Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Marjorie’s Melody | Manhattan Times

Marjorie’s Melody | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi About 50 people settled into folding chairs in a Washington Heights apartment at 555 Edgecombe Avenue to listen to music this past Sunday. Before the show started, Paul, 8, was at the piano, warming up the crowd. “There’s something sounding nice there,” said Marjorie Eliot, who was busy in the kitchen […]


Testing Out Harlem’s Handpulled Noodles | Gothamist

Testing Out Harlem's Handpulled Noodles | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch | Gothamist THE VIBE The Handpulled Noodle, which opened about two weeks ago in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, is a seven-stool Chinese spot that has the locals swooning. Seriously, I spent an early-evening hour there last week, wolfing as much of the menu as I could, and I have never heard such non-stop […]


Inwood Cupcake Shop Getting Reality TV Makeover With Help from ‘The Profit’ | DNAinfo

Inwood Cupcake Shop Getting Reality TV Makeover With Help from 'The Profit' | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown cupcake shop that has been beset by difficulties will get another chance with some help from reality TV. Tonnie’s Minis, which has opened and closed several times since leasing its space at 4738 Broadway two years ago, will be featured on the CNBC reality show “The Profit” this […]


July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

by Chris Wild Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine, spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, in the summer of 1970. His images were the cover story for Match in October that year. In the 1960s, large numbers of residents left Harlem for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, seeking better schools, […]


2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

A Word From La Galeria Join us for a discussion on negritud/blackness in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora. Using articles, social media, and other resources, we will discuss what it means to be black in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora We are providing a space for dialogue. We claim a general understanding of […]


Spider-Man, in Sketch Form, Visits an 8-Year-Old Fan in Harlem | NY Times

Spider-Man, in Sketch Form, Visits an 8-Year-Old Fan in Harlem | NY Times

By MICHAEL WILSON The intercom was broken outside the front door at the Washington Houses project in East Harlem on Thursday. No way to buzz a visitor up. Finally, someone leaving held the door open. Jamel Hunter, 8, lives on the second floor of his building. He had been cooped up for days, like so […]


Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In 1967 NYC schools were desegregated. In those years that meant black kids were bussed to an all white school, not the other way around. One of these kids was assigned to my fourth grade class. My last name is Sidransky and his Tate so we sat next to each […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

A Word From Paola Martinez THE BIRTH OF THE HIP BAR! My health went on a not so exhilarating rollercoaster ride for many years. I dealt with tumors, cysts, adrenals dysfunction, thyroid issues, and a very rare “supposedly” incurable and disfiguring disease called Morphea. It took me almost losing all of my bodily/cognitive functions to […]


Uptown Video: The Harlem Hellfighters

Uptown Video: The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in WWI who spent more time in combat than any other American unit.


Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

BY Ginger Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s dope to be dapper at the Schomburg Center. Fashion photos of famous Harlemites like Fab 5 Freddy, Al Sharpton and chef Marcus Samuelsson were on display at the Schomburg last week during a panel discussion on images of black men in modern media. Striking pictures of […]


Bootcamp-Style Gym Opening in Inwood Next Month | DNAinfo

Bootcamp-Style Gym Opening in Inwood Next Month | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown-based trainer who offered free workout classes to the community is opening his first gym in Inwood next month, giving fitness buffs the chance to try out his intensive two-week program that promotes individualized training in a group setting. Yusuf Myers, whose workouts have been featured in Men’s Fitness magazine […]


Black History Month In Brief: The Meaning of Freedom

Black History Month In Brief: The Meaning of Freedom

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I have had the distinct pleasure to meet and speak with Athelstein Sullivan Parrish known to her friends and family as “Mama T” who will be 100 years old this month and who was in Selma during the historic events of 1965. I am forever grateful to her for sharing […]


Arisen in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Arisen in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They heard the alarms. Franck De Las Mercedes and his wife Nicola figured it was probably a neighbor burning breakfast. He kissed her goodbye and she left for work. A moment later he heard her scream. The building was on fire. His wife ran back inside to get her husband and […]


In Upper Manhattan, Restoring the Golden Halo of Mother Cabrini | NY Times

In Upper Manhattan, Restoring the Golden Halo of Mother Cabrini  | NY Times

By MICHAEL T. LUONGO In the apse of a midcentury chapel in Upper Manhattan, there is a sparkling mosaic mural that depicts the life of America’s first saint, Frances Xavier Cabrini. The mural was recently restored to its original luster using period tiles, or tesserae, made of various types of marble (Carrara, Botticino) as well […]


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

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


The Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights Holds Plenty of History | NY Times

The Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights Holds Plenty of History | NY Times

By JULIE BESONEN The remains of an unlikely confederation of aristocrats and scalawags are condensed in a Washington Heights graveyard in the shadow of THE CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION. The imposing Gothic Revival chapel, at West 155th Street and Broadway, was consecrated in 1915 and designed by a self-taught architect named Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. His […]


Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I was raised not to see color. That’s easy when you live in world where your skin is the same color as the flesh colored crayon in a box of Crayolas. A few years ago I moved uptown. I was raised not to see color. I never thought about it. […]


Architectural Digest Takes You Inside Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka’s Stunning Harlem Townhouse

Architectural Digest Takes You Inside Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka’s Stunning Harlem Townhouse

The latest issue of AD gives you an inside look at the fully renovated five-story, late-19th-century Harlem townhouse of the power couple. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka spent a year revamping the home that will also do triple duty as Harris’s production-company offices as well as a screening room. via: Neil Patrick Harris and […]


First-Ever Inwood Film Festival to Put the Spotlight on Uptown | DNAinfo

First-Ever Inwood Film Festival to Put the Spotlight on Uptown | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Move over, TriBeCa — Uptown is getting its own film festival. A trio of Inwood movie buffs wanting to turn the camera on their own neighborhood have launched the Inwood Film Festival, which will feature short films that were either shot there or created by locals. The festival, set for February 2016, is the […]


How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC’s Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post

How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC's Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post

By Melissa Castellanos Dyckman Beer Co. founder Juan Camilo took a chance and never looked back when he decided to leave the corporate finance world to launch New York City’s only Latino-owned beer brewing company. “I quit my job and said ‘let’s do this thing!” Camilo excitedly recalled during an exclusive interview with Latin Post. […]


Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes – Harlem

Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes - Harlem

Being that today is the 113th B-Day of Langston Hughes, it is only right that we send some posthumous love to that giant that played such a part in the Harlem Renaissance. Happy B-Day Langston, you will live forever. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? […]


Uptown Video: Jaquáe – THAT’S HARR

Uptown Video: Jaquáe - THAT'S HARR


Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Blvd. is home to a restaurant renaissance | NY Daily News

Harlem's Frederick Douglass Blvd. is home to a restaurant renaissance | NY Daily News

BY Michael Kaminer | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Harlem has emerged as one of the city’s hottest dining scenes in recent years. Now, a new crop of restaurants is upping the game again. The center of activity is Frederick Douglass Blvd. — Eighth Ave. north of 110th St. — known as Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Pioneers […]


2/4/15: Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra @ El Museo del Barrio

2/4/15: Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra @ El Museo del Barrio

This performance presents works by Alexis Bosch, Dafinis Prieto, Earl McIntyre and Arturo O’Farrill, including four compositions, Guajira Simple, Triumphant Journey, Second Line Soca/Bruddah Singh and Vaca Frita recorded in December at Havana’s Abdala studios for the Orchestra’s fifth album, Cuba: The Conversation Continued. The album, recorded during the historic period following the United States’ […]

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