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 […]
Harlem’s curated designer market goes down this Sunday, March 13th at La Maison d’Art (259 West 132nd Street) from 1pm-6pm. For more info: www.sugarhillmarket.com We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.
By Kelefa Sanneh In 1987, a streetwise d.j. from Queens named Eric Barrier released an album with an eerily mature teen-age rapper from Long Island named William Griffin. They called themselves Eric B. & Rakim (Griffin had adopted an Arabic name after joining an offshoot of the Nation of Islam), and they called the album […]
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, […]
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 […]
By Alexis Swerdloff Josiah Esowe, Photographer, and Gaiden Tanaka-Esowe, Kindergartner What are you guys up to today? Josiah: I’m taking Gaiden to a photo shoot for the Mini Boden catalogue. He’s been modeling since he was 4. Gaiden: I like when they dress me up, but it hurts to smile because my tooth is hurting […]
Greetings from Nueva York, is an interactive event series, that blends live music and art.
Get your tickets: http://eventbrite.com/GreetingsFromNuevaYork/
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
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. First of all, congrats Classic Material has now been around 10 years. That is a big milestone. How did the company come about? A. Thank you for this interview. It really started as a store in Poughkeepsie NY, but it was spawned from a small boutique up in Wash Heights […]
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 […]
The good folks at Dominican York are throwing a Pop-Up Shop celebrating Dominican American Heritage and the release of their new collection at Dyckman Bar (221 Dyckman St) tonight starting at 7pm.
Okay folks get done to El Morrocco on 145th and Broadway from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight for the inaugural Uptown Beauty Expo thanks to the good folks at the Washington Heights Business Improvement District and Uptown Fashion Week. Ladies can expect makeovers, cocktails, fun as well as health and beauty tips. The event […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Chances are you that you have come in contact with the Nueva York brand – on TV and computer screens, at events and on the backs of cool people in this neighborhood and beyond. Through the clever use of marketing and a shrewd placement of their apparel with the right people, […]
Uptown Fashion Week Thu., Sep. 12, 2013 7:30pm Doors Open, 8pm showtime General Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door VIP tickets: $75 online, $100 at the door Join us for an exquisite night of glamour and allure as Uptown Fashion Week comes to the United Palace on Thursday, September 12 at 8pm. Doors open […]
By ALEX VADUKUL For some young men, the right cap or basketball sneaker is more than a fashion statement: It reflects an approach to life itself. And in Harlem, now as ever a capital for urban style, connoisseurs of streetwear travel to Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 134th Street to distinguish themselves from the blare of […]
By Nigel Chiwaya @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Dust off your runway shoes — Uptown Fashion Week is returning to Washington Heights. The one-night celebration of fashion and culture is coming to the United Palace Sept. 14, and organizers are promising an even larger spectacle than last year. “After the success of last year’s event, which […]
By Joanna Nikas and Fritzie Andrade In Spanish Harlem we met residents who have diverse detail-oriented looks, including Melenee Suarez Burns in 1950 saddle shoes.
By COREY KILGANNON Surprise airplane landings always make headlines. Who will forget Capt. Chesley Sullenberger steering a US Airways jetliner onto the Hudson River in 2009? Then there was a Long Island man who touched down on Rockaway Beach in 2011 and, more recently, a stunt pilot who coasted down safely onto a Suffolk County […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Why is the name of the company Nicholas Velez? A. Nicholas Velez was started by a mutual vision shared by two young designers by the name of Albert Abreu, 25 and Felix Cepeda, 23. The two designers always shared a dream and idea but it never came into fruition until the loss of […]