Posts Tagged ‘uptown’

06/09/16: The Best of Room 28 @ The Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

06/09/16: The Best of Room 28 @ The Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

Guess what folks? The funny people at Room 28 will be doing their thing Uptown at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center (530 West 166th) on June 9th. The one and only Tommy 5K will be the host. But hold up it gets better. The event is free but RSVP is a definite must. Get there […]


Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Harlem is the eternal capital of cool. So it only fitting that Harlem now has its own Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a two day Whisky experience that is all about celebrating the cutting edge cool, sophistication and uniqueness that has always drawn people to Harlem. Started by visionary […]


Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

BY Rich Schapiro After 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class. David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy. “It’s always possible […]


Harlem’s Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

Harlem's Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

By Madina Papadopoulos Blink for too long in New York, and when you reopen your eyes, you might find a different city. So much constant flux on one small island inevitably alters the way a city looks, sounds, and tastes. But what is gained in progress is often lost in culture. Long-time locals bemoan New […]


The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List

The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This literally came out of nowhere. We didn’t even know we were in the running but we are ecstatic to be considered one of the best NYC neighborhood blogs of 2016. This is an incredible honor and a testament to the sweat equity we put in on a daily basis spreading […]


Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

BY Jay Rayner A walk through Harlem at dusk with Marcus Samuelsson is less gentle stroll than royal procession. The chef may be wearing a flat cap, pulled down over his eyes, and a dark jacket, but they all know who he is out here north of Manhattan’s 110th Street. And they want him to […]


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 […]


How Harlem’s fried chicken and mac n’ cheese changed my life | CNBC

How Harlem's fried chicken and mac n' cheese changed my life | CNBC

BY Marcus Samuelsson I’ve always used my curiosity as a compass. Before I lived in Harlem, I used to ride my bike there to soak in the vibe. There was something different about uptown that I didn’t feel in other parts of the city. This part of town was totally different from midtown where I […]


05/13/16: Can I Kick It @ Dead Stock

05/13/16: Can I Kick It @ Dead Stock

It’s been a long time… But live Hip-Hop music is back in Washington Heights. On Friday, May 13th all roads lead to Dead Stock (2240 Amsterdam Ave) for performances from Ninety, Cruz, Tellie Floydd, The Machine and Lexiglass. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 9 pm. You don’t want to miss this […]


Uptown Video: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – The List

Uptown Video: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop - The List


05/21/16: The Sweet Spot Festival + Okay Africa Present ELECTRAFRIQUE

05/21/16: The Sweet Spot Festival + Okay Africa Present ELECTRAFRIQUE

Sweet Spot Festival + OKAY AFRICA present ELECTRAFRIQUE #Harlem MAY 21, 2016 from 2-9PM Solomon And Kuff (2331 12th Ave) w/ RICH MEDINA, DJ UNDERDOG & NATIVE SUN It’s FREE community affair! Bring the family out for a day of great music, dance, Food & Artisan Vendors, Kids Art Workshops, Free Yoga & SO much […]


The Fix: Skematics – Somewhere In The Gray EP

The Fix: Skematics – Somewhere In The Gray EP

Uptown’s own Skematics recently released his EP entitled, Somewhere In The Gray. The collection features such names as Sean Price, Saigon and production from PF Cuttin among others. The EP is available on Tidal, Spotify and iTunes so check it out and spread that Uptown Love.


Chaiwali, an Indian Restaurant That Feels Like Home | NY Times

Chaiwali, an Indian Restaurant That Feels Like Home | NY Times

By PETE WELLS Greeting us when we walked into Chaiwali, the Indian restaurant she runs on the first two floors of her brownstone in Harlem, Anita Trehan had two tables to offer. All the others were taken. It was a busy Friday night. “I have this long wood table here,” she said. “Or,” she continued, […]


Favorite Bites in Washington Heights with Tampopo Ramen Owner Josh Frank | Village Voice

Favorite Bites in Washington Heights with Tampopo Ramen Owner Josh Frank | Village Voice

By Jacqueline Raposo Four months ago, New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood got its first ramen shop — Tampopo Ramen (1 Bennett Avenue; 212-923-0575). The owners aren’t quite whom you might expect to bring onigiri rice balls or donburi bowls to the historically Dominican neighborhood that flanks the George Washington Bridge, but sometimes inspiration comes from […]


Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

By Natasa Bansagi A financial adviser and a biomedical engineer may seem like unlikely co-founders of a juice business. But dig a little into their roots and it makes total sense. Mohammed and Ibrahima (Rahim) Diallo grew up drinking a West African ginger juice in Guinea. In West Africa, and in America, finding a consistent […]


The Fix: Skematics Ft. Sean Price – Thou Art God

The Fix: Skematics Ft. Sean Price – Thou Art God


Spread Love: Artforo – First-Ever Fair of Dominican art

Spread Love: Artforo – First-Ever Fair of Dominican art

That’s right people; Artforo is dedicated to highlighting the work of Dominican artists from across the global Dominican diaspora. The 3-day event kicks off Thursday, April 7th at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center (3940 Broadway). For a mere $10 you get to take in all the awesomeness. Click below and make it […]


A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

By Melanie Grayce West During a sermon last month, the Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. hit his stride, as he often does, about 15 minutes in. Speaking about David, one of his favorite biblical characters, Mr. Walrond’s tenor voice rose, and he began revving up, removing his eyeglasses and punctuating his speech with a wag […]


Slaying the silence | Manhattan Times

Slaying the silence | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a music room with no music. The large music instruction room at George Washington High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights had remained dormant for many years, used only for storage rather than for students playing instruments. Like many schools, cuts to the music curriculum […]


Street Artist’s Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Street Artist's Worldwide Acclaim Traces Back to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For a street artist who has traveled the world to showcase her colorful graffiti, returning to the streets of her home turf is still a necessary move to defend her work. Soraya Marquez, 35, better known as Indie184, describes a version of her colorful, bubble-lettered mural on the wall of a […]


The Nuns of Harlem | NY Times

The Nuns of Harlem | NY Times

By ANDY NEWMAN “Sometimes, people who do not know our life feel that we are magic people,” said Sister Precilla Takuh. “We are just normal people, like any other person, but because we have that call, we responded to it and became who we are.” Sister Takuh is a nun in the Order of the […]


Neighborhood Eats: What happens when Dominican food meets sushi? | 7online

Neighborhood Eats: What happens when Dominican food meets sushi? | 7online

BY Lauren Glassberg The owners of ‘Mamasushi’ say the restaurant in Inwood needed a Japanese restaurant, with a focus on sushi, but they wanted to make it approachable to the large Dominican and Latin American residents in the area. The result? Mamasushi, located at 237 Dyckman Street in Inwood. It’s called a ‘Hot Mama Roll’ […]


The Fix: Dark ATM & Young Boston Ft. Aldoe – Handgun

The Fix: Dark ATM & Young Boston Ft. Aldoe - Handgun


A convention of confection | Manhattan Times

A convention of confection | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Step aside, Willy Wonka. Pastry chef Jemal Edwards and business partner Brad Doles have recently opened CHOCnyc, a bakery offering an array of freshly made cupcakes, pastries, cookies, chocolates, muffins and cakes, as well as coffee and espresso. The store, located at 4996 Broadway, will also specialize in handmade truffles in flavors […]

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