PLEASE heed my words. You are going to want to be in attendance for the Onward & Upward benefit for the Up Theater Company tonight at District 12 (4892 Broadway). The event kicks off at 6:30 pm and will feature performances, a preview of Up Theater’s latest play, Epic Poetry, as well as an auction […]
Skate All Cities strolled through Uptown and headed over to the Washington Heights Skatepark for a late night rendezvous featuring Danny Castaneda, Mark Dunning, Nelson Shin & RICKS.
BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Tolya Kurchenko shifted his legs under his desk. His large, bulky frame made it difficult to sit in one position at the old desk for very long. He had little choice though as he and his partner, Pete Gonzalvez had started on the NYPD’s CATU, the new citywide anti-terror unit […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Car enthusiasts rejoice – the New York International Auto Show is finally here. One of the cars that everyone is buzzing about is the Lincoln Continental Concept car. The good folks at Lincoln gave us a sneak peek at the awe-inspiring vehicle earlier this week. With the new Lincoln Continental as […]
Onward & UPward! – To benefit UP Theater Company MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 6:30 to 9:30 District 12 (4892 Broadway) That’s right folks, the good folks at the Up Theater Company are having their annual benefit shindig on Monday, April 20th at District 12 (4892 Broadway) and this year they are bestowing “The Upstanding Person […]
By Nick Milanes There is one thing newborn businesses have in common with teenage garage bands: picking a name can be even harder than getting started. (Also bad hair, increasingly.) You want something that leaves an impression, something distinctive, but nine times out of ten you come up with something derivative. You doodle pages and […]
Aududon and Nelson Salcedo once again team up to take you on another lush visual journey. You are going to want to watch this all the way through. This isn’t a video, it’s a voyage. Enjoy and Spread Love!
BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Wellness and healthy living has become very trendy. It seems as if everyone is sipping on smoothies and doing yoga. While I have always been health-conscious, the messages I was receiving in the media confused me about what to eat and how to live. Like many women, I thought low-fat anything, […]
Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Flor de Toloache is New York City’s only all-women mariachi band. It might be its best. The seven-member group is known for spectacular harmonies and sparkling instrumentation. Their sound is grounded in traditional mariachi music, with hints of cumbia, hip-hop and blues. They can be heard throughout the city, including at […]
BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In 1967 NYC schools were desegregated. In those years that meant black kids were bussed to an all white school, not the other way around. One of these kids was assigned to my fourth grade class. My last name is Sidransky and his Tate so we sat next to each […]
Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]
BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I have had the distinct pleasure to meet and speak with Athelstein Sullivan Parrish known to her friends and family as “Mama T” who will be 100 years old this month and who was in Selma during the historic events of 1965. I am forever grateful to her for sharing […]
Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They heard the alarms. Franck De Las Mercedes and his wife Nicola figured it was probably a neighbor burning breakfast. He kissed her goodbye and she left for work. A moment later he heard her scream. The building was on fire. His wife ran back inside to get her husband and […]
By JULIE BESONEN The remains of an unlikely confederation of aristocrats and scalawags are condensed in a Washington Heights graveyard in the shadow of THE CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION. The imposing Gothic Revival chapel, at West 155th Street and Broadway, was consecrated in 1915 and designed by a self-taught architect named Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. His […]
BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I was raised not to see color. That’s easy when you live in world where your skin is the same color as the flesh colored crayon in a box of Crayolas. A few years ago I moved uptown. I was raised not to see color. I never thought about it. […]
How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC’s Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post
By Melissa Castellanos Dyckman Beer Co. founder Juan Camilo took a chance and never looked back when he decided to leave the corporate finance world to launch New York City’s only Latino-owned beer brewing company. “I quit my job and said ‘let’s do this thing!” Camilo excitedly recalled during an exclusive interview with Latin Post. […]
BY Michael Kaminer | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Harlem has emerged as one of the city’s hottest dining scenes in recent years. Now, a new crop of restaurants is upping the game again. The center of activity is Frederick Douglass Blvd. — Eighth Ave. north of 110th St. — known as Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Pioneers […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Thousands of journalists, auto industry personnel, influencers and car lovers from all over the world converged on Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show, which kicks off the auto show season and featured over 50 vehicle debuts. This show is an immense production, the NYC auto show, which I […]
BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) We are not sure where the NYT reviewer ate but here’s our take on BLVD Bistro. Though famous for their world-renowned haute cuisine many French people will tell you that it’s “le cuisine gran-mere,” the cooking of their grandmothers that warms their heart. That is true of many a chef and […]
Audubon is back with the long-awaited Lé Trap Affair. The wait was well worth it. Audubon delivers another super solid effort that showcases his immense talents. The man rhymes, sings and does double duty as a producer. Shout out to Audubon, Frankie P, The Reason and the rest of the folks behind the project for […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 2015 is upon us folks. So before we cross the Rubicon. Let’s take a look at the year that was with the Top 10 posts of 2014.