Posts Tagged ‘Wash Hts’

The smallest apartment in New York — barely bigger than a prison cell for $1,275 a month | NY Daily News

The smallest apartment in New York — barely bigger than a prison cell for $1,275 a month | NY Daily News

By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In jail, captives get an eight-foot-wide space plus three meals a day as they pay their debt to society. But in one Harlem building, the captives in a 100-square-foot apartment pay $1,275 a month — and there is no free grub. The owners of a building at […]


Vault Is a Store to Visit to ‘Stay Fresh’ | NY Times

Vault Is a Store to Visit to ‘Stay Fresh’ | NY Times

By ALEX VADUKUL For some young men, the right cap or basketball sneaker is more than a fashion statement: It reflects an approach to life itself. And in Harlem, now as ever a capital for urban style, connoisseurs of streetwear travel to Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 134th Street to distinguish themselves from the blare of […]


Income Inequality Takes Manhattan—in 3-D! | Mother Jones

Income Inequality Takes Manhattan—in 3-D! | Mother Jones

By Brett Brownell, Tasneem Raja, and Ben Breedlove It’s no surprise that income inequality in America is on the rise. Eighty percent of Americans have seen their incomes stagnate or fall since 1979. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent of earners is taking in more than ever before. We’ve made numerous charts to illustrate these disparities. […]


Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack | Fast Co Design

Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack | Fast Co Design

By Sammy Medina In the 1920s, modular, prefabricated housing was at the forefront of modernism’s cause, the clarion call that galvanized avant-garde architects to action. They developed innovative construction techniques that promised to standardize the construction of the house (or more accurately, the apartment unit) and make it reproducible like a car or radiator. Needless […]


Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That’s Where the Bar Was. | NY Times

Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That's Where the Bar Was. | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Surprise airplane landings always make headlines. Who will forget Capt. Chesley Sullenberger steering a US Airways jetliner onto the Hudson River in 2009? Then there was a Long Island man who touched down on Rockaway Beach in 2011 and, more recently, a stunt pilot who coasted down safely onto a Suffolk County […]


UC Certified: Art & Protest @ The Shabazz Center

UC Certified: Art & Protest @ The Shabazz Center

Shabazz Center at the Audubon presents 
ART & PROTEST June 3 – August 18, 2013 Images of Peace, Protest and Human Rights Photo Exhibit A dynamic collection of images detailing the Social and Civil movements in America through the lens of the camera. This exhibit brings together critically acclaimed photographers to tell a story of […]


Genesis Restaurant: A Taste of Ecuador in Inwood

Genesis Restaurant: A Taste of Ecuador in Inwood

BY Karen Silva (@ClassicKaren) Once in a blue moon you’ll bump into a place that will capture not only your heart but your appetite as well. For me, this is Genesis, the Ecuadorian restaurant that has resided in 207th as far as I can remember and has another location in 181st Street. From the Julio Jaramillo […]


Ms Viva Voce On The Scene: The Uptown Comedy Jam

Ms Viva Voce On The Scene: The Uptown Comedy Jam

Ms Viva Voce stopped by Insomnia Lounge in Dyckman (151 Dyckman St, NYC) for a night of laughs and fun at the Uptown Comedy Jam, hosted by Tommy 5000. Live Performances by Comedians Ruperto Vanderpool, EMAN, Edgar “Tangana” Rivera, Barry Ribs, Jonathan Pagan and ThatsDominican.com’s Dee Espinal and Tommy 5000. Cameos by Mike “DP” Jones […]


Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc and devastation in at least 30 parks, piers and playgrounds in upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc and devastation in at least 30 parks, piers and playgrounds in upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS At least 30 parks, piers, playgrounds and esplanades in northern Manhattan suffered damage from the ferocious and destructive power of superstorm Sandy last October, Parks Department officials told the Daily News. One high-profile casualty was the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center on W. 218th St., where 5-foot […]


Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York | NY Times

Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York | NY Times

By JULIE SATOW A vacant lot on Broadway between Academy and 204th Streets in Inwood is littered with rubble and concrete pilings. But in a matter of weeks, this 50-foot-wide sand pit will be transformed into a seven-story apartment building, with finished bathrooms, maple cabinetry and 10 terraces. It is not a magic trick, but […]


