Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Lessons in Democracy from the Humane and Magical Washington Heights

Lessons in Democracy from the Humane and Magical Washington Heights

BY John Bredin Funny but, whenever I’m in the Heights, I don’t miss being in those other, so called fancy or chi chi neighborhoods of NYC. You know which ones. I don’t need to name drop here. Washington Heights, for me, = a strange feeling of liberation. Allow me to explain. While other parts of […]


The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

By WILLIAM GRIMES FOR as long as New York has been New York, its inhabitants have looked for ways to escape the city’s frenzy. They have sought out breathable air, fresh vistas or a simple patch of greenery. In 1880, Harper’s Weekly offered its readers a helpful tip. “Nothing can be pleasanter, for those who […]


Uptown Video: What You Say VS What You Really Want To Say

Uptown Video: What You Say VS What You Really Want To Say

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9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

Soak up the sweet last days of summer with a free movie screening of NAS: Time is iLLmatic SEPTEMBER 9th, 2015 Morningside Park Upper Lawn 113th St. & Morningside Drive Music by OP! at 6:30 Movie Screening at 8pmBring your friends + family, lawn chairs + blankets Come early and get your SWEET spot! Presented […]


Then There Were 6 – Meet the Ladies Competing To Be Miss Harlem Shake 2015

Then There Were 6 - Meet the Ladies Competing To Be Miss Harlem Shake 2015

Okay folks, you have until the end of the month to help pick Miss Harlem Shake 2015. This isn’t your average pageant; Miss Harlem Shake is not just about beauty but brains as well as fostering a sense of community and empowerment. The winner receives a year’s worth of delicious fare from Harlem Shake as […]


Tracing 350 Years of Harlem’s Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

Tracing 350 Years of Harlem's Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

by Keith Williams Some neighborhood names appear to be jokes. Some have stuck around for centuries, despite changing connotations. Some shift with the winds of gentrification. Welcome to Blurred Lines, in which writer Keith Williams studies New York City’s changing neighborhood boundaries. Ask a handful New Yorkers to define the southern boundary of Harlem and […]


The Weekend – The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

The Weekend - The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Founded in memoriam of beloved jazz musician Charlie Parker, this festival annually attracts thousands of fans to two historic parks in Manhattan. The festival will kick off the first of its three days on August 21st in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, blocks from the famous jazz clubs where Parker graced the stage, and move […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Re-open Revolution Books NYC in Harlem

Indiegogo Spotlight: Re-open Revolution Books NYC in Harlem

A Word From Revolution Books The Revolution Books story Revolution Books has signed a lease for a new storefront and is making a big move to Harlem. Now the fight is on to ensure that the most radical bookstore on the planet re-opens in September. Donations to this $30,000 Indiegogo drive will go towards the […]


Uptown Video: Who’s Man’s?

Uptown Video: Who's Man's?

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Photography Exhibit Captures Uptown After Dark | DNAinfo

Photography Exhibit Captures Uptown After Dark | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — A new photography exhibit shows Uptown sites in a new light — the dark. “New York at Night,” an exhibit by Washington Heights-based photographer Diane Drinnon, opened on Sunday at the Indian Road Café. Drinnon’s photographs explore New York City — with a specific focus on Hudson Heights and Inwood — after the sun […]


Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic when he was just 5 years old. rowing up in Northern Manhattan, […]


The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega | Voices of NY

The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega | Voices of NY

By Carmen Molina Tamacas – El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story Seventy thousand dollars in three payments. This is the amount that Juan Soto – along with two partners – paid when he acquired a business that would become one of the Bronx’s first bodegas. He was only 21 […]


Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Warriors come out to play… Our latest apparel offering, the Washington Heights Warriors tee is inspired by the World Champion Golden State Warriors’ logo and replaces the Golden Gate Bridge with our own GWB. It is a testament to the can-do, never quit ethos of Washington Heights in particular and Uptown in general. So click […]


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 […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

A Word From Revolutionary Fitness RevFit’s Indiegogo Campaign is a project to support the development of a brand new low-cost, community-based fitness studio. This is our first physical location and we are excited to be in the great neighborhood of East Harlem. There’s a range of one-of-a-kind perks for you to choose from, with all proceeds […]


Where the Elderly Can Age in Place | Wall Street Journal

Where the Elderly Can Age in Place | Wall Street Journal

By Patrice O’Shaughnessy At the age of 81, Margrit Meagher regularly rides a bicycle in her Upper Manhattan neighborhood and lifts weights three times a week. On Wednesday mornings she volunteers to work at a nearby produce market operated by the Isabella Geriatric Center, unpacking fruits and vegetables and putting them out for sale. Her […]


The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More | Voices of NY

The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More | Voices of NY

By Melissa Noel “Hip-Hop Revolution” is an exhibition that tells the story of hip-hop – from its early days to its rise into mainstream pop culture where it has made a major cultural impact worldwide. The exhibit features more than 100 photographs taken by renowned New York-based photographers Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper […]


Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow | NY Times

Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow | NY Times

By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG José Alvarrado saved for more than a decade to buy 3 Brothers Mini Market, a bodega at 169th Street and Audubon Avenue. But at his store on a recent weekday morning, only eight months after he opened shop in Washington Heights, shelves that had held bags of rice and beans were empty. […]


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 […]


Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

BY Paul Schultz | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Lance Knowling knows where his biscuits are buttered. The Kansas City-born chef pays homage to the women who inspired his culinary career, and does them proud, at Blujeen, whose very name evokes the spirit of the place: a hip take on something sturdy and traditional. The restaurant’s […]


Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx. “It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the […]


Historic Movie Theater The Coliseum May Be Replaced by a Shopping Center | DNAinfo

Historic Movie Theater The Coliseum May Be Replaced by a Shopping Center | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An historic former movie theater — where acts including the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields once performed — may soon be replaced by a shopping center. The Coliseum at 701 W. 181st Street was Manhattan’s oldest operating movie theater until it closed its doors at the end of 2011. Now the owner of the building, which […]


‘Feisty’ alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

'Feisty' alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo , Kerry Burke , Joseph Stepansky , Leonard Greene | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Cops cracked down Thursday on an unusual jaywalker — a 2-foot-long alligator. Officers saw the reptile getting ready to cross Ninth Ave. at W. 205th Street in Inwood with no apparent fear of traffic, or concern about […]


La Pinata Reopens in Washington Heights a Year After Closure | DNAinfo

La Pinata Reopens in Washington Heights a Year After Closure | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Nearly a year after closing its doors, an Uptown Mexican restaurant has found a new home a few subway stops south of its old location. La Piñata Mexican Grill, which is under new ownership, reopened at 711 W. 181st St. last week after closing its West 207th Street location in July […]

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