Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

LoLo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem | NY Times

LoLo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN There is no grill on a sawed-off oil drum, no lick of breeze or view of the sea in sun-shocked blue. But behind the frosted windows of LoLo’s Seafood Shack, which opened in Harlem in October, the extemporaneous spirit of the lolo — the kind of open-air barbecue joint found on the […]


Tonight: The Latin Nightlife Awards

Tonight: The Latin Nightlife Awards

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Washington Heights Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Dozens of residents of a West 179th Street building were in limbo after a fire tore through the top floor of their building over the weekend — forcing a full evacuation and leaving one family searching for emergency housing. The fire at 501 W. 179th St. started about 3 […]


BLVD Bistro – A Taste of Down South, Uptown

BLVD Bistro – A Taste of Down South, Uptown

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) We are not sure where the NYT reviewer ate but here’s our take on BLVD Bistro. Though famous for their world-renowned haute cuisine many French people will tell you that it’s “le cuisine gran-mere,” the cooking of their grandmothers that warms their heart. That is true of many a chef and […]


Monday Mood Music: Classic Material X DJ Big Jeff – The Crew is Called BDP Mixtape

Monday Mood Music: Classic Material X DJ Big Jeff - The Crew is Called BDP Mixtape


NYC & Company Shows Love To Harlem

NYC & Company Shows Love To Harlem

NYC GO is the official tourism guide for the city of New York and this month they are putting a spotlight on the historic neighborhood of Harlem. Harlem is internationally recognized as a capital of African-American culture, and is also a hotbed for live music, museums and virtually any kind of dining. In this video, […]


Deaths of East Harlem’s Cultural Leaders Put a Legacy in Flux | NY Times

Deaths of East Harlem’s Cultural Leaders Put a Legacy in Flux | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ The strains of “Ave Maria” resounded through the pristine East Harlem community room where Fernando Salicrup lay in state on Tuesday night. A huge Puerto Rican flag hung behind his open coffin, a reminder that Mr. Salicrup — an artist and activist — had helped to carve out a cultural space that […]


At Ricardo Steak House, They’re Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday | NY Times

At Ricardo Steak House, They’re Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday | NY Times

By KEITH WILLIAMS Just north of 110th Street, on a stretch of Second Avenue with a pawnshop, a laundromat and a couple of bodegas, a single velvet rope at No. 2145 signals something out of the ordinary. On a recent cold night, a bouncer kept a watchful eye while two hostesses, wearing short dresses despite […]


Review: South African restaurant Madiba Harlem gets 4 stars | NY Daily News

Review: South African restaurant Madiba Harlem gets 4 stars | NY Daily News

BY Michael Kaminer  | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS I met the Koeksisters the other night. A little dense, but sweet, with cute braids. Couldn’t help it; we finished them off. The Koeksisters — syrup-soaked doughnuts that resemble mini-challahs — topped off my introduction to South African food at Madiba, which opened last month inside Harlem’s […]


Spread Love: Maya Angelou – Harlem Hopscotch

Spread Love: Maya Angelou - Harlem Hopscotch

National treasure, Maya Angelou, has given the world a posthumous present. Before she passed, Dr. Angelou worked on a project to set her poetry to music. The album, Caged Bird Songs, was released last month. See below for the awesome video for one of the songs, Harlem Hopscotch.


Uptown Video: The Holiday Turn Up – The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights

Uptown Video: The Holiday Turn Up - The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights

What happens when you take a classic and you add the vibrancy and energy of Hip-Hop, you get The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights. Iconic rapper Kurtis Blow took part in the making of a new holiday classic. Check out the really cool video below courtesy of the good folks at Elite Daily. Check out […]


Singers Perform ‘BYOB Opera’ in Uptown Apartments | DNAinfo

Singers Perform 'BYOB Opera' in Uptown Apartments | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPTOWN — Locals don’t have to head to Lincoln Center to hear an aria or vibrato this opera season. Instead, they can stop by Jay Meetze’s living room. Meetze, director of the Inwood-based Opera Company of Brooklyn, is reviving a series that ran in the neighborhood from 2005 to 2008 featuring opera […]


