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Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

By Eleanor Stanford In New York City, 30 percent of workers earn minimum wage or less. In an effort to gain control over their pay and workplace conditions, some are turning to a centuries-old business model: cooperatives. In the past three years, 12 coops have been set up, doubling the city’s total. With the help [...]


6/28/14: 2nd Annual Artist Health Fair

6/28/14: 2nd Annual Artist Health Fair


President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit | NY Daily News

President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit | NY Daily News

BY Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON – Shirley Young, a nurse from the Bronx, was invited to lunch in the capital Monday, but she had no idea President Obama would be sitting next to her in Chipotle. A single mother who works at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Washington Heights, Young was [...]


Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon – The Review

Stealing A Summer's Afternoon – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon is the story of how Elliot got his groove back. Elliot Serlin has been a stand-up guy his whole life. A good Jewish boy from the Bronx, Elliot has reached middle age without having ever diverted from the path of the straight and narrow. A devoted, hard-working [...]


NYPD will soon unveil bilingual Twitter account in Washington Heights precinct | NY Daily News

NYPD will soon unveil bilingual Twitter account in Washington Heights precinct | NY Daily News

BY Simone Weichselbaum | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Twitter-loving Police Commissioner William Bratton has tapped a Washington Heights top cop to pound out what will be the NYPD’s first-ever bilingual tweets in Spanish. Deputy Inspector Fausto Pichardo, a 37-year-old Dominican immigrant who heads the 33rd Precinct, shared his plans for Twitter the old-fashioned way — [...]


Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni , Erin Durkin | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Rep. Charles Rangel and challenger Adriano Espaillat faced off in a debate Wednesday night in a race for a Harlem congressional seat that has become increasingly heated and personal. The two candidates toned down their racial rhetoric, but Espaillat, a Washington Heights state senator, [...]


State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS As he campaigns against legendary Rep. Charles Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat isn’t shy about showcasing his roots. “I would have never thought back then, when I came with no papers, an immigrant, a young boy from the Dominican Republic, that I would have the great opportunity [...]


La Libreta

La Libreta

BY A.J. Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Adela stared out the window fascinated by the frost and the pattern it made on the glass. She touched the surface of the pane. The pattern reminded her of the lace that edged the neckline of her wedding dress, tiny, perfect, and delicate. That was only a few months ago yet [...]


Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

By Carrington Morris The March day before explosions shook East Harlem, Dimitri Gatanas, proprietor of the Urban Garden Center on Park Avenue from 116th to 118th, said, “everybody is subject to things, and obstacles and destruction and happiness and good things. We just have to learn how to deal with them, that’s it.” The following [...]


Uptown Video: Oveous X Arsenio

Uptown Video: Oveous X Arsenio

Uptown’s own Oveous appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show last week and quite simply tore it down. Kudos goes out to him for the stellar performance. Check it out below. Related: Killing Myths Is A Full Time Job: A Q&A With Oveous Maximus Oveous Maximus “Kill Your Myth” Listening Party @ Katra – The Recap [...]


Dominican immigrant creates tech startup to send money home to family | NY Daily News

Dominican immigrant creates tech startup to send money home to family | NY Daily News

BY Erica Pearson Dominican immigrant Edrizio De La Cruz sends money each month to his aunt Matilde in Santo Domingo to help her with groceries. But instead of wiring the funds, De La Cruz, a 33-year-old recent Wharton School of Business graduate, came up with a new way to send cash — and at the [...]


Broad Channel – The Review

Broad Channel - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Malcolm X changed the trajectory of my life. The Malcolm that I encountered in the Autobiography of Malcolm X transformed a bright but rudderless and somewhat bitter teen into a student of history. I no longer saw history as a dormant and static record of a long ago forgotten past that [...]


Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that’s strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that's strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Whoa nellie! A new Italian restaurant is racing into Washington Heights with a sports car theme — but its logo, deeply reminiscent of Ferrari’s, has prompted a lightning fast double-take. Maranello Restaurant & Lounge, a nod to the Northern Italian hamlet where the Ferrari has been [...]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Conversations on Broadway – Inwood

Time Travel Tuesdays: Conversations on Broadway - Inwood

By David Frank | October 27th, 2008 One of our favorite NY Times’ columnists, Charles Blow, came Uptown back in October of 2008 to talk with voters in Fort Tryon Park about immigration, race and other issues.


Against the Odds, a South Bronx Swim Team Finds Success | NY Times

Against the Odds, a South Bronx Swim Team Finds Success | NY Times

By WINNIE HU The pool is old and small, and scarred by chipped stone and peeling paint. But all that matters to the Blue Waves, the team that calls it home, is that it is a place to swim — one of the few indoor pools in the South Bronx. Four evenings a week, the [...]


5/8/14: TEDxColumbiaSIPA

5/8/14: TEDxColumbiaSIPA

The 2nd annual TEDxColumbiaSIPA event will take place at the Miller Theatre (Broadway at 116th St.) on the Columbia University campus on May 8th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The function will feature 12 inspiring speakers and performers organized around the theme, Think Smaller. Highlighted speakers this year include Grammy-nominated musician Matisyahu and New York Times [...]


Money = Power: Taming The Credit Card Monster

Money = Power: Taming The Credit Card Monster

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. Following up on our previous post, I’d like to share some strategies on controlling credit card spending. Essentially, buying with borrowed money can be a short-term aid [...]


Poorly Photoshopped Disembodied Heads Promising Technicolor Adventures

Poorly Photoshopped Disembodied Heads Promising Technicolor Adventures

BY Christina Bebeau The moment I walked into the joint, the title song from Hello Dolly! started. Although I had never been to this bar in West Hollywood, I felt instantly at home, as if I were actually Dolly returning to Harmonia Gardens. Eleven TVs were blasting the iconic scene from the movie, one small [...]


Dinner With My Father

Dinner With My Father

BY Christina Bebeau Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) When I was in the second grade, my parents got divorced. I saw my father every other weekend, and on Wednesdays we would have dinner. Usually we would go out, but occasionally this also entailed some depressing bachelor take out buffet of too much Chinese (which to [...]


Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is nearing the end of his political career. Bronx Democratic Party leaders said Monday they are deserting Rangel, the 83-year-old dean of New York’s delegation in Washington, for Adriano Espaillat in the June 24 Democratic congressional primary. And city Controller Scott Stringer is also expected to soon [...]


Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR The grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.” The two-time challenger spoke about his immigrant roots and promised to be a “unifying voice” for an increasingly diverse district. The political novice, for his [...]


Pioneering Washington Heights gay bar ‘No Parking’ closes | NY Daily News

Pioneering Washington Heights gay bar 'No Parking' closes | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney There was a whole lot of sadness in Washington Heights last weekend. No Parking, one of Upper Manhattan’s only gay bars, and the first in Washington Heights, closed Sunday to make way for a gym. The tiny bar built a reputation as a pioneering addition when it opened eight years ago, [...]


Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Parents of students squeezed into three rat-infested “temporary” trailers for more than 10 years called for the Department of Education to remove the eyesores Tuesday. As many as 50 kindergartners at a time have been crammed into the Temporary Classroom Units since 2003 while officials at Public [...]


Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part I

Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part I

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. Certainly, we can agree there’s a significant difference between need and want. Maybe we don’t always willingly distinguish between them, though. I love classic movies, in particular, [...]

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