Posts Tagged ‘Robin Kilmer’

The Top 10 Posts of 2016

The Top 10 Posts of 2016

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) While the countdown to the coronation of you know who draws ever closer, it’s that time of year to take a look back at the Top Posts of 2016. By the way, we are super proud to have been chosen to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List. […]


UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

BY Robin Kilmer (@RobinKilmer) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? Or the Loch Ness monster? Have you ever thought a Hail Mary would actually work for your football team? Or better yet, that someone who has never had sex could give birth to a baby boy that could walk on water? If you’ve ever […]


A foaming franchise | Manhattan Times

A foaming franchise | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Misugaru, anyone? It appears that there is more than kimchee and barbeque to savor from South Korea. Misugaru is a popular Korean beverage made of a prepackaged powder that contains five different grains, including black sesame seeds, black bean, black and brown rice and barley. The combination is […]


Marcha goes Michelin | Manhattan Times

Marcha goes Michelin | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Move to La Marcha. A Michelin recommendation is coveted by many restaurants, but bequeathed to a select few. But this past month, local eatery Marcha Cocina Bar, owned by four-man team Virgilio and Fredy de la Cruz, Marcelo Crespo and Jairo de la Paz, earned a nod from Michelin. The […]


Open house at the Academy | Manhattan Times

Open house at the Academy | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Throughout most of the year, the gallery of the Academy of Arts and Letters, located on Audubon Terrace, is closed. But on a recent Sunday, the usually-shuttered gallery was abuzz with activity. The gallery, which consists of two buildings across the terrace from one another, is open for […]


From all this tragedy, I get beauty | Manhattan Times

From all this tragedy, I get beauty | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer After the blast The tragic explosion in East Harlem claimed the lives of 8 residents, leveled two residential buildings and injured nearly 70. Scores of families have been displaced, and many small uptown businesses and organizations affected have been unable to reopen or resume operations. After the Blast will offer […]


De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

BY Robin Kilmer Come May, a familiar face will be missing uptown. Emmanuel Abreu, better known as DJ Boy, has been an omnipresent creative force in Northern Manhattan for years. If you missed him volunteering at Word Up Community Bookstore, collaborating and performing with the People’s Theatre Project, it has still been virtually impossible to […]


From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Safe to say that when the President offers you a shout-out, people might pay attention. Estiven Rodríguez might well count as Washington Heights’ newest celebrity. President Barack Obama knows him by name, and so does anyone else who saw the State of the Union address in late January, which Rodríguez […]


A snow day’s sipping | Manhattan Times

A snow day’s sipping | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Braving the snow and enjoying the wintry wonderland? Once you’re ready to hang up your mittens, New Leaf Restaurant and Bar has a few concoctions that will warm your spirits and knock a spark back in your cold-weathered body. And you’ll be doing good while making cheer. Founded […]


Eye on the prize, by any name | Manhattan Times

Eye on the prize, by any name | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Veronica Liu at Word Up Books sometimes doesn’t know how to address the store’s most dedicated volunteer. Emmanuel Abreu, known as DJ Boy in some circles, has been volunteering at the Word Up Community Bookstore since its first inception at 176th Street and Broadway in 2011. Now that the store […]


A Brisk Bago en Bodega | Manhattan Times

A Brisk Bago en Bodega | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Michael Díaz, also known as his alter ego Juan Bago, is on tour. And he is relying on quarter waters, the popular, candy-colored juice drinks, to get him through. Díaz is on a bodega tour of the United States. So far, he has been to Miami and Houston filming Bodega […]


In protest, with love | Manhattan Times

In protest, with love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Love and action. This past Wed., Apr. 10th was billed as a day devoted to both, as part of a nationwide wave of protest centered on immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands of immigrant rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. and all throughout the country to call on legislators […]


La Piñata: A Treat of Taste | Manhattan Times

La Piñata: A Treat of Taste | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The lure of piñatas has long been the treasures hidden within. The new Piñata in town, however, saves you the trouble of having to smash anything to enjoy the treats. La Piñata Mexican Grill has become the latest installment to claim a culinary stake on corner of Broadway at 207th […]


Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer While it is a more common sight to see Goldin Martínez encouraging youths to do crunches, push-ups and obstacles courses, the new challenge he set before local residents this past week was no less daunting. Martínez, the founder and CEO of Get Focused, a youth fitness program, was […]


Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It was the most interesting traffic jam many on the bus had ever seen. Vehicles from the National Guard filed by, as did fuel trucks and vehicles from the Department of Sanitation, their hulls leaking brown ooze onto the blacktop. Families in cars piled with bags—canvas bags, garbage […]

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