By MICHAEL T. LUONGO In the apse of a midcentury chapel in Upper Manhattan, there is a sparkling mosaic mural that depicts the life of America’s first saint, Frances Xavier Cabrini. The mural was recently restored to its original luster using period tiles, or tesserae, made of various types of marble (Carrara, Botticino) as well […]
The homies Juan Bago & Jaime Fernandez talk to the multi-talented Flaco Navajo. Flaco Navajo does it all; sings, acts and is one of hell of a poet. Flaco shares how he started in the business, his role in a new FX show, and how he got the name Flaco. Enjoy!
BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Broadway gets a bit hilly where the A train hits the Washington Heights/168th St. station. When the neighborhood’s steep streets give you an appetite, here’s where to eat. Taste of La casa The nickname of the 36-year-old Margot Restaurant might be “the basement,” but it’s more like […]
For this week’s episode, the Translators (Juan Bago & Jaime Fernandez) talk to actress Karina Ortiz, who will be doing her thing in the next season of Orange Is The New Black.
By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — One of the first Washington Heights restaurants to focus on healthy food is expanding to Inwood in hopes of combating locals’ “sad” eating habits, the owner said. Pick and Eat, located at 177th Street and Broadway, will open a second location at 207th Street and Broadway by the beginning of […]
By LIGAYA MISHAN There is no grill on a sawed-off oil drum, no lick of breeze or view of the sea in sun-shocked blue. But behind the frosted windows of LoLo’s Seafood Shack, which opened in Harlem in October, the extemporaneous spirit of the lolo — the kind of open-air barbecue joint found on the […]
Uptown’s own Mike Diaz AKA Juan Bago and Jaime Fernandez chop it up with actor JW Cortes of the engrossing Gotham TV show.
By KEITH WILLIAMS Just north of 110th Street, on a stretch of Second Avenue with a pawnshop, a laundromat and a couple of bodegas, a single velvet rope at No. 2145 signals something out of the ordinary. On a recent cold night, a bouncer kept a watchful eye while two hostesses, wearing short dresses despite […]
BY Michael Kaminer | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS I met the Koeksisters the other night. A little dense, but sweet, with cute braids. Couldn’t help it; we finished them off. The Koeksisters — syrup-soaked doughnuts that resemble mini-challahs — topped off my introduction to South African food at Madiba, which opened last month inside Harlem’s […]
BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This is truly a rapper’s delight. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will be the city’s first institution focused on the popular music genre, is headed for midtown and Harlem. It will feature memorabilia items such as jackets, turntables and posters donated by artists like […]
You only have a few hours left to get this awesome deal. Indian Road Café is a truly exceptional establishment that is a culinary extension of the majestic Inwood Hill Park. If you have already been there, then you know what’s up, if not, it’s time to get familiar. See below for deets. Choose Between […]
If you have never been to a Room 28 shindig then you are in for a real treat. Uptown’s own raw and racy comedy troupe will bring you to tears with their zany and hilarious antics. They not only steal Christmas, they always steal the show. This is sketch comedy with sazón. It’s time to […]
The Food Warriors are back people. The duo is kicking off their second season on Sugar Hill. The Food Warriors take a nuanced and quite funny look at the New Harlem/Old Harlem dichotomy. Related: Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 168th St El Lina: The Best Little Dominican Restaurant in Washington Heights El Malecon – […]
By Sasha Zients Spectator Staff Writer The Harlem Independent Theater—an affordable movie theater, event space, and café and bar on track to open next summer—has launched a campaign to raise $30,000 by Nov. 25. The idea for HIT was conceived by Mark Blackman—an informal educator, comedian, filmmaker, and eight-year Harlem resident—and Eleanor Luken, an environmental […]
The undead are making their way Uptown in droves for Halloween. They are not coming for the cheap rents, spacious apartments, awesome green spaces or the culture. No, they are headed to Harlem Shake (100 W. 124th St & Lenox Ave) for a flash mob dedicated to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his […]
By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A local bar known for its arts programming and for providing a home for Uptown LGBT community events — including one inspired by extravagant drag balls held in Harlem 80 years ago — has closed its doors due to financial struggles, its owner said. The Red Room Lounge, located […]
By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — When it comes to Manhattan’s worst landlords, Uptown has more than any other area in the borough — with dozens of buildings beset by mold, chronic leaks and the lack of heat and hot water. According to a landlord watch list recently released by Public Advocate Letitia James, 69 […]