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04/22/18: The Inwood Hill Park Earth Day Festival

04/22/18: The Inwood Hill Park Earth Day Festival

Let’s celebrate Earth Day the Uptown Way. The indispensable NoMAA will be presenting a free bilingual workshop followed by a performance with Enerolisa Y El Grupo De Salve at the Payson Playground on Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 4 pm.


The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves | The Atlantic

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves | The Atlantic

Dr. James Marion Sims is considered the father of modern gynecology. Until this week, his statue stood solemnly on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. The thing is that he obtained his knowledge by experimenting on enslaved Black women. Without anesthesia, may I add, because he believed that Black people did not feel pain. The painting […]


J. Marion Sims statue removed | Manhattan Times

J. Marion Sims statue removed | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar The statue of a white doctor who performed experimental surgeries on female slaves has been removed from East Harlem. Early on Tuesday morning, April 17, NYC Parks workers took down the Central Park statue of J. Marion Sims, considered the “Father of Gynecology.” However, Sims was known for achieving medical discoveries […]


Vibrant Opposition at BP’s Inwood Rezoning Hearing | City Limits

Vibrant Opposition at BP’s Inwood Rezoning Hearing | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew On Tuesday night, residents packed the auditorium of IS. 218 for Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s hearing on the de Blasio administration’s proposed Inwood rezoning, with most testifiers speaking passionately against the proposal. The Inwood rezoning is the fifth rezoning sponsored by the de Blasio administration to move through the multi-stage public […]


From Inwood To Vietnam

From Inwood To Vietnam

Edward Hagan was only 22 years old when he left the comforts of his beloved Inwood neighborhood to serve as an American military advisor to the South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. In his riveting essay in The Irish Echo, Mr. Hagan brings to life the thriving Irish Inwood of the late 1960’s. The author […]


Junot Díaz Opens Up About Being Sexually Molested As A Child

Junot Díaz Opens Up About Being Sexually Molested As A Child

Even superheroes have human frailties. Pulitzer Award winning author Junot Díaz penned a powerful piece in The New Yorker about being sexually molested as a child. The repeated rape by a relative left the young Junot adrift, depressed and suicidal. The missive provides a window into the life of a brilliant but troubled author whose […]


#InstagramUptown: The Upside Down

#InstagramUptown: The Upside Down

A post shared by Dan Davenport (@dandavenportnyc) on Apr 2, 2018 at 3:28pm 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.


Spread Love: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (One Man Play)

Spread Love: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (One Man Play)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a classic. Now see it live as a one man show. Get your tickets to see Kelvin Grullon do his thing in this rousing rendition of this important piece of literature. The homies Juan Bago and Rachel La Loca will be hosting the festivities. Get Your TIX: […]


UPinion: “We must listen” | Manhattan Times

UPinion: “We must listen” | Manhattan Times

By Mino Lora Photo: E. Abreu Visuals I am a firm believer in the power of young people. They teach me and inspire me every single day; it is clear to me that their compassion, creativity and commitment is unmatchable. The March for Our Lives was the largest nationwide protest in this country demanding gun […]


Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

Spread Love: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

You can always count on the Up Theater Company to deliver theater that is provocative, engaging and relevant. Their latest production, Detained, is no exception. Set in a refugee detention center deep in the heart of Texas, two teenagers from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond to counter the dangers lurking within and without the […]


And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is...

Studying abroad has not dimmed her uptown cred. Miranda Spencer, currently an undergraduate student at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has won the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. The Inwood native’s submission focused on the waterways unique to northern Manhattan and various elements of uptown’s inclusive and diverse cultural scene. Her work was […]


“Still in crisis” | Manhattan Times

“Still in crisis” | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Nelliebelle Cordero is distressed. The 41-year-old mother of three came to New York City after her home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane María. She arrived in the city last November to stay with family members, but could remain there only very briefly. After applying for assistance from the Federal […]


It Has Been 210 Days Since Amanda Morales Last Saw the Sun | The Nation

It Has Been 210 Days Since Amanda Morales Last Saw the Sun | The Nation

Cinthya Santos Briones, Laura Gottesdiener and Malav Kanuga of The Nation put together an absolute must-read on the trials and tribulations of Amanda Morales. Ever since Amanda Morales sought sanctuary in the Hollyrood Church on August 17, 2017 she has not seen the light of day for any meaningful length of time. The powerful story […]


