Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. We are interpreting the concept of “portrait” broadly to […]


The Fix: Kehlani X Hollywood – CRZY

The Fix: Kehlani X Hollywood - CRZY

Choreographer extraordinaire & Uptown’s own Hollywood put together this really cool concept video for Kehlani’s CRZY. The video was shot in the world famous Dyckman Park. Check it out below.


The story behind the iconic “A Great Day in Harlem” photo | NY Daily News

The story behind the iconic "A Great Day in Harlem" photo | NY Daily News

BY SARAH GOODYEAR A recurring series on iconic scenes from the city’s storied culture. The year was 1999, and Noella Cotto was just looking for a place in Harlem to call her own. When she finally found the perfect place — a brownstone, in decent shape, at 17 E. 126th Street — she had no […]


Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

By Zachary Feldman Among the tags, sketches, and declarations of love permanently scrawled in Sharpie on Bodega Pizza’s bathroom walls, one customer’s optimistic sentiment reads, “This proves that gentrification comes & goes but culture remains forever.” It’s a contemplative assessment of the lively pie parlor, a longtime dream of Washington Heights resident Jose Morales. Until […]


New York City Wages War on the Zika Virus | NY Times

New York City Wages War on the Zika Virus | NY Times

By MARC SANTORA It was well after midnight on a hot and sticky weeknight in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan when the hunt got underway. A police car rolled slowly through the empty neighborhood in the predawn hours, its lights casting shadows on the buildings as a voice over a loudspeaker blared a warning to […]


The battle to save Langston Hughes’ home from gentrification | CNN Money

The battle to save Langston Hughes' home from gentrification | CNN Money

by Heather Long Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes’ home in Harlem. There aren’t many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it’s worth over $3 million. And that’s before anyone talks about the fact that one of America’s great writers — a hero of the Harlem […]


Ecuador’s Homegrown Sport Thrives Under the Lights in Harlem | WSJ

Ecuador’s Homegrown Sport Thrives Under the Lights in Harlem | WSJ

Every weekend, a community of New Yorkers gathers for a night of ecuavoley, a variation of volleyball that sprouted more than a century ago in their home country By Paolo Uggetti By 9 p.m. on a recent night in the city, St. Nicholas Park in South Harlem was nearly pitch dark. The basketball courts were […]


NYC’s Incredible Cliffside ‘Pumpkin House’ Is For Sale | Gothamist

NYC's Incredible Cliffside 'Pumpkin House' Is For Sale | Gothamist

by Jen Carlson Located at 16 Chittenden Avenue in Manhattan’s Hudson Heights neighborhood is a home that’s been dubbed “The Pumpkin House.” The property extends out over a cliff just north of the George Washington Bridge, and some observers on the other side of the Hudson River see a jack-o-lantern face at night when the […]


In bloom at Bruce’s | Manhattan Times

In bloom at Bruce’s | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This is one graphic garden. A beloved community haven is making efforts to increase cultural programming while spotlighting local artists. From May through October, Bruce’s Garden in Inwood hosts “Gallery in the Gazebo,” a program that rotates temporary installations from Inwood-based artists at the garden’s wooden gazebo. “The gazebo is now serving […]


Netflix Love: The Get Down

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Let the bingeing begin. We first put you on to The Get Down last year when we helped the Grant Wilfley Casting company get the word out about their casting call for background actors for the show. Well now the first six of its 12-episode series is waiting for you on Netflix as of today. […]


08/19/16: Yaa Gyasi @ Revolution Books

08/19/16: Yaa Gyasi @ Revolution Books

Friday, August 19, 7pm A reading and discussion at REVOLUTION BOOKS in HARLEM HOMEGOING – a novel a reading by author Yaa Gyasi and in conversation with Andy Zee REVOLUTION BOOKS 437 Malcolm X Boulevard at 132nd Street #2/3 to 135th Suggested donation $10 to support Revolution Books (no one turned away) That’s right folks […]


