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#InstagramUptown: The Best of 2016 Edition

#InstagramUptown: The Best of 2016 Edition

A photo posted by Steve Booke (@stevebooke) on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:36am PST


Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York – January 13-15

Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York - January 13-15

Cine Art Entertainment Production in partnership with Univision, Columbia University Medical Center and Telemicro invite you to “The Best of the Dominican Film Festival.” This special presentation features 15 of the best films programmed in the last five years and will play between Friday January, 13th through Sunday, January 15, 2017. The Dominican Film Festival showcases the absolute […]


An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

By Anthony Capote Adriano Espaillat has had a big year. In June, the outgoing state senator won a nine-person primary race to replace 46-year incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel in the House, narrowly defeating Assemblyman Keith Wright by 849 votes. Then in July, he appeared on the national stage to speak at the Democratic national convention […]


Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice

Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice

BY ALICIA KENNEDY “I wanted to make you something from my heritage,” says bartender Jairo Taveras of Poción Lounge in Washington Heights, handing me a dark-rum-based cocktail garnished with a flaming stick of palo santo bark. “It’s Dominican mixology.” The richly sweet beverage is a theatrical take on Mama Juana, in which rum, red wine, […]


Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Game-Changing Year

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Game-Changing Year

For the first installment of ABC News’ “Game Changers”, Robin Roberts came Uptown to chop it up with the incomparable Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Go Fund Me Spotlight: We Couldn’t Escape the Fire

Go Fund Me Spotlight: We Couldn't Escape the Fire

A Word From Hoodwinked On Sunday, December 11, a fire damaged the Hoodwinked Escape building at 116th and ACP. We need your help to rebuild our game rooms for the community and all those who enjoyed an exciting adventure.  We know we can reopen with your help, better than ever, in 2017! Hoodwinked Escape is […]


Mood Music: Imported Natives – Major

Mood Music: Imported Natives - Major


Minds on the March | Manhattan Times

Minds on the March | Manhattan Times

Dominican Day Parade offering 2017 scholarships These winning scholars might need sneakers. The Dominican Day Parade, Inc., a nonprofit that operates New York City’s annual Dominican parade and highlights the culture of the Dominican Republic in the United States, is once again offering academic scholarships up to $1,000 for eligible students. Designed to help students […]


The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

By Nicolas Niarchos There are two reasons Phil Young is an uptown legend. First, for his work as a florist: for many years, he ran the Carolina Flower Shop, one of Harlem’s oldest and most beloved stores. Second, for his drumming: in the early sixties, when Phil was in his teens, his band won a […]


Carmelo Anthony’s emotional gift to teen fan battling cancer | NY Post

Carmelo Anthony’s emotional gift to teen fan battling cancer | NY Post

By Kaja Whitehouse Knicks star Carmelo Anthony played the role of St. Nick on Sunday, when he gave a car to 17-year-old fan with cancer just before the game against the Celtics in Madison Square Garden. The 32-year-old forward handed a 2017 Kia Sorento to Jarell Lara, who suffers from a rare form of cancer […]


Op-Led: Enjoy The Holidays Because Bad Things Are Coming…

Op-Led: Enjoy The Holidays Because Bad Things Are Coming…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But you know who is about to be President in a matter of weeks and this country, and ultimately the world, will be a worse place because of it. Don’t let anyone tell you different. This is not just another President headed […]


#InstagramUptown: Aproveche Joven

#InstagramUptown: Aproveche Joven

A photo posted by Cole Thompson (@inwood_cole) on Dec 19, 2016 at 5:18pm PST 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.


Uptown Video: Last Christmas for a Senior Center?

