Posts Tagged ‘Northern Manhattan’

Spread Love: Uptown Stories 2017 Semester Open For Registration

Spread Love: Uptown Stories 2017 Semester Open For Registration

Uptown Stories believes that writing is an essential tool for self-expression, critical thinking, and academic success. Based in upper Manhattan, their not-for-profit program offers small-group writing workshops for children ages eight to fifteen, led by master teachers and professional authors. Uptown Stories tries to ensure their programs are accessible to all children by making tuition […]


The Fix: Audubon – Exile

The Fix: Audubon - Exile

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Uptown’s own Audubon is back with another super solid project. The long anticipated Exile does not disappoint. The project is lush, dense and downright dope. Audubon has bars, the man can sing and the production is top notch. What more can you ask for? By the way, […]


12/19/16: UP Theater Presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer

12/19/16: UP Theater Presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer

ShowingUP is UP Theater’s on-going celebration of uptown artists. A scene, a story, a sketch, a dance, a song, a poem, a rant. Guaranteed to be Half-baked & Bran’-spankin’. UP Theater presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer Monday, December 19th @ 7:00 pm Holy Trinity Church (20 Cumming Street)


The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This sleuth went from subway surfing to star-gazing at the White House. While riding the subway recently, nine-year-old Harlem resident Ian Aquino provided train directions to a lost tourist, helping the man reach his destination. Though the man had asked Aquino’s mother, Susan Montes, for assistance, it was the youngster who responded. “At […]


Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Who knew that the former editor of Russian GQ magazine had a crib Uptown? Novelist Michael Idov, who is based in Berlin, has put his swank pied-à-terre in the stately edifice at 790 Riverside Drive on the market for a cool $1.3 million, according to the New York Post. Located in […]


New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR On East 111th Street, the upper grades of Success Academy Harlem 3, a charter school, share a building with Mosaic Preparatory Academy, a traditional neighborhood elementary school. In many ways, the children who attend the two schools in Harlem are similar. They are mostly black and Hispanic, and a majority come from […]


Uptown Video: We’re Going To Be Rich – Episode 3 – Brenda’s Rescue

Uptown Video: We're Going To Be Rich - Episode 3 - Brenda's Rescue

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Sunday Sermon: Out of the Shadows

Sunday Sermon: Out of the Shadows

After studying Film in The City College of New York and Biblical Theology at Elim Bible Institute, Rich has committed to discovering the faithful marriage between those two passions. Through a variety of speaking experiences, Rich has grown into a unique storyteller and thought-leader in faith, family, the arts and the Hispanic-American experience. In 2011 […]


This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

By Manuel Betancourt Auditions are terrifying. As a performer, everything can hinge on a few moments on a stage in front of strangers that’ll be quick to judge your every move. It can be a paralyzing moment for many. It can lead you to think back to where it all began and how far you’ve […]


12/11/2016: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Pumpkin House

12/11/2016: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Pumpkin House

Ever Want to Find Out About the PUMPKIN HOUSE?  Here’s your CHANCE! December 11, 2016 3 to 5 pm Community Room – Castle Village 110 Cabrini Blvd. North of the George Washington Bridge, on a steep precipice above the West Side Highway rises the Pumpkin House, so-called because of its eerie appearance when viewed from […]


“Jane the Virgin” narrator explains his unique, unseen role: “He’s kind of Jane’s spirit animal” | Salon

“Jane the Virgin” narrator explains his unique, unseen role: “He’s kind of Jane’s spirit animal” | Salon

BY Mary Elizabeth Williams The first thing you notice when you talk to Anthony Mendez, the narrator from “Jane the Virgin,” is that he doesn’t have a Spanish accent in real life. OMG! But even with his off-duty voice, he’s still a smooth talker. The Bronx-born star took an unlikely path to his unseen stardom, […]


Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You | Vibe Viva

Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You | Vibe Viva

Written By Marjua Estevez “This is my happy place,” which is why Cardi B invites me to her grandmother’s home in Washington Heights and not her condo in Edgewater, New Jersey. Inside the prewar apartment there’s a musical number of clanking pans and plastic cups scrubbing under the rush of faucet water. There’s arroz blanco […]


The Fix: Dyckman United – Where I’m From

The Fix: Dyckman United - Where I'm From


Fat Joe Explains How Michael Jordan Greenlit His Sneaker Store | Sole Collector

Fat Joe Explains How Michael Jordan Greenlit His Sneaker Store | Sole Collector

By Gerald Flores It was on the corner of 158th Street and Broadway where Fat Joe first learned how to be an entrepreneur. As a young kid, Joe and his sibling would post up on this block in Harlem and hustle toys during the holidays. “We’d go down to 23rd and Broadway and buy stuff […]


The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame | NY Times

The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame | NY Times

By Eli Rosenberg The chopped cheese is a New York success story — with a somewhat charged twist. The sandwich, also called a chop cheese — ground beef with onions, topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes and condiments on a hero roll — has long been a staple of bodegas in Harlem […]


Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

By KYLE SPENCER Around midnight on June 30, 1998, Juan Echevarria, a 23-year-old principal in a drug crew, ran into a crack dealer on a Harlem street corner. What ensued, he later told the police, was an argument over money. In those days, Mr. Echevarria would case New York City in a bulletproof vest, often […]


Room 28 Takes The NY Comedy Festival To The BX

Room 28 Takes The NY Comedy Festival To The BX

Say Word? Room 28 will be getting down in the Bronx as part of the NY Comedy Festival this Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm. The NY Comedy Festival is presented by Comedy Central – this is a big deal folks. Get your tickets below ASAP! Get TIX: http://room28comedy.com/showtime


Conan O’Brien Takes Tour of Harlem Before New York Shows | Entertainment Weekly

Conan O'Brien Takes Tour of Harlem Before New York Shows | Entertainment Weekly

By Nick Maslow Conan O’Brien is making new friends in New York City and getting a new hairdo along the way. On Monday’s Conan, the late night host headed out in Harlem, where he’s filming the next week of his shows at the famed Apollo Theater. Ever the charismatic man-on-the-street interviewer, O’Brien first caught up […]


These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Born and raised in Washington Heights, brothers Roger and Jeff Flores know a thing or two about riding buses and subways. After years of trying to rush out of the house to catch a bus without knowing which loose MetroCard still had a balance — or going to a kiosk to refill them only to discover the […]


About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Sometimes you are involved with something truly extraordinary but you don’t completely register its importance until the next day when you have had the time to reflect. That is how I am feeling right now. What I have been envisioning for quite some time was made manifest […]


He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

By Caitlin Cruz One of the first things New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat remembers from coming to America at 9 years old was the lights. He, his brother and his mother landed in New York from Santiago, Dominican Republic, at night and they were mesmerized by the December snow and the lights. “What was […]


The UC Revue – Audubon

The UC Revue – Audubon

To say that Audubon is gifted is a massive understatement. The man can rap, he can sing and for the last few years has consistently put out projects that are multi-dimensional, complex and compelling. Not to mention that he gave our beloved Washington Heights a national and international spotlight with MTV’s Washington Heights show. This […]


The UC Revue – Tess

The UC Revue – Tess

Tess is not an artist you can easily put in a box. Her music is part R&B, part Rock ‘N’ Roll, part Hip-Hop and 100% badass. She is a bona fide rebel and her music is a testament to a free spirit that refuses to conform or contain her genius. Tess has rocked stages both […]


The UC Revue – April Oneill

The UC Revue – April Oneill

From the moment you hear April Oneill sing you get it. Her heart, her soul and her pain permeates every note. The young talented songstress commands a stage with a presence and a power that will surprise you. Come check her out this Monday, October 24th at the United Palace as she does her thing […]

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