Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

By CRYSTAL MARTIN Maisha Stephens-Teacher opened her hair salon, Bibi, on Frederick Douglass Boulevard five years ago. “I’ve done this for 27 years,” she said. “My salon uses high-end products. Our stylists are very talented, but I couldn’t command prices commensurate with that. People would say, ‘Well, I can pay that downtown.’” But in the […]


Celebrating the Diversity of Dominican Identity | Slate

Celebrating the Diversity of Dominican Identity | Slate

By Jordan G. Teicher Who is Dominican? What do Dominicans look like? Those questions have impacted hundreds of thousands of lives since the Dominican government started threatening to deport undocumented migrant workers—the majority of them Haitian—and their Dominican-born children who fail to provide proof of citizenship. Dark-skinned people have been the subject of special scrutiny as immigration […]


#InstagramUptown: Good Vibes

#InstagramUptown: Good Vibes

What good vibes looks like. #WashingtonHeights A photo posted by MD (@mdsaneart) on Nov 22, 2015 at 4:25pm PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com


#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

✖️ Tunnel Vision ✖️ #urbanromantix #mextures #killtheunderground #symmetrykillers A photo posted by N O E M A D (@noemadnyc) on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:12am PST Related: The Light At The End of the Tunnel Time Travel: Washington Heights Journal – The 191st Street Tunnel | NY Times We invite you to subscribe to the […]


Hip-Hop Nutcracker Returns to Washington Heights Before International Tour | DNAinfo

Hip-Hop Nutcracker Returns to Washington Heights Before International Tour | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – The Hip Hop Nutcracker is returning to Washington Heights on Nov. 20, and this time it’s taking the world by storm with an international tour. What started out as a simple, Washington Heights holiday event in 2013, has grown to an international event, with the United Palace spearheading the show. […]


Gordon Parks’s Harlem Argument | NY Times

Gordon Parks's Harlem Argument | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Fresh from assignments at Vogue and Glamour in 1948, Gordon Parks appeared one morning at Life’s New York headquarters, determined to show his portfolio to Wilson Hicks, the magazine’s esteemed picture editor. Mr. Hicks was initially reluctant, but he warmed to Mr. Parks’s work and the story he pitched about the gang […]


Toast of this town | Manhattan Times

Toast of this town | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Insane. Peter Walsh clearly remembers the reaction when he told others he planned to open a restaurant and pub in Washington Heights three decades ago. “People told us, ‘You’re crazy for opening a business there,’” Walsh recalled. “Nobody wanted to come up to this neighborhood [then] — it was […]


#InstagramUptown: #autumn

#InstagramUptown: #autumn

🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍃🌿🍃🍃🌿 #autumn #instaautumn #otoño #otoño2015 #tonadadelotoño #instanyc #instapic #instagood #instalike #instalove #pic #picture #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #photo #photoshoot #photographer #photooftheday #PASSION_FOR_SPLASHING #colorsplash_of_our_world #colorful #fullcolor #cool #washingtonheights #picturenyc #iphone6s A photo posted by Samuel Taveras (@sammyoficial) on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:38pm PST


#InstagramUptown: #inspiration #point #center

#InstagramUptown: #inspiration #point #center

_"#inspiration #point #center .. #for #a #while #there #i was #looking for this #place… #inwood #washingtonheights #uptown #ny #forttryonpark #nyc #bnw #black #white #portfolio #iphoneonly #blackandwhite #street #photo #vscocam .." @israelperezroman // @israelperezroman2 A photo posted by © Israel P Roman (@israelperezroman2) on Oct 27, 2015 at 1:57pm PDT


Spread Love: Morris-Jumel Mansion’s Culture and Arts Festival 250 Edition

Spread Love: Morris-Jumel Mansion's Culture and Arts Festival 250 Edition

On October 31st, Halloween day, Morris-Jumel Mansion will host the fourth-annual Culture and Arts Festival. One of New York City’s most beloved community events, the Festival (called CAFé for short) gathers uptown Manhattan’s finest artists, musicians, artisans and restaurateurs or an afternoon of performance, craft and tastings. This year, CAFé coincides with Morris-Jumel’s 250th Anniversary. […]


Spread Love: Karen Rodriguez – Hotline Bling In Spanglish

Spread Love: Karen Rodriguez - Hotline Bling In Spanglish

American Idol alum and Uptown’s own Karen Rodriguez takes on Drake’s Hotling Bling and adds a little Spanglish flair. Stay tuned for much more from the talented songstress.