My Muse is… Uptown

BY Karen Silva (@ClassicKaren) When I think about my first loves, Uptown always comes to mind; the music, the food, and the swagger that emanates from everyone. Growing up in Uptown has made me the proud New Yorker I am today – confident and classic. Living on the cusp of Washington Heights and Inwood was […]


UPinion: Dreaming About The Dream Act

UPinion: Dreaming About The Dream Act

This essay was written by 8th grader Jade Greenfield, who is a Washington Heights resident and attends Harlem’s Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering (CSS). The composition was selected as one of ten finalists in the “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Dear Mr. President: Lately, I’ve been dreaming about the DREAM Act.  As […]


Washington Heights 8th grader is finalist in Dear Mr. President Contest

Washington Heights 8th grader is finalist in Dear Mr. President Contest

After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights resident Jade Greenfield of Harlem’s Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering (CSS) is New York State’s only finalist. Read the essay: UPinion: Dreaming […]


Uptown Fashion Week Goes Down On February 14th

Uptown Fashion Week Goes Down On February 14th

Uptown Fashion Week The Triangle Building in Washington Heights 530 w. 166th St. Thursday February 14th, 2013, 6:45 P.M. Check Out: http://uptownfashionweek.com/ We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com


The Top 10 Posts of 2012

The Top 10 Posts of 2012

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It’s that time of year again folks, time to take a look at the Top 10 Posts of the year. So without further ado, let’s get right into it. #10 – Op-Led: I am Rocking with Barack Obama Being that it was an election year, it makes sense that my heart-felt […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina – The Recap

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The UC Holiday Bash at La Marina was a rousing success. First of all, much love goes out to the good folks at La Marina (348 Dyckman) for allowing us the use of their absolutely gorgeous venue. To me, the Uptown Collective is all about celebrating Uptown excellence and La Marina […]


Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The wait is finally over. The elegant and expansive South Beach Restaurant and Lounge (1390 Saint Nicholas Ave) is now open for business. Think of it as Washington Heights meets the Cheesecake Factory. The place is big, bold and brash. It has 2 floors, several bars, private rooms, an adjacent take-out […]


The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines Part II

The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines Part II

By Octavio Blanco (@OctavioCNN) I’d have been suspicious of me. Here I  was, a stranger with no identifying jacket, or armband, or hat, or badge, walking around, alone, knocking on doors asking questions with an iPhone in-hand and logging answers and addresses into my shiny device. “Good morning, I’m a volunteer with the United Way […]


Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer While it is a more common sight to see Goldin Martínez encouraging youths to do crunches, push-ups and obstacles courses, the new challenge he set before local residents this past week was no less daunting. Martínez, the founder and CEO of Get Focused, a youth fitness program, was […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The Uptown Collective Holiday Bash La Marina (348 Dyckman) Monday, December 17th @ 7pm RSVP Only: http://bit.ly/UC-Holiday-Bash It’s that time of the year again folks. What better way to end the year and celebrate another incredible year of the Uptown Renaissance than with the annual UC Holiday Bash? And this go around we have the […]


Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that are doing without and could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter La Marina’s Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on December 24th, you […]


Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It was the most interesting traffic jam many on the bus had ever seen. Vehicles from the National Guard filed by, as did fuel trucks and vehicles from the Department of Sanitation, their hulls leaking brown ooze onto the blacktop. Families in cars piled with bags—canvas bags, garbage […]


The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines

The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines

By Octavio Blanco (@OctavioCNN) Rock, rock Rockaway Beach…we can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach – The Ramones

 It’s 9 a.m. and I’m sitting on a bench in front of Starbucks on 181st street and Ft. Washington Ave. At my feet are a couple of oversized blue plastic bags from Associated stuffed with sweaters, a […]


Local Resident Leading A Trip to Far Rock Tomorrow to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Local Resident Leading A Trip to Far Rock Tomorrow to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Even though Uptown was mostly spared from the worst of the recent Hurricane, there are far too many parts of the city that are still devastated. My good friend, Octavio Blanco, has taken it upon himself to do his part to help out. Tomorrow morning he will be heading out to Far Rock to assist […]

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