Uptown Arts Program Preps Kids for College and Beyond | DNAinfo

Uptown Arts Program Preps Kids for College and Beyond | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A longtime local youth organization is kicking off a fundraising campaign to add more of the stuff local teens need, including yoga, arts and college-readiness programs — as part of its plan to revamp its mission. The Growth Development Services, Inc. (GDS), founded in 1986, with a focus on […]


An Artist of the People – Ronald Draper

An Artist of the People - Ronald Draper

Do you know artist Ronald Draper? Well, you should. This native son of Harlem is a mixed-media artistic wunderkind that is creating kinetic works of art that pulsate with passion and positivity. Check out this great introduction to the artist courtesy of Rae Ruckus. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Eleven women with Caribbean roots aim to explore the conflicts in their own identities in a mixed-media show opening Friday that features a painting of a lynching and a modern take on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” The exhibit, “Living In My Skin, En Mi Piel,” at the Rio Penthouse […]


Pokemon Go Taught Me the History of My Adopted Home | Inverse

Pokemon Go Taught Me the History of My Adopted Home | Inverse

By Nickolaus Hines Between the streets of Broadway and Saint Nicholas at 170th Street in uptown Manhattan, there’s a small, triangular park named after Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the founders of the Dominican Republic. I live right next to Duarte’s Square, but I probably would have spent my life ignorant of his place in […]


Sisterhood of the Skateboard | NY Times

Sisterhood of the Skateboard | NY Times

By NOAH REMNICK Early one evening in June, River Avenue Skate Park in the Bronx was reverberating with its usual medley of screeching from the elevated No. 4 train and scattered applause from Yankee Stadium, when a young boy shouted, “Brujas coming, yo!” And with that, in rolled some of the park’s most steadfast devotees, […]


My First Sofar Sounds Experience…

My First Sofar Sounds Experience...

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Thank you to @ARMSongs @kerensound and @gracieandrachel for a memorable show #Sofarsounds #sofarnyc pic.twitter.com/mCiscUKXk1 — Sofar Sounds NYC (@SofarNYC) July 24, 2016 My first Sofar Sounds experience was everything I expected and more. First of all is the whole secrecy thing. You don’t know the venue until a day before the […]


From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

By Jillian Jorgensen New York’s elected officials took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to offer up their support of hometown candidate Hillary Clinton—including the state senator who will become the nation’s first Dominican-American congressman this November. Adriano Espaillat, who won a Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Congressman Charles Rangel, […]


Uptown’s Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

Uptown's Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic primary winner in New York’s 13th congressional district, will address the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in support of the Clinton-Kaine ticket tonight. If elected in November, Espaillat would not only become the first Dominican-American to ever serve in Congress, he would also become the first […]


Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention – It Was A Coronation

Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention - It Was A Coronation

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If you are not frightened after the 4 day infomercial of intolerance, xenophobia and racism then you are, like far too many people in this country, sleepwalking towards tyranny. The rank hate, anger and bigotry on display at the so called convention was downright chilling. Fear – of crime, of Muslims, […]


Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

That’s rights folks, the good people at Sofar Sounds are putting together a secret show Uptown this Saturday and you could win a pair of tickets to be in attendance. For those that may not know, Sofar Sounds is a global community that is dedicated to connecting really awesome artists with music lovers in unique […]


Mood Music: Audubon – Nothing Like Them

Mood Music: Audubon - Nothing Like Them


From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

By Anita Abedian On a recent summer day in East Harlem, Alexander Keto stood on a ladder above a group of sixth graders playing basketball, aerosol can in hand. Keto is spray-painting turquoise blue paint on P.S. 7’s brick exterior. The wall turns into an image of a West African woman up to her waist […]


The Fix: Kemba

The Fix: Kemba

The BX is once again generating major waves in Hip-Hop. Kemba, formerly known as YC The Cynic, is putting out some serious heat. The first two joints off the new project are raw, relevant and timely. The music is angry, aware and astute – the complete opposite of what you hear on the radio. The […]

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