Posts Tagged ‘Inwood’

Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot’s Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot's Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Marjorie Eliot is well known in Upper Manhattan for the remarkable Sunday afternoon concerts she has hosted in her Edgecombe Ave living room for 20+ years: Parlor Jazz. Her piano-playing, band-leading and hostessing are internationally renowned. Recently, she has occasionally extended these concerts, to include performances of her original one-act plays. Word Up is hosting […]


Postcards from the Edge II | My Inwood

Postcards from the Edge II | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson New York City has always been a popular subject when it comes to the world of postcards. I like to call the collection that follows “Postcards from the Edge.” For the most part, I’ve tried to focus on Inwood proper, but other subjects, like the George Washington Bridge, Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage […]


04/15/15: Sosúa: Make a Better World Screening & Discussion @ Rutgers

04/15/15: Sosúa: Make a Better World Screening & Discussion @ Rutgers

Latino and Jewish teenage actors in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood take us on an extraordinary journey to explore the forgotten history of Jewish refugees from Hitler in the Dominican Republic. Sosúa: Make a Better World tells the story of the teenagers, who together with the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a […]


Noodles & Crispy Chicken At Harlem’s Streetbird Rotisserie | Gothamist

Noodles & Crispy Chicken At Harlem's Streetbird Rotisserie | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch | Gothamist THE VIBE Marcus Samuelsson knows how to throw a party. Yes, Streetbird Rotisserie, the Swedish/Ethiopian/Harlemite chef’s new chicken restaurant, located a few blocks from his first Harlem hit Red Rooster, serves plenty of decent to very good food (more on that in a moment). The thing that struck me most […]


From corner to canvas | Manhattan Times

From corner to canvas | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Nelson Host Santiago spent years as a street graffiti artist, spreading his moniker “Host One” on murals and tags throughout the city. He now creates canvas paintings that incorporate the same elements of graffiti. “I use spray paints and paint markers for my canvasses,” said Santiago. “And my characters have a […]


Eating Along the A Line: In Inwood, it’s Darling Coffee, Piper’s Kilt, or G’s Coffee | NY Daily News

Eating Along the A Line: In Inwood, it's Darling Coffee, Piper's Kilt, or G's Coffee | NY Daily News

BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The last stop on the A train is the Inwood-207th St. station, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Loaded with parkland and regal apartment buildings, Inwood now draws plenty of newcomers. Here’s where to taste the neighborhood’s past, present and future. Non stop mom and pop Nichole […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

A few pictures I took on Good Friday while at the procession being held in Washington Heights. #streetphotography pic.twitter.com/yesB5Z3G3G — RØN ANTHØNY BAUTISTA (@BautistaNY) April 4, 2015 Check out: The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow […]


Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – La Bruja

Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – La Bruja

On this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz, Jaime Fernandez) talk to La Bruja about her early love of performing, the poetic jibberish she used to write as a kid, and the new play she is starring in.


Spread Love: #SaveNYC

Spread Love: #SaveNYC

NYC needs saving. If we don’t act, the New York City that we know and love will become a cultural wasteland that will exist solely for the sake of the rich. Enter #SaveNYC, which is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of New York City. #SaveNYC is fighting […]


At SpaHa Soul in Spanish Harlem, Camaraderie on a Plate | NY Times

At SpaHa Soul in Spanish Harlem, Camaraderie on a Plate | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN Artist Thornton wore a red apron as he greeted guests at SpaHa Soul, but when asked if he was the chef, he paused. “I’m the ‘chef,’ ” he said with a laugh, fingers pinching the air. He was being modest (a decade ago, he was an executive chef overseeing four restaurants in […]


Asylums on Inwood Hill: The Darkside of the Park’s Past | My Inwood

Asylums on Inwood Hill: The Darkside of the Park’s Past | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson A century ago asylums and institutions lined the ridge of Inwood Hill. Inside these fortress-like structures, all demolished by Robert Moses in the 1930′s, tortured, long-dead souls were kept under lock and key. Some were criminals, some were inebriates and drug addicts, others had the mere misfortune of suffering from tuberculosis. All […]


