Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Parks’

The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

BY susan xu New York City’s oldest standing span, High Bridge, may be one of the most iconic fixtures in Washington Heights, but the park that holds its Manhattan end is similarly as picturesque. Operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Highbridge Park occupies 119-acres and sits on banks of the Harlem […]


From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area. BY Alexis Clements The seasons are changing here in New York, and city parks are filling with people looking for Vitamin D, migrating birds, and blooms and buds. It seemed like a good […]


The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Another visitor to New York grumbling about the racket. “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote Peter Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist. That was Manhattan in 1748. He was writing about the chorus of frogs croaking at nightfall. So vibrant was natural […]


Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

BY Sergey Kadinsky At the northern tip of Manhattan island, the scenery is reminiscent of the Hudson River Valley at Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill parks. Thick forests, steep hills, and views of the Palisades across the Hudson River. The east side of Inwood on the Harlem River receives fewer visitors, but has a rich natural […]


Uptown Tonight: Help the City Spend $30 Million on Highbridge Park

Uptown Tonight: Help the City Spend $30 Million on Highbridge Park

Our very own Highbridge Park was chosen as one of five parks across NYC to receive $30 million in city funding for improvements thanks to the Anchor Parks program. It’s get better, you, yes you, can help to decide how the money is spent. It all goes down tonight from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the […]


09/25/16: Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk

09/25/16: Meet the Artists: 'Evolving Terrain' Exhibition Walk and Talk

Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park Join NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for a guided tour of the group exhibition “Evolving Terrain” in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Meet New York-based […]


City’s first orchestra music charter school to open in 2017 | NY Post

City’s first orchestra music charter school to open in 2017 | NY Post

By Carl Campanile In a development that is sure to be music to the ears of city parents, a new, orchestral-themed charter school is scheduled to open in upper Manhattan next fall — the first of its kind in the Big Apple. The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School will offer two hours […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay – please heed my words. Please head over to Marcus Garvey Park right now to catch the Flux Public Art Project in that majestic park. Why the urgency? Well, you only have until May 31st to take in this next-generation art installation. Shout out to Flux Art Fair for bringing […]


ioby Spotlight: Hike the Heights 12

ioby Spotlight: Hike the Heights 12

A Word From Hike the Heights On June 4, 2016, CLIMB (City Life Is Moving Bodies) and its community partners will be celebrating the 12th Anniversary of Hike the Heights, and we want to make this our biggest and best party to date. Hike the Heights is an annual volunteer-planned and community run event that […]


Save The Date: 6/12/2016 – Drums Along The Hudson

Save The Date: 6/12/2016 - Drums Along The Hudson

2016: Fourteenth Annual Drums Along the Hudson A Native American and Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Inwood Hill Park 11am to 6pm – Rain or Shine. FREE The natives are getting restless. The reason being is that the 14th Annual Drums Along The Hudson shindig is only a few weeks away. Drums Along […]


2/4/16: Inwood Nature Center Public Input Meeting

2/4/16: Inwood Nature Center Public Input Meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park Come share your input on the reconstruction of the Inwood Nature Center. An update will be given on the four contracts involved in the building’s rehabilitation. NYC Parks’ Architecture Division, Urban Park Rangers, and Northern Manhattan Parks will also discuss […]


The Mysterious Inwood Hill Park Artist Strikes Again

The Mysterious Inwood Hill Park Artist Strikes Again

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Chris Whitney We have an update on the new artist that is using the truly majestic Inwood Hill Park as their canvas. On New Year’s Day I received an email from a reader, Chris Whitney, who was inspired by my article and went for a trek through our very […]


Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It looks like Inwood Hill Park has a new artist in residence. For the record, Inwood Hill Park is the last real sliver of nature left in Manhattan. Like I have said before, the rest of the parks in Manhattan are nature in a suit. Not Inwood Hill Park, it is […]


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 […]


Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

By HOLLAND COTTER Ellsworth Kelly, renowned maker of abstract, odd-shaped monochromatic paintings, has said that he developed his eye for color and form as a bird watcher when he was a child in rural New Jersey. You can see evidence of this history: in the indigo bunting blue of “Blue Panel I” from 1977; in […]


LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

By JIM DWYER For nearly all their 200 million years, the Palisades cliffs were not disturbed by the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation of the Grand Canyon, or millenniums of human settlement along the Hudson River. This Tuesday, however, is at least the third time in 125 years that the cliffs north of […]


05/30/15: The Carnaval Del Boulevard

05/30/15: The Carnaval Del Boulevard

The always-incredible Carnaval Del Boulevard goes down on Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 6 pm on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 188th Streets. This event is fun for the entire family. In addition, Mozart La Para will be doing his thing on the festival’s stage. Make sure you are there for one of […]


Princess Naomi – Uptown’s Indian Princess | My Inwood

Princess Naomi - Uptown's Indian Princess | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie. Since moving to Inwood I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in […]


Inwood 1931: The Dyckman Street Madonna | My Inwood

Inwood 1931: The Dyckman Street Madonna | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In 1931 Inwood was two years into the throes of the greatest economic downturn this nation has ever seen. Heads of household were out of work. A barter system was established. And, while some sought solace in the speakeasies hidden neatly beneath the commercial strips along Broadway, Dyckman and 207th Streets, others […]


Paranormal Inwood: The Strange Case of Walter Francis Burns | My Inwood

Paranormal Inwood: The Strange Case of Walter Francis Burns | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson As a cool autumn breeze settled in on his home among the trees on the western slope of Inwood Hill, Walter Francis Burns awoke from a terrible dream. Lost in a chilling nightmare Burns had just witnessed his youngest son, Otway, run over by an automobile not far from the family’s northern […]


Postcards from the Edge II | My Inwood

Postcards from the Edge II | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson New York City has always been a popular subject when it comes to the world of postcards. I like to call the collection that follows “Postcards from the Edge.” For the most part, I’ve tried to focus on Inwood proper, but other subjects, like the George Washington Bridge, Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

"You know you're from Washington Heights when seeing this means~~~IT'S SPRING TIME…regardless of… https://t.co/zmj8onkFUM — ~Jennifer (@Jen_Irizarry) March 13, 2015 Check out: I Hate My North Face: An Ode To Spring The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page […]


Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Seriously, if you have not heard Ibeyi’s debut album you are missing out on something truly transcendent. The French-Cuban sister duo chop it up with the good folks at Havana Cultura and give you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album. Ibeyi takes traditional Yoruban chanting and infuses it with hip-hop, electronic […]

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