Posts Tagged ‘Northern Manhattan’

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

The Danza Highbridge Festival is UPCA’s annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park, celebrating traditional and cultural dance styles. Featuring works by: Arielle Rosales of House of Duende Katie Drablos Karla Puno Garcia Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company R.Evolución Latina Stephanie Klemons ThruLines Dance Initiative ZEST Collective DANCE Dance Project […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

Listen up folks; you need this in your life right now. In these dark days of the Trump Tyranny, where everyday brings a new outrage, when it seems that decades of hard fought progress are being undone right before your eyes, you absolutely have to hear Junot Díaz talk to Krista Tippett of On Being […]


Explore East Harlem’s culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

Explore East Harlem's culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

By Colter Hettich You may know it as East Harlem, Spanish Harlem or simply El Barrio, but the Manhattan neighborhood by any name is just as sweet. Today the neighborhood has some of the best panaderias and taquerias around, and can also claim such icons as Tito Puente, Tupac Shakur and Langston Hughes. But the […]


Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of Latin Music pioneer, Tito Puente, with a full concert featuring The Mambo Legends Orchestra. Originally the Tito Puente Orchestra, The Mambo Legends are an epic 22 piece, award- winning ensemble of musicians that played under the leadership of the Maestro for three decades! […]


The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a graphic and visual artist whose work has been published by The New Yorker, among other publications. These images were submitted in the wake of the decision by the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program. I have been working on many illustrations about the present administration and its backward policies. […]


Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop | Grub Street

Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop | Grub Street

By Sierra Tishgart At some point, everyone fantasizes about dropping everything to open an ice-cream shop, a small place where the main concern is whether there’s enough salted caramel on hand to get through a busy Saturday night. Very few people actually do it, of course, but the city’s newest shop is exactly that kind […]


In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

by Rennie McDougall Limbs flail as if about to fly off; feet barely touch the floor; spines bend and twist like rubber. You might not think of the Lindy hop as a frenzied dance — the original abandon would get polished away over time. Watching it today, especially in old clips like Frankie Manning’s swing […]


‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

BY Sandra Bertrand When El Museo del Barrio decided to launch uptown:nastywomen/bad hombres, an exhibit of artists living or working in Upper Manhattan’s El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, they didn’t take the challenge lightly. These artists are individuals whose works engage with the cultural legacy of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the […]


Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Encounters By ALEXIS SOLOSKI As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At the fan’s request, the two took a pout-perfect selfie. “Tag me,” said Ms. Seales, an actress, comedian, writer, producer, […]


10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 33th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 1, 2017 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


These $2 Cheeseburgers Are Harlem’s Best-Kept Secret | DNAinfo

These $2 Cheeseburgers Are Harlem's Best-Kept Secret | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — The most popular cheeseburgers in the neighborhood cost $2 and come from a cart on Lenox Avenue. Every day at lunch time, a line of people queue up at Mo’s cart for burgers and hot dogs — most of them lured by the smell of freshly grilled patties. “It’s just […]


A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A leader of the Bridge Golf Foundation hopes it will be a “model for progressive gentrification” through its work with underprivileged and mostly black adolescent boys. By PAUL ROGERS Two years ago, Juan Cortorreal had never held a golf club. And now here he was, a freshman from the Eagle Academy for Young Men of […]


The Fix: Audubon – Not So Perfect

The Fix: Audubon – Not So Perfect

Related: The Fix: Audubon – Exile We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Unity In Progress Mural

Spread Love: Unity In Progress Mural

“Unity is something that not only the Inwood community should have but the whole world” declared student Meliza Cepeda. Hers was the winning design for “Unity in Progress,” a mural recently painted by students from the youth program at Inwood Community Services and Inwood Academy for Leadership led by local teaching artist Reynaldo García Pantaleón. […]


Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey. They had names. More than a dozen enslaved black women were purchased in the 1800’s by Dr. James Marion Sims, a white Southern doctor who performed experimental surgeries on the women. Sims, a South Carolina native considered the “father of modern gynecology,” is reported to have conducted these procedures without administering […]


Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

The always funny Desus & Mero recently had Congressman Adriano Espaillat on the show and boy was it funny. They asked him about Cardi B, chancletas and much more. Check it out below.


Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “The Art of Healing”. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill), this exhibition will present work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or […]


Buunni Coffee Staycation Update…

Buunni Coffee Staycation Update...

To celebrate their upcoming five-year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee treated their employees to a beach day. Their loyal patrons took over the running of the shop for a few hours. The good folks at CBS New York put together a great segment on the Buunni Coffee Staycation. Check it out below. Related: Buunni […]


Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

The staff at Buunni Coffee is going from roasting coffees beans to roasting on a beach. To celebrate their upcoming five year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee are treating their employees to a beach day. But they will not close their doors. That’s right, today, August 16th, the dedicated patrons of the community affirming […]


07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest

07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest

MindBodySoul Yoga & The United Palace are excited to present the first-ever Heights Feel Good Fest! Free but RSVP Sunday, July 30th Plaza de las Americas & the Palace foyer 9AM – 5PM RSVP: 07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest


Spread Love: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall @ The Gitler &____ Gallery

Spread Love: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall @ The Gitler &____ Gallery

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall August 2 – August 30, 2017 Opening: Wednesday, August 2, 6-9 PM 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer… You know the song. Well, Harlem-based artist Tom Sanford has taken that concept to whole other level. Sanford has imbibed and painted almost 99 bottles […]

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