In this episode, the hilarious and talented actor Victor Cruz talks to the Translators (Mike Diaz and Jaime Fernandez) about having the same name as a famous football player, his failed Dexter audition story, acting in a scene with Al Pacino, and some of the lessons he has learned in his career—from his start as […]
by Scott Lynch | Gothamist THE VIBE The Handpulled Noodle, which opened about two weeks ago in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights, is a seven-stool Chinese spot that has the locals swooning. Seriously, I spent an early-evening hour there last week, wolfing as much of the menu as I could, and I have never heard such non-stop […]
BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Plenty of fancy new coffee shops and beer bars have opened in Washington Heights. But the real reason to visit is for food with a Spanish accent. If you’re near the 175th St. A train stop, these spots won’t disappoint. Hot pockets You might say Carlos Dominguez […]
Okay folks the Room 28 team is back again with some serious heat. Subway Girls is a hilarious song about all the love, lust and courting that takes places in the subway. Click. Enjoy.
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 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 […]