Posts Tagged ‘uptown’

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 […]


The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

By Tolly Wright Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city’s best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending […]


06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

The Sweet Spot Festival will be celebrating the opening of the 2016 Sugar Hill Green Market season with Grow NYC Sweet Spot POP + SHOP June 18th, 2016 from 10AM- 5PM Tunes by DJ Olivia Dope + KEEYS Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 898 St.Nicholas Ave ( A w 155 St) Craft […]


The Fix: Chazmere – The Album

The Fix: Chazmere - The Album

Real Hip-Hop fiends can now rest easy. Chazmere’s latest opus is now available and it represents a new way forward for NYC Hip-Hop. The album rocks from beginning to end and provides ample food for thought. Stay tuned for a Q&A with the Bronx emcee. Check out the album below and then do the right […]


Muhammad Ali tribute projected two stories high on Harlem building | NY Daily News

Muhammad Ali tribute projected two stories high on Harlem building | NY Daily News

BY Ross Keith Muhammad Ali was once again larger than life in Harlem Saturday night, in a stirring under-the-stars tribute to the boxing legend. Images of a dancing butterfly, a stinging bee and a black and white outline of the iconic photo of Ali towering over Sonny Liston were projected onto the walls of a […]


Uptown Video: Laughter Is the Best Medicine ft. Juan Bago

Uptown Video: Laughter Is the Best Medicine ft. Juan Bago

Over the years, studies have revealed that humor is a great way to cope with stress and other mental health–related issues. This natural stress-reducer has been related to improved health, increased life expectancy, and overall well-being. Internet sensation and comedian Michael Diaz — better known as Juan Bago — discusses how he uses comedy to […]


Photo Essay: Inwood Hard at Work, Set to Change | City Limits

Photo Essay: Inwood Hard at Work, Set to Change | City Limits

By Adi Talwar


New York’s Zika Fight Turns to Travel Precautions and Safe Sex | NY Times

New York’s Zika Fight Turns to Travel Precautions and Safe Sex | NY Times

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS At a clinic in Harlem where many of the patients have roots in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Juan Tapia-Mendoza talks to patients about the Zika virus daily. He asks if they are planning to visit the island this summer. He reminds them that the virus can be transmitted through sex. In […]


Mood Music: Chazmere Ft. ScienZe – Ten

Mood Music: Chazmere Ft. ScienZe – Ten

Boogie down emcee Chazmere is back once again with some serious heat. Chazmere’s album drops on June 10th. Spread that Uptown Love and get it on Pre-sale here. Related: Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Chaz Van Queen


B & K French Cuisine Brings Paris to Harlem | NY Times

B & K French Cuisine Brings Paris to Harlem | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan Among the city’s million unseen threads, this one starts at B & K French Cuisine, a tiny Harlem counter with a few metal stools and a kitchen bereft of gas, and leads across the ocean to Restaurant Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée Paris, where the ceiling rains down Swarovski crystals. There, […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Gets New Life at The Weinstein Co. | THR

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Gets New Life at The Weinstein Co. | THR

by Tatiana Siegel Lin-Manuel Miranda may have the hottest sensation to hit the stage in years with Hamilton. But the actor, composer, rapper and writer’s In the Heights is no slouch either, having won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. Now, a film adaptation of the bodega-set project is in the works at The […]


Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay – please heed my words. Please head over to Marcus Garvey Park right now to catch the Flux Public Art Project in that majestic park. Why the urgency? Well, you only have until May 31st to take in this next-generation art installation. Shout out to Flux Art Fair for bringing […]


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 […]

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