Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem | NY Times

Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem | NY Times

Inside Art By ROBIN POGREBIN It’s too soon to declare Chelsea over. But an increasing number of galleries have become disaffected with the neighborhood’s concentrated commercialism, or have been priced out, or simply want a change and are seeking new territory. Elizabeth Dee Gallery is among those establishing new turf. In January, Ms. Dee closed […]


#InstagramUptown: The World We Knew

#InstagramUptown: The World We Knew

The world we knew. #LenoxLounge A photo posted by Peter Cooper (@iampetercooper) on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:01pm PDT 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.


09/25/16: Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk

09/25/16: Meet the Artists: 'Evolving Terrain' Exhibition Walk and Talk

Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park Join NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for a guided tour of the group exhibition “Evolving Terrain” in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Meet New York-based […]


From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

Photography: Alex Goodlett This past Sunday, September 18th, 20 teams and over 100 players took to the field for Vitilla supremacy at the 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla. Vitilla is a street version of baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic. Similar to stick ball, Vitilla is played with a broomstick and a bottle […]


Finding Washington Heights | NY Times

Finding Washington Heights | NY Times

Domestic Lives By DOMINIQUE BROWNING The first time I climbed out of the subway stop at Broadway and 157th Street in Washington Heights, I thought I had stepped back in time — and wound up in Paris. I didn’t notice littered sidewalks, graffiti or boarded-up shop fronts. I saw the graceful oversize arches of Beaux-Arts […]


Writers to turn Langston Hughes’ Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

Writers to turn Langston Hughes' Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

BY Christopher Brennan The former home of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes will be reborn as an arts center after a writers collective successfully raised money to rent it. A brownstone on 127th St. where he lived for 20 years in the 1920s and 30s has stood vacant for years, but has fallen into disrepair […]


After Years Underground, a Subway Singer Gets the Spotlight | NY Times

After Years Underground, a Subway Singer Gets the Spotlight | NY Times

By SUSAN HARTMAN Alice Tan Ridley sat before the mirror in her Harlem apartment. She brushed on gold eye shadow, took an auburn wig off a mannequin’s head and put it on. “I really, really don’t know what I’m doing,” she said, laughing. “I never used to wear makeup at all. And I never wore […]


Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his African and Swedish roots to Harlem | CT Post

Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his African and Swedish roots to Harlem | CT Post

By Joel Lang Most of the menu Marcus Samuelsson is planning for his Sept. 24 VIP dinner at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is made up of signature dishes from his famed Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem, N.Y. The main course will be Whole Fried Yardbird Royale accompanied by family-style servings of mac and […]


#InstagramUptown: Smile Uptown

#InstagramUptown: Smile Uptown

A photo posted by Leah (@fleurs.de.sel) on Sep 11, 2016 at 7:47am PDT 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.


UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Friday, September 16, 2016 Washington Heights, New York Today I had the unfortunate opportunity to witness the worst, most disturbing political circus of my lifetime. Donald J. Trump corralled the media at his new hotel in Washington D.C. with the promise of a long awaited statement on the “Birther” movement which […]


No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

Uptown you NEED to see No Free Walls. The film is an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s changing landscape, through the eyes of Joseph Ficalora, the founder and inadvertent art curator of The Bushwick Collective. Joe, son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn once ravaged by drugs, neglect and violence. Sound […]


The Wall

The Wall

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) For me, immigration is personal. And I don’t like to call it illegal immigration either. I prefer immigration without choice. You see, my maternal grandmother was here illegally. She came on a visitor’s visa in 1930. She overstayed her visa. My mother was an anchor baby. Had she gone back to […]


Spread Love: The Red Bull Clasico De Vitilla Returns To The Bronx…

Spread Love: The Red Bull Clasico De Vitilla Returns To The Bronx...

Vitilla is a form of street baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic and is traditionally played with a plastic bottle cap and broomstick. Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla brings the Dominican street game to the Bronx in a spectator-friendly tournament-style competition for serious players and recreationalists alike.  Vitilla is a classic game that has […]


A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

By SAMANTHA SCHMIDT As a young girl in Portland, Ore., Renée Watson immersed herself in the words of Langston Hughes, discovering that his poems about black identity mirrored experiences in her own life. Since moving to Harlem more than a decade ago, she has often walked by his old home — a three-story brownstone on […]


Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

by Alamin Yohannes In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community. In “My […]


All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

By TEJAL RAO “Africa has been totally misunderstood,” said Doughba Caranda-Martin III, the owner of a tea shop in Harlem. “We have so many complex flavors and delicacies, and I want to investigate all of them.” Yes, all of them. At Serengeti Kitchen, the restaurant he plans to open on 125th Street in early November, […]


#InstagramUptown: 168th

#InstagramUptown: 168th

A photo posted by iturnmycameraonn (@iturnmycameraonn) on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:58pm PDT 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.


Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol | NY Times

Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol | NY Times

By ELI ROSENBERG The Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem has grown infamous for the incendiary and often anti-gay views expressed by its pastor, which are trumpeted in bold letters on a large sign outside the church. After a judge ruled late last month to block the building’s looming foreclosure, the church responded in typical fashion, […]


The Wall – Part III

The Wall – Part III

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part I: HERE Read Part II: HERE Robert looked at the clock next to his bed. It was 1:30. He had helped Ahmed to bed hours earlier. The boy couldn’t speak again after finishing his story. Robert couldn’t sleep. He took his cell phone from the night table and turned […]


Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters – Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters - Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

In this awesome video from Allure and StyleLikeU, mother-daughter duo Raquel Cepeda and Djali Brown-Cepeda talk about combating identity stereotypes, embracing their natural hair, and advocating the importance of being comfortable in one’s own skin.


Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

By Hannah Furfaro Photos of William Spink’s home in upper Manhattan appear in history books, and tour guides point it out as they glide by on Hudson River cruises below. It perches high above Route 9A, just north of the George Washington Bridge. It even has a nickname—the Pumpkin House. The nickname came over the […]


The Wall – Part II

The Wall – Part II

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part 1: HERE “My name is Ahmed,” the boy said. He was seated on the sofa. Robert had dressed him in some of his cloths. They hung on him. “I escaped from Green Island three days ago.” “What were you doing on Green Island?” he asked. “The took us there […]


The Wall – Part I

The Wall - Part I

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Robert Brown rinsed his hands with cold water from the porcelain sink in the men’s room then dabbed his face. He stared at himself. He straightened his navy blue tie and smoothed out his battleship grey shirt before returning quietly to his desk in the perpetual near silence of the Fulfillment […]


At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan On one side lie eggs scrambled with lox over a drape of injera, the sour, springy Ethiopian flatbread as thin and pliant as a crepe and perforated like coral. On the other side, challah French toast, its egg coating spiked with awaze, a meld of earthy-hot berbere and tej, or Ethiopian honey […]

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