Posts Tagged ‘Inwood’

2/6/15: La Lucha – Quisqueya & Haiti One Island Art Exhibit

2/6/15: La Lucha - Quisqueya & Haiti One Island Art Exhibit

La Lucha – Quisqueya & Haiti One Island Art Exhibit February 6th, 2015 6 to 9 pm Rio’s Penthouse Gallery (10 Fort Washington Ave) Twenty-six Artists from both sides of the island have united in this collective exhibition La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island to educate the public about the history of the land […]


Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation | Huffington Post

Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation | Huffington Post

BY Erica Simone In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your […]


Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park’s New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park's New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A coffee shop that focuses on local ingredients and charitable giving will take over the New Leaf, the popular Fort Tryon Park restaurant and wedding venue that abruptly announced it would close last month. Coffeed, which has four New York locations, including another Parks Department concession, will replace the cafe’s longtime operator, […]


Monday Mood Music: Tellie Floydd X Jay Wise X Trops – The Oath

Monday Mood Music: Tellie Floydd X  Jay Wise X Trops - The Oath


At Ricardo Steak House, They’re Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday | NY Times

At Ricardo Steak House, They’re Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday | NY Times

By KEITH WILLIAMS Just north of 110th Street, on a stretch of Second Avenue with a pawnshop, a laundromat and a couple of bodegas, a single velvet rope at No. 2145 signals something out of the ordinary. On a recent cold night, a bouncer kept a watchful eye while two hostesses, wearing short dresses despite […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

United Palace Part II Washington Heights December 2014 http://t.co/a7whNBwpp4 — Jenny Rubin (@jennyjrubin) December 29, 2014 Check out: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights – The Review In The Heights @ The United Palace – The Recap The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love […]


New Music: Lito Kirino – Viernes 13 Vol 2

New Music: Lito Kirino - Viernes 13 Vol 2


Look Book: The Photographer Dad and Model Son | The Cut

Look Book: The Photographer Dad and Model Son | The Cut

By Alexis Swerdloff Josiah Esowe, Photographer, and Gaiden Tanaka-Esowe, Kindergartner What are you guys up to today? Josiah: I’m taking Gaiden to a photo shoot for the Mini Boden catalogue. He’s been modeling since he was 4. Gaiden: I like when they dress me up, but it hurts to smile because my tooth is hurting […]


Review: South African restaurant Madiba Harlem gets 4 stars | NY Daily News

Review: South African restaurant Madiba Harlem gets 4 stars | NY Daily News

BY Michael Kaminer  | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS I met the Koeksisters the other night. A little dense, but sweet, with cute braids. Couldn’t help it; we finished them off. The Koeksisters — syrup-soaked doughnuts that resemble mini-challahs — topped off my introduction to South African food at Madiba, which opened last month inside Harlem’s […]


Uptown Video: The Changing Heights

Uptown Video: The Changing Heights

The Changing Heights is a website/senior thesis created by journalist Bushra Mollick of Stonybrook University. The site and accompanying video as well as pictures document the changing face of Washington Heights. Take a long, hard look at the Washington Heights of today because it may not be around tomorrow. Check out: https://changingheights.wordpress.com/


Rent is too Damn High in the Heights | Amsterdam News

Rent is too Damn High in the Heights | Amsterdam News

By Dominique Dajer First rents in Harlem skyrocketed to historic highs, and now Washington Heights is seeing similar trends as gentrification pushes further uptown. Increasing commercial rents have hit businesses particularly hard. “Ten years ago rents on Frederick Douglass Boulevard were around $30 per square foot,” says Faith Hope Consolo of the real estate firm […]


Monday Mood Music: The Frankie P Sancocho Edition

Monday Mood Music: The Frankie P Sancocho Edition

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Sancocho is SO much more than just a soup. The word soup does sancocho absolutely no justice. A good sancocho is a work of art. It is broth, beef, chicken, corn, yucca, potatoes, noodles and a whole heap of other things coming together for the sake of culinary alchemy. At it’s […]


