Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow | NY Times

Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow | NY Times

By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG José Alvarrado saved for more than a decade to buy 3 Brothers Mini Market, a bodega at 169th Street and Audubon Avenue. But at his store on a recent weekday morning, only eight months after he opened shop in Washington Heights, shelves that had held bags of rice and beans were empty. […]


A Harlem Tenement Was Her Neighborhood | NY Times

A Harlem Tenement Was Her Neighborhood | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA Sometime in the next year, my childhood home is going to disappear. The building where I was raised, 602 West 132nd Street, is being torn down to make room for Columbia University’s $6 billion Manhattanville campus expansion. The building may not look like much — it’s a lonely six-story brick tenement […]


Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

BY Paul Schultz | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Lance Knowling knows where his biscuits are buttered. The Kansas City-born chef pays homage to the women who inspired his culinary career, and does them proud, at Blujeen, whose very name evokes the spirit of the place: a hip take on something sturdy and traditional. The restaurant’s […]


Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx. “It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the […]


Historic Movie Theater The Coliseum May Be Replaced by a Shopping Center | DNAinfo

Historic Movie Theater The Coliseum May Be Replaced by a Shopping Center | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An historic former movie theater — where acts including the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields once performed — may soon be replaced by a shopping center. The Coliseum at 701 W. 181st Street was Manhattan’s oldest operating movie theater until it closed its doors at the end of 2011. Now the owner of the building, which […]


‘Feisty’ alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

'Feisty' alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo , Kerry Burke , Joseph Stepansky , Leonard Greene | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Cops cracked down Thursday on an unusual jaywalker — a 2-foot-long alligator. Officers saw the reptile getting ready to cross Ninth Ave. at W. 205th Street in Inwood with no apparent fear of traffic, or concern about […]


La Pinata Reopens in Washington Heights a Year After Closure | DNAinfo

La Pinata Reopens in Washington Heights a Year After Closure | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Nearly a year after closing its doors, an Uptown Mexican restaurant has found a new home a few subway stops south of its old location. La Piñata Mexican Grill, which is under new ownership, reopened at 711 W. 181st St. last week after closing its West 207th Street location in July […]


UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan) After Donald Trump´s stupid remarks, I was reminded yet again that racism is very much alive. I was glad that several important American companies have stepped up and cut relations with him, and that one of his main concerns, his pocket, will be -even if mildly- affected. I was also glad […]


8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

The Sweet Spot Festival, LargeUp and the Rice & Peas Massive bring you The 3rd Annual Jamaican Indepen-DANCE Reggae Fete! AUGUST 1st, from 2-9PM West Harlem Pier MAX GLAZER + DJ GRAVY ORIJAHNAL VIBES + MICRO DON AUTOGRAPH + HERBERT HOLLER Selecting, Dancing & Art for the little ones, Dance Hall workshops Food, Vintage & Artisan […]


Watching the Pursuit of Happiness… Front Row Seat…

Watching the Pursuit of Happiness... Front Row Seat...

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy is lurking in the air, threatening, to impact New York. I’m tired of roaming, tired of […]


Uptown Video: La Bodega Dominicana

Uptown Video: La Bodega Dominicana


UPinion: How Small is the World – How Fleeting is Time….

UPinion: How Small is the World - How Fleeting is Time….

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In May and June of 1944 approximately 424,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz. Most of them were murdered upon arrival. Among them were my great uncle, Zoltan Grunfeld, his wife Pepi Rusznak and their sons, Siju and Piki, both under the age of 15. Writing their names makes them seem […]


Bistro 209 – Comfort with a Classy, Classic Touch

Bistro 209 - Comfort with a Classy, Classic Touch

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Bistro 209 which opened this past June in the space formerly occupied by the Rusty Mackerel is a welcome addition to the Washington Heights dining scene. The kitchen, though small, covers a lot of ground under the capable leadership of chef Steven Giambrone. In a well-executed approach he and his kitchen […]


July 24th Thru 26th: 38th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio

July 24th Thru 26th: 38th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in collaboration with Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza presents the 38th Annual Loiza Festival (The Festival of Santiago Apostol) in El Barrio July 24th to July 26th. The festival celebrates the culture, history and legacy of Afro-Puerto Ricans. It is a three day festival comprised of performances of […]


New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain’s New York Business

New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain's New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia New York City is getting a new medical school in Harlem with the goal of training more doctors to practice in underserved communities across the state. The CUNY School of Medicine will be located on the City College campus near 138th Street and will partner with the Bronx-based St. Barnabas Health System. […]


At the Handpulled Noodle, Mom Knows Best | NY Times

At the Handpulled Noodle, Mom Knows Best | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN Ding ding noodles do not look like noodles. A better description may be nubs, knots, lumps: on a spectrum with spaetzle and frascatelli, but rougher, more unpredictable in shape and fantastically chewy. They come from Xinjiang, in China’s far northwest, as does Andrew Ding (the name is a coincidence), who opened the […]


Uptown Video: Latin Task Force

Uptown Video: Latin Task Force


7/15/15: Deadline for Miss Harlem Shake Competition

7/15/15: Deadline for Miss Harlem Shake Competition

Have you been to Harlem Shake yet? Located in the heart of Harlem, on the corner of 124th street and Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem Shake is the place to go for scrumptious burgers, fries and shakes. They also boast a nice selection of beer and wine. On my last visit there I had the classic […]


Open For Business: Clove Harlem

Open For Business: Clove Harlem

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Kismat Restaurant (603 Fort Washington Ave) has been serving some seriously delicious Indian cuisine in Washington Heights for over 3 decades. Well, guess what? They now have an outpost in Harlem. Clove Harlem is located at 1592 Amsterdam Ave (between 138th and 139th Streets), directly in front of the City College […]


Uptown Poetry: When did you fall in love?

Uptown Poetry: When did you fall in love?

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) What do you mean where am I from? Really? Meanwhile back at the ranch, there was more smoke on the ave than the California wild fires. Burning in more ways than one… Good things come in small packages, come taste that flavor, this ain’t butter this is parkay. There was a […]


Step by Step, Rebuilding New York City’s Open-Air Staircases | Wall Street Journal

Step by Step, Rebuilding New York City’s Open-Air Staircases | Wall Street Journal

By Douglas Feiden For roughly a century, residents of New York City’s hilltops, slopes and valleys have relied on “step streets.” These steep, block-long, open-air staircases connecting two streets at different elevations are indispensable for navigating the pitched terrain of neighborhoods in upper Manhattan and the west Bronx. But the city’s 100 step streets have […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce

El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York present the second edition of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104 & Fifth, a FREE joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. What this means in essence is 4 weeks in a […]


Harlem’s Studio Museum Will Expand | Wall Street Journal

Harlem’s Studio Museum Will Expand | Wall Street Journal

Its $122 million home on West 125th Street will be designed as a hub for the neighborhood By Jennifer Smith The Studio Museum in Harlem is planning a $122 million home on West 125th Street that would replace its current building with a five-story, custom-built space intended to serve as a hub for a rapidly […]


7/12/15: Up Theater Company Presents Tartuffe in Bruce’s Garden

7/12/15: Up Theater Company Presents Tartuffe in Bruce's Garden

TARTUFFE in Bruce’s Garden Isham Park @ Park Terrace East Sunday, July 12th @ 5pm Bring a lawn chair to Bruce’s Garden in Isham Park as UP Theater Company presents a staged reading of Molière’s TARTUFFE Adapted by UP Artistic Director, James Bosley and directed by Laura Fois. FREE! Refreshments following in Bruce’s Garden

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