By Andy Beta Last Friday, at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, a soaring soprano voice pierced the quietude, strong enough to be heard inside and outside the building. In a small rehearsal space upstairs from the main sanctuary, eight singers, a pianist and Dr. Gregory Hopkins, conductor and artistic director for Harlem Opera […]
BY Steven Kopstein I was anxiously anticipating the re-opening of the High Bridge. As a resident of Upper Manhattan with strong Bronx ties I was very excited to be able to finally have a way to cross into the borough on my bike without having to either ride on a crowded narrow sidewalk or on […]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The Uptown Renaissance continues apace. This past Tuesday, the High Bridge opened after 45 years and a $60 million renovation. The High Bridge is not any old bridge. In fact, it is New York City’s oldest bridge, built in 1848 as a vital link in the […]
BY Paul Owen The oldest bridge in New York City will re-open to pedestrians on Tuesday after a gap of more than 40 years. The High Bridge was completed in 1848 – 35 years before the Brooklyn Bridge – to carry water from the Croton River upstate to two reservoirs in the growing city of […]
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By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Washington Heights man who intervened as a gang of motorcyclists was beating the driver of a sport utility vehicle testified on Thursday that he still did not know why the attackers listened to him. The man, Sergio Consuegra, said he saw several bikers drag Alexian Lien from his car […]
LOST INWOOD: slides, photos, and artifacts from our neighborhood’s past Tuesday, May 5th @ 7:30PM Indian Road Café (600 W 218th St) This month: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Dyckman Farmhouse(s)* *But Were Afraid to Ask AKA, The Dyckmans – Inwood Pioneers and their Homesteads Everyone in Inwood knows the Dyckman Farmhouse […]
In this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz, Jaime Fernandez) talk to actor Dominic Colon about his start in the theater, the great advice he got from 50 cent, and his role in an upcoming film with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Welcome to The Colored Museum, where each exhibit comes to life and takes you on a journey through the Black American experience. An unforgettable cast of characters brings George C. Wolfe’s “personal exorcism” of Black cultural myths to life through the humor, pain, and shockingly brutal honesty of Wolfe’s writing. This production of the 1986 […]
Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm The Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029) Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper are three pioneering New York-based photographers who documented hip hop – DJ-ing, rapping, and breaking – from its early days on the streets […]
by Scott Lynch | Gothamist THE VIBE Marcus Samuelsson knows how to throw a party. Yes, Streetbird Rotisserie, the Swedish/Ethiopian/Harlemite chef’s new chicken restaurant, located a few blocks from his first Harlem hit Red Rooster, serves plenty of decent to very good food (more on that in a moment). The thing that struck me most […]
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BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The last stop on the A train is the Inwood-207th St. station, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Loaded with parkland and regal apartment buildings, Inwood now draws plenty of newcomers. Here’s where to taste the neighborhood’s past, present and future. Non stop mom and pop Nichole […]
On this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz, Jaime Fernandez) talk to La Bruja about her early love of performing, the poetic jibberish she used to write as a kid, and the new play she is starring in.
By LIGAYA MISHAN Artist Thornton wore a red apron as he greeted guests at SpaHa Soul, but when asked if he was the chef, he paused. “I’m the ‘chef,’ ” he said with a laugh, fingers pinching the air. He was being modest (a decade ago, he was an executive chef overseeing four restaurants in […]
In this episode, The Translators (Mike Diaz and Jaime Fernandez) talk to actress April Hernandez Castillo about her classic Super Bowl commercial with Yao Ming, working on her first Hollywood film “Freedom Writers” and navigating the highs and lows of a career in Hollywood.
On this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz & Jaime Fernandez) interview actor Desmin Borges who currently stars in the hit FXX show,”You’re The Worst.” Desmin waxes eloquent on his early theater days, playing a character with PTSD and his random Prince sightings.
BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Dyckman St. A train station sits near plenty of open green, given its position between Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill parks. Here’s where to eat after a hike. Super chimi Given the small size of Beans and Vines today — eight tables, a cozy armchair and […]