What is nasal rangering? Find out below as the Latinos Out Loud crew kick it with Berto Colón.
The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. BY LOLA ADESIOYE When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move. During the early ’30s, Neel […]
By Gregg McQueen A new federal bill named for Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after incarceration on Rikers Island, is designed to improve mental health services for those re-entering society after serving jail time. New York Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the legislation, which would create a pilot program to […]
Photos provided by The United Palace of Cultural Arts Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez of the wildly successful Fast and Furious films came Uptown this morning to shoot a Despierta America segment and show some love to Washington Heights. Both stars took turns charming the crowd of hundreds and Michelle spent a considerable amount time […]
Join NMCIR and the community as we unite Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to stand together with love and compassion against hate. We will be demanding an end to detention and deportation, collaboration between ICE and local police, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure. If you would like to […]
By JOEL DREYFUSS Harlem has long had a romance with France. Well before the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, African-American artists and musicians traveled to France to broaden their artistic vision or to escape the daily oppression of American racism. Not widely known, however, is that the traffic went both ways, with French tourists visiting […]
By Clara Hemphill and Ana Carla Sant’anna Costa Stand on the corner of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem early on a school day morning, and you’ll see a steady stream of children leaving the neighborhood by bus and subway. Some parents call this daily exodus the “Harlem diaspora.” They may live in the […]
In the hot and humid Dominican Republic, most women straighten their naturally curly hair in an effort to conform to deeply ingrained, yet outdated, standards of beauty. But Carolina Contreras is slowly changing this societal norm. Not only does she proudly rock her big curls, she’s helping other women do the same at her natural […]
Northern Manhattan’s annual, month-long arts festival is set to return. The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll will run from May 31 to June 30, showcasing performances and exhibitions by the Northern Manhattan arts community at assorted venues from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. The 15th edition of the Stroll will kick off at the […]
Most people tend to forget that the firebrand emcee was born in Harlem. The child of two Black Panthers, Tupac Shakur was born into the struggle. Today, April 7th, Tupac becomes only the sixth rap act to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of Hip-Hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac recorded […]
This week your favorite dynamic duo are joined in the studio by @TonioSkits & @JustWatchO.
A witty 1932 cartoon map shows where to find famous musicians, gambling policemen, and a guy selling marijuana. By Greg Miller Prohibition may have put a damper on alcohol sales in much of the United States in the 1920s and early ’30s, but it didn’t stop the party up in Harlem. The map above, created […]
A guy becomes increasingly uncomfortable when he finds out how many roommates his girlfriend has.
By Alicia Kennedy Bartenders Jairo Taveras and Robert Nieves wanted to create a party that reflects their lifestyles. It’s not easy to find good cocktails and a good party happening at the same time, in the same place. We almost understand this to be inevitable: If you’re dancing, you’re probably drinking Modelo; if you’re drinking […]
LOST/NOT FOUND May 3 – 19 The Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate (729 W. 181st Street) In Lost/Not Found, things do not go as planned when three desperate twenty-somethings from Washington Heights “rescue” a missing girl and detain her, while the growing reward for her return offers visions of riches. What they learn about themselves, […]
1984 is required viewing in the initial days of the Trump Tyranny. Tomorrow, April 4, you can catch the film for free in our very own United Palace. The United Palace of Cultural Arts is joining the National Screening Day as over 160 movie theatres across the U.S. will screen the film adaptation of George […]
The office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez in collaboration with the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) are hosting a Tenant Resource Fair Tomorrow, April 4th 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Isabella Geriatric Center (515 Audubon Avenue). At the fair, there will be several legal organizations to answer and assist with any housing related […]
Once again it’s on. The month long celebration of the arts in Uptown Manhattan will kick off on May 31, 2017 at the venerable United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th Street). For the past 14 years, local artists and leaders have partnered to build a stronger community through the arts in Northern Manhattan. The Uptown […]
By Gregg McQueen Put it in the books. After several months of speculation, local Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez announced he would back a landmark designation for the historic United Palace in Washington Heights. Built in 1930 as movie palace Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, the Thomas Lamb-designed venue had been used mostly as a church since 1969, […]
On Episode 12, the crew talks about misleading cartoons, Facebook stories, what superhero they’d be, as well as talk with content creator Linda Nieves Powell.