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Huge Fire in Harlem Displaces Dozens | NY Times

Huge Fire in Harlem Displaces Dozens | NY Times

Luis Ferré-Sadurni of the NY Times penned a simply heartbreaking account of the massive fire that tore through an apartment building in Harlem on Friday night. The six-alarm fire broke out at 565 W. 144th St shortly before 3:15 pm on Friday and was not brought under control until 9 am Saturday morning. The inferno […]


Washington Heights resident revives fight to save historic Coliseum Cinemas theater | Curbed NY

Washington Heights resident revives fight to save historic Coliseum Cinemas theater | Curbed NY

A new petition is calling for the building to be landmarked and acquired by a theater company by Ameena Walker The historic Coliseum Cinemas theater in Washington Heights has been shuttered since 2011, and while preservationists and local residents have made efforts to have the building converted into an arts space, none have proven successful. […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – W.A.M.T.A.namera

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – W.A.M.T.A.namera

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast the crew discusses the intricacies of rat hunting, the Above Average “Women in Comedy” event and Sammy Sosa’s transformation. The special guest this week is beauty blogger extraordinaire Ada Rojas. Listen to “W.A.M.T.A.namera w/Ada Rojas” on Spreaker. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly […]


Sunday morning fire destroys Inwood businesses | Manhattan Times

Sunday morning fire destroys Inwood businesses | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson Photos by Cristóbal Vivar and Gregg McQueen A four-alarm fire destroyed a row of Inwood stores on Sunday morning, November 12. The inferno gutted a string of businesses on Nagle Avenue near Thayer Avenue, and caused six firefighters to be sent to the hospital. Flames and thick smoke […]


GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

Super big shout out to GQ for taking a brave stance and naming Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’. The excellent cover story properly places Kaepernick’s activism in the context of such icons as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. Shot in Harlem, Martin Schoeller’s simply incredible images of the athlete/activist resonate with power, purpose and […]


Four-Alarm Fire on Nagle | Manhattan Times

Four-Alarm Fire on Nagle | Manhattan Times

It sounded like one muffled explosion, followed by another and another. Soon, residents were milling about on Nagle Avenue, watching heavy gray plumes of smoke ‎trail upward from a fire centered at the liquor store at 150 Nagle early Sunday morning. By 1030 a.m.‎, the FDNY had dispatched first responders to the scene and had […]


StreetEasy: Inwood emerges as the only truly affordable neighborhood in New York City

StreetEasy: Inwood emerges as the only truly affordable neighborhood in New York City

The good folks at StreetEasy have determined that according to their analysis there is only one neighborhood “where the median asking rent is affordable on the median income.” You guessed it. The answer is our bucolic Inwood. With the way things are going that may not be the case for long. Hit up the link […]


Racial Disparities in School Interventions: Report | Manhattan Times

Racial Disparities in School Interventions: Report | Manhattan Times

BY Andrea Sears‎ | New York News Connection When a student in emotional distress in a New York City public school is black, police are much more likely to be involved, according to a new report. The group Advocates for Children of New York says police are intervening in incidents that should be handled by […]


Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough…

Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough...

Related: New Junot Diaz Book To Be Released In September What Dominican Independence Day Means | Remezcla I Am A Dominican York 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.


Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: An Uptown Retrospective

Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: An Uptown Retrospective

Photography by Emil Baez, Emmanuel Abreu, Wallace Flores & Paul Lomax On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast and unleashed extensive damage on New York and New Jersey. Some parts of these 2 states are still reeling, 5 years later, from the storm. Uptown was luckily spared the worst even though our […]


Harlem church turns into high-end boutique at fifth annual clothing drive | NY Daily News

Harlem church turns into high-end boutique at fifth annual clothing drive | NY Daily News

BY Esha Ray & Denis Slattery A tres chic clothing drive was held Saturday at a Harlem church — offering high end duds for those in need. First Corinthian Baptist Church, for the fifth year running, transformed its halls into a high-end boutique featuring different “departments.” They offered up a selection of women’s shoes and […]


Let Them Build Walls, We Are Building Bridges Over Here…

Let Them Build Walls, We Are Building Bridges Over Here...

A post shared by Sharese Ann (@sharesef) on Oct 29, 2017 at 10:31am 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.


Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

A Word From Nelson Estevez Growing up in Inwood, New York was difficult. I distinctly remember Broadway Avenue: the street which divided the Dominican and Irish communities. The goal of this film is to bridge those two communities together, build empathy for one another as human beings, and come to the realization that there is […]


10/29/17: Night of the Living Dead @ The United Palace

10/29/17: Night of the Living Dead @ The United Palace

Zombies are returning to the United Palace with a lust for human flesh! Pre-show includes a tribute to the director, George A. Romero, who passed away in July of this year, a Halloween costume parade on stage, and a showing of the 2009 horror short Alice Jacobs is Dead. So come dressed up in your […]


NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem reveals its complete two-year renovation | Curbed NY

NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem reveals its complete two-year renovation | Curbed NY

Check out the new gift shop, research spaces, and more by Tanay Warerkar After a nearly two-year renovation, the New York Public Library debuted a host of renovated spaces inside the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem. The Center, located on Malcolm X Boulevard, between West 136th and 135th Streets is comprised […]


The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Uptown superhero, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has done it again. In record time, he gathered some of the biggest names in Latin music to put together the infectious Almost Like Praying. Artists such as J Lo, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, Gloria Estefan and many more did their thing on this impressive feat of solidarity. […]


#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

A post shared by Manhattan Times (@manhattantimes_) on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:48am PDT We did it Uptown. We came together as a community for the #uptownUNIDOS fundraising extravaganza for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Elected officials, community stakeholders, students and people from all walks of life stopped in to help […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Pal Carajo @realDonaldTrump

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Pal Carajo @realDonaldTrump

You're going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, "Right this way, sir."They'll clear a path. https://t.co/xXfJH0KJmw — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 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 […]


10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS – A Day of Action & Service

10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS - A Day of Action & Service

Uptown, our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico need us. Our brethren in Mexico need us. And they need us now. We cannot wait for others to act. We are up to the challenge. Please join us this coming Saturday, October 7 from 11 am to 6 pm for #uptownUNIDOS – a day of action […]


Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to […]


10/06/17: Room 28 Comedy Presents SKIT…

10/06/17: Room 28 Comedy Presents SKIT…

The hardest working sketch comedy troupe is back at it folks. Catch them on Friday, October 6 at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street). You don’t want to miss this all out laugh fest. But it gets better people, use the Discount Code UPTOWN for $5 dollars off your purchase. So there you have […]


Walk in White | Manhattan Times

Walk in White | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They marched in lace and sneakers. The 17th annual Brides March was held this Tues., Sept. 26th, as women marched through uptown streets to take a stand against domestic violence. The annual event pays tribute to Gladys Ricart, a Dominican-born resident who was murdered on her wedding day in 1999 by […]


A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In ‘The Stars Beneath Our Feet’ | NPR

A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet' | NPR

Lolly Rachpaul is 12 years old and a Lego master. He lives in Harlem, where his older brother was shot to death in a gang crime. When David Barclay Moore’s new novel for young readers “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” opens, Lolly is angry and sad and doesn’t feel much like celebrating Christmas. But his […]

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