Posts Tagged ‘Northern Manhattan’

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

By KIM BARKER Randy Garcia thought she might be paying too much for her rent-regulated apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan: about $1,800 a month. It was more than she could afford with her job handling medical records. Eventually she asked the state for a history of rent increases on the apartment. She learned that […]


City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Between intermittent drizzle and drenching downpours, social workers climbed an embankment just off what they called the “zigzag” — an entanglement of roads and exits from the Henry Hudson Parkway and Riverside Drive in northern Manhattan. They were looking for a crudely built wooden loft bed wedged into concrete so that it […]


The Fix: French Montana Ft. The Weeknd & Max B – A Lie

The Fix: French Montana Ft. The Weeknd & Max B – A Lie

While The Fix column is usually devoted to local artists we had to show love to French Montana for highlighting Uptown in the video for his latest song A Lie. The song features The Weeknd as well as a cameo appearance by the still imprisoned Max B. A Lie is the first single off the […]


We Will Not Forget – A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

We Will Not Forget - A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

By State Senator Marisol Alcántara When I learned of the tragic death of Officer Miosotis Familia, I was heartbroken. She was a woman who lived her entire life in service of others and in service of the community. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked as a nurse, and for 12 years, she protected […]


The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 28 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2017 List

The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 28 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2017 List

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and we are super proud to once again be recognized as one of the best NYC blogs. Our mission is to spread that Uptown Love and […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2017

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2017

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for the fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.


Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call for artists: The New Bench – Examining the bench as a social construct July 25 Submission deadline, Artist stipend: $700 Apply online: http://ow.ly/6PxK30dpaDk The New Bench is a series of public art projects that challenge our ideas around parks, communal places and how we co-exist within these spaces. Artists are invited to conceptualize a park […]


In Upper Manhattan, Visions of a Tech Economy | City Limits

In Upper Manhattan, Visions of a Tech Economy | City Limits

By Amelia Spittal Harlem is known for its rich culture, music and diversity. Now, certain organizations and entrepreneurs are trying to make it known for something else: technology. Through education initiatives, the creation of tech centers, and community engagement in STEM, numerous businesses and local politicians have been teaming up to turn Uptown into the […]


A Plant-Based Dominican Food Co-Op Opens In Washington Heights | Vibe Viva

A Plant-Based Dominican Food Co-Op Opens In Washington Heights | Vibe Viva

By Marjua Estevez For Ysanet Batista, being in the business of clean eating is more a political act than anything else, turning traditionally meat-laded Dominican cuisine into plant-based delicacies. With a mere $200 in equity, the Dominican chef last summer launched the city’s first vegetarian food business, Woke Foods, providing catering, cooking classes and meal planning to her […]


Danza Debuts: A Q&A With Cassie Nordgren

Danza Debuts: A Q&A With Cassie Nordgren

In keeping with the United Palace’s mission of becoming a crucial cultural hub for the neighborhood, Danza Debuts is a next generation dance event. Once of the choreographers involved with the project, Cassie Nordgren, chopped it up with us regarding the dance extravaganza. Danza Debuts goes down tonight! Get your tickets ASAP! Q. What can […]


‘Rhythm & Power’: A Little Bling, a Little Politics, a Lot of Salsa | NY Times

‘Rhythm & Power’: A Little Bling, a Little Politics, a Lot of Salsa | NY Times

By JON PARELES Music and dance are inseparable — as they should be — at “Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York,” the exhibition that opened this week at the Museum of the City of New York. It is the museum’s first fully bilingual exhibition. “Rhythm & Power” celebrates the Latin music that was forged […]


The Shadow Banks of the Barrio | CityLab

The Shadow Banks of the Barrio | CityLab

For many Latino immigrants in New York City, an informal network of unregulated loan operators serve as the lenders of last resort. But borrowers soon find themselves buried in seemingly endless debt and haunted by intimidation tactics. BY Mónica Cordero, Constanza Gallardo, and Alma Sacasa Maria Ramos holds a large, faded ledger propped open on […]


Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


CUNY launches Dominican Studies master’s program | Manhattan Times

CUNY launches Dominican Studies master’s program | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen They’re setting a new course. The City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) has announced a new Dominican Studies track within the college’s Master in the Study of the Americas Program in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies. The master’s program, considered the first of its kind in the […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts College Prep Program 2017

Indiegogo Spotlight: Statement Arts College Prep Program 2017

A Word From Statement Arts Help Us Get 15 More NYC Young People Into College! If you can help us level the playing field for some amazing young people who deserve a chance, we’d be extremely grateful. This July, Statement Arts will sponsor its free Expanding Horizons College Preparatory Program for 15 under-served New York […]


This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

By Sarah McColl Photos by Corinne Singer Up the street from the Apollo Theater, a lot on West 134th Street was once home to prowling neighborhood cats, abandoned engine parts and men playing dominos. With the vision of founder Tony Hillery, the kids of Harlem Grown’s youth farm, a truckload of soil from Home Depot […]


#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

The rules are simple: keep it clean and keep it to one tweet. In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov and @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. Now through April 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize of […]


Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

By C.J. HUGHES Despite occupying some of the highest terrain around, Fort George, near the northern point of Manhattan, can seem to be hiding in plain sight. “The tip of the island was just a complete mystery to me,” said Amy Drury, 38, who lived in a string of apartments in southerly neighborhoods, like the […]


The Shake Down Pop-Ups Mix Hip-Hop and Craft Cocktails | Edible Manhattan

The Shake Down Pop-Ups Mix Hip-Hop and Craft Cocktails | Edible Manhattan

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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Dancers Be Like

#InstagramUptown: Dancers Be Like

What a few DTH dancers do when our flight is delayed… featuring our ballet master Keith Saunders. —— Quando seu avião não está chegando , olha o que atraso faz😂 Video by @nickrosephotography #itsapartyitsaparty A post shared by Ingrid Silva™ (@ingridsilva) on Mar 26, 2017 at 6:11pm PDT Related: This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio […]


Jay Z Will Co-Produce the Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ | Complex

Jay Z Will Co-Produce the Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' | Complex

BY Joshua Espinoza Jay Z has landed a new movie deal. Over the weekend, it was announced the 47-year-old hip-hop mogul will co-produce the film adaptation of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway musical. According to Page Six, industry heavyweight Harvey Weinstein broke the news during his pre-Oscars party on Sunday. It was reported […]


Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Some of the best public elementary schools in New York City are in Community School District 3, on Manhattan’s West Side. At those schools, the vast majority of children pass the annual state tests, gifted and talented programs buzz with activity, and special programs attract promising young musicians or families who want […]


Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

BY Jim Clash For two decades, New York’s Figure Skating In Harlem has helped the underserved and communities of color get involved in the elite sport of figure skating. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen has helped mentor many of the students along the way. Now FSIH is expanding to include Detroit. Here, we catch up […]


Why Karl-Anthony Towns Turned Down USA Basketball For The Dominican Republic | The Undefeated

Why Karl-Anthony Towns Turned Down USA Basketball For The Dominican Republic | The Undefeated

BY MARC J. SPEARS | @MARCJSPEARSESPN Dominican cuisine can be quite complicated, but Karl-Anthony Towns likes to keep it simple. Sancocho, the Dominican Republic’s national dish, includes beef, chicken and sometimes even pork, all meats that are regular staples in most Dominican meals. But whether it’s his food preference or his love for his mother’s Dominican heritage, […]

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