The power of Dominican-American entrepreneurs | Fox NY

The power of Dominican-American entrepreneurs | Fox NY

By BRYAN LLENAS Washington Heights: 181st Street and Broadway is the heart of Dominican business in New York City. And it’s not just in Washington Heights. The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in New York City has nearly doubled since the late 1990s. More than 140,000 — or about 1 in 7 businesses in the Big […]


Time to #WHIN & DINE | Manhattan Times

Time to #WHIN & DINE | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Uptown foodies have reason to raise a glass — the official Washington Heights and Inwood Restaurant Week, dubbed #WHIN & DINE, will soon be back. At participating restaurants on Mondays through Fridays between April 6 and April 24, diners can sample the best eats northern Manhattan has to offer at discounted […]


Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – 2 Minute Plead

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – 2 Minute Plead

I am a walking contradiction; I want flowers just because, but I don’t want you calling me every 2 minutes


Uptown Art: Women in the Heights – The Human Essence @ NoMAA Gallery

Uptown Art: Women in the Heights – The Human Essence @ NoMAA Gallery

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance inaugurates its new gallery space with the exhibition Women in the Heights – The Human Essence, featuring works by women artists of Northern Manhattan, tackling issues affecting humanity. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Location: NoMAA Gallery at WorkSpace, 5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034 Dates: […]


ASAP Rocky, Dearly Missing ASAP Yams, Half of Their Formidable Hip-Hop Tag Team | NY Times

ASAP Rocky, Dearly Missing ASAP Yams, Half of Their Formidable Hip-Hop Tag Team | NY Times

By JON CARAMANICA ASAP Rocky and ASAP Yams fought exactly once. It was 2009, and the two were far away from the men they were going to become: Rocky the genre-moving rapper who would challenge and remake the sound of New York hip-hop, and Yams the behind-the-scenes maestro who would shape the palate of hip-hop’s […]


Uptown Video: DAME DASH – You Ain’t A Boss

Uptown Video: DAME DASH - You Ain't A Boss


Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In 1933 Nazi storm troopers entered the home of Max Brauer, the Socialist mayor of Altona, a working class German suburb just west of Hamburg. Brauer and other leaders who publicly denounced Hitler had been slated for roundup. But the handsome forty-six-year-old politician with a cleft chin and shock of dark slicked […]


Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain’s NYC

Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain's NYC

BY Andrew J. Hawkins A little more than a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious (and surely expensive) plan to build 70,000 apartments on top of the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, a Manhattan councilman is eyeing another active rail yard for housing construction. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez proposed Sunday to rezone a 100-acre […]


Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – April Hernandez Castillo

Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – April Hernandez Castillo

In this episode, The Translators (Mike Diaz and Jaime Fernandez) talk to actress April Hernandez Castillo about her classic Super Bowl commercial with Yao Ming, working on her first Hollywood film “Freedom Writers” and navigating the highs and lows of a career in Hollywood.


UC Exclusive: Tellie Floydd – Hater’s Melody

UC Exclusive: Tellie Floydd - Hater's Melody


Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

Plaza de Las Americas Reclaims Space for People in Washington Heights | Streetsblog NYC

by Stephen Miller The city broke ground this morning on a new plaza in Washington Heights set to open early next year. The project will transform an extra-wide asphalt block into a permanent public space hosting vendors and a farmers market. Plaza de Las Americas is located on 175th Street between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue. The project, which was […]


3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN – A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

3/29/15: DREAM UPTOWN - A multi-disciplinary arts series in Washington Heights

This spring, the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights will be the host of a new multi-disciplinary arts series featuring low-cost and free events. Dream Uptown, a project of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center (FJTC), will present live arts events between March and June 2015, produced by neighborhood volunteers and powered through collaborations with local organizations. […]

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