BY MARITZA VILLELA & JESENIA DE MOYA C. This may be the last Christmas for the ARC Fort Washington Senior Center, which has served the community for 40 years. Seniors who frequent the center are hoping for a miracle. Maritza Villela and Jesenia de Moya C. visited the center and spoke with some of the […]


Spread Love: Uptown Stories 2017 Semester Open For Registration

Spread Love: Uptown Stories 2017 Semester Open For Registration

Uptown Stories believes that writing is an essential tool for self-expression, critical thinking, and academic success. Based in upper Manhattan, their not-for-profit program offers small-group writing workshops for children ages eight to fifteen, led by master teachers and professional authors. Uptown Stories tries to ensure their programs are accessible to all children by making tuition […]


NYC Children Ask Santa for Trump Not to Deport Their Parents | Voices of NY

NYC Children Ask Santa for Trump Not to Deport Their Parents | Voices of NY

By Edwin Martínez – Source: El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story Christmas is around the corner, and while Santa Claus gets his sleigh ready to start giving out gifts to bring joy to millions of people around the world, staff at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) are working full […]


The Heartbeat of Our Being, in Black and White | NY Times

The Heartbeat of Our Being, in Black and White | NY Times

By Maurice Berger The pictures accompanying Adger Cowans’ essay in a new monograph on his work are not his professional photos, but snapshots from his personal life: his childhood home, a group portrait of his mother’s relatives in their Sunday best, and Mr. Cowans cradling his godchild. These pictures affirm the importance of photography not […]


Video: Inside The Harlem Home of Neil Patrick Harris

Last year, actor Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka invited Architectural Digest to their absolutely stunning Harlem townhouse. This time around, Vogue takes us on a tour of the place while submitting Harris to some of the most random questions ever. We think the best part of the video, besides getting a glimpse of the magnificent […]


Cause for Concern | Manhattan Times

Cause for Concern | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi No one had anything nice to say about the newly elected president or his policies at an information session on immigration rights this past week. Incoming State Senator-elect Marisol Alcántara said, “We have a White House who is being run by a bunch of white supremacists, who are anti-immigrant, anti-women and anti-poor […]


Harlem Deer Caught in City-State Tussle Has Died | NY Times

Harlem Deer Caught in City-State Tussle Has Died | NY Times

By ANDY NEWMAN A white-tailed deer that went from being a minor celebrity in Harlem to a cause célèbre after its capture, died in captivity on Friday, moments before it was to be driven upstate and released. The preliminary causes of death, according to a New York City parks spokesman, were stress and the day […]


The Fix: Audubon – Exile

The Fix: Audubon - Exile

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Uptown’s own Audubon is back with another super solid project. The long anticipated Exile does not disappoint. The project is lush, dense and downright dope. Audubon has bars, the man can sing and the production is top notch. What more can you ask for? By the way, […]


UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

BY Robin Kilmer (@RobinKilmer) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? Or the Loch Ness monster? Have you ever thought a Hail Mary would actually work for your football team? Or better yet, that someone who has never had sex could give birth to a baby boy that could walk on water? If you’ve ever […]


12/19/16: UP Theater Presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer

12/19/16: UP Theater Presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer

ShowingUP is UP Theater’s on-going celebration of uptown artists. A scene, a story, a sketch, a dance, a song, a poem, a rant. Guaranteed to be Half-baked & Bran’-spankin’. UP Theater presents A Special ShowingUP of Half-Baked Holiday Cheer Monday, December 19th @ 7:00 pm Holy Trinity Church (20 Cumming Street)


The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This sleuth went from subway surfing to star-gazing at the White House. While riding the subway recently, nine-year-old Harlem resident Ian Aquino provided train directions to a lost tourist, helping the man reach his destination. Though the man had asked Aquino’s mother, Susan Montes, for assistance, it was the youngster who responded. “At […]


Why the Cecil — One of New York’s Most Celebrated Restaurants — Will Close | Grub Street

Why the Cecil — One of New York’s Most Celebrated Restaurants — Will Close | Grub Street

By Sierra Tishgart In 1974, a fire burned down the Hotel Cecil in Harlem — home to legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse. Thirty-nine years later, in 2013, businessman Richard Parsons and restaurateur Alexander Smalls opened two businesses in its place: Minton’s, a bar with live music and snacks, and the Cecil, a full-blown, 200-plus-seat restaurant. […]

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