Posts Tagged ‘#TBT’

Remembering the Harlem race riot of 1943 | NY Daily News

Remembering the Harlem race riot of 1943 | NY Daily News

On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, 1943, a huge race riot erupted in Harlem, New York, after a white police officer shot and wounded Robert Bandy, an African-American soldier, who attempted to intervene in the arrest of an African American woman. The riot lasted two days and resulted in six deaths, 600 hundred arrests and […]


The NYC That Never Was: The “Monument to Democracy” With a 100-foot Tall Rainbow Arch by the Founder of The Cloisters | Untapped Cities

The NYC That Never Was: The “Monument to Democracy” With a 100-foot Tall Rainbow Arch by the Founder of The Cloisters | Untapped Cities

by jeff reuben If the proposed Monument to Democracy, a peace memorial honoring the dead of the First World War, had been built in the Washington Heights section of New York City, it would have been a massive complex with more than 50 statues and an arch taller than the ones in Washington Square Park and […]


Inwood’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery | My Inwood

Inwood’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In March of 1903 workmen in the Inwood section of northern Manhattan made a startling discovery. On a hilltop, near the present intersection of 212th Street and Tenth Avenue, were discovered row after row of skeletons buried beneath crude stone markers. According to local lore the hill contained an old slave cemetery […]


The Indian Caves of Inwood Hill Park | My Inwood

The Indian Caves of Inwood Hill Park | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On the northern tip of Manhattan, a twenty-minute walk from the subway, is an historical site so rare and unexpected that it warrants a detour on any tourist’s itinerary. The majestic “Indian caves” of Inwood Hill Park were once used as a seasonal camp by the Lenape people who lived in the […]


Asylums on Inwood Hill: The Darkside of the Park’s Past | My Inwood

Asylums on Inwood Hill: The Darkside of the Park’s Past | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson A century ago asylums and institutions lined the ridge of Inwood Hill. Inside these fortress-like structures, all demolished by Robert Moses in the 1930′s, tortured, long-dead souls were kept under lock and key. Some were criminals, some were inebriates and drug addicts, others had the mere misfortune of suffering from tuberculosis. All […]


Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

Exile in Inwood: The Max Brauer Story | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In 1933 Nazi storm troopers entered the home of Max Brauer, the Socialist mayor of Altona, a working class German suburb just west of Hamburg. Brauer and other leaders who publicly denounced Hitler had been slated for roundup. But the handsome forty-six-year-old politician with a cleft chin and shock of dark slicked […]


Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Inwood Hill is a 196-acre park located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The words “wild” and “untamed” are often used to describe the meandering trails, caves, cliffs and otherworldly geological formations that together make Inwood Hill so unique. The history of Inwood Hill, like that of the surrounding city, is fascinating […]


1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On a summer evening in 1935 Julia Straus, a fifty-eight year old resident of 72 Seaman Avenue had a run in with the most famous athlete in baseball—Babe Ruth. As it happened Ruth was driving southbound on Seaman Avenue when Straus walked into the path of his car near the intersection of […]


The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson October 24, 1903 Timothy Sullivan glanced at his watch. It was minutes before ten o’clock. The sliver of a new moon dangled above the camp. “Back to work boys,” the Irishman shouted as he gestured toward the ragged hole at the base of Fort George Hill. Sullivan, a construction foreman for New […]


From Dyckman Street to Treasure Island | My Inwood

From Dyckman Street to Treasure Island | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Near the beginning of the last century, Mrs. Addison J. Rothermel faced both an agonizing loss and a difficult decision. Tuberculosis had taken her husband and doctors warned that her two teenage boys, Addison Jr. and Royale Valray, might also succumb to the “white plague” if they continued to live in the […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

#TORRONYC founder Rodney Torres (@rodneytorresnyc), pivot to fakie in #WashingtonHeights. Artwork by… http://t.co/KTPNUIPykH — TORRO! SKATEBOARDS (@TORRONYC) July 15, 2014 Check out: Mira CoNYo: A Skate Scene Blossoms Uptown 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.


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #TBT In The Heights

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #TBT In The Heights

#TBT Closing Heights on Broadway. I feel a fair amount of the feelings in this montage. https://t.co/oY0gwCaaKj — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 27, 2014


New Music: Reeseeboi – Fit For A King

New Music: Reeseeboi - Fit For A King


UC Exclusive: Rubi Rosa – Tape

UC Exclusive: Rubi Rosa - Tape

Related: World Premiere: Rubi Rosa – Plastic Cup Behind The Scenes: Urban Latino X Rayniel Rufino Photoshoot @ La Marina The Trouble In The Heights After-Party @ La Marina Trouble In The Heights – The Review Trouble In The Heights @ The United Palace – The Recap We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown […]

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