Posts Tagged ‘Inwood’

12/13/14: Room 28 Steals Christmas

12/13/14: Room 28 Steals Christmas

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 […]


Highbrow in Harlem: Upscale Retail, Restaurants and Rents | Commercial Observer

Highbrow in Harlem: Upscale Retail, Restaurants and Rents | Commercial Observer

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 […]


House of the Spirits | Manhattan Times

House of the Spirits | Manhattan Times

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 […]


Drive Brings Thousands of Instruments for Aspiring Musicians in Public Schools | NY Times

Drive Brings Thousands of Instruments for Aspiring Musicians in Public Schools | NY Times

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 […]


Giving Tuesday: Vote For Word Up Books To Win 5K

Giving Tuesday: Vote For Word Up Books To Win 5K

Guess what folks? Your favorite neighborhood, volunteer run bookstore, Word Up Books, is in the running to win a cool 5 grand that would be put to really good use. All you have to do is vote on the link below. So what are you waiting for? Vote now and spread that Uptown Love! Voting […]


Monday Mood Music: Tellie Floydd Ft. The Machine – Forever

Monday Mood Music: Tellie Floydd Ft. The Machine - Forever


Uptown Celebrates First Women in Latin Jazz Festival | DNAinfo

Uptown Celebrates First Women in Latin Jazz Festival | DNAinfo

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 […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

"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 […]


12/7/14: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker @ The United Palace

12/7/14: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker @ The United Palace

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, […]


El corazón celebrates | Manhattan Times

El corazón celebrates | Manhattan Times

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 […]


Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

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


Uptown Video: Word Up Books

Uptown Video: Word Up Books

Check out this cool video courtesy of Patrick Schulman of the Columbia Spectator on our beloved Word Up Books.


Uptown Love: Get 10% Off Your 1st Purchase @ Columbia Wine Co.

Uptown Love: Get 10% Off Your 1st Purchase @ Columbia Wine Co.

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 […]


Spread Love: A Special One-Night Only Performance of Hamilton @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

Spread Love: A Special One-Night Only Performance of Hamilton @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

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 […]


Washington Heights mom needs new kidney, seeks angel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights mom needs new kidney, seeks angel | NY Daily News

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 […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

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, […]


New Book Charts Washington Heights’ Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

New Book Charts Washington Heights' Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

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 […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

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.


Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

That’s right folks, you can now catch DEATH METAL ANGOLA in theaters or on iTunes. DEATH METAL ANGOLA tells the story of Sonia Ferreira – a war survivor, lover of rock music, and mother to 55 orphans – as she and her partner, the Death Metal musician Wilker Flores, launch Angola’s first-ever national rock concert. Their […]


Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

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 […]


Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

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 – […]


Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

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 […]


Call for Art: Subway Elevator Poster Project

Call for Art: Subway Elevator Poster Project

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 […]


Ask Bago: Make Your Own Frat

Ask Bago: Make Your Own Frat

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.

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