Posts Tagged ‘Sugar Hill’

The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Let’s Run Away

The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Let's Run Away

A Washington Heights native Ron Renaissance performed in over 30 countries before the age of 25. He is an artist whose work transcends multiple musical genres. If he’s not singing, producing, composing, or playing his trombone you can bet your money he’s tearing up the dance floor. “Let’s Run Away” is the first single of […]


The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Where there’s a will, there’s an art gallery. A lot of people have dreams that never quite make it past the desire stage. But others plan and forge ideas into reality by hard work and the force of sheer will. Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman […]


A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In ‘The Stars Beneath Our Feet’ | NPR

A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet' | NPR

Lolly Rachpaul is 12 years old and a Lego master. He lives in Harlem, where his older brother was shot to death in a gang crime. When David Barclay Moore’s new novel for young readers “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” opens, Lolly is angry and sad and doesn’t feel much like celebrating Christmas. But his […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


Explore East Harlem’s culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

Explore East Harlem's culture through its food, shops and more | am New York

By Colter Hettich You may know it as East Harlem, Spanish Harlem or simply El Barrio, but the Manhattan neighborhood by any name is just as sweet. Today the neighborhood has some of the best panaderias and taquerias around, and can also claim such icons as Tito Puente, Tupac Shakur and Langston Hughes. But the […]


In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

In Harlem, They’re Still Dancing the Original Swing | Village Voice

by Rennie McDougall Limbs flail as if about to fly off; feet barely touch the floor; spines bend and twist like rubber. You might not think of the Lindy hop as a frenzied dance — the original abandon would get polished away over time. Watching it today, especially in old clips like Frankie Manning’s swing […]


Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Encounters By ALEXIS SOLOSKI As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At the fan’s request, the two took a pout-perfect selfie. “Tag me,” said Ms. Seales, an actress, comedian, writer, producer, […]


04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]


11/15/16: Four Flights Up Opening Reception

11/15/16: Four Flights Up Opening Reception

Bohemia Realty Group opens a new condo, The Leo, on November 15th at 6 pm with an Art In FLUX exhibition featuring artists that weave a unique story about artists in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. FEATURED ARTISTS: Leslie Jimenez, Lance Johnson, Leon Johnson & Gregory Saint Amand In addition to the visual artists […]


On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Dawoud Bey’s large-scale color photographs of Harlem vividly document a bustling and rapidly transforming neighborhood: a verdant Marcus Garvey Park; construction sites popping up for more luxury housing; street vendors hawking hats and used clothing; posters of black women’s hairstyles in the window of a hair weave distributor adjacent to a vacant […]


The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

Newcomers say gentrification is about wealth, not race. But that’s a distinction without a difference. By MICHAEL HENRY ADAMS I HAVE lived in Harlem for half my life — 30 years. I have seen it in all its complexities: a cultural nexus of black America, the landing place for Senegalese immigrants and Southern transplants, a […]


3/13/2016: The Sugar Hill Market @ La Maison d’Art

3/13/2016: The Sugar Hill Market @ La Maison d'Art

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.


A Push to Preserve the Cultural Legacy of Harlem’s Sugar Hill | NY Times

A Push to Preserve the Cultural Legacy of Harlem’s Sugar Hill | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ Morning sunlight filled Karen D. Taylor’s apartment, casting a warm glow on the books and artwork lining the dining room. Here, perched high along the bluffs in Harlem’s Sugar Hill, she invoked the names of prominent African-Americans who made her imposing building, 555 Edgecombe Avenue, the address of choice decades ago: Paul […]


10 Pre-War Apartment House Gems of Washington Heights NYC | Untapped Cities

10 Pre-War Apartment House Gems of Washington Heights NYC | Untapped Cities

by jeff reuben Although often overlooked, Washington Heights, in upper Manhattan, contains one of New York City’s great concentrations of pre-war apartment house buildings, including many that retain much of their original architectural grandeur. The pre-war apartment house, one of the mainstays of New York City architecture, is strongly associated with certain Manhattan neighborhoods, including […]


A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey | NY Times

A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey | NY Times

By JOANNE KAUFMAN It may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask David Daniels. Late last summer, Mr. Daniels, an associate broker with the Corcoran Group in the West Side office, got a call […]


First Look: NY Times X Block by Block – Inwood

First Look: NY Times X Block by Block – Inwood

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Inwood is in Manhattan but not of it. Inwood is both beautifully bucolic and decidedly urban, simultaneously. It is a small town that somehow exists in the fringes and shadows of New York City. Inwood has always been a mystery that has entranced all those that have chosen to call it […]


Sugar Hill, Rich in Culture, and Affordable | NY Times

Sugar Hill, Rich in Culture, and Affordable | NY Times

By ALISON GREGOR The section of Upper Manhattan known as Sugar Hill, poised on a bluff overlooking the Harlem Plain and distinguished by graceful rowhouses and elegant apartment buildings, achieved renown in the 1930s and 1940s, when it was home to prominent African-American professionals, political leaders, artists, musicians and writers. The song “Take the ‘A’ […]


Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

The Food Warriors are back people. The duo is kicking off their second season on Sugar Hill. The Food Warriors take a nuanced and quite funny look at the New Harlem/Old Harlem dichotomy. Related: Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 168th St El Lina: The Best Little Dominican Restaurant in Washington Heights El Malecon – […]


A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

Story & Photo by Sandra E. García The Sugar Hill neighborhood of northern Manhattan just got a little sweeter. This past Thurs., July 19th, community leaders, residents and elected officials broke ground on what was once a parking lot on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to make way for the construction of 124 units […]


Author Talk & Swing Dance Social @ the Morris-Jumel Mansion this Sunday

Sunday, April 15th 1 -3 pm Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace Author Terry Baker Mulligan will read from her recent publication Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem. Mulligan will also discuss her childhood in upper Manhattan in the 1950s-60s and how the book interweaves her coming of age story with significant historical information […]

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