Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic when he was just 5 years old. rowing up in Northern Manhattan, […]
By Carmen Molina Tamacas – El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story Seventy thousand dollars in three payments. This is the amount that Juan Soto – along with two partners – paid when he acquired a business that would become one of the Bronx’s first bodegas. He was only 21 […]
BY Robert W. Snyder In playing the founders of the United States, the African-American and Latino actors in “Hamilton” do not reject American history but claim it as their own, to be interpreted in light of their own experience. IF Lin-Manuel Miranda’s career had ended with “In the Heights” — a chronicle of Latino life […]
This Moving Company will not only move your stuff. They’ll move YOU too! Check out their latest commercial! For more: http://WhatIsRoom28.com 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.
Warriors come out to play… Our latest apparel offering, the Washington Heights Warriors tee is inspired by the World Champion Golden State Warriors’ logo and replaces the Golden Gate Bridge with our own GWB. It is a testament to the can-do, never quit ethos of Washington Heights in particular and Uptown in general. So click […]
Photography by Marcus Johnson
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the distinct pleasure of attending Mayor de Blasio’s Dominican Heritage Ceremony this past Thursday, August 6th at the New York County Supreme Courthouse. I cannot overstate how proud I am of being a Dominican-American and it was immensely gratifying to see the dynamism of our community highlighted by our […]
By Ariel Stulberg The grand opening of Washington Heights’ first hotel wouldn’t be complete without a bit of legal wrangling. The owners of the soon-to-open Hotel Cliff are being sued for for $19 million for allegedly breaching a sales contract. Stanley Gestetner, who controls Oitcroyce Hotel Holdings LLC, filed a lawsuit against owner Peter K. Skeadas’ 505 […]
A Word From Revolutionary Fitness RevFit’s Indiegogo Campaign is a project to support the development of a brand new low-cost, community-based fitness studio. This is our first physical location and we are excited to be in the great neighborhood of East Harlem. There’s a range of one-of-a-kind perks for you to choose from, with all proceeds […]
By Patrice O’Shaughnessy At the age of 81, Margrit Meagher regularly rides a bicycle in her Upper Manhattan neighborhood and lifts weights three times a week. On Wednesday mornings she volunteers to work at a nearby produce market operated by the Isabella Geriatric Center, unpacking fruits and vegetables and putting them out for sale. Her […]
Photography by Marcus Johnson
By Melissa Noel “Hip-Hop Revolution” is an exhibition that tells the story of hip-hop – from its early days to its rise into mainstream pop culture where it has made a major cultural impact worldwide. The exhibit features more than 100 photographs taken by renowned New York-based photographers Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper […]
By JIM DWYER One evening last week, a restaurant owner in Washington Heights and two customers stood chatting on the sidewalk about the changes in the area over the last 25 years. The restaurateur, Peter Walsh, was telling the people, who were coming from a hospital on 168th Street, how much safer the neighborhood had […]
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. […]
When two grocery stores compete for business on the same block, the battle for customers can turn into an all-out war. For more: http://WhatIsRoom28.com 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.
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 […]
In this episode the Translators (Jaime Fernandez and Michael Diaz) talk to Darlenis Duran who is an actress, producer, AND a model. She tells us stories about how her acting career began, how she ended up in a reality TV competition show, and her career goals.
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 […]
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 […]
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History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature […]