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Bread and Yoga’s Coworking Space Opens in January | DNAinfo

Bread and Yoga's Coworking Space Opens in January | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Inwood’s artists, telecommuters and freelancers will have an alternative to the coffee-shop-as-office next month, when Bread and Yoga launches its ambitious new co-working space. The space, located in the kitchen of Bread and Yoga’s newly opened 5000 Broadway studio, will feature a large table, Wi-Fi, coffee and a lounge that [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga – The Death of Online Dating

Best of the Boogie Down: A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga - The Death of Online Dating

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Alright, I proclaimed what seemed to be impossible for anyone to believe. I am done with online dating. Done. Over it. White flag up in the air all day. I know just a couple of weeks ago I was raving about the tips and tricks to online dating, but after some [...]


It’s Official: Washington Heights & Dominicans Are #1

It’s Official: Washington Heights & Dominicans Are #1

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Well…. sort of. It turns out that according to the newly released report, “The Newest New Yorkers,” published by the city’s Department of City Planning; Washington Heights has the largest number of foreign-born people of any city neighborhood (80,174) and Dominicans are the city’s largest immigrant group at 380,200 residents or [...]


UPinion: Cocolo – Growing Up Black in Washington Heights

UPinion: Cocolo - Growing Up Black in Washington Heights

By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) I love my hood! Many bellow this mantra but, a pertinent question would be; does the hood love back? As of late, the answer is not as clear as I would like it to be. There was a time where one would not be able to pay me to believe [...]


Elected Officials Join Outraged Community Members In Supporting Unjustly Terminated Domino’s Workers

Elected Officials Join Outraged Community Members In Supporting Unjustly Terminated Domino’s Workers

On Monday, December 9th, 2013, Northern Manhattan elected officials stood side by side at a candlelight vigil with community leaders, activists and more to support 24 workers fired from Domino’s Pizza for speaking out against unfair labor practices. NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and NYC Council Member-Elect [...]


Uptown Poetry: Loneliness

Uptown Poetry: Loneliness

BY Anonymous Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) You usually sneak in at dusk to tie me up and ransack my mind. I do everything to try to avoid you. But I know you’re there every evening waiting for me to come home.


The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

Words: Led Black – Video: Nelson R. Salcedo – 2nd Camera: Art By Dj Boy – Photography: Emil Baez – Sound: Ray Rodriguez This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where Dyckman Beer works [...]


The House on the Hill: A Murder In Washington Heights…

The House on the Hill: A Murder In Washington Heights…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Research & Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination) Washington Heights resident, 16-year-old Lillian Mojica, was most probably consumed with thinking about the big Valentine’s Day School Dance that was taking place the very next day. Everyone in school could not get off the topic. She never made it.


10/30/13: The CCCD Presents Nuestras Voces

10/30/13: The CCCD Presents Nuestras Voces

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Best of the Boogie Down: A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga

Best of the Boogie Down: A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) So, I wasn’t Catfished! But then again, given the fact that I’ve become an online dating connoisseur (not really), I know how to weed out the stolen selfies and model photos, versus those who are actually looking for their soul mate. But given my last editorial on how the hit MTV [...]


Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court | NY Times

Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court | NY Times

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — For generations, people of Haitian descent have been an inextricable part of life here, often looked at with suspicion and dismay, but largely relied on all the same to clean rooms, build things cheaply and provide the backbreaking labor needed on the country’s vast sugar plantations. [...]


Uptown Poetry: Washington Heights – The Beautiful

Uptown Poetry: Washington Heights - The Beautiful

BY K.R.M. (@_KayeRenee) So we collectively agree that the streets aren’t that mean and there’s culture to see, Our hallways aren’t pristine but the running water is clean, and every corner doesn’t house an illiterate drug fiend? The Uptown that they described isn’t the one I’m calling home, “Be careful you know, women aren’t safe [...]


The Heartache of an Immigrant Family | NY Times

The Heartache of an Immigrant Family | NY Times

By SONIA NAZARIO WHEN we talk about immigration to America, we tell a hopeful story about courage and sacrifice. But that story obscures the fact that, especially for the poor, immigration is often a traumatizing event, one that tears families apart. Consider the experience of one family, originally from Honduras. In 1989, Lourdes Pineda was [...]


Photos Documenting NYC Latino Experience To Be Digitized by Columbia | WNYC

Photos Documenting NYC Latino Experience To Be Digitized by Columbia | WNYC

By Gisele Regatao : Executive Producer, WNYC News Five thousand pictures documenting Hispanics in New York City will be preserved by Columbia University. The photos, from El Diario/La Prensa’s archives from 1978 to 2001, will be digitized and indexed, and will be accessible through the university’s library. The announcement comes as the Latino newspaper celebrates [...]


New hotels in the works on W. 181st St., W. 168th St. in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

New hotels in the works on W. 181st St., W. 168th St. in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

Exclusive: Projects will fill need for families of patients at Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and athletes at New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory By Stephanie Lacy AND Amber Goodfellow / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Washington Heights is on track get a pair of new hotels — bringing [...]


The Red Shorts Basketball Society and the Demographics of Washington Heights

The Red Shorts Basketball Society and the Demographics of Washington Heights

By Christina Bebeau It was the first summery day of spring, the kind of day you remember from your childhood, the first day you can wear shorts, the first sunburn of the season. My face is still as crispy and golden as a Peking Duck, my back an unmistakably yuppie series of sports bra tan [...]


Inwood v. Inwood

Inwood v. Inwood

By Christina Bebeau I run three slightly uphill blocks to the middle of the hill at 181st and Fort Washington, on the way observing the buildings with Art Deco doors, front courtyards, and engraved names. The building on the southeast corner even has a wide variety of gargoyles that aren’t voiced by Jason Alexander but [...]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – I am the Heights

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – I am the Heights

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) 10 4 84 A Star is born Presbyterian Hospital, ready for the impossible Dominican Mother and a Puerto Rican Dad Who made the decision at 17, few wish they had but for the love of their child, took the good with the bad


Intrigue, Espionage, North Korea… Uptown?

Intrigue, Espionage, North Korea… Uptown?

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Chances are that when you think of a Stalinist, bat-shit crazy, police state, North Korea is the first name that comes to mind. Well guess what, our very own Inwood was at the heart of an espionage episode with global implications. Earlier this month, Talking Points Memo, reported on the mysterious [...]


My Muse is… Uptown

BY Karen Silva (@ClassicKaren) When I think about my first loves, Uptown always comes to mind; the music, the food, and the swagger that emanates from everyone. Growing up in Uptown has made me the proud New Yorker I am today – confident and classic. Living on the cusp of Washington Heights and Inwood was [...]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Presenting the Uptown Tweet of the Week, our pick that represents the good, the bad, and the lovely in this week’s UC Twitterverse… Related: The Uptown Tweet of the Week – Margot’s We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at [...]


Uptown Poetry: Do You Ever Cry For No Reason?

Uptown Poetry: Do You Ever Cry For No Reason?

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) Photography by Wallace Flores (@opus1ny) Do you ever cry for no reason? The only time I have cried.. is for no reason or maybe tears… are from the pain deep within… that precedes them alone against a legion waiting to delete him and all of his achievements or maybe it’s tears [...]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – If I Can Turn Back Time…

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – If I Can Turn Back Time...

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) If I can turn back time.. leave a message in my mind I’ll let myself know… pretty soon things will be fine…


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