Andy Mineo Talks Getting ‘Uncomfortable,’ Hip-Hop Today & The Role Faith Plays in His Life | Billboard

Andy Mineo Talks Getting 'Uncomfortable,' Hip-Hop Today & The Role Faith Plays in His Life | Billboard

By Paley Martin Andy Mineo is often called a Christian hip-hop artist, but the NYC-based MC likes to think of his music as more than just religion. Although faith informs Mineo in everything from style to song, it is less a defining factor than where his words come from. In his sophomore album Uncomfortable, released […]


#InstagramUptown: A Time Machine in Washington Heights

#InstagramUptown: A Time Machine in Washington Heights

A #timemachine in #washingtonheights #nyc #Manhattan #hudsonheights #forttryonpark #ilovenycparks #NYCwanderings #NYC_explorers #newyorkforall #backtothefuture #backtothefutureday #bttf2015 #bttf #martymcfly #delorean #timetravel #outatime #igs_nyc #mightynycpics #wildnewyork #city #citylife #cityscape A photo posted by Eric E Dunn (@ericedunn) on Oct 21, 2015 at 2:58pm PDT


#InstagramUptown: Best seat at the bus stop

#InstagramUptown: Best seat at the bus stop

A random moment #161 – Best seat at the bus stop – #StreetPhotography #picoftheday #nyc #instagood #RawleJ #fineart #street #urban #bw #outdoors #blackandwhite #workinprogress #bnw #streetphotographers #life #love #monochrome #urbanlife #nycstreets #art #instadaily #busstop #sidewalk #washingtonheights A photo posted by Rawle Jackman (@rawlej) on Oct 15, 2015 at 5:26am PDT


The Friday Fix: Steady Feddy – Gettin It

The Friday Fix: Steady Feddy - Gettin It

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The Agony and Serenity of Getting a Tattoo | Slate

The Agony and Serenity of Getting a Tattoo | Slate

By Jordan G. Teicher Getting a tattoo can be a pretty grisly experience, but there’s also beauty in the delicate, often meditative encounter between a tattoo artist and customer. Anne Burlock Lawver highlights both the agony and the serenity of tattooing in her series “Indelible,” which comprises more than a year’s worth of photographs from […]


The Hip Hop Nutcracker kicks off a 12-city tour with two shows at the United Palace

The Hip Hop Nutcracker kicks off a 12-city tour with two shows at the United Palace

Last year “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” was an experiment – how would audiences respond to hip hop dance being performed to Tchaikovsky’s famous score? But after 5,000 audience members attended two shows at the United Palace in Washington Heights and two sold out shows at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, it was clear that the […]


Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

By Michael Kamber The South Bronx, one of America’s poorest urban areas, is two subway stops from the wealthiest, Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Change, development, gentrification — the terms are sometimes used interchangeably though not the same thing — are headed its way. For three decades, I have watched artists move into marginal neighborhoods as […]


#InstagramUptown: You can only go #up from here

#InstagramUptown: You can only go #up from here

You can only go #up from here. #nyc #washingtonheights A photo posted by Evan Autio (@evautio) on Sep 21, 2015 at 4:12pm PDT


Billie’s Back | Manhattan Times

Billie’s Back | Manhattan Times

“Lady Day” will be returning to Harlem’s Apollo Theater later this year — in hologram form. The theater announced that it will implement permanent hologram technology featuring famed chanteuse Billie Holiday to be used during its daytime programming, which includes theater tours and educational offerings for school groups and other visitors. An exclusive deal with […]


#InstagramUptown: #diner

#InstagramUptown: #diner

#postNowTagLater #urbanInterior A photo posted by Robert Williams (@rewilliams3) on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:57am PDT


Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO The northern stretch of Riverside Park has long been an attraction for residents of Hamilton Heights. But getting to it is not easy. The Manhattan neighborhood, perched on a bluff 50 feet above the Hudson River, is separated from upper Riverside’s ball fields, bike path and barbecue area by train tracks […]


#InstagramUptown: #girlhood

#InstagramUptown: #girlhood

#sundayfunday #girlhood #washingtonheights A photo posted by @lorraineustar on Sep 8, 2015 at 4:35am PDT


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