Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) Already boasting more than 7,000 stores across the country, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking to double its footprint by 2020, an expansion plan first mentioned in 2006 following the company’s leveraged buyout. For residents of Washington Heights, the growing presence of the pink and orange logo is [...]
By Farran Powell, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer UPPER MANHATTAN — A local couple is taking its fair-trade and organic Ethiopian coffee small business from the virtual realm to a brick-and-mortar store in Hudson Heights. Sarina Prabasi and Elias Gurma, who met in Ethiopia seven years ago, decided to open Buunni Coffee in the neighborhood after spotting a [...]
By Debralee Santos and Adrian Cabreja For many who come as tourists to New York City, the sights and sounds sought are more likely to be associated with Times Square, Central Park or a window-shopping jaunt down Fifth Avenue – the city as captured by Woody Allen, focused only on Manhattan Island, and only from [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) The wait has not been in vain. The newly renovated Robin barbershop/salon (1509 St. Nicholas Ave btwn 185th & 186th Street) is a site to behold. Like my man Moreno said, “it’s a barbershop on steroids”. Robin barbershop is unlike any other barbershop Uptown. First [...]
BY Claudio E. Cabrera Photography by Paul Lomax Earlier this week, I passed by the newly opened Heights Wine & Spirits located at 4474 Broadway (between 192nd and 193rd Street). I sat down, had a glass of wine and we spoke about the opening of the store, their knowledge of the liquor industry, and [...]
BY Claudio Cabrera How long have you lived uptown? 31 years Where did you grow up? 187 and Fort Washington What can you tell me about that block? For the most part, it has always been pretty quiet. It was great playing ball in front of the building, riding my bike to the park, and [...]
BY Carolina Pichardo Capas, Inc. 4734 Broadway New York, NY 10040 Tel. (212) 304-4620 firstname.lastname@example.org Despite its luxurious and almost upscale feel now, cigars still possess a rebellious and risky essence. It’s a label that has rolled with it through the years, or to be exact—since the 19th century. It was then that the British [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 165 Sherman Ave (btwn 204th St. & Academy) New York, NY 10034 212-567-1321 As soon as you as enter through the doors of Liquid Skin Studio (165 Sherman Ave), you are transported to another world. A realm where not only is art executed on the epidermis but where art lives, breathes [...]
By DeJesus: It’s summertime and that means we’re in the season of blockbuster films. Its also the season of Hollywood studio fat cats getting fatter from record breaking ticket sales. But this particular Summer, in the shadow of these movie behemoths, “a little engine that could” Uptown filmmaker is having a hard time getting his [...]
Last Saturday, Inwood’s chic and upscale hand and foot spa, NAIL LOUNGE, engaged in a marketing activity that solidified their place as one of the newest, coolest businesses in Inwood. They produced an in store and outdoor promotions, that highlighted the products and works of make-up artist, Blue Michael. Qiana, owner of Nail Lounge, allowed [...]
Tread Bike Shop 250 Dyckman Street New York, NY 10034-5354 (212) 544-7055 UPTOWN COLLECTIVE: Where are you from? OZZIE PEREZ, TREAD BIKE SHOP OWNER: I want to say I’m from 183rd, 184th, 189th. What is Tread Bike Shop? The shop is a place created to give Uptown the cycling service we (uptowners) deserve. Before Tread [...]
One of my favorite authors, Robin Sharma, put it best, “people do business with people they like”. That right there, succinctly sums up the secret to Hector Bodre’s success. Bodre Cut and Color Room (4174 Broadway) has managed to survive 2 recessions as well as thriving in a crowded field with the ubiquity of salons [...]
Name: Jason Devereaux Where you’re from? Yonkers, NY What is Nostylgia and how long have you been in business? Nostylgia is a lot of things but to sum it up simply Nostylgia is a Lifestyle Brand and retail store and we’ve been in business since 2004 What made you open up a business in Inwood [...]
BY DeJesus INSPIRE AND EDUCATE A GROUP OF YOUNG DOMINICAN STUDENTS FROM SOME OF AMERICA’S HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN LESS THAN 36 HRS. Leopold (Sound of Art) and M.Tony (The Peralta Project) received an invitation from the NATIONAL DOMINICAN STUDENT CONFERENCE in early 2010 to host a workshop titled, DOMINICANS IN THE ARTS,on [...]
BY DeJesus That is what you might hear blaring from the mouth of the Dark Knight’s young and naive side kick if he happens to find himself on one of Inwood’s streets. But what can seriously be concluded by this image is that Uptown is a recycling conscious neighborhood.
BY Carolina Pichardo It’s placed quietly in the left-hand corner of Brazen Lingerie. Surrounded by mannequins, laced underwear, silk panties, and massage oils. Although it looks like your average grandmother’s antique dresser, don’t be fooled by the delicate hand carvings and amaretto finish on this masterpiece. This beautiful piece of furniture holds much more and [...]
Now you got one more reason to spend time uptown and save on your downtown metro card swipe…reason being, a wine bar is looking to open soon, on our very own “Restaurant Row” (Dyckman Street, west of Broadway). On a strip full of dining establishments (ranging from Sushi(Mama Sushi) to Traditional Diner dishes (Park View Restaurant), [...]
By Led Black P-Star Rising, a riveting film by Gabriel Noble, follows the life of Priscilla P-Star Diaz as she and her father, Jesse, attempt to navigate the treacherous waters of the music business. Priscilla began rocking stages in Harlem at the tender age of nine. The film documents 4 years of the highs, lows, [...]
By Led Black For real – I am so Washington Heights that the actual block that you see in the poster for In the Heights is a picture of my block. You feel me? That’s right people, what you see right there is the corner of 192nd and Wadsworth Avenue. To the left, just slightly [...]
If you don’t know what a Pale is, chances are, that you are not Dominican. A Pale is any combination of 2 numbers that a person chooses as their pick for the Dominican lottery. Typically, depending on where you play your numbers, each Pale pays $1,100 for each dollar a person plays. So if your Pale were to hit and you bet 5 dollars you would win $5,500. The Dominican Lottery’s range of numbers is from 1 to a 100 as opposed to let’s say the Mega Millions, which is from 1 to 46. Back in the day in the 80’s, Dominicans in New York only bet on the Dominican lottery on Sundays. Now a person can play their numbers, if they know where to go, any day of the week.
Thats right, Ron Perlman…Actor who plays HellBoy! was in BladeII and was the “Beast” in the Beauty and the Beast TV show….was born in Washington Heights. While living uptown he attended G.Dubs. So, the next time you see him, ask him, Why the “HELL” hasn’t he been back to visit.
In today’s AM NY Newspapers STUFF section, AM NY did a story called “UPTOWN GOODS.” The story was highlighting the slew of new independent stores popping up on the Inwood strip, Dyckman street. One of new hip businesses is the UC’s own La Sala 78. Sala, was featured as a new Cafe/Gallery in the Dyckman [...]
Hello World! Welcome to the new and official blog for the Washington Height/Inwood area. We are working on some great and exciting content that highlights what is cool, hip and culturally happening in this, at times, forgotten neighborhood of Manhattan. A lot of great changes are happening right in front of our eyes in the [...]