Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

BY Amanda Mikelberg It’s a new era for an old-world neighborhood. Washington Heights is changing. New businesses are sprouting from Dominican roots that are catering to a diversified clientele — and introducing new objectives to entrepreneurs about surviving in New York City. The largely Dominican district has, for better or for worse, resisted gentrification for […]


#InstagramUptown: Build Bridges Not Walls

#InstagramUptown: Build Bridges Not Walls

A photo posted by 🇩🇴E.R.J 🇩🇴 (@81_filmz) on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:05am PST 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.


Photo Essay: The Beauty of Black Joy | Salon

Photo Essay: The Beauty of Black Joy | Salon

BY Peter Cooper I didn’t set out to find Black Joy, rather Black Joy found me I found it in the slight upward bend of a smile The moment right before and after a breath The spark in the eye Black Joy I found it when I went back for the photo that I almost […]


Call For Submissions: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Submissions: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Listen up folks NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. This is a big deal for artists that make Uptown their home. Not only will you get your work in fronts of untold numbers of your Uptown peers but you will also receive a $750 honorarium. […]


The Classic Comeback | Manhattan Times

The Classic Comeback | Manhattan Times

It’s time to get cracking – again. A groundbreaking holiday show which became an instant New York City classic will make its return next month. The Hip Hop Nutcracker combines the beloved Russian ballet’s classic story elements and Tchaikovsky’s famous score with hip hop dancing, while setting the story in modern day Northern Manhattan. The show returns for the […]


A Young Black Girl’s View Of Harlem At The Height Of The Great Migration | The New Yorker

A Young Black Girl's View Of Harlem At The Height Of The Great Migration | The New Yorker

By Emily Raboteau Mildred Harris was born in South Carolina in 1926. She moved to Harlem as a baby, when her parents, Eddie and Jessie Mae Harris, joined the wave of African-Americans fleeing the South as part of the Great Migration. Mildred and her siblings—there would eventually be eight children altogether—grew up moving from building […]


How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, […]


Uptown Tonight: Help the City Spend $30 Million on Highbridge Park

Uptown Tonight: Help the City Spend $30 Million on Highbridge Park

Our very own Highbridge Park was chosen as one of five parks across NYC to receive $30 million in city funding for improvements thanks to the Anchor Parks program. It’s get better, you, yes you, can help to decide how the money is spent. It all goes down tonight from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the […]


First Annual Uptown Flavor Festival Now Calling For Mixologists And Bartenders

First Annual Uptown Flavor Festival Now Calling For Mixologists And Bartenders

VIBE Viva and The Uptown Collective, in partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, have set out to navigate the buzzing streets of New York City for bartending wizardry. The Uptown Flavor Festival 2017 aims to bring a fresh culinary experience to the city’s culturally-significant area above 96th Street, highlighting up-and-coming mixologists and expert bartenders, along with emerging chefs doing something new and different with Latin […]


Sunday Sermon: Out of the Shadows

Sunday Sermon: Out of the Shadows

After studying Film in The City College of New York and Biblical Theology at Elim Bible Institute, Rich has committed to discovering the faithful marriage between those two passions. Through a variety of speaking experiences, Rich has grown into a unique storyteller and thought-leader in faith, family, the arts and the Hispanic-American experience. In 2011 […]


#InstagramUptown: The Little Red Lighthouse

#InstagramUptown: The Little Red Lighthouse

A photo posted by Isaac.N (@saacery02) on Nov 15, 2016 at 3:43pm PST 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.


The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Black Friday is defined as the day after Thanksgiving and is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers. This year my hope is that instead of getting, why not try giving? Before you stop reading, please know it is […]


This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

By Manuel Betancourt Auditions are terrifying. As a performer, everything can hinge on a few moments on a stage in front of strangers that’ll be quick to judge your every move. It can be a paralyzing moment for many. It can lead you to think back to where it all began and how far you’ve […]


12/11/2016: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Pumpkin House

12/11/2016: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Pumpkin House

Ever Want to Find Out About the PUMPKIN HOUSE?  Here’s your CHANCE! December 11, 2016 3 to 5 pm Community Room – Castle Village 110 Cabrini Blvd. North of the George Washington Bridge, on a steep precipice above the West Side Highway rises the Pumpkin House, so-called because of its eerie appearance when viewed from […]


Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Written by Yara SimĂłn Nearly 30 years ago, Dan-el Padilla arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Around the same time, Jeff Sessions stood to become a federal judge after a nomination from President Ronald Reagan. In the end, the Republican-controlled Senate rejected him because former colleagues painted him as a racist. In […]


Radical Hope | The New Yorker

Radical Hope | The New Yorker

By Junot DĂ­az Querida Q.: I hope that you are feeling, if not precisely better, then at least not so demoralized. On Wednesday, after he won, you reached out to me, seeking advice, solidarity. You wrote, My two little sisters called me weeping this morning. I had nothing to give them. I felt bereft. What […]


#InstagramUptown: St. Nick

#InstagramUptown: St. Nick

A photo posted by Tommy (@silent_witness_nyc) on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:01am PST 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.


11/28/16: Immigrant Rights Teach-In and Know Your Rights Presentation

11/28/16: Immigrant Rights Teach-In and Know Your Rights Presentation

Like we have said many times in the past, apathy is not an option. Especially not now, things have already begun to change for the worst. We must mobilize, organize and agitate for what we believe America stands for. No one in this country is in more danger than immigrants. To that end, the Immigrant […]


“Jane the Virgin” narrator explains his unique, unseen role: “He’s kind of Jane’s spirit animal” | Salon

“Jane the Virgin” narrator explains his unique, unseen role: “He’s kind of Jane’s spirit animal” | Salon

BY Mary Elizabeth Williams The first thing you notice when you talk to Anthony Mendez, the narrator from “Jane the Virgin,” is that he doesn’t have a Spanish accent in real life. OMG! But even with his off-duty voice, he’s still a smooth talker. The Bronx-born star took an unlikely path to his unseen stardom, […]


Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You | Vibe Viva

Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You | Vibe Viva

Written By Marjua Estevez “This is my happy place,” which is why Cardi B invites me to her grandmother’s home in Washington Heights and not her condo in Edgewater, New Jersey. Inside the prewar apartment there’s a musical number of clanking pans and plastic cups scrubbing under the rush of faucet water. There’s arroz blanco […]


Must-See: Experience RIKERS, Face to Face Tonight

Must-See: Experience RIKERS, Face to Face Tonight

Some are guilty. Some are innocent. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Curbside Sermon From Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Curbside Sermon From Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker | NY Times

The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker served as chief of staff for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1960 to 1964 and spent nearly four decades as the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, in Harlem. In this photo, from April 5, 1970, he is taking his message to the streets. Although it […]


THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December | Broadway World

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December | Broadway World

The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Special Guest MC Kurtis Blow will play three NY Metro area shows as part of a 23-city North American tour on Saturday, December 3 at United Palace, NY (Shows at 2pm and 7pm) and Saturday, December 17 at NJPAC, NJ (Show at 3pm). The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance […]


#InstagramUptown: Inwood Hill Park

#InstagramUptown: Inwood Hill Park

A photo posted by James Peltzer (@james.peltzer) on Nov 9, 2016 at 4:05am PST 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.

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