Posts Tagged ‘uptown’

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 […]


The Fix: I. B. Manhattan & Buckshot – Uptown Bucktown

The Fix: I. B. Manhattan & Buckshot - Uptown Bucktown

Press play below to check out a cool collab between Uptown’s own I.B. Manhattan and Hip-Hop icon Buckshot of Black Moon.


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 […]


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 […]


Racist Airbnb Guest Takes To Reddit To Insult Washington Heights

Racist Airbnb Guest Takes To Reddit To Insult Washington Heights

Here we go again. Racist interloper comes to the hood and finds out that people are different from them. That realization makes them extremely unhappy, which forces them to put their ugly racism online for the world to see. This past Friday a tourist who chose to stay in an Airbnb rental in Washington Heights […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch THE VIBE Heading up to 190th Street on the A train, my fear was that Bodega Pizza, brand new in Washington Heights, would be one of those gimmicky restaurants that cater to a neighborhood’s newcomers, while hiding behind an homage of sorts in the misguided hope of gaining a little street cred […]


Mood Music: Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix

Mood Music: Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix

This is the Official Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix: Sweet Sounds curated by DJ CEO. The mix goes from classics to new faves and back without missing a beat. From 90’s Hip-Hop, to Soul music, to Salsa, to Dancehall, to sounds from the motherland. I’m talking Total, Sean Paul, Joe Arroyo, Blackstreet, Drake, Rihanna, […]


The Harlem Whiskey Festival – A Q&A With Ron Williams

The Harlem Whiskey Festival - A Q&A With Ron Williams

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Harlem has always exuded cutting edge cool. While whiskey has a long history in Harlem it took entrepreneur Ron Williams to create the Harlem Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a 2-day, next-level whiskey experience. The festival kicks off on July 13th at Sofrito with an […]


The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Uptown Shakespeare in the Park Macbeth Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher featuring Ty Jones, Roslyn Ruff, and Elisa Monte Dance Preview Performances Friday, July 8, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 8 p.m. Opening Night Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 8 p.m. […]


Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

By WINNIE HU Matthew Carter’s summer hideaway is not in the Hamptons, the Catskills or on the Jersey Shore. It does not require a car ride or a small fortune to keep up. Mr. Carter, 32, an adjunct professor of music at the City College of New York, simply holes up at the Inwood Library […]


A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

By Daniel Rivera When it comes to rap and hip-hop, Latinos making an imprint on the culture is not exactly a new phenomenon. In fact, Latino rappers in the United States with bicultural roots have been one of the many pillars that have stood firmly throughout the course of the 40-plus years the genre has […]


Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Mark your calendars people. The Dominican Day Parade is going down on Sunday, August 14th. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is none other than singer-songwriter extraordinaire Juan Luis Guerra. Inspired by the heroism of The Mirabal Sisters, who were instrumental in bringing en end to the Trujillo regime, the theme for this year’s […]


Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

BY Jared Mccallister A passionate, generations-long affair between New York and Cuba is rekindling through the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a culture-packed exchange initiative of music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more, starting in Manhattan during Harlem Week in August. After a half-century long hiatus due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the […]


The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) At a time when most of the Hip-Hop coming out of New York City sounds like it is coming straight out of the south, Chazmere’s music is a breath of fresh air. The multi-talented Chazmere raps, sings and is quite the musician. There is also a depth and clarity of vision […]


Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again folks. The Harlem Arts Festival is going down this weekend. Festival Day 1 (June 25th) and Day 2 (June 26th), from 3:00pm-8:30pm in Marcus Garvey Park are completely free! Featuring the brightest talents of Harlem, the festival is a fun celebration of local arts for all ages and interests. […]


Improv with a side of sazon…

Improv with a side of sazon...

BY Edgar Peña (@stayGFTD) “Whoa, what a nice building” This was my first impression of the Room 28 Improv show. Walking up I did not expect the Alianza Dominicana Triangle Building to be quite like this, a beautiful facade of steel and glass. A building built for the development, and advancement, of the Dominican community […]

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