Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

BY Tony Centeno Jonathan “Audubon” Perez, former star of MTV’s Washington Heights, recently made the big move to Miami and, with an upcoming mixtape, reflects on his new life an as “exiled” New Yorker. After releasing Le Trap Affair last year, boasting production from “Cuffing Season” beat maker Sonaro, Audubon found himself craving new vibes and fresh inspiration before taking his Big Apple […]


Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Spreads Uptown Love On SNL

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Spreads Uptown Love On SNL

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Don’t get it twisted I still have not forgiven SNL and NBC for humanizing and legitimizing a racist demagogue like Donald Trump a few months ago. But Lin-Manuel Miranda’s opening monologue on SNL was one of the best in recent memory. Not to mention that Lin gave Washington Heights a sweet […]


Read This Inwood Man’s Blistering Response To Neighbor’s ‘Mind Your Manners’ Note | Gothamist

Read This Inwood Man's Blistering Response To Neighbor's 'Mind Your Manners' Note | Gothamist

by Gaby Del Valle Noise disputes are not news in NYC, but every once in a while an angry tiff between neighbors catches fire in the wider world of social media, especially when the situation inflames tensions over race and gentrification. An Inwood man’s impassioned letter responding to his neighbor’s noise complaint has done just […]


#InstagramUptown: Destiny

#InstagramUptown: Destiny

A photo posted by Miguel Fernández Flores (@miguelfdzflores) on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:48pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Say Word: #Ham4Vote – Lin-Manuel Miranda & The Cast Of Hamilton Stand Up For Voting

Say Word: #Ham4Vote – Lin-Manuel Miranda & The Cast Of Hamilton Stand Up For Voting

Uptown wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda recently put together a sweet set of PSA’s urging people to get out there and vote this November. “As the nation gears for one of the most decisive elections in its history, we are proud to highlight the importance and power of democracy in building a nation. For most Americans, the room where […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Merciful Father

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Merciful Father

UP Theater Presents the First Play of Their 2016-17 Season The World Premiere of Merciful Father November 1st – 12th – Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm At Fort Washington Collegiate at 181st Street Atar Hadari’s penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater’s seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run […]


#InstagramUptown: Represent

#InstagramUptown: Represent

Represent. Harlem, NYC. 2016.#streetphotography #photooftheday #recognizemagazine #harlem #flagsoftheworld #represent #photography#jamelshabazz#newwork#harlemonmymind A photo posted by Jamel Shabazz (@jamelshabazz) on Sep 28, 2016 at 3:27am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup | Variety

‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup | Variety

By Gordon Cox Lin-Manuel Miranda is standing in the graveyard behind Trinity Church, just a few feet from where Alexander Hamilton is buried. On the 212th anniversary of Hamilton’s death, the playwright has come to this place, situated among the skyscrapers in Manhattan’s financial district, to commemorate the American founding father who inspired his Tony-winning, smash-hit, […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his longstanding support of movies at the United Palace in Washington Heights with a $100K donation for a new DCP projection system that will produce a Hollywood-quality image. He will debut the new projector on October 16 with a screening of the original Mary Poppins, which he will introduce. The classic 1964 […]


#InstagramUptown: The World We Knew

#InstagramUptown: The World We Knew

The world we knew. #LenoxLounge A photo posted by Peter Cooper (@iampetercooper) on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:01pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


09/24/16: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

09/24/16: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

Little Red Lighthouse Festival Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with a trip into the Little Red Lighthouse, Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, readings of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food […]


#InstagramUptown: Smile Uptown

#InstagramUptown: Smile Uptown

A photo posted by Leah (@fleurs.de.sel) on Sep 11, 2016 at 7:47am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

Uptown you NEED to see No Free Walls. The film is an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s changing landscape, through the eyes of Joseph Ficalora, the founder and inadvertent art curator of The Bushwick Collective. Joe, son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn once ravaged by drugs, neglect and violence. Sound […]


Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

by Alamin Yohannes In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community. In “My […]


#InstagramUptown: 168th

#InstagramUptown: 168th

A photo posted by iturnmycameraonn (@iturnmycameraonn) on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:58pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol | NY Times

Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol | NY Times

By ELI ROSENBERG The Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem has grown infamous for the incendiary and often anti-gay views expressed by its pastor, which are trumpeted in bold letters on a large sign outside the church. After a judge ruled late last month to block the building’s looming foreclosure, the church responded in typical fashion, […]


#InstagramUptown: Art Deco

#InstagramUptown: Art Deco

A photo posted by Dime el tuyo (@squesez) on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:37pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


09/07/16: The National Black Theatre Presents The Alchemy of Black Joy

09/07/16: The National Black Theatre Presents The Alchemy of Black Joy

National Black Theatre (NBT) is kicking off its 48th Season on Wednesday, September 7, with “The Alchemy of Black Joy.” A Dramaturgical Lobby Exhibition featuring a photo exhibit by Peter Cooper that celebrates the many shades, textures and representations of joy found in the Black community. The exhibition will also include excerpts of poetry by […]


The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: ‘The air is fresher up here’ | The Guardian

The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: 'The air is fresher up here' | The Guardian

Long an ignored section of New York City by outsiders, the two neighborhoods that make up northern Manhattan are attracting attention – not all of it welcome BY Rose Hackman Johnathan “Audubon” Perez, winds his way through the streets of upper Manhattan. He crosses fresh fruit vendors and men pushing carts selling fried pork. Street […]


High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]


#InstagramUptown: Double Vision

#InstagramUptown: Double Vision

A photo posted by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Aug 15, 2016 at 9:20am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]


#InstagramUptown: Summer Uptown

#InstagramUptown: Summer Uptown

A photo posted by ΓΛΝΣFilms (@tanefilms) on Aug 16, 2016 at 10:24am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


In bloom at Bruce’s | Manhattan Times

In bloom at Bruce’s | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This is one graphic garden. A beloved community haven is making efforts to increase cultural programming while spotlighting local artists. From May through October, Bruce’s Garden in Inwood hosts “Gallery in the Gazebo,” a program that rotates temporary installations from Inwood-based artists at the garden’s wooden gazebo. “The gazebo is now serving […]

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