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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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


#UptownUNIDOS galvanizes relief efforts | Manhattan Times

#UptownUNIDOS galvanizes relief efforts | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar Uptown answered the call. With Puerto Rico suffering in the wake of Hurricane Maria and Mexico recovering from devastating earthquakes, 5030 Broadway became the epicenter for a day of action and service on October 7. UptownUNIDOS, an event designed to provide relief for the stricken countries, drew […]


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 […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Donate To Help Puerto Rico @ The Medieval Festival

Spread Love: Donate To Help Puerto Rico @ The Medieval Festival

The good folks behind the Medieval Festival as well as several organizations have teamed up to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Things were bad on the island before they got hit with back to back hurricanes but now things are catastrophic. The people of Puerto Rico have an indomitable spirit but they […]


Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

La Tierra de Azteca is not alone. Among the many relief efforts undertaken locally, Mexican-born artist Andrea Arroyo has created a series of prints to raise funds for victims of the earthquake in Mexico. A Washington Heights resident, Arroyo and her husband Felipe Galindo, a fellow graphic artist known as “Feggo,” were inspired to make […]


09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

The Danza Highbridge Festival is UPCA’s annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park, celebrating traditional and cultural dance styles. Featuring works by: Arielle Rosales of House of Duende Katie Drablos Karla Puno Garcia Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company R.Evolución Latina Stephanie Klemons ThruLines Dance Initiative ZEST Collective DANCE Dance Project […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


09/23/17: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions

09/23/17: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions

In our current era of systematic racism, gender-based violence, neo-fascism, and religious intolerance, a pioneering New York City based cultural arts organization is hosting Trade/itions, a multimedia event set to interrupt toxic narratives about people of color through the elevation of art, culture, and sacred traditions of the African Diaspora. On September 23rd, the Caribbean […]


On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

Listen up folks; you need this in your life right now. In these dark days of the Trump Tyranny, where everyday brings a new outrage, when it seems that decades of hard fought progress are being undone right before your eyes, you absolutely have to hear Junot Díaz talk to Krista Tippett of On Being […]


Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of Latin Music pioneer, Tito Puente, with a full concert featuring The Mambo Legends Orchestra. Originally the Tito Puente Orchestra, The Mambo Legends are an epic 22 piece, award- winning ensemble of musicians that played under the leadership of the Maestro for three decades! […]


The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a graphic and visual artist whose work has been published by The New Yorker, among other publications. These images were submitted in the wake of the decision by the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program. I have been working on many illustrations about the present administration and its backward policies. […]


09/09/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

09/09/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

This is the proper way to bid farewell to summer. Join the Sweet Spot Festival and Grow NYC, in partnership with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and Broadway Housing Communities for #SecondSaturdays at Sugar Hill Greenmarket! Participate in a full-day of outdoor fun, music, interactive art making workshops, local vintage vendors, […]


Spread Love: The UC End of Summer Sale…

Spread Love: The UC End of Summer Sale...

What better way to combat the end of Summer Blues, than with an end of Summer Sale? While supplies last we are offering free shipping as well as your choice of a Nutcracker Pin or Nutcracker bottle opener for free. How’s that for Uptown Love? Just use the Discount Code SUMMERBLUES to get in on […]


Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Encounters By ALEXIS SOLOSKI As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At the fan’s request, the two took a pout-perfect selfie. “Tag me,” said Ms. Seales, an actress, comedian, writer, producer, […]


A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A leader of the Bridge Golf Foundation hopes it will be a “model for progressive gentrification” through its work with underprivileged and mostly black adolescent boys. By PAUL ROGERS Two years ago, Juan Cortorreal had never held a golf club. And now here he was, a freshman from the Eagle Academy for Young Men of […]


First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristobal Vivar She sought sanctuary — and has earned a stay. A Washington Heights church is providing refuge to a Guatemalan immigrant mother facing deportation — and who’s just been granted a 90-day window while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials review her case. Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three […]


Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

The always funny Desus & Mero recently had Congressman Adriano Espaillat on the show and boy was it funny. They asked him about Cardi B, chancletas and much more. Check it out below.

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