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Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The owner of an East Harlem dry cleaning facility says he’s being cleaned out by the city in an eminent domain dispute. Damon Bae, who runs Fancy Cleaners at 2319 Third Avenue, said he is in danger of having to close his family business after the city took the property title in […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Chimpin’ Ain’t Easy

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Chimpin’ Ain’t Easy

The hilarity continues in the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast. Juan Bago recaps being iPhoneless and lost for 3 days, Rachel La Loca shares details about smoking hookah in a Russian sex dungeon, Jaime celebrates MLK day with “ManMosas” at brunch and Frank discusses his personal record with Uber driving for 40 […]


Sign The Petition: Let’s Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

Sign The Petition: Let's Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

We did it before Uptown, we can do it again. Another Uptown institution, Galicia Restaurant, may soon close if the landlord cannot be convinced to reconsider the lease terms they are offering to an establishment that has been around for more than 30 years. Please sign the petition below and share widely. A rally to […]


“Handshake” deal reached to keep Coogan’s open | Manhattan Times

“Handshake” deal reached to keep Coogan’s open | Manhattan Times

It won’t be last call after all. ‎ A handshake agreement has been reached between Coogan’s Restaurant and its landlord, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, to keep the iconic Washington Heights pub open. The deal was reported on social media by Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who had organized a rally for January 14 to help save the restaurant. […]


Amazing Things Have Happened Here: The Shared Mission of a Bar and a Hospital

Amazing Things Have Happened Here: The Shared Mission of a Bar and a Hospital

By Robert Snyder Photos: Cristóbal Vivar | Manhattan Times New York-Presbyterian may be world-renowned as a hospital, research center and medical school, but its neighbors in upper Manhattan know it mostly as a bad landlord. When the hospital hit Coogan’s with a devastating rent hike, it trampled the good work done by its own doctors, […]


Community members, landlord respond to Coogan’s shutdown

Community members, landlord respond to Coogan’s shutdown

By Gregg McQueen After news broke that Coogan’s, an iconic Washington Heights restaurant and pub for more than 30 years, would shut down in May due to a massive rent hike, concerned community members and elected officials have reacted to help save the beloved establishment. Coogan’s owners said on January 9 that they needed to […]


Celebrating with Los Magos and Miranda | Manhattan Times

Celebrating with Los Magos and Miranda | Manhattan Times

Story by Desiree Johnson Photos by Cristóbal Vivar There’d be time enough for policy and politics. First, storytime. Families braved the blistering cold and filed into the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem this past Sat., Jan. 6 to mark Three Kings’ Day holiday, a touchstone holiday for many Latinos who observe the […]


Closing time at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

Closing time at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen It’s the very last call. The institution will be closing its doors for good this spring. Coogan’s Restaurant, a popular pub that catered to the diverse community uptown, hosted events and served as a meeting place for local leaders for more than 30 years, will shut down at the end of May. […]


Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2018

Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2018

Right in the nick of time comes the Up Theater Company’s Dead of Winter play series. So fight the primordial urge to hibernate and get out in the cold for some smoking hot theater. That’s right; 4 plays every Sunday for 4 weeks for free. How do you like them apples?


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From Showtime Saturdays at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, to the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center, to a little nature photography with Michael Palma Mir, the Manhattan Times keeps you in the loop with the all the cool Uptown happenings. Click below for more. Check out: Looking Ahead | The […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Renew Your Passions

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Renew Your Passions

Awaken ancient forms, and play within them,Sift gold amidst the wreckage of your slumber;Renew your passions, maybe Pinterest pin them,Tell that one toxic friend, “Yo, lose my number.”The day is clear, a new year is aborning;And so are you, perpet’ually. Gmorning. pic.twitter.com/QdNJnnN1GS — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 2, 2018 We invite you to subscribe to […]


Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen When an early-morning fire tore through Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza on December 9, owner Ángel Salazar thought his dreams, as well as his business, had gone up in smoke. He has worked at the popular Inwood eatery since the day it opened in 2004, starting as a counter helper and working his […]


In Memoriam: Don Hogan Charles

In Memoriam: Don Hogan Charles

Don Hogan Charles was the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times. While you may not know his name you have definitely seen his work. His most famous photograph was the iconic image of Malcolm X holding a rifle as he gazed out of the window. Besides capturing key moments and […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From learning about Bitcoin, to getting to know the urban bike park at Highbridge Park, to First Fridays at the Schomburg, to honoring MLK, to a garden winter tour, the Manhattan Times has got you covered with a whole host of cool things to do Uptown. For more: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

What better way to kick off the New Year than with a hike through Inwood Hill Park? Join Urban Park Rangers as they guide hikers through the trails within the urban forest on New Year’s Day. The Manhattan Times has compiled a cool list of upcoming Uptown events that features everything from free movie screenings, […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From meditation, to collages, to calendar workshops, to people power and the Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio, the Manhattan Times has got you covered with a whole host of cool things to do Uptown. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our […]


Eviction Fiction | Manhattan Times

Eviction Fiction | Manhattan Times

BY Gregg McQueen Jacinta Duran was shocked after opening her mail one day this past February. Duran, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment on Sherman Avenue in Inwood, received a notice stating that she needed to vacate her apartment in 90 days because she was not using it as her primary residence, a violation of […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Whether its park stewardship, a Kwanzaa Celebration, a Christmas Tale, a little yuletide Jazz or an exploration of the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, the Manhattan Times has got you covered. Click below for more. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


12/10/17: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

12/10/17: The People's Theatre Project Presents We The People

PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents We The People Youth Voices Center Stage Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5pm Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center 104 Haven Avenue People’s Theatre Project’s community actors take the stage to address social injustice in their world. The event features three interdisciplinary original theatrical […]


Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Character Study By COREY KILGANNON With a blast of her whistle, Estelle Davis raised a white-gloved hand and held back a column of oncoming cars bearing down on a group of schoolchildren ambling across the street. “Come on, baby,” she said, ushering a straggler through the rush-hour traffic. Ms. Davis has been a New York […]


Save The Date: 01/27/18 – Rise Up Inwood

Save The Date: 01/27/18 – Rise Up Inwood

Please come out to the venerable United Palace on January 27 for a special evening of hip hop music featuring Andy Mineo in celebration of the work of the Inwood Academy. The Inwood Academy serves students in grades five to twelve (nearly 900 young scholars) and their first class of seniors will graduate this year. […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Whether it’s African dance, Vinyasa Jazz, or Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, click below for a list of cool events happening Uptown courtesy of the Manhattan Times. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter […]


City Council approves East Harlem rezoning | The Real Deal

City Council approves East Harlem rezoning | The Real Deal

By Kathryn Brenzel The City Council on Thursday approved the rezoning of East Harlem, the third neighborhood to be rezoned under the mandatory inclusionary housing program. The 96-block rezoning is expected to create 1,288 affordable housing units on private sites. Under MIH, the city estimates that at least 20 to 25 percent of all new […]


Happy Holidays: The Uptown Edition

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