Posts Tagged ‘Inwood’

Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

By Hannah Furfaro Photos of William Spink’s home in upper Manhattan appear in history books, and tour guides point it out as they glide by on Hudson River cruises below. It perches high above Route 9A, just north of the George Washington Bridge. It even has a nickname—the Pumpkin House. The nickname came over the […]


The Wall – Part II

The Wall – Part II

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part 1: HERE “My name is Ahmed,” the boy said. He was seated on the sofa. Robert had dressed him in some of his cloths. They hung on him. “I escaped from Green Island three days ago.” “What were you doing on Green Island?” he asked. “The took us there […]


Adriano Espaillat Tests the Role of Kingmaker After His Historic Primary Win | NY Times

Adriano Espaillat Tests the Role of Kingmaker After His Historic Primary Win | NY Times

By WILLIAM NEUMAN Adriano Espaillat’s victory in a Democratic primary for a New York congressional seat was a watershed for Dominican immigrants hoping to send one of their own to Washington for the first time. Although his triumph in the November general election is virtually assured in the heavily Democratic 13th Congressional District in Upper […]


The Wall – Part I

The Wall - Part I

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Robert Brown rinsed his hands with cold water from the porcelain sink in the men’s room then dabbed his face. He stared at himself. He straightened his navy blue tie and smoothed out his battleship grey shirt before returning quietly to his desk in the perpetual near silence of the Fulfillment […]


At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan On one side lie eggs scrambled with lox over a drape of injera, the sour, springy Ethiopian flatbread as thin and pliant as a crepe and perforated like coral. On the other side, challah French toast, its egg coating spiked with awaze, a meld of earthy-hot berbere and tej, or Ethiopian honey […]


It’s Time for Us to Lead

It’s Time for Us to Lead

By Carmen De La Rosa (@CnDelarosa) I have long been inspired by the voices, ideas and energy of my peers in making change. Here Uptown, young people are driving conversations about gentrification, community preservation and pushing back against the powerful forces looking to move in. We are instead interested in grassroots energy, aimed at empowering […]


#InstagramUptown: Art Deco

#InstagramUptown: Art Deco

A photo posted by Dime el tuyo (@squesez) on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:37pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Scroll down through Ami Vega’s Instagram, and you’ll see an accomplished manicurist – one who V Magazine recently featured and who celebrities like Kylie Jenner fawn over. But if you’re dazzled by how much she’s able to fit per square inch of fingernail, you may have missed that she’s actually one of […]


Uptown Video: What You Say VS What You Really Want 2 Say

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Disrupt Harlem Code Squad Wants You…

Disrupt Harlem Code Squad Wants You...

The Disrupt Harlem Code Squad is Back – Apply Today for the Fall 2016 Cohort. The deadline is September 9th at 5pm. The program teaches Harlem youth how to code, make websites and start their own business all in 11 weeks. The program is looking for Harlem residents, 18-24 yrs old, who are able to […]


09/07/16: The National Black Theatre Presents The Alchemy of Black Joy

09/07/16: The National Black Theatre Presents The Alchemy of Black Joy

National Black Theatre (NBT) is kicking off its 48th Season on Wednesday, September 7, with “The Alchemy of Black Joy.” A Dramaturgical Lobby Exhibition featuring a photo exhibit by Peter Cooper that celebrates the many shades, textures and representations of joy found in the Black community. The exhibition will also include excerpts of poetry by […]


09/21/16: A Night At El Museo – Room 28 Invades El Barrio

09/21/16: A Night At El Museo - Room 28 Invades El Barrio

Oh snap, the really funny folks at Room 28 are taking their comedic talent to the venerable El Museo del Barrio on Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Room 28 will be performing “A Collection of Fan Favorites,” highlighting some of their most popular live sketches, and a compilation of […]


An Appetite for Harlem Apartments | NY Times

An Appetite for Harlem Apartments | NY Times

By KAYA LATERMAN Renee Jennings, a Bronx native, fondly remembers trekking into Harlem for weekly Sunday dinners and celebrating the holidays at her great-grandparents’ house on West 131st Street in the 1970s. Christmas photos were taken at Blumstein’s department store on 125th Street, one of the few stores at the time that had a black […]


Five Questions with Tony Hillery, Founder of Harlem Grown | Food Tank

Five Questions with Tony Hillery, Founder of Harlem Grown | Food Tank

by Allyn Rosenberger Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Tony Hillery, the founder of Harlem Grown, about his organization’s commitment to inspiring youth to live healthy, ambitious lives. In addition to providing mentorship and role models to impoverished youth, Harlem Grown provides hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. When we […]


Cross Broadway and Think Big

Cross Broadway and Think Big

BY Robert W. Snyder (@robertwsnyder) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) “Broadway Blues” was indeed a “A Frank Discussion of Race, Class and Gentrification in Washington Heights and Inwood,” but as an honored panelist I came away from our deliberations dismayed by the rancor that has erupted uptown and convinced that current proposals to curb rising rents […]


The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: ‘The air is fresher up here’ | The Guardian

The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: 'The air is fresher up here' | The Guardian

Long an ignored section of New York City by outsiders, the two neighborhoods that make up northern Manhattan are attracting attention – not all of it welcome BY Rose Hackman Johnathan “Audubon” Perez, winds his way through the streets of upper Manhattan. He crosses fresh fruit vendors and men pushing carts selling fried pork. Street […]


High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]


#InstagramUptown: Double Vision

#InstagramUptown: Double Vision

A photo posted by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Aug 15, 2016 at 9:20am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. We are interpreting the concept of “portrait” broadly to […]


The Fix: Kehlani X Hollywood – CRZY

The Fix: Kehlani X Hollywood - CRZY

Choreographer extraordinaire & Uptown’s own Hollywood put together this really cool concept video for Kehlani’s CRZY. The video was shot in the world famous Dyckman Park. Check it out below.


Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]


Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

By Zachary Feldman Among the tags, sketches, and declarations of love permanently scrawled in Sharpie on Bodega Pizza’s bathroom walls, one customer’s optimistic sentiment reads, “This proves that gentrification comes & goes but culture remains forever.” It’s a contemplative assessment of the lively pie parlor, a longtime dream of Washington Heights resident Jose Morales. Until […]


New York City Wages War on the Zika Virus | NY Times

New York City Wages War on the Zika Virus | NY Times

By MARC SANTORA It was well after midnight on a hot and sticky weeknight in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan when the hunt got underway. A police car rolled slowly through the empty neighborhood in the predawn hours, its lights casting shadows on the buildings as a voice over a loudspeaker blared a warning to […]


The battle to save Langston Hughes’ home from gentrification | CNN Money

The battle to save Langston Hughes' home from gentrification | CNN Money

by Heather Long Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes’ home in Harlem. There aren’t many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it’s worth over $3 million. And that’s before anyone talks about the fact that one of America’s great writers — a hero of the Harlem […]

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