Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

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 […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

By JAMES DAO Published: July 7, 1992 A neighborhood’s simmering anger over the fatal shooting of a Washington Heights man by a police officer boiled over last night as scores of people rampaged through a 40-square-block area. One man died in the violence and at least 15 people were reported injured, as people overturned cars, […]


Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

That’s right folks, you can now catch DEATH METAL ANGOLA in theaters or on iTunes. DEATH METAL ANGOLA tells the story of Sonia Ferreira – a war survivor, lover of rock music, and mother to 55 orphans – as she and her partner, the Death Metal musician Wilker Flores, launch Angola’s first-ever national rock concert. Their […]


Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

The Food Warriors are back people. The duo is kicking off their second season on Sugar Hill. The Food Warriors take a nuanced and quite funny look at the New Harlem/Old Harlem dichotomy. Related: Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 168th St El Lina: The Best Little Dominican Restaurant in Washington Heights El Malecon – […]


Call for Art: Subway Elevator Poster Project

Call for Art: Subway Elevator Poster Project

Artists Unite is looking for six (6) original artworks by artists residing in CB 12* to be produced as posters and placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th. St. (181st. Subway Stop) and the 190th. St. Subway Stations. One poster in each of the 6 elevators, 3 elevators per station. Work will be […]


Ask Bago: Make Your Own Frat

Ask Bago: Make Your Own Frat

College student Matt desperately wants to join a frat but doesn’t have the “look.” So what does he do? He starts his own and recruits Juan Bago to help make his fraternity the coolest place on campus.


Flower Man of Harlem Recaptures His Corner | NY Times

Flower Man of Harlem Recaptures His Corner | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Sonny Gibbs is back on his corner. Nearly five months after New York officials forced Mr. Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, the city has welcomed him back this month, allowing him to sell flowers on the sidewalk where […]


On the beat, en el Alto |Manhattan Times

On the beat, en el Alto |Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Grammy-nominated Latin jazz drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto is no stranger to accolades. The Cuban-born Prieto has been lauded with critical praise since coming to the United States in 1999. With drumming techniques that are considered revolutionary, Prieto’s impact on the Latin jazz scene has been so profound that Modern Drummer […]


Monday Mood Music: Chris Turner – Liquid Love

Monday Mood Music: Chris Turner – Liquid Love

Our Monday Mood Music selection comes to us from Chris Turner. The Oakland, CA born crooner filmed most of this video in Fort Tryon Park. Chris will perform at Harlem Stage on Friday, November 21st.


Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to mourn Renee Mancino, the owner of two popular Uptown bakeries who was known for her generosity, determination and upbeat spirit. Mancino, 66, of Carrot Top Pastries, died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, shocking family, friends and longtime customers. At a memorial service […]


She was my love | Manhattan Times

She was my love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Back in the 1980’s, when Renee and Robert Mancino sought to open a bakery in Washington Heights, the neighborhood was considered dangerous. Far fewer businesses were seeking to set up shop in the Northern Manhattan in which the drug wars raged. Retail space was relatively inexpensive. “In 1980, you […]


Uptown Video: Yo Taxi! – Episode 1 – Hit & Run

Uptown Video: Yo Taxi! - Episode 1 - Hit & Run


Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

By Lorena Mongelli, Dana Sauchelli and Sophia Rosenbaum A beloved Washington Heights bakery owner shot herself in the head in front of her husband Tuesday morning amid health complications and the possibility of losing her storefront. Shortly after Renee Mancino got to work at Carrot Top Bakery on Broadway, she put a gun to her […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: From Bitter Seeds, Carrot Cake Empire | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: From Bitter Seeds, Carrot Cake Empire | NY Times

By MOLLY O’NEILL Published: November 7, 1990 RENEE ALLEN MANCINO, the proprietor of Carrot Top Pastries in the Bronx, may bake the best carrot cake in the world. In less than 10 years, she has expanded her original home-oven operation to a two-cafe, one-commercial-bakery empire. She bakes cakes for dozens of Manhattan’s finest restaurants and […]

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