Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay – please heed my words. Please head over to Marcus Garvey Park right now to catch the Flux Public Art Project in that majestic park. Why the urgency? Well, you only have until May 31st to take in this next-generation art installation. Shout out to Flux Art Fair for bringing […]


#InstagramUptown – Dyckman World

#InstagramUptown – Dyckman World

A photo posted by SHANER (@nycstreetwalls) on May 27, 2016 at 12:51am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: Name That Vaina

Uptown Video: Name That Vaina

Vaina is a word with multiple meanings, it can be used to indicate an object or anything in general.. Got it? Now it’s time to put your vaina knowledge to the test with the game show: NAME THAT VAINA!


Indiegogo Spotlight: Urban Woodworking Project

Indiegogo Spotlight: Urban Woodworking Project

A Word From The Inwood Academy for Leadership Inwood Academy for Leadership empowers students in Inwood and Washington Heights to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development and college preparedness. Our population is drawn directly from the Washington Heights and Inwood community, where an average of 27% of children live below the federal […]


First project under city’s new housing policy prompts unease in community | Politico

First project under city's new housing policy prompts unease in community | Politico

By Sally Goldenberg Two months after the city instituted a new policy, mandatory inclusionary zoning, to expand its stock of below-market-rate apartments, a street corner in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood is poised to undergo dramatic change in what would be the first project to utilize the program. The process has been a challenge […]


Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

Revealed: Hudson Heights Townhouses at 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba New construction rarely arrives in Hudson Heights, the idyllic, northwestern section of Washington Heights that borders Fort Tryon Park and Inwood. But today, YIMBY has a look at three attached townhouses headed for 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard, on a lot overlooking the Hudson River and Fort Washington Park. Each 22-foot-wide single-family home will […]


Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Harlem is the eternal capital of cool. So it only fitting that Harlem now has its own Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a two day Whisky experience that is all about celebrating the cutting edge cool, sophistication and uniqueness that has always drawn people to Harlem. Started by visionary […]


The Cecil Wants You to Eat With Your Hands | NY Times

The Cecil Wants You to Eat With Your Hands | NY Times

By JEFF GORDINIER The dish is called Hands Only, and the folks behind the Cecil, the restaurant in Harlem where it is served, are not kidding about that. To give you an extra nudge of encouragement, they usher it to your table with a hot aromatic towel that has been steamed with lemon thyme, kaffir […]


Save Uptown Historic District From Developers, Locals Urge City | DNAinfo

Save Uptown Historic District From Developers, Locals Urge City | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Residents are trying to speed up the process of designating a dozen houses on 158th Street as part of a local historic district — saying they fear the “block is ripe for development that could change its character forever.” Historian Matthew Spady and filmmaker Vivian Ducat said they’re racing […]


Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

BY Rich Schapiro After 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class. David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy. “It’s always possible […]


#InstagramUptown – Cliff Dive

#InstagramUptown – Cliff Dive

cliff dive || by @ballerinaproject_ wearing @wolfordfashion #ballerinaproject #wolford #InwoodHillPark #kathrynboren A photo posted by Kathryn Boren (@katieboren1) on Mar 7, 2016 at 8:16am PST Related: The Mysterious Inwood Hill Park Artist Strikes Again Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like […]


Harlem’s Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

Harlem's Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

By Madina Papadopoulos Blink for too long in New York, and when you reopen your eyes, you might find a different city. So much constant flux on one small island inevitably alters the way a city looks, sounds, and tastes. But what is gained in progress is often lost in culture. Long-time locals bemoan New […]


The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List

The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This literally came out of nowhere. We didn’t even know we were in the running but we are ecstatic to be considered one of the best NYC neighborhood blogs of 2016. This is an incredible honor and a testament to the sweat equity we put in on a daily basis spreading […]


Uptown Video: Love & Bachata – Season Premiere

Uptown Video: Love & Bachata - Season Premiere

Created by someone who has seen “Love & Hip Hop,” here is the first episode of LOVE & BACHATA. Chock full of love triangles & scandals, find out who will take home the Bachata crown! Stay tuned for more…


Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

BY Jay Rayner A walk through Harlem at dusk with Marcus Samuelsson is less gentle stroll than royal procession. The chef may be wearing a flat cap, pulled down over his eyes, and a dark jacket, but they all know who he is out here north of Manhattan’s 110th Street. And they want him to […]


05/23/16: Origin Stories @ The United Palace – Frank Malloy IV

05/23/16: Origin Stories @ The United Palace – Frank Malloy IV

Frank Malloy IV Monday, May 23 6:30pm doors, 7pm show Performance takes place in the Palace Foyer FREE with RSVP, seating limited to 100. As a West African Drumming instructor for UPCA, and Musical Director at the Harambee Dance Company, Frank takes a unique approach to composing music by using rhythms of the African diaspora […]


Spread Love: The Rep Ya Block Photo Contest

Spread Love: The Rep Ya Block Photo Contest

The Uptown Collective has teamed up with the good folks at Bien Conectao to bring you the Rep Ya Block Photo Contest. Let your best photo capturing the essence of Uptown, come to life as a domino table/work of art. Hash tag your best Uptown moments with #RepYaBlockContest to be entered into the contest. The […]


#InstagramUptown – The Road Less Traveled

#InstagramUptown – The Road Less Traveled

A photo posted by @ydr_photographs on May 12, 2016 at 11:02am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: Intense Motivational Workout

Uptown Video: Intense Motivational Workout

Related: Uptown Video: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game Uptown Video: DAME DASH – You Ain’t A Boss We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


How Harlem’s fried chicken and mac n’ cheese changed my life | CNBC

How Harlem's fried chicken and mac n' cheese changed my life | CNBC

BY Marcus Samuelsson I’ve always used my curiosity as a compass. Before I lived in Harlem, I used to ride my bike there to soak in the vibe. There was something different about uptown that I didn’t feel in other parts of the city. This part of town was totally different from midtown where I […]


Passion Project | Manhattan Times

Passion Project | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen They’ll be packing. On Fri., May 13th, public school students from District 6 and the Urban Arts Partnership will descend upon United Palace for the Annual Urban Arts Festival. For the 12th consecutive year, the Urban Arts Festival will serve as a showcase event to celebrate the positive impact of the […]


05/13/16: Can I Kick It @ Dead Stock

05/13/16: Can I Kick It @ Dead Stock

It’s been a long time… But live Hip-Hop music is back in Washington Heights. On Friday, May 13th all roads lead to Dead Stock (2240 Amsterdam Ave) for performances from Ninety, Cruz, Tellie Floydd, The Machine and Lexiglass. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 9 pm. You don’t want to miss this […]


Local group to unveil first-ever syringe drop-off box inside an NYC park | Metro

Local group to unveil first-ever syringe drop-off box inside an NYC park | Metro

BY Angy Altamirano Through the beauty and simplicity of a flower, one New York City organization is hoping to help keep their local parks cleaner and safer from dirty syringe needles. The Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP) — a harm reduction agency that aims to improve the quality of life and health of drug users […]


#InstagramUptown – #RainyDay

#InstagramUptown – #RainyDay

A photo posted by Sharese Ann (@sharesef) on May 4, 2016 at 5:21pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.

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