Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: 7 Questions With A.J. Sidransky

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: 7 Questions With A.J. Sidransky

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok folks so this where the rubber meets the road. We have arrived at the place where it is imperative that we put all that Uptown Love we preach about into practice. Forgiving Mariela Camacho, the latest novel in the Forgiving series by local writer A.J. Sidransky is available, as of […]


Tech Tuesdays: Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend

Tech Tuesdays: Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend

BY Jose Salcedo (@JoseSalcedo) Apple just announced that it has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices over its first weekend. It’s a new record for the company as it sold 10 million units last year, and 9 million units in 2013. Compared to last year, Apple released the iPhone 6s in […]


Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO The northern stretch of Riverside Park has long been an attraction for residents of Hamilton Heights. But getting to it is not easy. The Manhattan neighborhood, perched on a bluff 50 feet above the Hudson River, is separated from upper Riverside’s ball fields, bike path and barbecue area by train tracks […]


A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: A Glint of Metal

A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: A Glint of Metal

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Washington Heights, New York May 8, 2015 Pete slept with his cell phone on the night table, the sound off, the flasher on. He was no stranger to middle-of-the-night calls from the precinct. No cop was, that’s the cop life. “Gonzalvez,” he said, grabbing the phone and catapulting out of […]


Maria Montez, The Movie – 7 Questions With Celinés Toribio

Maria Montez, The Movie – 7 Questions With Celinés Toribio

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 64 years ago today, Maria Montez passed away but not before making history. Maria Montez went from humble origins in Barahona, Dominican Republic to the heights of Hollywood in the 1940’s. Known as the Queen of Technicolor, Maria Montez appeared in 26 films in the United States and Europe. Through sheer […]


New Farmers Market Offers Free Produce to Washington Heights Residents | DNAinfo

New Farmers Market Offers Free Produce to Washington Heights Residents | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Residents of southern Washington Heights will now be able to access fresh produce right outside their front doors. City Harvest launched a new farmers market at West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue earlier this month, offering fresh fruits and vegetables for free to residents of the 10032 zip code. The Prince […]


What Is That Mysterious Yellow Turtle Symbol Spotted Uptown? |DNAinfo

What Is That Mysterious Yellow Turtle Symbol Spotted Uptown? |DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong If you’ve ever wondered about the yellow turtle symbol that has popped up on several Inwood storefronts and apartment buildings, you’re not alone. The image — which has appeared on shop windows and even a neighborhood billboard — features the black outline of a turtle on a bright yellow background, but no other information is […]


Then There Were 6 – Meet the Ladies Competing To Be Miss Harlem Shake 2015

Then There Were 6 - Meet the Ladies Competing To Be Miss Harlem Shake 2015

Okay folks, you have until the end of the month to help pick Miss Harlem Shake 2015. This isn’t your average pageant; Miss Harlem Shake is not just about beauty but brains as well as fostering a sense of community and empowerment. The winner receives a year’s worth of delicious fare from Harlem Shake as […]


Tracing 350 Years of Harlem’s Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

Tracing 350 Years of Harlem's Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

by Keith Williams Some neighborhood names appear to be jokes. Some have stuck around for centuries, despite changing connotations. Some shift with the winds of gentrification. Welcome to Blurred Lines, in which writer Keith Williams studies New York City’s changing neighborhood boundaries. Ask a handful New Yorkers to define the southern boundary of Harlem and […]


The Ford Millennials Take Miami II – The Recap

The Ford Millennials Take Miami II – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I am starting to fall real hard for Miami. Once again, the Ford Millennials converged on Miami for 3 days of learning, career advancement, culture and cuisine. I cannot overstate how proud I am to have been chosen to be a part of the Ford Millennials. Ford Millennials is an important […]


MAP: 9 Books Set in Inwood and Washington Heights | DNAinfo

MAP: 9 Books Set in Inwood and Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Last week, the New York Public Library released a map of novels set in each New York City neighborhood. While the project highlighted many memorable reads, the map failed to mention any books set in Washington Heights or Inwood. The farthest north the NYPL ventured was West 135th Street, one […]


