Rich in Culture, and Affordable | NY Times

Sugar Hill, Rich in Culture, and Affordable | NY Times

By ALISON GREGOR The section of Upper Manhattan known as Sugar Hill, poised on a bluff overlooking the Harlem Plain and distinguished by graceful rowhouses and elegant apartment buildings, achieved renown in the 1930s and 1940s, when it was home to prominent African-American professionals, political leaders, artists, musicians and writers. The song “Take the ‘A’ […]


Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot’s Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot's Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Marjorie Eliot is well known in Upper Manhattan for the remarkable Sunday afternoon concerts she has hosted in her Edgecombe Ave living room for 20+ years: Parlor Jazz. Her piano-playing, band-leading and hostessing are internationally renowned. Recently, she has occasionally extended these concerts, to include performances of her original one-act plays. Word Up is hosting […]


Noodles & Crispy Chicken At Harlem’s Streetbird Rotisserie | Gothamist

Noodles & Crispy Chicken At Harlem's Streetbird Rotisserie | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch | Gothamist THE VIBE Marcus Samuelsson knows how to throw a party. Yes, Streetbird Rotisserie, the Swedish/Ethiopian/Harlemite chef’s new chicken restaurant, located a few blocks from his first Harlem hit Red Rooster, serves plenty of decent to very good food (more on that in a moment). The thing that struck me most […]


Spread Love: #SaveNYC

Spread Love: #SaveNYC

NYC needs saving. If we don’t act, the New York City that we know and love will become a cultural wasteland that will exist solely for the sake of the rich. Enter #SaveNYC, which is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of New York City. #SaveNYC is fighting […]


At SpaHa Soul in Spanish Harlem, Camaraderie on a Plate | NY Times

At SpaHa Soul in Spanish Harlem, Camaraderie on a Plate | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN Artist Thornton wore a red apron as he greeted guests at SpaHa Soul, but when asked if he was the chef, he paused. “I’m the ‘chef,’ ” he said with a laugh, fingers pinching the air. He was being modest (a decade ago, he was an executive chef overseeing four restaurants in […]


Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]


Restoring the Spirit With the Sound of Big Bells High Over Manhattan | NY Times

Restoring the Spirit With the Sound of Big Bells High Over Manhattan | NY Times

By JAMES BARRON It is Sunday morning, and Dionisio A. Lind cannot find the balm in Gilead. He is not looking for salvation, just the sheet music for the spiritual “There Is a Balm in Gilead.” The person who tidied up Mr. Lind’s office during the week has organized things in a way he cannot […]


Uptown Art: Women in the Heights – The Human Essence @ NoMAA Gallery

Uptown Art: Women in the Heights – The Human Essence @ NoMAA Gallery

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance inaugurates its new gallery space with the exhibition Women in the Heights – The Human Essence, featuring works by women artists of Northern Manhattan, tackling issues affecting humanity. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Location: NoMAA Gallery at WorkSpace, 5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034 Dates: […]


ASAP Rocky, Dearly Missing ASAP Yams, Half of Their Formidable Hip-Hop Tag Team | NY Times

ASAP Rocky, Dearly Missing ASAP Yams, Half of Their Formidable Hip-Hop Tag Team | NY Times

By JON CARAMANICA ASAP Rocky and ASAP Yams fought exactly once. It was 2009, and the two were far away from the men they were going to become: Rocky the genre-moving rapper who would challenge and remake the sound of New York hip-hop, and Yams the behind-the-scenes maestro who would shape the palate of hip-hop’s […]


Uptown Video: DAME DASH – You Ain’t A Boss

Uptown Video: DAME DASH - You Ain't A Boss


Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

by Stephen Miller The city broke ground this morning on a new plaza in Washington Heights set to open early next year. The project will transform an extra-wide asphalt block into a permanent public space hosting vendors and a farmers market. Plaza de Las Americas is located on 175th Street between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue. The project, which was […]


3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN – A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN - A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

This spring, the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights will be the host of a new multi-disciplinary arts series featuring low-cost and free events. Dream Uptown, a project of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FJTC), will present live arts events between March and June 2015, produced by neighborhood volunteers and powered through collaborations with local organizations. […]


After a Sleepover With Mayor de Blasio, a Friendship Formed | NY Times

After a Sleepover With Mayor de Blasio, a Friendship Formed | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART The overnight guest had brought a pie. Apple, the host recalled. It went untouched. “Nobody got a chance to eat because we were so busy talking,” the host, Katherine Wilson, 60, said. “He was talking about his wife; I was talking about my husband.” Morning came too soon. But as the guest, […]


Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents Epic Poetry

Spread Love: The UP Theater Company Presents Epic Poetry

A teenage girls’ odyssey to find her father, a hero from a legendary war, takes her on a dangerous journey through the squalor of a mythic NYC. UP Theater Company Presents EPIC POETRY by James Bosley Directed by Gregory Wolfe April 29 through May 16 Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8pm The Hebrew Tabernacle – 551 Ft […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Fund Myah’s battle with brain cancer

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Fund Myah's battle with brain cancer

Myah’liyah Malanie Dominguez was born on February 19th, 2011. Shortly after turning 4 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Please donate what you can to help a local family fight the battle of their lives. Supprt: Fund Myah battle with brain cancer by Melodie Dominguez – GoFundMe. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly […]


Spread Love: Magic Mania Sundays

Spread Love: Magic Mania Sundays

Since Summer of 2014, internationally known Magician and Comedian, Rich Marotta and his magical maniacs have been dazzling audiences every week as he hosts his new magic cabaret, Magic Mania! Magic Mania is unique to the NYC magic scene because it provides an intimate atmosphere where world renowned Magicians and up-and-comers alike can perform their […]


Save The Date: 4/20/15 – The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Save The Date: 4/20/15 - The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Onward & UPward! – To benefit UP Theater Company MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 6:30 to 9:30 District 12 (4892 Broadway) That’s right folks, the good folks at the Up Theater Company are having their annual benefit shindig on Monday, April 20th at District 12 (4892 Broadway) and this year they are bestowing “The Upstanding Person […]

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