Posts Tagged ‘The Bronx’

‘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 […]


Texas native and literacy specialist leads new Manhattan charter school | NY Daily News

Texas native and literacy specialist leads new Manhattan charter school | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo She may have grown up in Texas, but Kelsey DePalo is right at home in Washington Heights where she is finishing her first year as principal of a new charter school. DePalo led the Success Academy Washington Heights for its inaugural year with kindergarten and first grade classes. There is already […]


Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city’s oldest bridge | The Guardian

Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city's oldest bridge | The Guardian

BY Paul Owen The oldest bridge in New York City will re-open to pedestrians on Tuesday after a gap of more than 40 years. The High Bridge was completed in 1848 – 35 years before the Brooklyn Bridge – to carry water from the Croton River upstate to two reservoirs in the growing city of […]


Dogs help teach New York City students lessons about animal welfare | NY Daily News

Dogs help teach New York City students lessons about animal welfare | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo Some cuddly canines are helping teach New York City school students serious lessons about animal welfare. Every week, several specially-trained dogs meet with a group of middle schoolers in a Washington Heights classroom. Belly-rubs and ear-scratches are encouraged. But this is more than puppy therapy. The youngsters are learning how to […]


Monday Mood Music: Break Out The Crazy – For This Love

Monday Mood Music: Break Out The Crazy - For This Love


Uptown Video: Tough Enough Rejects – La Diva Dominicana

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The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

The air in NYC lowers kids’ IQs | New York Post

By Carl Campanile The city’s air is polluting children’s brains. Big Apple kids exposed to high levels of airborne filth and economic hardship have lower IQs that will haunt them into adulthood, according to an exhaustive, first-of-its-kind study by Columbia University. “The findings are a concern because, as has been shown with lead [poisoning], even […]


The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

Story by Debralee Santos From the beginning, he was precious cargo. Christopher Duran arrived in the United States before he was of age – any age. Even when he arrived, traveling over thousands of miles aloft in the air, and holding fast to his mother, he was, in fact, not yet here. His mother Rosanna […]


Uptown Video: The Kanye West Effect

Uptown Video: The Kanye West Effect

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Say Word: Word Up Books’ Indiegogo Campaign Extended Until January 30th

Say Word: Word Up Books' Indiegogo Campaign Extended Until January 30th

Have you heard the good news? Indiegogo has extended Word Up Books’ crowd-funding campaign until January 30th! It’s gets better. An anonymous donor issued a challenge, pledging to match every dollar that comes in beyond $23,000! That’s right —every donation contributed from now through January 30th will be doubled! So if you have been procrastinating there is no […]


Monday Mood Music: Classic Material X DJ Big Jeff – The Crew is Called BDP Mixtape

Monday Mood Music: Classic Material X DJ Big Jeff - The Crew is Called BDP Mixtape


Uptown Tonight: Craftecito Holiday Night Market @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Craftecito Holiday Night Market @ Word Up Books

Stop by Word Up Books (2113 Amsterstam @ 165th Street) tonight from 5 to 9 pm for the Word Up Craftecito Holiday Night Market. While you are there, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City. This is the official history book of Washington […]


Giving Tuesday: Vote For Word Up Books To Win 5K

Giving Tuesday: Vote For Word Up Books To Win 5K

Guess what folks? Your favorite neighborhood, volunteer run bookstore, Word Up Books, is in the running to win a cool 5 grand that would be put to really good use. All you have to do is vote on the link below. So what are you waiting for? Vote now and spread that Uptown Love! Voting […]


Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

That’s right people. This is our first ever Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale. Use discount code SPREADLOVE to get 20% off your entire order. So you have until 11:59 pm tomorrow night to get in on that deal. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way. Get Yours: http://uptowncollective.bigcartel.com


Uptown Video: Word Up Books

Uptown Video: Word Up Books

Check out this cool video courtesy of Patrick Schulman of the Columbia Spectator on our beloved Word Up Books.


11/12/14: New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour Heads To The BX

11/12/14: New York's Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour Heads To The BX

That’s right people. New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour is coming Uptown tomorrow for a stop at the Bronx Business Incubator. The pop up is free, open to the public and goes from 7-10pm. Over hors d’ouevres and drinks from Bronx Beer Hall, meet innovative Makers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers and celebrate the thriving […]


Uptown Video: A Message to Catcallers

Uptown Video: A Message to Catcallers


Ode To Quisqueya Heights

Ode To Quisqueya Heights

BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]

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