Uptown’s New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong One of Uptown’s most popular restaurants announced that it will abruptly close its doors before the end of the year — raising questions about the fate of several spring weddings planned at the venue. New Leaf Restaurant and Bar, known for its idyllic location inside Fort Tryon Park, will serve its last […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Walk This Way @ washington heights http://t.co/zju0fKgZsi — Emon Hassan (@EmonHassan) December 28, 2014 Check out: April in Inwood Hill Park 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 us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Maya Angelou – Harlem Hopscotch

Spread Love: Maya Angelou - Harlem Hopscotch

National treasure, Maya Angelou, has given the world a posthumous present. Before she passed, Dr. Angelou worked on a project to set her poetry to music. The album, Caged Bird Songs, was released last month. See below for the awesome video for one of the songs, Harlem Hopscotch.


Put You On: Ibeyi

Put You On: Ibeyi

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is my Christmas gift to you. This is that Black Magic music. That straight from the motherland via Cuba, next-generation negro spirituals. This is Neo-Diasporan Soul music. It is hauntingly beautiful and simply sublime.


Uptown Video: The Holiday Turn Up – The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights

Uptown Video: The Holiday Turn Up - The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights

What happens when you take a classic and you add the vibrancy and energy of Hip-Hop, you get The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights. Iconic rapper Kurtis Blow took part in the making of a new holiday classic. Check out the really cool video below courtesy of the good folks at Elite Daily. Check out […]


In The Heights: The Lost Song…

In The Heights: The Lost Song...

Well, it wasn’t really lost. It was actually cut from the Tony Award winning musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda put it out recently via his soundcloud page. In the Heights put Washington Heights on the map and ended up garnering a whopping thirteen Tony Awards nominations and won four, including the Tony for Best Musical.


Singers Perform ‘BYOB Opera’ in Uptown Apartments | DNAinfo

Singers Perform 'BYOB Opera' in Uptown Apartments | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPTOWN — Locals don’t have to head to Lincoln Center to hear an aria or vibrato this opera season. Instead, they can stop by Jay Meetze’s living room. Meetze, director of the Inwood-based Opera Company of Brooklyn, is reviving a series that ran in the neighborhood from 2005 to 2008 featuring opera […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Sad Letter To St. Nick Gets a Reply At Apt. 26A – Anthrax Fears and All, Mail to the North Pole Does Not Go Ignored | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Sad Letter To St. Nick Gets a Reply At Apt. 26A - Anthrax Fears and All, Mail to the North Pole Does Not Go Ignored | NY Times

By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: December 25, 2001 The letter was signed ”A Santa beliver” and made a simple request: ”Give us a good reason to smile in this wonderful season.” How could Julie Taylor say no? Ms. Taylor was sorting through the letters to Santa Claus from needy children collected at Manhattan’s General Post […]


In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

By KIA GREGORY The Renaissance Theater and Casino in Harlem has been vacant for more than 30 years. The doors and arched Palladian windows are covered in warped sheets of wood. The tapestry brick on the squat, blocklong two-story building is loose, and many of the mosaic tiles inspired by architecture in North Africa have […]


Monday Mood Music: Lito Kirino Ft. La Bateria – Somo Vacano

Monday Mood Music: Lito Kirino Ft. La Bateria - Somo Vacano


The WHIN Presents Unheard @ Higher Level

The WHIN Presents Unheard @ Higher Level

Photography by Steven R Hazlett The WHIN Committee is back at it. This past Friday, the hood had its holiday party at Higher Level Tattoo shop. The bash featured a slew of performances from many of Uptown’s most talented Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artists. Shout out to the Dyckman Beer Company for always showing love. […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Sideways stories. @ Washington Heights 187St http://t.co/AgRzMTMm0O — deluda (@deluda) December 19, 2014 Check out: The House on the Hill: A Murder In Washington Heights… 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 us on Twitter, or […]

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