Posts Tagged ‘washington heights’

The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, dozens of supporters staged a rally in Manhattan to support the parade’s controversial decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera. “Agree or disagree with his […]


Running From, and Back To, Ralph Ellison’s Harlem | Village Voice

Running From, and Back To, Ralph Ellison’s Harlem | Village Voice

by Selin Thomas There are places so dense that they seem to contract into themselves to save room. Harlem is one of them, like a black hole of great and flexible darkness hiding mass unseen. Come winter, the effect is magnified so that even the most flamboyant parts are directed to intimate interiors: The yelling […]


#InstagramUptown: Rain, Rain, Go Away

#InstagramUptown: Rain, Rain, Go Away

A post shared by Anthony DelMundo (@anthony.delmundo.photography) on May 13, 2017 at 4:56am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

The Sweet Spot Festival is returning to Harlem for its 6th year in a row and it is going to be a doozy. Join them as they usher in the summer season on​ Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ the West Harlem Pier from 3-9PM powered by their partners Summer on The Hudson. Sweet Spot Festival presents Everyday People HARLEM! Music by mOma, Rich […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Uptown Oasis

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Uptown Oasis

It looks very out of town, but it's Dyckman St. at Hudson River. A cool spot on a humid day. @InwoodCanoe @ydanis #Inwood pic.twitter.com/KwH2InE9gi — Sergey Kadinsky (@SergeyKadinsky) May 19, 2017 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail […]


05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

The goal of Inwood NYC is to ensure that the area remains an affordable and attractive neighborhood for working families through efforts that include building affordable housing, preserving the neighborhood’s character, connecting residents to their waterfront, supporting small businesses, and improving infrastructure. On Monday, May 22, please join NYCEDC and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez for a […]


Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

They’re all in at the Inwood Branch – well, at least the elected officials are. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Marisol Alcántara and State Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa have officially voiced their support for the city’s controversial proposal to redevelop the Inwood library with affordable […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Crossing The Catwalk

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Crossing The Catwalk

In Episode 19 a crossing guard crosses the line with Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago jumps on the Romper craze, Jaime reveals his towel skirt secret and Jerry Diaz fills in for Frank with Fake News. Special guests include video producer Kat “Meoww” Lazo and director Guillermo Zouain.


This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

By Sarah McColl Photos by Corinne Singer Up the street from the Apollo Theater, a lot on West 134th Street was once home to prowling neighborhood cats, abandoned engine parts and men playing dominos. With the vision of founder Tony Hillery, the kids of Harlem Grown’s youth farm, a truckload of soil from Home Depot […]


EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the newly renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | Manhattan Times

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the newly renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal | Manhattan Times

Step in, stop by. After years of delays, the first phase of the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal project is finally set to open. According to the developers, the renovated waiting area will be open to passengers on Tues., May 16. The enclosed, climate-controlled section features ticket windows, a large video screen listing bus departures and […]


The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

BY susan xu New York City’s oldest standing span, High Bridge, may be one of the most iconic fixtures in Washington Heights, but the park that holds its Manhattan end is similarly as picturesque. Operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Highbridge Park occupies 119-acres and sits on banks of the Harlem […]


#InstagramUptown: The View from Taco Bell

#InstagramUptown: The View from Taco Bell

It appeared as though a pigeon had shit all over the lower left pant leg of the young Mormon missionary. Par for the course, I suppose. He and his partner walked confidently along St. Nicholas Avenue, hands in pockets, smiling, not really a care in the world. Luis was as old as Charles Bukowski. He […]


How assembling the right cancer team may save your life | NY Post

How assembling the right cancer team may save your life | NY Post

By Heidi Mitchell Moments after Eve Bender was told that a suspicious spot on her breast was cancerous, she phoned her brother, Lew Bender, who runs a cancer research company. “He said, ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s like an in-grown toenail, you just fix it,’” the sales executive recalls. His blithe response helped Bender sleep […]


A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he was introduced to theater by attending a show at the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library (NYPL). “Life for me, that moment, was an […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: No Love For Paul Ryan In Harlem

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: No Love For Paul Ryan In Harlem

Oh hey #excusememrspeaker this yours 🍆? (Objects in tweet are larger than they appear) #Harlem pic.twitter.com/oWmGV7Ofbz — (((Randi L Klein))) (@doodlehedz) May 9, 2017 Related: Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us […]


05/16/17: Homage To Billie Holiday @ The Apollo

05/16/17: Homage To Billie Holiday @ The Apollo

Opening kick off concert for the Harlem EatUp Festival, a four-day festival offering a sample of Harlem’s sights, flavors and sounds. Founded by award-winning chef, Marcus Samuelsson and food festival legend, Herb Karlitz, the festival now in third year joined with music producer Michael Dorf to create this classic opening night event. Billie Holiday got […]


Details Emerge—and Doubts Remain—About Potential Inwood Rezoning | City Limits

Details Emerge—and Doubts Remain—About Potential Inwood Rezoning | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew The Economic Development Corporation’s rezoning plans for Inwood remain controversial, but last week EDC announced it would answer a demand shared by a variety of stakeholders—a contextual rezoning for several residential parts of the neighborhood. The Inwood NYC Planning Initiative is one of about a dozen rezonings currently under consideration as part […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Rock The House

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Rock The House

In Episode 18 Juan Bago talks about his encounter with aggresive underground body odor, Rachel la Loca’s shares her near-death experience, Jaime dishes his “Bochinche Bites”, and Frank scares us (again) with Fake News. Their are TWO special guests this week, including the star of musical, “I Like it Like That”, Grizel “Chachi” Del Valle […]


Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen They whaled on the rep from Wisconsin. Hundreds of protesters showed up to rail against House Speaker Paul Ryan as he visited a Success Academy Charter School in Harlem on Tues., May 9th. The agitated crowd outside Harlem 1, which serves students in grades kindergarten through fourth, fumed over […]


UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) While President Trump celebrated with GOP lawmakers at the White House after the House passed the Republican-backed health care bill, I could not help but feel a profound sense of disgust, anxiety and anger. Here were a bunch of mostly men who have access to the best health care in the […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: 181st Preachers

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: 181st Preachers

181st Preachers #washingtonheights #streetphotography #uptown #nyc #blackandwhite #newyorkcity https://t.co/JZ59fvz2at pic.twitter.com/tlmiqjWeep — Sharese (@ShareseF) April 30, 2017 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area. BY Alexis Clements The seasons are changing here in New York, and city parks are filling with people looking for Vitamin D, migrating birds, and blooms and buds. It seemed like a good […]


05/10/2017: The Sixth Annual Food & Drink Boulevard

05/10/2017: The Sixth Annual Food & Drink Boulevard

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA) will hold its sixth annual Food & Drink Boulevard event along Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Food & Drink Boulevard kicks off the summer in the city and invites local residents and visitors to explore restaurants and bars along the Frederick […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Insta-Famous

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Insta-Famous

In Episode 17 Rachel La Loca talks about her dog’s modeling career, Jaime covers the Met Gala, Fyre Festival and Playboy news in Bochinche Bites. Bago shares his plans for Cinco de Mayo amd Frank takes us out of this world (again) with Noticiero Nibbs. Their special guest, Comedienne, Sasha Merci shares the inspiration she […]

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