By Lindsay Armstrong FORT GEORGE — A fairytale came to life for some Uptown elementary school students Monday when they were paid a visit by an actual queen. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Dos Puentes Elementary School Monday to announce that the school received membership in the International Spanish […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at […]
By LIGAYA MISHAN The description “ground mildly spiced chickpeas” does not prepare you for what arrives, which looks less like a self-sufficient dish than a sauce or a displaced soup, as red as the desert. It’s not that mild, either, thanks to a nice shock of berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend dominated by red chile, […]
The good folks at Freedom City recently released their Fall Collection. Spread love and hit them up on the link below. Check out: http://freedomcitynyc.com/
By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Niall Henry knows a thing or two about beer. Born in Ireland and raised in The Bronx, he has worked at many bars and also owned a few himself. In 2009, Henry, 34, co-founded the Bronx Brewery, whose beers can now be found in about 600 restaurants and 500 grocery […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This past Thursday, HBO and Team Epiphany put together a romping and fitting farewell soiree for the final season of Boardwalk Empire at the swank Cecil in Harlem. It was quite simply one of the best shindigs I have been to in many moons.
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What is not to love about Warby Parker? You get cutting-edge cool and rock solid quality at a price that won’t break the bank. Their Fall Collection, which is comprised of nine new shapes in various colors and styles, is a sight to behold. If you take your eyewear seriously but […]
By Marlene Peralta | Via El Diario/La Prensa Translated by Karina Casiano from Spanish The 1991 City Council elections may sound long gone, but they not only radically changed the Upper Manhattan political environment; the race gave way to a rivalry that is still strong 23 years later. Back then, a teacher named Guillermo Linares […]
Sponsored by State Senator Adriano Espaillat as well as a whole host of community institutions, this job fair is is an opportunity for job-seekers to meet potential employers, including government agencies, institutions, unions, and businesses. Learn about hiring and training opportunities in the community. Get your resumés ready and dress professionally. The fair takes place […]
The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America’s Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist
BY Danielle Oteri (@feastonhistory) In 1921, the Daughters of the American Revolution held an auction to rid the oldest house in Manhattan of any trace of its former inhabitant, Eliza Bowen Jumel, once the richest woman in America. Jumel was not the chaste ideal of a colonial woman typically beatified by the DAR. There were […]
Story by Monica Barnkow Not your father’s joint. So say the new owners of the latest offering that seeks to woo lovers of that enduring classic, the burger. Burger Heights, officially opened earlier this month, bills itself as the “first all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free quick service burger restaurant.” The bright, welcoming eatery offers both […]
So long Detroit it has been real… S/O to @ford for all the love…#FordTrends http://t.co/XA4Yp9yrOE — Led Black (@Led_Black) June 26, 2014 The Ford Motor Company has been innovating, disrupting and shifting paradigms since the turn of the last century. Their annual Ford Trends conference is all about getting thought leaders, influencers as well as […]
Much love to @ATT for letting me test drive that new @amazon Fire phone… #GameChanger pic.twitter.com/6jHdoEpXWK — Led Black (@Led_Black) July 17, 2014 Shout out to the good folks at AT&T for giving me the opportunity to test drive the brand new Amazon Fire Phone last week at their Mobility Tech Innovation Event. The Amazon […]
By Contessa Gayles @CNNTech When people think of the fast-growing New York City tech scene, they think Silicon Alley in the posh neighborhoods of lower Manhattan — not 125th Street. Yet Harlem is getting a tech-led makeover, thanks to a new series of economic development initiatives aimed at combating the neighborhood’s infamous high unemployment rates […]
CNN En Español recently did a great profile of our good friend Juan Camilo and the Dyckman Beer Co. It is truly amazing what they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. If you have never had a Dyckman Beer, then you need to change that sad state of affairs ASAP. […]
Come by to Word Up Books on July 19th at 7:30 pm to enjoy two documentaries based on the unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx, C-Rock and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.. RSVP: Word Up – C-Rock and Dyckman Fireworks Documentary Screenings.
By Regina Schrambling We are living in the age of the destination meat market. Along with Dickson’s in the Chelsea Market and Heritage in the Essex Street Market, Harlem Shambles is, as Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage. Just walking into the shop, past the Slow Food snail on the door, is a trip. […]
BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) One thing has become painfully obvious from the Amarlys episode: Manuel and I aren’t equipped to do this without professional help. Romo is that help. We’re meeting him to cut a deal tonight. The meeting is set for 11 p.m. at a Latin dance club in the Bronx called Purgatorio. The […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the Freedom City logo. The iconic Park Bench stickers are quite literally ubiquitous in New York City. The brainchild of brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, Freedom City has been producing out cool and conceptual streetwear since 2009. As it’s logo […]
Uptown sound architect, influencer and creative Frankie P sat down with the folks at HYPEFRESH to chop it up about his body of work, collaborations and some of his plans for the future.
By JULIE TURKEWITZ It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and the man known to his friends as Scruff was ticking off his final to-do list. A grocery run for steak and shrimp. A haircut. And more fireworks. History has shown, Scruff observed, that you can never have too many fireworks. All […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The downpour of biblical proportions could not stop the masses from coming out to the soft opening of Burger Heights (177 Wadsworth Ave @ 182nd St) on Wednesday, July 2nd. For good reason, Burger Heights is belting out some seriously great burgers at a price that won’t break the bank. This […]