Posts Tagged ‘Spanish Harlem’

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Some of the best public elementary schools in New York City are in Community School District 3, on Manhattan’s West Side. At those schools, the vast majority of children pass the annual state tests, gifted and talented programs buzz with activity, and special programs attract promising young musicians or families who want […]


New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR On East 111th Street, the upper grades of Success Academy Harlem 3, a charter school, share a building with Mosaic Preparatory Academy, a traditional neighborhood elementary school. In many ways, the children who attend the two schools in Harlem are similar. They are mostly black and Hispanic, and a majority come from […]


Home Is Where The Spirit Is – A Q&A With Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

Home Is Where The Spirit Is – A Q&A With Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For over 40 years Dr. Marta Moreno Vega has been on the front-lines of highlighting, defining and shaping Afro-Latino identity both in the United States and abroad. She has dedicated her life to telling the story of the African Diaspora and celebrating the legacy and brilliance of African people. To that […]


CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

Photography: Rex Desrosiers Yesterday evening, elected officials and around 250 VIP guests came together to kick off this weekend’s grand-opening celebration of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s (CCCADI) new historic location, the Firehouse on 120 E. 125th St. The highly anticipated opening comes after CCCADI’s 40 years of notable social justice work in […]


Spread Love: CCCADI’s Grand Opening Weekend Celebration – October 15th & 16th

Spread Love: CCCADI's Grand Opening Weekend Celebration - October 15th & 16th

The indispensable Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is celebrating their new digs with a grand opening experience taking place over the course of 2 days, October 15th & 16th. Please join them in making history as they establish the center in the heart of El Barrio. There will be an inaugural 3-part exhibition […]


All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

By TEJAL RAO “Africa has been totally misunderstood,” said Doughba Caranda-Martin III, the owner of a tea shop in Harlem. “We have so many complex flavors and delicacies, and I want to investigate all of them.” Yes, all of them. At Serengeti Kitchen, the restaurant he plans to open on 125th Street in early November, […]


At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan On one side lie eggs scrambled with lox over a drape of injera, the sour, springy Ethiopian flatbread as thin and pliant as a crepe and perforated like coral. On the other side, challah French toast, its egg coating spiked with awaze, a meld of earthy-hot berbere and tej, or Ethiopian honey […]


The Loiza Festival – The Recap

The Loiza Festival – The Recap

Photography by Mario Carrion “That’s real commitment. These guys are staying put,” affirmed Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, founder and Director of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), one of the Festival’s presenters. She referred to the sea of umbrellas moving to the sound of drums at this year’s “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a […]


Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

By Natasa Bansagi A financial adviser and a biomedical engineer may seem like unlikely co-founders of a juice business. But dig a little into their roots and it makes total sense. Mohammed and Ibrahima (Rahim) Diallo grew up drinking a West African ginger juice in Guinea. In West Africa, and in America, finding a consistent […]


A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd’s Celia Roach | Racked NY

A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd's Celia Roach | Racked NY

BY Nia Porter Photos by Shanita Sims If you haven’t ventured past 110th street and into the heart of Harlem, you’re missing out on a neighborhood rich with cultural and sartorial history — one that Celia Roach, fashion editor and founder of the lifestyle brand needle+thræd, has explored in depth for nearly ten years. A […]


Sweet Simplicity at Leche y Miel in the Bronx | NY Times

Sweet Simplicity at Leche y Miel in the Bronx | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan To begin, mofonguitos: green plantains fried, mashed with garlic and olive oil, then popped into a lemon squeezer, making rough cups that look like craters. Into their maws go knots of hot, plump shrimp and a web, quickly melting, of Parmesan. At Leche y Miel Restaurant, in the Kingsbridge section of the […]


Africa Kine in Harlem Returns to Its Humble Roots | NY Times

Africa Kine in Harlem Returns to Its Humble Roots | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan The restaurant was once named Africa, as if embracing an entire continent, when in fact the focus was on the cooking of the western coast, mainly Senegal. Samba Niang and Kine (pronounced kee-nay) Mar, natives of Dakar, opened its doors two decades ago on the northern side of West 116th Street in […]


