Posts Tagged ‘uptown’

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Born and raised in Washington Heights, brothers Roger and Jeff Flores know a thing or two about riding buses and subways. After years of trying to rush out of the house to catch a bus without knowing which loose MetroCard still had a balance — or going to a kiosk to refill them only to discover the […]


Marcus Samuelsson Dishes on How to Eat Harlem | Saveur

Marcus Samuelsson Dishes on How to Eat Harlem | Saveur

The chef’s new cookbook is really a celebration of one of America’s most iconic communities By Dan Q. Dao Even if you had never seen an episode of the Food Network’s Chopped or dined at one of his 11 restaurants worldwide, there’s still a good chance Marcus Samuelsson would still capture your attention. In a […]


Harlem’s Rich History, Inside House’s Barbershop | NY Times

Harlem’s Rich History, Inside House’s Barbershop | NY Times

By Jeffrey Henson Scales Thirty years ago, I moved to the Harlem block where I still live with my wife, Meg, and daughter, Coco. We’d come from Southern California. As an active street photographer, I spent days roaming my new neighborhood making landscapes and portraits along the avenues and parks. It was a rugged time […]


About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Sometimes you are involved with something truly extraordinary but you don’t completely register its importance until the next day when you have had the time to reflect. That is how I am feeling right now. What I have been envisioning for quite some time was made manifest […]


He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

By Caitlin Cruz One of the first things New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat remembers from coming to America at 9 years old was the lights. He, his brother and his mother landed in New York from Santiago, Dominican Republic, at night and they were mesmerized by the December snow and the lights. “What was […]


The UC Revue – Audubon

The UC Revue – Audubon

To say that Audubon is gifted is a massive understatement. The man can rap, he can sing and for the last few years has consistently put out projects that are multi-dimensional, complex and compelling. Not to mention that he gave our beloved Washington Heights a national and international spotlight with MTV’s Washington Heights show. This […]


The UC Revue – Tess

The UC Revue – Tess

Tess is not an artist you can easily put in a box. Her music is part R&B, part Rock ‘N’ Roll, part Hip-Hop and 100% badass. She is a bona fide rebel and her music is a testament to a free spirit that refuses to conform or contain her genius. Tess has rocked stages both […]


The UC Revue – April Oneill

The UC Revue – April Oneill

From the moment you hear April Oneill sing you get it. Her heart, her soul and her pain permeates every note. The young talented songstress commands a stage with a presence and a power that will surprise you. Come check her out this Monday, October 24th at the United Palace as she does her thing […]


The Fix: Dubwork – Midnight Summer Dream

The Fix: Dubwork – Midnight Summer Dream

Uptown Hip-Hop is coming along nicely. It is a must that you spread that Uptown Love and check out the latest from Uptown’s own Dubwork of the mighty IOD camp. The highly anticipated project is available now on iTunes and is another important milestone for Hip-Hop coming out of Washington Heights and Inwood. Get up […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: La Galería Magazine

Indiegogo Spotlight: La Galería Magazine

A Word From La Galería Magazine Founded in 2014 by three Dominican Afro-Latina feminists, La Galería Magazine is an unaffiliated independent grassroots magazine fighting to give a voice to Dominicans in the diaspora and take back our stories. We are committed to staying independent and write opinion pieces that are anti-oppressive and that continue connecting […]


10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

The UC Revue @ United Palace Ft. Audubon – Tess – April Oneill United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th) Monday, October 24th – Doors Open 6 pm In our never ending quest to spread Uptown Love, we are proud to present the very first installment of The UC Revue at the magnificent United Palace on […]


11 Glamorous Restaurants That Show How Locals Live in Inwood, Manhattan | The Exception

11 Glamorous Restaurants That Show How Locals Live in Inwood, Manhattan | The Exception

Inwood, Manhattan is brimming with the most pleasant restaurants for millennials, centennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers. Good people from all generations can find their food here. Local New Yorkers have been posting delicious stories on LinkedIn from the following restaurants. The hype is reaching epic proportions as new cafes and saloons pop up constantly […]


NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

BY Tony Centeno Jonathan “Audubon” Perez, former star of MTV’s Washington Heights, recently made the big move to Miami and, with an upcoming mixtape, reflects on his new life an as “exiled” New Yorker. After releasing Le Trap Affair last year, boasting production from “Cuffing Season” beat maker Sonaro, Audubon found himself craving new vibes and fresh inspiration before taking his Big Apple […]





Put You On: Throw

Put You On: Throw

Growing up in the violence ridden and gang infested slums of East Baltimore is hard enough. Imagine having to grow up in that environment with a speech impediment. Add to that a relentless determination to not conform. That was the unhappy life of Coffin Nachtmahr until he found purpose, acceptance and community in the “throwers” […]


Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem | NY Times

Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem | NY Times

Cookbooks By EMILY WEINSTEIN When the Obamas visited Red Rooster Harlem in 2011 for a fund-raising dinner, the chef Marcus Samuelsson served them braised short ribs, lobster salad and his cornbread with honey butter. And to the crowds who gathered outside to see the nation’s first African-American president, he passed out coffee and doughnuts. He […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Uptown Dog Love: Barkly Comes To NYC

Uptown Dog Love: Barkly Comes To NYC

That’s right folks. Starting this Wednesday, October 5th Barkly is launching their services in Manhattan to give New York City pet owners access to its unique dog walking and pet care platform. Barkly’s app allows dog and cat owners to arrange 30 or 60 minute visits with local, insured and trained pet professionals in under […]


Mood Music: Dave East – Kairi Chanel

Mood Music: Dave East - Kairi Chanel

Leading the charge for a resurgence in New York City Hip-Hop is none other than Dave East. His latest project, Kairi Chanel, is a super solid effort from the most promising emcee to come out of NYC in a long time. The fact that is he hails from the eternal capital of cool, Harlem, makes […]


A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

Marvel superhero Luke Cage defends the uptown streets in new Netflix series By Steve Dollar Harlem is more than a backdrop in “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” the new superhero drama available Friday on Netflix. The Manhattan neighborhood is very much a character in the show, which stars Mike Colter in the title role, a falsely accused […]


Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

By Erin Hudson, Kirsten Watson and Mirella Brussani This is the story of the community’s development, told through longtime residents, historians, journalists and activists who are trying to document their neighborhood as it is today, before unwanted change arrives. “This isn’t the West Side story,” said Raquel Cepeda, an award winning author, filmmaker and podcaster […]


10/15/16: Tenants’ Rights Forum

10/15/16: Tenants' Rights Forum

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