In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

By KIA GREGORY The Renaissance Theater and Casino in Harlem has been vacant for more than 30 years. The doors and arched Palladian windows are covered in warped sheets of wood. The tapestry brick on the squat, blocklong two-story building is loose, and many of the mosaic tiles inspired by architecture in North Africa have […]


Art, Culture & Dialogue @ The Schomburg Center

Art, Culture & Dialogue @ The Schomburg Center

By Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Alex Weber Art, at it’s best, is a catalyst for deep contemplation, conversation and introspection. Such was the case at the recent unveiling of the innovative and interactive installation Plata or Plomo (“Money or Lead”) by emerging artist Eduardo Palma at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Palma’s […]


It’s a rap! Hip-Hop museum planned for Harlem | NY Daily News

It's a rap! Hip-Hop museum planned for Harlem | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This is truly a rapper’s delight. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will be the city’s first institution focused on the popular music genre, is headed for midtown and Harlem. It will feature memorabilia items such as jackets, turntables and posters donated by artists like […]


New Music: Dark ATM X Young Boston – It’s A Sport

New Music: Dark ATM X Young Boston - It's A Sport


In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

By Keiko Morris The pace of transformation of Harlem’s 125th Street is picking up speed, attracting developers and retailers who want to be part of the thoroughfare’s ascent. Earlier this month, developer Greystone & Co. paid $11.5 million through a bankruptcy auction to buy a group of lots facing East 125th Street and a parcel […]


The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights – The Review

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) When we first started talking about the Uptown Renaissance back in 2010, it was but a blip on the radar. It was a phenomenon that was stirring and just starting to coalesce into something significant. On Sunday, December 7th, that nascent artistic, cultural and social movement bore beautiful fruit. The Hip-Hop […]


Locals to Interview Each Other for Uptown Libraries’ Oral History Project | DNAinfo

Locals to Interview Each Other for Uptown Libraries' Oral History Project | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — If you have an Uptown story to tell, the New York Public Library wants to hear it. The NYPL’s Washington Heights, Fort Washington and Inwood branches are the latest to participate in the Oral History Project, an initiative that aims to preserve the unique history of each NYC neighborhood […]


Highbrow in Harlem: Upscale Retail, Restaurants and Rents | Commercial Observer

Highbrow in Harlem: Upscale Retail, Restaurants and Rents | Commercial Observer

By Danielle Schlanger This past October, Esquire magazine held a star-studded soiree for its selection for America’s best new restaurant. The crowd included heavyweights from the media, PR and culinary universes who traveled from the city’s farthest corners. The room was crammed. Libations were free-flowing. Trays of hors d’oeuvres inched slowly through the crowd when […]


Drive Brings Thousands of Instruments for Aspiring Musicians in Public Schools | NY Times

Drive Brings Thousands of Instruments for Aspiring Musicians in Public Schools | NY Times

By CHANNON HODGE For aspiring musicians in New York City public schools, a working instrument can be a rare commodity. Last spring, the classical radio station WQXR set out to address some of those needs by asking New Yorkers for their unwanted instruments. The response was overwhelming: 2,940 donations — from accordions to xylophones to […]


12/7/14: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker @ The United Palace

12/7/14: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker @ The United Palace

Listen up folks… You NEED to be in attendance for the Uptown debut of The Hip-Hop Nutcracker at the venerable United Palace on Sunday, December 7th. This show is destined to become a new holiday classic and you get to catch it in its very first run. This spectacle has it all – dance, energy, […]


Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

That’s right people. This is our first ever Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale. Use discount code SPREADLOVE to get 20% off your entire order. So you have until 11:59 pm tomorrow night to get in on that deal. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way. Get Yours: http://uptowncollective.bigcartel.com


Washington Heights mom needs new kidney, seeks angel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights mom needs new kidney, seeks angel | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This Washington Heights mom is fighting for her life — and she needs your help. Elaine De Leon, a petite 35-year-old mother of three children, took to social media this month with an emotional plea. “I need YOU to save my life,” she wrote on a community […]

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