If you have never been to a Room 28 shindig then you are in for a real treat. Uptown’s own raw and racy comedy troupe will bring you to tears with their zany and hilarious antics. They not only steal Christmas, they always steal the show. This is sketch comedy with sazón. It’s time to […]
By Danielle Schlanger This past October, Esquire magazine held a star-studded soiree for its selection for America’s best new restaurant. The crowd included heavyweights from the media, PR and culinary universes who traveled from the city’s farthest corners. The room was crammed. Libations were free-flowing. Trays of hors d’oeuvres inched slowly through the crowd when […]
Story and photos by Gregg McQueen The staff at Columbia Wine Co. is looking to do more than just market merlot or peddle port. Visitors to the store, located at 170th Street and Broadway, will find shelves bursting with an array of vintages from around the world. “We’re more than a place where people just […]
By CHANNON HODGE For aspiring musicians in New York City public schools, a working instrument can be a rare commodity. Last spring, the classical radio station WQXR set out to address some of those needs by asking New Yorkers for their unwanted instruments. The response was overwhelming: 2,940 donations — from accordions to xylophones to […]
By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — Move over, Birdland. Uptowners can now enjoy live jazz without trekking Downtown thanks to the neighborhood’s first annual Women in Latin Jazz Festival, organized by Inwood resident and professional percussionist Annette Aguilar. The festival, which started with a small kick-off party at El Corcho Wine Room on Nov. 6, will […]
"On the heights, all paths are paved with daggers." – Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time @ Washington… http://t.co/jzohdO80zv — Victor (@VictorTrasvina) November 23, 2014 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 us on […]
Listen up folks… You NEED to be in attendance for the Uptown debut of The Hip-Hop Nutcracker at the venerable United Palace on Sunday, December 7th. This show is destined to become a new holiday classic and you get to catch it in its very first run. This spectacle has it all – dance, energy, […]
Story by Gregg McQueen Time to mark a milestone. The Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) of the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Based at The City College of New York, DSI’s mission is […]
That’s right people. This is our first ever Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale. Use discount code SPREADLOVE to get 20% off your entire order. So you have until 11:59 pm tomorrow night to get in on that deal. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way. Get Yours: http://uptowncollective.bigcartel.com
Check out this cool video courtesy of Patrick Schulman of the Columbia Spectator on our beloved Word Up Books.
The holidays are here folks. Tis the season for spreading love! With that in mind, we have teamed up with the good people at Columbia Wine Co. (4038 Broadway) to make the holidays even better. From now until the end of the year, tell them the Uptown Collective sent you and get 10% off of […]
2015 is the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 250th Anniversary! And to celebrate, they are teaming up with The Public Theater to present a special benefit performance of Hamilton, the raucous, much-anticipated new musical written and played by Tony-award-winner (In The Heights), and good friend of the Mansion, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fusing contemporary hip-hop and classic Broadway style, Hamilton […]
BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This Washington Heights mom is fighting for her life — and she needs your help. Elaine De Leon, a petite 35-year-old mother of three children, took to social media this month with an emotional plea. “I need YOU to save my life,” she wrote on a community […]
By JAMES DAO Published: July 7, 1992 A neighborhood’s simmering anger over the fatal shooting of a Washington Heights man by a police officer boiled over last night as scores of people rampaged through a 40-square-block area. One man died in the violence and at least 15 people were reported injured, as people overturned cars, […]
By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new book delves into the complex history of Washington Heights and its uncertain future as a stronghold for working and middle-class New Yorkers. “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City,” by author Robert Snyder, looks into the neighborhood’s transition from being nicknamed “Frankfurt on […]
Nightly walk #Inwood #myhood #nyc #prewar #blackandwhite #fujix100s http://t.co/iHFgNPFPZh — Travis Zielinski (@ZielinskiPhoto) November 15, 2014 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 us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.
By Jordyn Taylor Seated at a Irish cop bar in Washington Heights the other afternoon, Joselyn Martinez could use a glass of wine. She slowly rubbed her neck and shoulders, which were stiff and painful from stressing over her father’s case. The stress wasn’t for naught; despite her father’s alleged killer finally having been arrested […]
The Food Warriors are back people. The duo is kicking off their second season on Sugar Hill. The Food Warriors take a nuanced and quite funny look at the New Harlem/Old Harlem dichotomy. Related: Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 168th St El Lina: The Best Little Dominican Restaurant in Washington Heights El Malecon – […]
By MATT A.V. CHABAN Among the beloved prints in John James Audubon’s “The Birds of North America” is plate No. 411, a Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus. The regal white bird paddles along on its huge, black, webbed feet, each tiny feather rippling with the water. Yellow lilies float before it, the swan’s graceful neck looped […]
Artists Unite is looking for six (6) original artworks by artists residing in CB 12* to be produced as posters and placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th. St. (181st. Subway Stop) and the 190th. St. Subway Stations. One poster in each of the 6 elevators, 3 elevators per station. Work will be […]
College student Matt desperately wants to join a frat but doesn’t have the “look.” So what does he do? He starts his own and recruits Juan Bago to help make his fraternity the coolest place on campus.