Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Check out this super cool video of the making of this epic masterpiece by El Mac and Celso Gonzalez in East Harlem. The mural depicts well-respected Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr. The mural was created as part of a public arts project called MonumentArt, curated by Celso Gonzalez and presented by La Marqueta Retoña initiative, with […]


The Fix: Glory Lives – OMG

The Fix: Glory Lives – OMG

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Fort Tryon Park: The breathtaking park in Manhattan named for an American enemy | Bowery Boys

Fort Tryon Park: The breathtaking park in Manhattan named for an American enemy | Bowery Boys

Ask any New Yorker at random where the site of Fort Washington once stood, and chances are your query will be met with a furrowed brow, followed by frantic tapping on a smartphone. (ANSWER: It was located on the site of today’s Bennett Park in Washington Heights.) But ask about Fort Tryon, and chances are […]


The Fix: Ace IOD – Glow Up Freestyle

The Fix: Ace IOD – Glow Up Freestyle


The Fix: Glory Lives – Kalief Browder

The Fix: Glory Lives – Kalief Browder

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The Fix: Glory Lives – All I Ever Wanted

The Fix: Glory Lives – All I Ever Wanted


20 Must Visit Places in Inwood, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide

20 Must Visit Places in Inwood, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide

BY jeff reuben For the resident or the visitor, Inwood is a neighborhood for all seasons. Whether it’s canoeing in the summer, hiking in a primeval forest as colors change in the fall, celebrating Christmas in an 18th century farmhouse, or enjoying lively restaurants and bars all year round, there’s always something to check out. Located north of Washington Heights, Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on […]


Running From, and Back To, Ralph Ellison’s Harlem | Village Voice

Running From, and Back To, Ralph Ellison’s Harlem | Village Voice

by Selin Thomas There are places so dense that they seem to contract into themselves to save room. Harlem is one of them, like a black hole of great and flexible darkness hiding mass unseen. Come winter, the effect is magnified so that even the most flamboyant parts are directed to intimate interiors: The yelling […]


The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

BY susan xu New York City’s oldest standing span, High Bridge, may be one of the most iconic fixtures in Washington Heights, but the park that holds its Manhattan end is similarly as picturesque. Operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Highbridge Park occupies 119-acres and sits on banks of the Harlem […]


Relief after Re-entry | Manhattan Times

Relief after Re-entry | Manhattan Times

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 […]


The History of Somos through Posters | Manhattan Times

The History of Somos through Posters | Manhattan Times

This year’s Spring SOMOS, Inc. Conference marks the milestone anniversary of 30 years. Three decades after its founding, the non-partisan, non-profit organization, in collaboration with the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, will again gather in Albany to focus on key issues such as business development, health, and education, and to recruit support on new […]


20 Must Visit Places in Washington Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide

20 Must Visit Places in Washington Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide

BY Alan Cohen “Upstate” Manhattan has a decided residential feel, and it also contains many gems for any lover of things New York. You have to come here to really know our beloved city. If you’d like to visit the oldest house in Manhattan, see the best views in any park in the City, enjoy […]


Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Led Black, was recently featured as the first guest on the Gotham Philosophical Society’s podcast. Recorded just prior to the election, Led Black talks to the folks at the Gotham Philosophical Society about Uptown, community, the nature of identity, the role of race, and gentrification. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Mood Music: Glory – Renatus

Mood Music: Glory - Renatus


Uptown Tonight: NYPD Community Briefing on Vermilyea Avenue Takedown

Uptown Tonight: NYPD Community Briefing on Vermilyea Avenue Takedown

Last week, the NYPD conducted a mass raid on Vermilyea Avenue. The operation nabbed 32 young men allegedly involved in drug dealing in the area. Tonight, the NYPD will conduct a Community briefing on the Vermilyea Avenue takedown at the Good Shepherd Auditorium (620 Isham Street) at 6 pm. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants: Have An Idea To Improve Your Neighborhood?

Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants: Have An Idea To Improve Your Neighborhood?

Through their Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform […]


The DREAM Project’s Sueños Benefit – The Recap

The DREAM Project's Sueños Benefit - The Recap

Photography by Jenna Filia The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) hosted its 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10. Beginning with red carpet arrivals including honoree of the evening and Emmy winning actress, Dascha Polanco, star of the series Empire and Head Start Literacy Ambassador Taye Diggs, multi-talented artist […]


11/28/16: Immigrant Rights Teach-In and Know Your Rights Presentation

11/28/16: Immigrant Rights Teach-In and Know Your Rights Presentation

Like we have said many times in the past, apathy is not an option. Especially not now, things have already begun to change for the worst. We must mobilize, organize and agitate for what we believe America stands for. No one in this country is in more danger than immigrants. To that end, the Immigrant […]


Spread Love: The 5th Annual Sueños Benefit Honoring Dascha Polanco

Spread Love: The 5th Annual Sueños Benefit Honoring Dascha Polanco

It’s that time of year again. The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) is holding their 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10th at the swank 40/40 Club from 7 to 10 pm. The Dream Project serves as a vital bridge between NYC and more than 7,000 underserved Dominican youth. […]


In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz

In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz

By Neha Thirani Bagri As a reporter working in Iran, Maziar Bahari was bothered not to hear more people speak about the discrimination faced by the Baha’i, a persecuted religious minority. But he knew that if he wrote about their lives, it would mean the end of his ability to work in the country. “I […]


Put You On: Rent Control

Put You On: Rent Control

What happened? New York happened. Rent Control, the new play by Evan Zes is a downright uproarious one-man show that tackles the underbelly of NYC’s blisteringly hot housing market. Rent Control is the true story of how a naive aspiring actor lucks out and lands and eventually loses a rent-controlled apartment on the Upper East […]


After Years Underground, a Subway Singer Gets the Spotlight | NY Times

After Years Underground, a Subway Singer Gets the Spotlight | NY Times

By SUSAN HARTMAN Alice Tan Ridley sat before the mirror in her Harlem apartment. She brushed on gold eye shadow, took an auburn wig off a mannequin’s head and put it on. “I really, really don’t know what I’m doing,” she said, laughing. “I never used to wear makeup at all. And I never wore […]


Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

by Alamin Yohannes In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community. In “My […]


Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol | NY Times

Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol | NY Times

By ELI ROSENBERG The Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem has grown infamous for the incendiary and often anti-gay views expressed by its pastor, which are trumpeted in bold letters on a large sign outside the church. After a judge ruled late last month to block the building’s looming foreclosure, the church responded in typical fashion, […]

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