Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

by John Surico Mid-June, it was a block in Washington Heights that was poised to be the next to close up shop. The landlord, Coltown Properties, looked to evict the mostly Latino-owned stores on the street, which included a barbershop, restaurant, and income tax service. The store proprietors faced the same issue as many other […]


The Tempest Comes To Harlem

The Tempest Comes To Harlem

The Classical Theatre of Harlem latest’s production, The Tempest, has an uncanny knack for timing. The play remixes the classic Shakespearean opus and references the island of Hispaniola as Prospero’s magical island. Hispaniola, which is home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is currently undergoing some major drama of its own. The Tempest’s highlighting of […]


Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Irish eyes are crying. The pub Irish Eyes, which spent more than two decades at the corner of Broadway and West 213th Street, closed its doors for good on Monday. Owner Chris Doherty said he wasn’t able to negotiate a lease for the space at 5008 Broadway, where he opened the bar 22 […]


‘Voodoo,’ an Opera from the Harlem Renaissance, Gets Its First Revival | Wall Street Journal

‘Voodoo,’ an Opera from the Harlem Renaissance, Gets Its First Revival  | Wall Street Journal

By Andy Beta Last Friday, at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, a soaring soprano voice pierced the quietude, strong enough to be heard inside and outside the building. In a small rehearsal space upstairs from the main sanctuary, eight singers, a pianist and Dr. Gregory Hopkins, conductor and artistic director for Harlem Opera […]


UPinion: Keep The High Bridge Open 24/7

UPinion: Keep The High Bridge Open 24/7

BY Steven Kopstein I was anxiously anticipating the re-opening of the High Bridge. As a resident of Upper Manhattan with strong Bronx ties I was very excited to be able to finally have a way to cross into the borough on my bike without having to either ride on a crowded narrow sidewalk or on […]


Uptown Video: Jealous Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2

Uptown Video: Jealous Boyfriend/Girlfriend 2


Uptown Gem: The High Bridge Re-Opens After 45 Years

Uptown Gem: The High Bridge Re-Opens After 45 Years

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The Uptown Renaissance continues apace. This past Tuesday, the High Bridge opened after 45 years and a $60 million renovation. The High Bridge is not any old bridge. In fact, it is New York City’s oldest bridge, built in 1848 as a vital link in the […]


Texas native and literacy specialist leads new Manhattan charter school | NY Daily News

Texas native and literacy specialist leads new Manhattan charter school | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo She may have grown up in Texas, but Kelsey DePalo is right at home in Washington Heights where she is finishing her first year as principal of a new charter school. DePalo led the Success Academy Washington Heights for its inaugural year with kindergarten and first grade classes. There is already […]


Historian Sheds Light on Harlem’s Gay Past | DNAinfo

Historian Sheds Light on Harlem's Gay Past | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — The term “Harlem Renaissance,” which captured the social, cultural and artistic tidal wave that catapulted the area to international recognition in the 1930s was coined by Alain LeRoy Locke, a gay man who was not only a professor at Howard University but became the first African-American to be named a […]


Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city’s oldest bridge | The Guardian

Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city's oldest bridge | The Guardian

BY Paul Owen The oldest bridge in New York City will re-open to pedestrians on Tuesday after a gap of more than 40 years. The High Bridge was completed in 1848 – 35 years before the Brooklyn Bridge – to carry water from the Croton River upstate to two reservoirs in the growing city of […]


Harlem Art Collective Turns Vacant Wall Into Public ‘Guerrilla Gallery’ | DNAinfo

Harlem Art Collective Turns Vacant Wall Into Public 'Guerrilla Gallery' | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis EAST HARLEM — A group of local artists have transformed a long-neglected wall at a stalled construction site into a public art gallery. The “Guerrilla Gallery” on East 116th Street between Second and Third avenues accepts art from any East Harlem artists on one condition: they have to be waterproof, said Kristy […]


Dogs help teach New York City students lessons about animal welfare | NY Daily News

Dogs help teach New York City students lessons about animal welfare | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo Some cuddly canines are helping teach New York City school students serious lessons about animal welfare. Every week, several specially-trained dogs meet with a group of middle schoolers in a Washington Heights classroom. Belly-rubs and ear-scratches are encouraged. But this is more than puppy therapy. The youngsters are learning how to […]


A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey | NY Times

A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey | NY Times

By JOANNE KAUFMAN It may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask David Daniels. Late last summer, Mr. Daniels, an associate broker with the Corcoran Group in the West Side office, got a call […]


Monday Mood Music: Break Out The Crazy – For This Love

Monday Mood Music: Break Out The Crazy - For This Love


Bringing a Little Color to a Passage at the 191st Street Station | NY Times

Bringing a Little Color to a Passage at the 191st Street Station | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA The tunnel that connects Broadway to the 191st Street subway station was a little creepy. And the rats didn’t help. Today, the passage is a different place, made over by artists enlisted by the city as part of its latest effort to brighten a chronically dank, dark space. “Estoy Aqui!” or […]


Uptown Video: Tough Enough Rejects – La Diva Dominicana

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The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

By Carl Campanile The city’s air is polluting children’s brains. Big Apple kids exposed to high levels of airborne filth and economic hardship have lower IQs that will haunt them into adulthood, according to an exhaustive, first-of-its-kind study by Columbia University. “The findings are a concern because, as has been shown with lead [poisoning], even […]


The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

Story by Debralee Santos From the beginning, he was precious cargo. Christopher Duran arrived in the United States before he was of age – any age. Even when he arrived, traveling over thousands of miles aloft in the air, and holding fast to his mother, he was, in fact, not yet here. His mother Rosanna […]


Uptown Video: The Struggle Is Still Real

Uptown Video: The Struggle Is Still Real

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After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone | NY Times

After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ The sounds of children once again fill the ground floor of the Eatmans’ brownstone on West 119th Street. This was not exactly the plan the Harlem couple had envisioned after raising four of their own children. But as the Rev. Charles Eatman Sr. knows, few things — other than the Ten Commandments […]


Uptown Video: The City Inside The City Trailer

Uptown Video: The City Inside The City Trailer


5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

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The Light At The End of the Tunnel

The Light At The End of the Tunnel

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Art has a way of transforming things. Old things. Things that are long overdue, practically begging, for transformation. Things such as Tunnel Street. Yes, that is the actual name of the three blocks long pedestrian tunnel that connects Broadway with the No. 1 train station at 191st Street. A train station, […]


Man Who Intervened in Manhattan Biker Assault Testifies | NY Times

Man Who Intervened in Manhattan Biker Assault Testifies | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Washington Heights man who intervened as a gang of motorcyclists was beating the driver of a sport utility vehicle testified on Thursday that he still did not know why the attackers listened to him. The man, Sergio Consuegra, said he saw several bikers drag Alexian Lien from his car […]

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