Firefighter Dies in a Harlem Fire on Film Set | NY Times

Firefighter Dies in a Harlem Fire on Film Set | NY Times

Michael Schwirtz and Jonah Engel Bromwich of the NY Times reported on the five-alarm blaze that broke out at 773 St. Nicholas Avenue late last night. Tragically, firefighter Michael R. Davidson, 37, lost his life fighting the fire. The building was doubling as film set for a movie being directed by Edward Norton. The edifice […]


“This is personal for me” | Manhattan Times

“This is personal for me” | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi Video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully It was not just any Sunday stroll. U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat took elected officials and community members on a walking tour this Sun., Mar. 18th of vacant lots where he said that the city could build 100 percent affordable housing. The Congressman’s […]


03/18/18: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Holds Affordable Housing Now! Tour

03/18/18: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Holds Affordable Housing Now! Tour

True to the promise that he made this past Monday at the Inwood Rezoning Forum, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is holding his 100% Affordable Housing Now! Tour to demand 5,000 affordable units at part of the Inwood Rezoning on Sunday, March 18 from noon to 1 pm. The starting point is 204th Street and 10th Avenue. […]


Save The Date: 04/29/18 – The State of Development in Northern Manhattan

Save The Date: 04/29/18 – The State of Development in Northern Manhattan

NYC Council Member, Ydanis Rodriguez will be hosting a community meeting regarding the Inwood Rezoning and the overall state of development in Northern Manhattan on April 29 at 2:30 pm at the Manhattan Bible Church (3816 9th Ave – btwn @ 204th & 205th). Make sure your voices are heard by attending and help to […]


Revisiting the Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

Revisiting the Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

BY Sherry Mazzocchi In a sweeping presentation to a packed auditorium, Congressman Adriano Espaillat reiterated support for “truly affordable housing” in Inwood. Espaillat convened the town hall on Mon., Mar. 12th at the Washington Heights Academy. The Congressman, who is from Washington Heights, said, “If the city really wanted to provide affordable housing, they could […]


Uptown Tonight: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Hosts Community Forum On Inwood Rezoning & 100% Affordable Housing

Uptown Tonight: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Hosts Community Forum On Inwood Rezoning & 100% Affordable Housing

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a community forum to discuss the Inwood rezoning effort and his call for 100% affordable housing on Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST at the Washington Heights Academy located at 202 Sherman Ave (by 204th Street), New York. Rep. Espaillat will be joined by Manhattan Borough President, […]


Library redevelopment plans unveiled | Manhattan Times

Library redevelopment plans unveiled | Manhattan Times

Spoiler alerts ahead. After months of speculation, the city has revealed long-awaited details for the redevelopment of the Inwood Library. On Tues., Mar. 6th, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and New York Public Library (NYPL) announced plans to redevelop the current library into a 14-story building featuring 175 […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: The Struggle Is Real

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: The Struggle Is Real

Earlier tonight I was on an Uptown bound 1 Train and sat across this woman who was hauling her belongings in different bags. It broke my heart. I refuse to accept that the bottom line of landlords & developers is more important than people. pic.twitter.com/g1IHPkjxdu — Juan Rosa (@JuanRosa_NYC) March 5, 2018 We invite you […]


Say Word: Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Inwood

Say Word: Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Inwood

That’s right folks. A 2nd place Mega Millions ticket, worth a cool $1,000,000, was purchased at the Last Stop Convenience store (4973 Broadway) on March 2. So far the prize remains unclaimed. If you bought a Mega Millions ticket there this past Friday you may just be a winner. Check to see if you have […]


04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

04/13/18:  Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited—except Lola. […]


03/15/18: Inwood Film Festival Opening Night Benefit

03/15/18: Inwood Film Festival Opening Night Benefit

Once again it’s on. The Inwood Film Festival is back and bigger and better than ever. This year the festival boasts 24 short and feature films to be shown in nine screenings. The festival kicks off with a benefit event on Thursday, March 15, at 6.30pm with a special presentation featuring: A History of “Hollywood” […]

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