By Michael Palma
By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — Neighborhood shops are making it clear that customers wearing hooded sweatshirts or masks are not welcome. “DO NOT ENTER WITH HOODIE OR MASK” read signs posted on three businesses along Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between 126th and 129th streets, warning “IF SO YOU ARE NOW TRESPASSING.” While businesses see them as […]
Do you want a second chance with your ex? Juan Bago to the rescue! In a new comedy series “Ask Bago,” our main guy gives heartbroken Edwin a Bago makeover! Warning: It includes hiring a stripper and reading the Kama Sutra.
The Hip-Hop Nutcracker will be making it’s Uptown debut on Sunday, December 7th at 6 pm at the venerable United Palace. Check out the first public performance of new scenes from “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” at “Voices of New York” sponsored by NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito. For more info: http://unitedpalace.org/hip-hop-nutcracker
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people, tomorrow a coalition of housing and tenant activists from across the city will gather Uptown for a march from Harlem to Washington Heights. The route chosen marks the largest concentration of rent-regulated apartments in all of New York City, which underscores the importance of ensuring your voices are […]
BY Mark Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) As you have likely heard, Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of our community who lives on West 147th Street, has been diagnosed with Ebola. He is currently being treated in the isolation ward at Bellevue. Three of his close relations have been quarantined but are currently healthy. The Department of Health […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Holidays now have a new Holiday Spectacular. Hip-Hop legend Kurtis Blow will be making his way Uptown to take part in The Hip-Hop Nutcracker at the United Palace on Sunday, December 7th at 6pm. The Hip-Hop Nutcracker takes Tchaikovsky’s classic score and adds combustible Hip-Hop choreography with Hip-Hop inspired riffs […]
BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]
By Adam Glanzman Khalik Allah, a 29-year-old filmmaker and photographer who documents the streets of Harlem at night, has been photographing the corner of 125th and Lexington since 2012; armed with little more than a manual camera and a few rolls of film. Street photography can often be a daunting or awkward experience – especially […]
BY Marina Villeneuve | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Pepe and Margot are long gone — and the East Harlem they once called home seems to be on its way out. Chain stores have replaced bodegas in El Barrio, and high rises are becoming as ubiquitous as housing projects. “Spanish Harlem becomes smaller and smaller every […]
A site-specific dance piece presented by the West Harlem Arts Fund as part of Harlem’s Festival of Lights for the third installment of the Under the Viaduct Tour series.
By JENNIFER DUNNING Published: December 16, 1987 FOR many dancegoers, Mura Dehn is known, a little vaguely, as a woman who had something to do with film and black dancers. But the Film Forum is doing something about that, with a double feature consisting of ”In a Jazz Way,” a short film on Miss Dehn […]
By DAVID W. DUNLAP When the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harlem restored the tip of its steeple eight years ago, leaders of the predominantly African-American congregation saw it as a “beacon of hope and love for the community.” It is still that. But as Ephesus prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary this month, the […]
Toni Senecal came to Washington Heights recently to highlight all the awesomeness that our neighborhood has to offer. She stops by such Uptown gems as the Cloisters, the Morris Jumel Mansion and the United Palace. She also takes a sampling of the lively culinary scene, hitting up Malecon and Mama Sushi.
By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at […]
By LIGAYA MISHAN The description “ground mildly spiced chickpeas” does not prepare you for what arrives, which looks less like a self-sufficient dish than a sauce or a displaced soup, as red as the desert. It’s not that mild, either, thanks to a nice shock of berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend dominated by red chile, […]
Growing up in Uptown NYC, a trip to the grocery store isn’t just a trip to the grocery store. It’s a time to getaway and say whats up to friends, go on adventure, see things and share your world with friends. I hope we never lose that sense of faith and adventure as we grow […]
By ABIGAIL MEISEL In the spring of 2013, a family of pigeons nested in scaffolding outside my apartment building two blocks off St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. From the window of my first-floor apartment, I heard the cheeping of baby birds and affectionately observed their downy forms and tiny black-tipped beaks: my very […]
Manhattan post office will honor soldier killed in Iraq who never got to meet daughter | NY Daily News
BY Edgar Sandoval , Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In Washington, a gridlocked Congress is ridiculed for being able to pass only trivial legislation like renaming post offices. But for a little girl in upper Manhattan, one of those bills, approved by the House last week, will mean she has a way to […]