Posts Tagged ‘The Bronx’

Casting Call: HBO – The Deuce

Casting Call: HBO – The Deuce

Our good friends at Grant Wilfley Casting are looking for extras for HBO’s forthcoming The Deuce. The series takes us back to the 1970’s to the rise of the porn industry in New York City and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The open casting call will take place on Thursday, April 21st at the […]


Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

We got your New York Values right here. S/O to Rebel Diaz for letting the right-wing hate monger Ted Cruz know that he is not at all welcome in the BX. Shame on Democratic Party Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. for giving respectability to such a mean-spirited bigot. Click play below and enjoy.


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 […]


A Director Pursues Diversity on Television by Telling Stories of Latinos | NY Times

A Director Pursues Diversity on Television by Telling Stories of Latinos | NY Times

BY DAVID GONZALEZ Television and movies changed Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez’s life. She chose her major in advertising design at the Fashion Institute of Technology after watching the 1980s sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” in which Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari goofed around at an ad agency. “It looked like fun,” she said. “But then I learned it was […]


2/6/16: Home At Word Up – Launch Party

2/6/16: Home At Word Up - Launch Party

HOME AT WORD UP: LAUNCH PARTY! Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 2pm Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.) Join the Word Up volunteer collective for the launch of their bilingual children’s book, Home at Word Up, with a reading, sing-along, hot chocolate and other treats, and a discussion on the making of […]


The Friday Fix: Ninety – IKONSTATEOFMIND

The Friday Fix: Ninety - IKONSTATEOFMIND


Casting Call – The Get Down

Casting Call – The Get Down

Listen up folks: You still have a chance to be a part of this groundbreaking project. The Get Down by Baz Luhrmann will be available worldwide on Netflix on August 12th, 2016 but will be filming until April. Email current photos and phone number to getdown@gwcnyc.com with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Uptown Collective, Name, Union […]


Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Anticipation has been steadily building for The Get Down, which takes us back to the 1970s when Hip-Hop was in its infancy. The series follows a group of teenagers trying to make it in a New York City on the verge of collapse. The Get Down is the television debut of visionary director Baz Luhrmann […]


Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Escape with me! I cease to wait in vain, to be saved. Enslaved, caged, contained behind the bars in my head, after all, it is all in my mind, imaginary cell. Unseen chains, the heights, It’s no wonder that we believe in hell. Oh how swell; the coffee, ooh the smell […]


1-06-16: The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

1-06-16: The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

For nearly 40 years, El Museo has hosted the Three Kings Day Parade. Experience the live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, and dancing on this magical day. School groups, community members, local businesses, and families are encouraged to participate. PARADE SCHEDULE 11:00am – 12:30pm, El Barrio The parade begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends […]


The Most District: What’s America’s smallest congressional district? New York’s 13th | Daily KOS

The Most District: What's America's smallest congressional district? New York's 13th | Daily KOS

By David Jarman The nation’s smallest, and most dense, congressional district, is New York’s 13th Congressional District. The tiny 13th occupies only 10.25 square miles of land area (or 12.98 square miles of total area, including water, if you prefer); according to the 2010 Census, that’s 69,994 people per square mile. There are only four other […]


Spread Love: C-Rock Is Now On-Demand

Spread Love: C-Rock Is Now On-Demand

In the summer, boys leap from heights up to 110 feet into the Harlem River. It’s a dangerous rite of passage going back generations in the Bronx, New York City. In this festival favorite short documentary, kids stand struck with fear on the cliff’s edge while others taunt from the water. Some dare to try […]


11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium – Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium - Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium is going down at the venerable United Palace on Saturday, November 14th from 3 pm to 6pm. Aptly titled Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs, the event will hone in on young Uptown entrepreneurs who are doing big things in their respective […]


Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

By Michael Kamber The South Bronx, one of America’s poorest urban areas, is two subway stops from the wealthiest, Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Change, development, gentrification — the terms are sometimes used interchangeably though not the same thing — are headed its way. For three decades, I have watched artists move into marginal neighborhoods as […]


The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

By WILLIAM GRIMES FOR as long as New York has been New York, its inhabitants have looked for ways to escape the city’s frenzy. They have sought out breathable air, fresh vistas or a simple patch of greenery. In 1880, Harper’s Weekly offered its readers a helpful tip. “Nothing can be pleasanter, for those who […]


Casting Call – Get Down With The Get Down

Casting Call – Get Down With The Get Down

Understand this: In 2016, everybody will be buzzing about The Get Down by visionary director Baz Luhrmann. The Get Down delves into the cultural and social milieu of the Bronx in the early 70’s when hip-hop was in it’s infancy. You have a chance to be a part of history. Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking […]


Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Warriors come out to play… Our latest apparel offering, the Washington Heights Warriors tee is inspired by the World Champion Golden State Warriors’ logo and replaces the Golden Gate Bridge with our own GWB. It is a testament to the can-do, never quit ethos of Washington Heights in particular and Uptown in general. So click […]


‘Feisty’ alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

'Feisty' alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo , Kerry Burke , Joseph Stepansky , Leonard Greene | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Cops cracked down Thursday on an unusual jaywalker — a 2-foot-long alligator. Officers saw the reptile getting ready to cross Ninth Ave. at W. 205th Street in Inwood with no apparent fear of traffic, or concern about […]


Watching the Pursuit of Happiness… Front Row Seat…

Watching the Pursuit of Happiness... Front Row Seat...

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy is lurking in the air, threatening, to impact New York. I’m tired of roaming, tired of […]


Uptown Poetry: When did you fall in love?

Uptown Poetry: When did you fall in love?

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) What do you mean where am I from? Really? Meanwhile back at the ranch, there was more smoke on the ave than the California wild fires. Burning in more ways than one… Good things come in small packages, come taste that flavor, this ain’t butter this is parkay. There was a […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce

El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York present the second edition of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104 & Fifth, a FREE joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. What this means in essence is 4 weeks in a […]


Casting Call: Netflix – The Get Down

Casting Call: Netflix - The Get Down

The Grant Wilfley Casting company is looking for background actors for film and television. One of their current projects is a new Netflix series called “The Get Down,” directed by Academy Award Nominee Baz Luhrmann. It’s about the birth of hip hop in the 1970’s, set in the Bronx. They are mainly in need of […]


UPinion: Keep The High Bridge Open 24/7

UPinion: Keep The High Bridge Open 24/7

BY Steven Kopstein I was anxiously anticipating the re-opening of the High Bridge. As a resident of Upper Manhattan with strong Bronx ties I was very excited to be able to finally have a way to cross into the borough on my bike without having to either ride on a crowded narrow sidewalk or on […]


Uptown Gem: The High Bridge Re-Opens After 45 Years

Uptown Gem: The High Bridge Re-Opens After 45 Years

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The Uptown Renaissance continues apace. This past Tuesday, the High Bridge opened after 45 years and a $60 million renovation. The High Bridge is not any old bridge. In fact, it is New York City’s oldest bridge, built in 1848 as a vital link in the […]

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