Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan’s oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan's oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

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 […]


Spread Love: Karen Rodriguez – Quiérete A Ti

Spread Love: Karen Rodriguez – Quiérete A Ti

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!


#InstagramUptown – Snow Daze

#InstagramUptown – Snow Daze

Snow daze. #snow #blackandwhite #ansel #anseladams #newyork #newyorkcity #wahi #washingtonheights A photo posted by Dan Havlik (@danhavlik) on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:51pm 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


Call for Models: Afro-Latina Portrait Series

Call for Models: Afro-Latina Portrait Series

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 […]


From Black-and-White Negatives, a Positive View of Harlem | NY Times

From Black-and-White Negatives, a Positive View of Harlem | NY Times

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 […]


Uptown Talk: The NYPL Podcast – Junot Diaz

Uptown Talk: The NYPL Podcast - Junot Diaz

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 […]


#InstagramUptown – the struggle is real

#InstagramUptown – the struggle is real

the struggle is real #nyc #urbanlife #urbandecay #thestruggleisreal #myhood #thuglife #theghetto #washingtonheights #subway #molepeople #urbanexploration #newyorkcity A photo posted by Kathleen Lewis (@sparkileeangel) on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:20pm 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


Uptown Video: That’s So New York – The United Palace Theater

Uptown Video: That's So New York - The United Palace Theater

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

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 […]


#InstagramUptown – #SubwayPhotography

#InstagramUptown – #SubwayPhotography

A photo posted by Gregory S. Jones (@gregorysvision) on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:01am 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


2/6/2016: Black History Month Docent Tour @ Morris Jumel Mansion

2/6/2016: Black History Month Docent Tour @ Morris Jumel Mansion

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, […]


Ali Forney Center Wants To Buy ‘Harlem Hate Church’ To House Homeless LGBT Youth | Instinct

Ali Forney Center Wants To Buy 'Harlem Hate Church' To House Homeless LGBT Youth  | Instinct

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 […]


Casting Call – The Get Down

Casting Call – The Get Down

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 getdown@gwcnyc.com with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Uptown Collective, Name, Union […]


#InstagramUptown – Uptown Snowpocalypse 2016

#InstagramUptown - Uptown Snowpocalypse 2016

And im done…..meanwhile #snowstorm2016 #nyc #juschrismusic working on snow art for #washingtonheights #showyourhoodart #shark A photo posted by JusChris (@juschrismusic) on Jan 23, 2016 at 12:57pm PST


#InstagramUptown: Twin Towers

#InstagramUptown: Twin Towers

Twin Towers. #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #washingtonheights #theheights #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography #newyorkcity #newyork #nyc #ny #manhattan #bigapple #nycphotography #nycphotographer A photo posted by Wandering Taino (@wanderingtaino) on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:05am 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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Rainbows For Days

#InstagramUptown: Rainbows For Days

Anotha one. #rainbow #rainbowporn #theheights #washingtonheights #hudson #hudsonriver A photo posted by Sophia Vincenza (@sundarisunshine) on Jan 10, 2016 at 1:40pm PST There is just something about rainbows that makes people, us included, lose their collective shit. Check out these sweet pics of the righteous rainbows that were on display all over Uptown yesterday…


Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Anticipation has been steadily building for The Get Down, which takes us back to the 1970s when Hip-Hop was in its infancy. The series follows a group of teenagers trying to make it in a New York City on the verge of collapse. The Get Down is the television debut of visionary director Baz Luhrmann […]


Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2016

Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2016

4 Cold Sundays 7 Hot Plays January 10, 17, 24, 31 5:00 pm The Tabernacle Theater 551 Fort Washington Ave. (at 185)


1/17/16: Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas

1/17/16: Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK's Two Americas

WNYC and the Apollo Theater present the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas”, in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, local host of WNYC’s All Things Considered, will moderate  an open and honest discussion on disparity in America, looking at the […]


Uptown Video: Did You Mean:

Uptown Video: Did You Mean:

Click below and check out the latest from the good folks at Mira CoNYo. After that click here for our video from Emmanuel Abreu and photo essay by Emil Baez on the phenomenon known as Mira CoNYo. Enjoy!


Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Escape with me! I cease to wait in vain, to be saved. Enslaved, caged, contained behind the bars in my head, after all, it is all in my mind, imaginary cell. Unseen chains, the heights, It’s no wonder that we believe in hell. Oh how swell; the coffee, ooh the smell […]


#InstagramUptown: #littleredlighthouse

#InstagramUptown: #littleredlighthouse

Little Red Lighthouse #littleredlighthouse #gwb #abc7ny #georgewashingtonbridge #nyc #nycprimeshot #whatisawinnyc @what_i_saw_in_nyc @nycprimeshot #longexposure #longexpoelite @longexpoelite @longexposuredaily #hudsonriver #washingtonheights #canon #canon_photos @canonusa @canon_photos A photo posted by Steve Booke (@stevebooke) on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:36am PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on […]


Spread Love: The Alving Estate @ The Morris-Jumel Mansion

Spread Love: The Alving Estate @ The Morris-Jumel Mansion

The Alving Estate is an immersive, site-sympathetic theatrical experience adapted from Ibsen’s Ghosts & set in the 1950’s – where audiences are free to choose their own narrative. Brought on as prospectively employed household help, the audience is adorned with surgical masks and white cotton gloves; they are launched into the center of a story […]


#InstagramUptown: #walkbroadway

#InstagramUptown: #walkbroadway

Enjoying a lovely evening on Broadway in Washington Heights. I'm walking The length of Broadway. #walkbroadway #broadway #washingtonheights #walks #manhattan #nightlife #nytphoto @nytphotos A photo posted by James Estrin (@jamesestrin) on Oct 16, 2015 at 8:02pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us […]

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