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By Jon Michaud Washington Heights, the tapering neck of northern Manhattan, takes its name from our first President, who, during his soldiering days, suffered the fate of so many who have resided on that strip of land between the Harlem and Hudson rivers: he was pushed out. In Washington’s case, the spur wasn’t crime or […]
NYC GO is the official tourism guide for the city of New York and this month they are putting a spotlight on the historic neighborhood of Harlem. Harlem is internationally recognized as a capital of African-American culture, and is also a hotbed for live music, museums and virtually any kind of dining. In this video, […]
Audubon is back with the long-awaited Lé Trap Affair. The wait was well worth it. Audubon delivers another super solid effort that showcases his immense talents. The man rhymes, sings and does double duty as a producer. Shout out to Audubon, Frankie P, The Reason and the rest of the folks behind the project for […]
90’s Babies is the first single off the highly-anticipated album, “24K”, which drops January 28th. The song is produced by JJM Beats and the visual are courtesy of Fred Focus.
La Lucha – Quisqueya & Haiti One Island Art Exhibit February 6th, 2015 6 to 9 pm Rio’s Penthouse Gallery (10 Fort Washington Ave) Twenty-six Artists from both sides of the island have united in this collective exhibition La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island to educate the public about the history of the land […]
BY Erica Simone In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your […]
By Alexis Swerdloff Josiah Esowe, Photographer, and Gaiden Tanaka-Esowe, Kindergartner What are you guys up to today? Josiah: I’m taking Gaiden to a photo shoot for the Mini Boden catalogue. He’s been modeling since he was 4. Gaiden: I like when they dress me up, but it hurts to smile because my tooth is hurting […]
The Changing Heights is a website/senior thesis created by journalist Bushra Mollick of Stonybrook University. The site and accompanying video as well as pictures document the changing face of Washington Heights. Take a long, hard look at the Washington Heights of today because it may not be around tomorrow. Check out: https://changingheights.wordpress.com/
By Dominique Dajer First rents in Harlem skyrocketed to historic highs, and now Washington Heights is seeing similar trends as gentrification pushes further uptown. Increasing commercial rents have hit businesses particularly hard. “Ten years ago rents on Frederick Douglass Boulevard were around $30 per square foot,” says Faith Hope Consolo of the real estate firm […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Sancocho is SO much more than just a soup. The word soup does sancocho absolutely no justice. A good sancocho is a work of art. It is broth, beef, chicken, corn, yucca, potatoes, noodles and a whole heap of other things coming together for the sake of culinary alchemy. At it’s […]
What happens when you take a classic and you add the vibrancy and energy of Hip-Hop, you get The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights. Iconic rapper Kurtis Blow took part in the making of a new holiday classic. Check out the really cool video below courtesy of the good folks at Elite Daily. Check out […]
Photography by Steven R Hazlett The WHIN Committee is back at it. This past Friday, the hood had its holiday party at Higher Level Tattoo shop. The bash featured a slew of performances from many of Uptown’s most talented Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artists. Shout out to the Dyckman Beer Company for always showing love. […]
If you want to catch some of Uptown’s most talented emcees, come out to Higher Level Tattoo (120 Dyckman Street) for the latest WHIN By Any Means experience on Friday, December 19th starting at 6 pm. The event is free but get there early, as it will be packed. Our good friends at Dyckman Beer […]
Uptown’s own Frankie P enlists Bodega Bamz and Camille Safiya for Machete Music, the first single off of the forthcoming Sancocho. The highly-anticipated compilation album drops December 29th.
By Richard Morgan On a recent Saturday morning, Hannah Kohl curled herself into an armchair in her Washington Heights apartment, pulled up a TV tray, and began work on what would become a thirty-hour project: completing an artwork that had been commissioned as a wedding-anniversary gift for Tom Meehan, the writer of the musical “Annie,” […]