Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS and JONATHAN WOLFE On Thursday, instead of showing up at her immigration check-in with a nonstop ticket to Guatemala, as she had been told to do, Amanda Morales Guerra, 33, walked into Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights. She did not know when she could emerge again. Local clergy estimate […]


Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

The always funny Desus & Mero recently had Congressman Adriano Espaillat on the show and boy was it funny. They asked him about Cardi B, chancletas and much more. Check it out below.


Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Mi Nido Taverna is flooded with old signs and community fliers with brown, folded edges and a faint cigarette smell that owner, Johnny Caro, 67, said remains in the air from before smoking inside bars became illegal. But after 46 years, the 148 Nagle Ave. bar, one of the first […]


Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “The Art of Healing”. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill), this exhibition will present work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or […]


The Fix: Ace IOD – Glow Up Freestyle

The Fix: Ace IOD – Glow Up Freestyle


Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church | NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead of showing up to her […]


Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey…

Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey...

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Before Malcolm, before MLK, before the Black Panthers, there was Marcus Garvey. On this day, August 17, 1887, Black giant Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. While Marcus Garvey was born […]


Buunni Coffee Staycation Update…

Buunni Coffee Staycation Update...

To celebrate their upcoming five-year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee treated their employees to a beach day. Their loyal patrons took over the running of the shop for a few hours. The good folks at CBS New York put together a great segment on the Buunni Coffee Staycation. Check it out below. Related: Buunni […]


“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

The staff at Buunni Coffee is going from roasting coffees beans to roasting on a beach. To celebrate their upcoming five year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee are treating their employees to a beach day. But they will not close their doors. That’s right, today, August 16th, the dedicated patrons of the community affirming […]


Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

We have crossed the Rubicon. While we were horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that took place this past weekend, we were not surprised. The coldly calculated violence is the logical conclusion of a Trump presidency. Trump has opened up a Pandora’s Box of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance and we are all paying the […]


#InstagramUptown: All The Way Up…

#InstagramUptown: All The Way Up...

A post shared by Jordan Matter (@jordanmatter) on Aug 2, 2017 at 10:37am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If the election and elevation of you know who to the Oval Office teaches us anything it is that elections matter. You are either at the table or on the menu. Apathy is not option. It never was, especially not now. With that said, The Barack Obama Democratic Club, […]


The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful paintings of free-floating goddesses, Arroyo’s work is often topical – and political. They are messages about the environment, women’s issues, and The Missing—people found dead at border crossings or in […]


Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

By Sarina Trangle Kevin Klepper has never been a bookworm, but by chance he became a patron to readers — launching community bookshelves on sidewalks across Washington Heights and Inwood. More than five years ago, a friend urged the general contractor, who is known to enjoy rummaging through garbage for salvageable material, to check out […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Woke Foods

Indiegogo Spotlight: Woke Foods

A Word From Woke Foods Our names are Merelis and Ysanet, and we are Woke Foods — a women-owned cooperative that taps into the healing traditions of Dominican food! We are NYC’s first Dominican vegan food business and we cater events, create and share recipes on our website, host cooking classes, and soon will offer […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #IceWater

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #IceWater

This is how you introduce yourself to NEW YORK CITY. Game-winning three in Overtime of a Playoff game. @Dloading did that! #IceWater pic.twitter.com/K7SYO09lyE — Dyckman Basketball (@IamDyckman) August 10, 2017 Related: Streetball Lives @ Dyckman Park We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on […]


#InstagramUptown: Sight Unseen

#InstagramUptown: Sight Unseen

A post shared by 📷🎥Emmanuel 🎮🎧 Abreu 🇩🇴🇺🇸 (@eabreuvisuals) on Aug 2, 2017 at 8:05pm PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Maite Perroni In The Heights

Maite Perroni In The Heights

Mexican telenovela star and singer Maite Perroni came Uptown recently for a fashion shoot for the September issue of People en Español. She hit up 181st and Dyckman and showed love to her adoring fans and onlookers. Read more: Maite Perroni In The Heights To see the rest of “Maite Perroni: In The Heights,” be […]


Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Saints and salsa. Thousands gathered to celebrate Afro-Latino culture in the city during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol,” known as the Loíza Festival, named after the city in Puerto Rico that inspired the festival a half-century before. Loíza is home to the largest community of African descendants in […]


08/06/17: Jaws & Beach Party @ The United Palace

08/06/17: Jaws & Beach Party @ The United Palace

Experience Jaws on a 50-foot screen and stay for a bite! Before the screening, the theatre will be transformed into a tropical Palace with fin-tastic decor and Jaw-dropping activities, but beware of the deep end! DUUUN… DUN. 4pm: Doors & Beach Party On Stage 5pm: Movie + Q&A The Beach Party will include: Reef-freshments by […]


Pols hop aboard city subways to hear commuter complaints right from the source | NY Daily News

Pols hop aboard city subways to hear commuter complaints right from the source | NY Daily News

BY Catherina Gioino & Larry Mcshane Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz (left) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez talk to a subway passenger as they take the 1 Train on Aug. 3. (Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News) Politicians boarded a city subway car Thursday for a tour of the troubled transit system, getting an earful from straphangers […]


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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Shades

#InstagramUptown: Shades

A post shared by David Gonzalez (@104bx) on Jul 14, 2017 at 5:53am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.

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