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 […]


Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

BY Paul Schultz | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Lance Knowling knows where his biscuits are buttered. The Kansas City-born chef pays homage to the women who inspired his culinary career, and does them proud, at Blujeen, whose very name evokes the spirit of the place: a hip take on something sturdy and traditional. The restaurant’s […]


Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx. “It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the […]


Monday Mood Music: T La Rock X Lexiglass – It’s Yours Live

Monday Mood Music: T La Rock X Lexiglass - It's Yours Live

The legendary T La Rock revisits his anthem, backed by the live band Lexiglass, on the corner of 165th St and Amsterdam Ave, NYC, during Word Up Community Bookshop’s fourth birthday party, 6/21/2015. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail […]


Amy – The Review

Amy – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Amy Winehouse died four years ago today, July 23rd. The immensely talented but troubled songstress perished at the age of 27. By the time of her death in 2011, she had become the punching bag of comedians and late night hosts on both sides of the Atlantic for her disheveled appearance […]


UPinion: How Small is the World – How Fleeting is Time….

UPinion: How Small is the World - How Fleeting is Time….

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In May and June of 1944 approximately 424,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz. Most of them were murdered upon arrival. Among them were my great uncle, Zoltan Grunfeld, his wife Pepi Rusznak and their sons, Siju and Piki, both under the age of 15. Writing their names makes them seem […]


Bistro 209 – Comfort with a Classy, Classic Touch

Bistro 209 - Comfort with a Classy, Classic Touch

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Bistro 209 which opened this past June in the space formerly occupied by the Rusty Mackerel is a welcome addition to the Washington Heights dining scene. The kitchen, though small, covers a lot of ground under the capable leadership of chef Steven Giambrone. In a well-executed approach he and his kitchen […]


7/15/15: Deadline for Miss Harlem Shake Competition

7/15/15: Deadline for Miss Harlem Shake Competition

Have you been to Harlem Shake yet? Located in the heart of Harlem, on the corner of 124th street and Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem Shake is the place to go for scrumptious burgers, fries and shakes. They also boast a nice selection of beer and wine. On my last visit there I had the classic […]


Open For Business: Clove Harlem

Open For Business: Clove Harlem

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Kismat Restaurant (603 Fort Washington Ave) has been serving some seriously delicious Indian cuisine in Washington Heights for over 3 decades. Well, guess what? They now have an outpost in Harlem. Clove Harlem is located at 1592 Amsterdam Ave (between 138th and 139th Streets), directly in front of the City College […]


Monday Mood Music: Stars Collide Ft. Tellie Floydd & Suzire – Reason To Hate

Monday Mood Music: Stars Collide Ft. Tellie Floydd & Suzire - Reason To Hate


Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights and the City’s First Black Police Officer | NY Times

Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights and the City’s First Black Police Officer | NY Times

By SAM ROBERTS Robert Snyder took Washington Heights’s problems personally and professionally. He was born there in 1955, grew up on stories of the old neighborhood and returned in 1989 on a fellowship to study crime reporting. In “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City” (Cornell University Press), he eloquently traces […]


7/12/15: Up Theater Company Presents Tartuffe in Bruce’s Garden

7/12/15: Up Theater Company Presents Tartuffe in Bruce's Garden

TARTUFFE in Bruce’s Garden Isham Park @ Park Terrace East Sunday, July 12th @ 5pm Bring a lawn chair to Bruce’s Garden in Isham Park as UP Theater Company presents a staged reading of Molière’s TARTUFFE Adapted by UP Artistic Director, James Bosley and directed by Laura Fois. FREE! Refreshments following in Bruce’s Garden


Put You On: Leon Bridges

Put You On: Leon Bridges

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It all started with the iPhone commercial seen below. I tried to Shazam the song everything time I saw the commercial to no avail. Being that I am a man of action, I did what a person of action would do and headed to Google to find out whose song that […]

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