Posts Tagged ‘Street Photography’

Toast of this town | Manhattan Times

Toast of this town | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Insane. Peter Walsh clearly remembers the reaction when he told others he planned to open a restaurant and pub in Washington Heights three decades ago. “People told us, ‘You’re crazy for opening a business there,’” Walsh recalled. “Nobody wanted to come up to this neighborhood [then] — it was […]


Words from Walsh | Manhattan Times

Words from Walsh | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Anyone who has visited Coogan’s Restaurant in Washington Heights will surely know Peter Walsh. The eatery’s gregarious co-owner can usually be seen bouncing from table to table, greeting customers and engaging in lively chats with Coogan’s diverse assortment of customers, which includes doctors, track athletes, local elected officials, among others. Quick […]


Problems of Housing Mentally Ill People Spill Into the Street | NY Times

Problems of Housing Mentally Ill People Spill Into the Street | NY Times

By JIM DWYER One evening last week, a restaurant owner in Washington Heights and two customers stood chatting on the sidewalk about the changes in the area over the last 25 years. The restaurateur, Peter Walsh, was telling the people, who were coming from a hospital on 168th Street, how much safer the neighborhood had […]


Khalik Allah’s Movie Captures Harlem Faces and Voices by Moonlight | NY Times

Khalik Allah’s Movie Captures Harlem Faces and Voices by Moonlight | NY Times

By NICOLAS RAPOLD Shot at night, the Harlem subjects of the photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah have a soulful glow even when their circumstances are dire. In his film “Field Niggas,” Mr. Allah records the struggling denizens of the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. His rich use of color, chiaroscuro, slow motion and […]


The Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights Holds Plenty of History | NY Times

The Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights Holds Plenty of History | NY Times

By JULIE BESONEN The remains of an unlikely confederation of aristocrats and scalawags are condensed in a Washington Heights graveyard in the shadow of THE CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION. The imposing Gothic Revival chapel, at West 155th Street and Broadway, was consecrated in 1915 and designed by a self-taught architect named Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. His […]


Meet Harlem’s ‘Official’ Street Photographer | LightBox

Meet Harlem’s ‘Official’ Street Photographer | LightBox

By Adam Glanzman Khalik Allah, a 29-year-old filmmaker and photographer who documents the streets of Harlem at night, has been photographing the corner of 125th and Lexington since 2012; armed with little more than a manual camera and a few rolls of film. Street photography can often be a daunting or awkward experience – especially […]


Inside the Fast-Food Labor Protests | The New Yorker

Inside the Fast-Food Labor Protests | The New Yorker

By William Finnegan For the customers, nothing has changed in the big, busy McDonald’s on Broadway at West 181st Street, in Washington Heights. Promotions come and go—during the World Cup, the French-fry package was suddenly not red but decorated with soccer-related “street art,” and, if you held your phone up to the box, it would […]


Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Black History Tour of Uptown Trinity Church Cemetery

Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Black History Tour of Uptown Trinity Church Cemetery

Trinity Church Cemetery, a bucolic swatch on the cusp of Harlem, is often perceived as an all-white graveyard. In fact, it is a deceptively rich canvas of black history. The cemetery’s once distinct “Colored Ground” has long vanished, yet the ranks of 19th-century headstones still yield a hidden narrative of African-American experience in New York […]


Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

February 5 – 10, 2014 Opening Night – Feb. 5th  TICKETS ON SALE NOW! General Admission $25 Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege Playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O’Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. Directors: Ebony Golden and Axel Avin Jr. For more info: Facing Our […]


Fruitvale Station: The Review

Fruitvale Station: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Before we even begin this, I must say that while I feel that this is one of the most important and powerful films I have ever seen, this a tough movie to watch. It is not for the faint of heart. So difficult in fact, that while I absolutely loved this […]