Safari Brings Somali Cuisine to Harlem | NY Times

Safari Brings Somali Cuisine to Harlem | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan On the menu, it is called the Federation Combo: to one side, basmati rice in sunrise shades of orange and gold, with dark tears of stewed raisins on top; to the other, linguine as creamy as Alfredo. In Somalia, the noodles and grains would be more than neighbors, mixed happily together. But […]


At the Handpulled Noodle, Mom Knows Best | NY Times

At the Handpulled Noodle, Mom Knows Best | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN Ding ding noodles do not look like noodles. A better description may be nubs, knots, lumps: on a spectrum with spaetzle and frascatelli, but rougher, more unpredictable in shape and fantastically chewy. They come from Xinjiang, in China’s far northwest, as does Andrew Ding (the name is a coincidence), who opened the […]


Uptown Video: Room 28 – Pregnant Queen (Trap Queen Parody)

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At SpaHa Soul in Spanish Harlem, Camaraderie on a Plate | NY Times

At SpaHa Soul in Spanish Harlem, Camaraderie on a Plate | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN Artist Thornton wore a red apron as he greeted guests at SpaHa Soul, but when asked if he was the chef, he paused. “I’m the ‘chef,’ ” he said with a laugh, fingers pinching the air. He was being modest (a decade ago, he was an executive chef overseeing four restaurants in […]


July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

by Chris Wild Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine, spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, in the summer of 1970. His images were the cover story for Match in October that year. In the 1960s, large numbers of residents left Harlem for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, seeking better schools, […]


Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

BY Ginger Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s dope to be dapper at the Schomburg Center. Fashion photos of famous Harlemites like Fab 5 Freddy, Al Sharpton and chef Marcus Samuelsson were on display at the Schomburg last week during a panel discussion on images of black men in modern media. Striking pictures of […]


Spread Love: Subway Girls

Spread Love: Subway Girls

Okay folks the Room 28 team is back again with some serious heat. Subway Girls is a hilarious song about all the love, lust and courting that takes places in the subway. Click. Enjoy.


Valentine’s Day Weekend: A Date With Room 28

Valentine's Day Weekend: A Date With Room 28


At Ricardo Steak House, They’re Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday | NY Times

At Ricardo Steak House, They’re Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday | NY Times

By KEITH WILLIAMS Just north of 110th Street, on a stretch of Second Avenue with a pawnshop, a laundromat and a couple of bodegas, a single velvet rope at No. 2145 signals something out of the ordinary. On a recent cold night, a bouncer kept a watchful eye while two hostesses, wearing short dresses despite […]


12/13/14: Room 28 Steals Christmas

12/13/14: Room 28 Steals Christmas

If you have never been to a Room 28 shindig then you are in for a real treat. Uptown’s own raw and racy comedy troupe will bring you to tears with their zany and hilarious antics. They not only steal Christmas, they always steal the show. This is sketch comedy with sazón. It’s time to […]


GQ Magazine Highlights Harlem Style

GQ Magazine Highlights Harlem Style

The standard for men’s fashion, GQ Magazine, came uptown to show love to a few outstanding individuals from different fields that exude that Harlem cool. Such folks as Jazz musician Jon Batiste, rappers Camron and ASAP Mob as well as visual artists, models and entrepreneurs. Check it out: Harlem Reshuffled | GQ Magazine


Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence | NY Times

Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence | NY Times

By FRITZIE ANDRADE On a recent afternoon, in the neighborhood where Eleanora Fagan became Billie Holiday and where Dapper Dan’s boutique brought designer logos to the streets, Tru Osborne, a longtime Harlem resident, was on his way home from work. Clad in bright layers and even brighter blue Patrick Ewing sneakers easily visible from two […]

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