It is Onward & UPward time again. The annual Up Theater Company fundraiser is going down April 18th at 6:30 pm at 809 Sangria Bar & grill (112 Dyckman Street). Every year the Up Theater Company picks an Uptown person to honor with the UPstanding Person of the Year Award. Last year our very own […]
BY Richy Rosario Raquel Cepeda is a fighter. The renowned writer, journalist and filmmaker is clad in light blue patterned tights and a gray crop top, with her hair pulled back in a ponytail— she is furiously jabbing a black Everlast bag. On this chilly Friday afternoon, we’re at Mendez Boxing where Cepeda spends a good amount […]
In honor of Women’s History Month, singer/songwriter and former American Idol finalist Karen Rodriguez releases “Reinas,” a tribute to Latina women in music history. A medley of Karen’s favorite songs by the “reinas” she grew up listening to, “Reinas” pays tribute to several Latina artists like Celia Cruz, Jenni Rivera, Milly Quezada, J Lo, Gloria Estefan, […]
The ladies of We Run Uptown Crew (WRUCREW) are hosting a special International Women’s Day Run tonight commencing from Coogan’s (4015 Broadway). Runners from all over the city will meet at 6:30 pm with 7 pm as the start time for the run. Tonight’s run is dedicated to International Women’s Day but will also show […]
Shout out to Uptown’s own Dave Dar for this song with the iconic and enigmatic Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic fame. The tune is the secret song from the Deluxe Edition of A COUPLE OF SLICES by Ray West and Kool Keith.
By Brian Levinson Think you have to travel to Disney World to visit a haunted mansion? Think again. There’s one in Washington Heights, just a few blocks from the C train. Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built by a British colonel in 1765, it was once a 130-acre farm that stretched from the Hudson […]
Anotha one… The Siren returns with another incredible cover. This time around she tackles Justin Bieber’s song “Love Yourself” and once again makes magic. The American Idol Alum continues to make Uptown proud. You Go GURL!
Are you a Latina living in New York City who identifies with your blackness? Do you use terms such as, “Afro-Latina, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Cuban etc…” to express who you are and to speak to the memory and existence of your African ancestry? Afro-Dominican photographer, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina also known as The Earth Warrior is working on an […]
By James Estrin On Aug. 8, 1966, The New York Times ran an article about how many Harlem residents wished more white people would visit to see for themselves their community’s reality. The article, by McCandlish Phillips, detailed in an almost anthropological way the Harlem of 1966 to Times readers. “A curtain of fear, about […]
With the publication of Drown in 1996, Junot Diaz became one of the most urgent voices in American fiction. A MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner, Diaz has published one novel and two collections of short stories, all which prominently feature voice-driven narrative and characters of Dominican descent negotiating life in America. Check out this […]
The United Palace Theater, one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theaters of the 1920s, is a sight to behold. To enter it is to be whisked away to a different time and place. It’s sheer opulence and beautifully maintained elegance are almost intoxicating. With that said, check out the awesome video by NYC Media on […]
Harlem Nights – An annotated map of the hippest, hottest nightspots in uptown jazz-age New York | Intelligent Life magazine
BY Charlie McCann If New York is the city that never sleeps, then this map shows you where it used to go to stay awake. It was published on January 18th 1933, in the first issue of Manhattan: A Weekly for Wakeful New Yorkers. In those days, Harlem was known by its jive-talking denizens as […]
Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace) Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan’s oldest house, led by one of Morris Jumel Mansion’s expert docents, Gregory Washington. Today’s tour will highlight the history of African-Americans at the Mansion and surrounding neighborhood. Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan’s oldest house, […]
Remember when we told you about the homophobic Harlem pastor, and how his church was going up for auction over unpaid debt? Well we have great news, because the amazing Ali Forney Center, the largest LGBT community center helping LGBT homeless youth in the United States, not only wants to buy the church, they want to […]
Listen up folks: You still have a chance to be a part of this groundbreaking project. The Get Down by Baz Luhrmann will be available worldwide on Netflix on August 12th, 2016 but will be filming until April. Email current photos and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Uptown Collective, Name, Union […]