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 […]
Eating Along the A Line: In Inwood, it’s Darling Coffee, Piper’s Kilt, or G’s Coffee | NY Daily News
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 […]
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!