The United Palace is an Uptown treasure. Built during the movie palace boom in the 1920s, the United Palace opened its doors in 1930 as an opulent movie house that transported moviegoers to a lavish, almost otherworldly, setting. Today, the venerable United Palace has become a haven and a hub for the arts and culture […]
Aududon and Nelson Salcedo once again team up to take you on another lush visual journey. You are going to want to watch this all the way through. This isn’t a video, it’s a voyage. Enjoy and Spread Love!
Story by Sherry Mazzocchi About 50 people settled into folding chairs in a Washington Heights apartment at 555 Edgecombe Avenue to listen to music this past Sunday. Before the show started, Paul, 8, was at the piano, warming up the crowd. “There’s something sounding nice there,” said Marjorie Eliot, who was busy in the kitchen […]
By Lawrence Lerner Robert Snyder has a deep connection to Washington Heights, the neighborhood near the northern tip of Manhattan between 155th and 190th. The Rutgers University–Newark historian was born in 1955 and lived there for a year. And though his parents moved the family to the New Jersey suburbs in 1956, Snyder grew up […]
On this week’s Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Washington Heights, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification. Via: #1508 – A day at the Bodega_| Latino USA Related: Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega […]
Story has it that you think of me But you shy away because of what people think. As it goes you miss my kiss And your days are filled with thoughts Of us And how it was…
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Do you know what Latin boogaloo is? While it was eventually eclipsed by Salsa, Latin boogaloo was the sound of the Latino barrios of New York City in the 1960’s. It was funky, it was brash and it was bi-lingual. We Like It Like That tells the story of this somewhat […]
Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]
He needed me to clean his wounds The ones he said they inflicted on him He’d been hurt for long days i, said he, was his savior So i wore my cape proudly
By JULIE BESONEN The remains of an unlikely confederation of aristocrats and scalawags are condensed in a Washington Heights graveyard in the shadow of THE CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION. The imposing Gothic Revival chapel, at West 155th Street and Broadway, was consecrated in 1915 and designed by a self-taught architect named Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. His […]
I loved him from the minute I met him We’ve parted ways since Pictures made sense of our glory But slowly we drifted A lot of influences And not enough maturity to handle it all Wish we could have seen it through
Being that today is the 113th B-Day of Langston Hughes, it is only right that we send some posthumous love to that giant that played such a part in the Harlem Renaissance. Happy B-Day Langston, you will live forever. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? […]
I ran out the door screaming Eyes closed and voice at the top of my lungs I could no longer breathe as I saw my life flash before me gush to my chest and vision blurred I could tell this would be the end I had to get out!