Todos Somos Trayvon – Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin

Todos Somos Trayvon - Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Video & Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Washington Heights stood in solidarity yesterday with the outrage and outright disgust that is sweeping the nation after George Zimmerman was found Not Guilty in the cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin this past Saturday. The gathered throngs marched from 168th Street and […]


Uptown Cares: Justice For Trayvon

Uptown Cares: Justice For Trayvon

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.” Hillary Clinton I sat in utter disbelief as the verdict was read. Prior to the […]


Thousands of Runners Compete in 15th ‘Shamrocks’ Race | DNAinfo

Thousands of Runners Compete in 15th 'Shamrocks' Race | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Thousands of runners descended upon Washington Heights Sunday morning for the 15th annual Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K race. More than 6,000 runners braved the frigid early morning temperatures to participate in the 3.1-mile race, the first since Coogan’s owner and race founder Peter Walsh stepped […]


Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Takes Place This Sunday

Coogan's Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Takes Place This Sunday

Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Sunday, March 3, Adults: 7:30–8:30 a.m. / Kids: 8:45–9:45 a.m. Upper Manhattan’s diverse and picturesque Washington Heights neighborhood provides the backdrop for this 5K race. On a hilly course that circles Fort Tryon Park and the historic Cloisters, runners are serenaded by musical groups playing—you guessed it—salsa, blues, and […]


Coogan’s 5K in Jeopardy as Organizer Steps Aside | NY Times

Coogan’s 5K in Jeopardy as Organizer Steps Aside | NY Times

By KEN BELSON The Coogan’s five-kilometer race, a fixture on the New York road running scene for more than a decade as it evolved into a neighborhood party in Washington Heights, may have run its course. Peter Walsh, who started the run 14 years ago, has decided to step aside, citing personal reasons and rising […]


Moyra Davey Photographs the Trinity Church Cemetery Extension | The New Yorker

Moyra Davey Photographs the Trinity Church Cemetery Extension | The New Yorker

Posted by Anna Altman On a recent sunny Saturday, the photographer and writer Moyra Davey took her Nikon camera 35 mm, no zoom to the Trinity Church Cemetery’s northern extension, two blocks from her apartment. Davey, a Washington Heights resident for twelve years, was photographing her neighborhood, from Riverside Park to the Hispanic Society, as […]


Irish Echo: 2012 Irish Small Biz 50 Nominee – Peter Walsh of Coogan’s

Irish Echo: 2012 Irish Small Biz 50 Nominee - Peter Walsh of Coogan's

Name: Peter Walsh Name of business: Coogan’s. Website: http://coogans.com/ Location: Washington Heights, Manhattan. Peter Walsh is at the helm of a legendary New York watering hole which is also celebrated as a symbol of the renaissance of Washington Heights: Coogan’s. “There was a huge crime rate up here in 1985 when we opened, but it […]


Pics From the People: Another Beautiful Day

Pics From the People: Another Beautiful Day

Photography by Wallace Flores Check out: Coogan’s Run 2012 In Pictures We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com. [subscribe2]


The Million Hoodie March NYC In Pictures

The Million Hoodie March NYC In Pictures

Photography by Lenyon Whitaker (@lenyon)


Coogan’s Run 2012 In Pictures

Coogan's Run 2012 In Pictures

Photography by Wallace Flores


Throw Back Thursdays: Trinity Church Cemetery Portfolio

Throw Back Thursdays: Trinity Church Cemetery Portfolio

Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) For our first ever Throwback Thursdays post, which will highlight some of the best from the extensive Uptown Collective vaults, is it only right that we kick it off with something from our very first contributor, Briana E. Heard. Briana is an amazing photographer, writer and a world traveler. […]


Flashing Lights: South America Revisited By Briana E. Heard

Flashing Lights: South America Revisited By Briana E. Heard

Photography by Briana E. Heard


Flashing Lights: The People of New York City By Steven R. Hazlett

Flashing Lights: The People of New York City By Steven R. Hazlett

Photography by Steven R Hazlett


Picture of the Week

Photography by Briana E. Heard

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