Posts Tagged ‘Jose Morales’

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street. BY Seph Rodney The newly reopened Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown — a survey of work by 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street — lives inside the brand new Lenfest Center for the Arts, an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot […]


The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

by Siddhartha Mitter Uptown: It’s a historical legacy stretching back to the Harlem Renaissance; a zone in social and economic flux; and, at the psychic hinge of these forces, a state of mind. It’s also the name of a brand-new triennial initiated and hosted by the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, with a linked […]


Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason When a management company announced last winter that the drugstore chain Walgreens would take over the lease of one of Washington Heights’ major grocery stores, Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue, neighbors and elected officials rallied and fought back. Their activism was mirrored in nearby Inwood, where residents fought the mayor’s plan […]


Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason Once a stretch of rural countryside home to the native Munsee, modern Washington Heights, a hilly neighborhood covering much of Manhattan’s northern tip, was named for the fortification where General George Washington’s army camped to keep an eye on the advancing Redcoats. The neighborhood has over the years been home to a […]


Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

By Zachary Feldman Among the tags, sketches, and declarations of love permanently scrawled in Sharpie on Bodega Pizza’s bathroom walls, one customer’s optimistic sentiment reads, “This proves that gentrification comes & goes but culture remains forever.” It’s a contemplative assessment of the lively pie parlor, a longtime dream of Washington Heights resident Jose Morales. Until […]


Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch THE VIBE Heading up to 190th Street on the A train, my fear was that Bodega Pizza, brand new in Washington Heights, would be one of those gimmicky restaurants that cater to a neighborhood’s newcomers, while hiding behind an homage of sorts in the misguided hope of gaining a little street cred […]


When cool closes shop | Manhattan Times

When cool closes shop | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Last week, Northern Manhattan residents uttered a collective groan. APT.78 was closing its doors. Forever. After contentious battles with the NYPD and Community Board 12, owner José Morales has decided to close up shop. On Instagram, he thanked his loyal following and announced that the lively cafe’s last day would be […]


11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium – Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium - Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium is going down at the venerable United Palace on Saturday, November 14th from 3 pm to 6pm. Aptly titled Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs, the event will hone in on young Uptown entrepreneurs who are doing big things in their respective […]


Uptown Video: Flavor In Your Ear Featuring J.Morales

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#LinSanity Rages Uptown

#LinSanity Rages Uptown

The good folks over at Republica Update put together this awesome video of the Linsanity that is taking over New York City and the rest of the world. CHURCH OF #LINSANITY from República on Vimeo. We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com. [subscribe2]


Apt 78′s 1 Year Anniversary – The Video

Video by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Check out: Pics From Apt 78′s 1 Year Anniversary We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Pics From Apt 78’s 1 Year Anniversary

Pics From Apt 78's 1 Year Anniversary

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Jose Morales & A Year At The Apartment

Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Jose Morales & A Year At The Apartment

BY Gloria Pazmiño (@GloriaPazmino) It started on Broadway and Dongan Place, in Apt.1B, a Washington Heights boy was raised. Meet Jose Morales, owner of APT 78, and La Sala 78, a product of the neighborhood who has chosen to build and reap his success right at home. Born to Dominican parents, Jose Morales was born […]


The UC Holiday Bash – The Recap

The UC Holiday Bash - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Polaroid Photos by: M.Tony Peralta (@peraltaproject) First and foremost, I would like to thank Jose Morales for allowing the UC to inaugurate his lavish new establishment, Apt 78, with our first annual holiday party. No lie, Apt 78 is the flyest place Uptown right now – hands down. Everything about the […]

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