By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new play created and performed by 13 “community actors” will put issues of racism facing Latinos Uptown at center stage this week. The People’s Theatre Project‘s new performance, “Better Than You,” acts as a tool for participants to rehearse for real-life events and brainstorm solutions to certain problems, organizers said. During the […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Please make your way to the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) on Thursday, November 5th at 7 pm for the Uptown In Print panel featuring authors, A.J. Sidransky, Jon Michaud and Robert W. Snyder. Yours truly will moderate the panel. Please join us for what […]
There are talented homeless singers all around the world that regularly perform on the streets, subways and public restrooms. But what if there was a super group of homeless singers that took the music industry by storm? Well now there is!!! Room 28 proudly presents: Bumz II Men. For more: http://WhatIsRoom28.com We invite you to […]
By NATE SCHWEBER Ixtell Almonte wears sparkling barrettes in her thick black hair, belts decorated with bluebird-colored flowers and silver sparkling shoes — clothes bought by parents who treat her like a princess. Ixtell, 7, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She eats through a feeding tube and communicates only by blinking her brown […]
By MATT A.V. CHABAN Millions of birds are migrating through New York City at the moment, flying south for the winter. Recently, 13 fowl of different species alighted on the side of a building at the corner of 155th Street and Broadway. They have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon. This white-throated sparrow, yellow-bellied […]
On October 31st, Halloween day, Morris-Jumel Mansion will host the fourth-annual Culture and Arts Festival. One of New York City’s most beloved community events, the Festival (called CAFé for short) gathers uptown Manhattan’s finest artists, musicians, artisans and restaurateurs or an afternoon of performance, craft and tastings. This year, CAFé coincides with Morris-Jumel’s 250th Anniversary. […]
Harry Ettling, New York musician who held funeral for his car, to be remembered with Fort Tryon Park bench | NY Daily News
BY Josh Max | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The New Yorker who held a funeral for his car is, after his own death, also being remembered in a special way. Harry Ettling, a musician and Vietnam veteran who suffered a brain aneurism and died last August, will have his name inscribed on a Fort Tryon […]
Imagine a world where Dominicans created an equally competitive ride sharing service called Uver… Wait a minute, watch this commercial & llama ya: 1-800-VOY-PAYA! Related: Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans Ask Bago: How to Date Online Ask Bago – How To Win Over Your Ex We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]
Story by Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos School just got a new rap. A recently announced collaboration will provide 20,000 city high school students with the hottest ticket in town – the musical Hamilton. As he sat in a nearly-empty Richard Rodgers Theater, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recalled the transformative impact of seeing Les Misérables on […]
American Idol alum and Uptown’s own Karen Rodriguez takes on Drake’s Hotling Bling and adds a little Spanglish flair. Stay tuned for much more from the talented songstress.
Andy Mineo Talks Getting ‘Uncomfortable,’ Hip-Hop Today & The Role Faith Plays in His Life | Billboard
By Paley Martin Andy Mineo is often called a Christian hip-hop artist, but the NYC-based MC likes to think of his music as more than just religion. Although faith informs Mineo in everything from style to song, it is less a defining factor than where his words come from. In his sophomore album Uncomfortable, released […]
This Halloween, Room 28 invites you to visit a haunted….housing project!
By Patrick Smith Lenox Lounge with its neon art deco sign, a place where Miles Davis and Billie Holiday once performed. Smalls’ Paradise, where dancing waiters served literati such as Langston Hughes. Wells Supper Club, where chicken and waffles became breakfast for late-night frolickers. All are now gone. Some of the new businesses that replaced […]
By Michael Gartland Elected officials in upper Manhattan put forward an unprecedented proposal Thursday to make it last call for new bars before they even open. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat issued a call Thursday for a one-year freeze on new liquor licenses for bars in Inwood, saying that would be the best way to restore […]
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A group of Northern Manhattan residents are taking to the stage with their new play Better Than You to speak out about racism facing Latinos. Community-based organization People’s Theatre Project is developing the play, based on the community actors’ true stories. The play will be presented in an interactive and bilingual community-brainstorming event on Friday, […]
By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS On one of the first days of class at Dos Puentes Elementary School in Upper Manhattan last month, a new student named Michelle peered up through pale blue glasses and took a deep breath. “Can I drink water?” Michelle, 6, said. “Diga en Español,” her first-grade teacher, Rebeca Madrigal, answered. Michelle […]
Spies always go undercover and wear masks to infiltrate hideouts. What happens if everyone has the same idea at the same time? Face2Face. 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
The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities
by AFineLyne The release of The Audubon Bird and Climate Change Report in October of 2014 did not go un-noticed by those that live in the Audubon Park Historic District and surrounding area. In particular, the owner of Gitler & ___ Gallery, located on Broadway near 150th Street. With the purpose of bringing the current […]
By Ligaya Mishan On the menu, it is called the Federation Combo: to one side, basmati rice in sunrise shades of orange and gold, with dark tears of stewed raisins on top; to the other, linguine as creamy as Alfredo. In Somalia, the noodles and grains would be more than neighbors, mixed happily together. But […]