Posts Tagged ‘Dominicans’

36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

Mireya Navarro of the NY Times put together an outstanding piece on her 36 hour romp through Latino NYC. Get this: Latinos in NYC “account for 29 percent of the overall population and for more than half in the Bronx.” She starts off her journey of cultural and culinary exploration in El Barrio and from […]


Say Word: Floridita On 176th & BWAY Is Closed!!!

Say Word: Floridita On 176th & BWAY Is Closed!!!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The other day I was fiending for a Cuban Sandwich, not just any Cuban Sandwich but Uptown’s best Cuban Sandwich. So I was stunned when I stopped by Floridita (4162 Broadway) and saw that it was closed. No, say it ain’t so. I almost cried. Okay, maybe I did. Just a […]


Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough…

Uptown Video: When LOL Is Not Enough...

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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 […]


The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Next To Me

The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Next To Me

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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 […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

By ADAM CHANDLER Like solar eclipses and bipartisan legislation, moments of near-universal consensus are extremely rare. One such event took place on Wednesday, when a start-up named Bodega stated its intention to put its namesake — real-life, neighborhood corner stores — out of business by replacing them with unmanned pantries. “Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t […]


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 […]


Inwood Library’s redevelopment into affordable housing moves forward | Curbed NY

Inwood Library's redevelopment into affordable housing moves forward | Curbed NY

The city has released an RFP, but local residents seem skeptical by Tanay Warerkar Plans to redevelop Inwood’s library into affordable housing is moving forward. Last week, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in partnership with the New York Public Library, released a request for proposals to redevelop the site at 4790 Broadway. […]


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.


Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

Inwood Latino-Owned Bar Shutters After 46 Years | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — Mi Nido Taverna is flooded with old signs and community fliers with brown, folded edges and a faint cigarette smell that owner, Johnny Caro, 67, said remains in the air from before smoking inside bars became illegal. But after 46 years, the 148 Nagle Ave. bar, one of the first […]


Maite Perroni In The Heights

Maite Perroni In The Heights

Mexican telenovela star and singer Maite Perroni came Uptown recently for a fashion shoot for the September issue of People en Español. She hit up 181st and Dyckman and showed love to her adoring fans and onlookers. Read more: Maite Perroni In The Heights To see the rest of “Maite Perroni: In The Heights,” be […]


In East Harlem, Another Milestone for the African Burial Ground Project | City Limits

In East Harlem, Another Milestone for the African Burial Ground Project | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew An image from an EDC Project Brochure of the African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Project footprint The Economic Development Corporation (EDC)’s proposal to rezone the 126th Street Bus Depot to facilitate the development of an African Burial Ground memorial and a mixed-use development with housing was approved unanimously by the City […]


The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Opening Night – The Recap

The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York's Opening Night – The Recap

Photography by Marcus Johnson Once again it’s on. The Dominican Festival In New York is off to a roaring start. Dominican film lovers came out in droves last night to the venerable United Palace to support the festival and the Dominican film industry. The festival’s opening film, Carpinteros, is now one of our favorite Dominican […]


Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There is more to explore. Armando Guareno is intent on expanding the popular notions of the kinds of art produced and created by those within the Dominican diaspora. “We are more than merengue and bachata,” said Guareno in reference to the music most commonly associated with the Dominican Republic. “We are […]


Spread Love: The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York – July 25 – 30

Spread Love: The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York – July 25 - 30

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. This year’s festival is bigger than ever featuring over 70 films in various venues throughout Manhattan but mostly Uptown. The festival kicks off on July 25 at the venerable United Palace with the critically acclaimed film Carpinteros/Woodpeckers. In addition to the plethora of awesome […]


Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

By ALEXANDRA ALTER By his own admission, the novelist Junot Díaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. Over the past two-plus decades, he has published just three books: two short-story collections and his 2007 novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He once spent about five […]


City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

By Jarrett Murphy It will be at least another year before the discussion about whether and how to rezone Inwood reaches a conclusion. A meeting on Thursday evening, where residents roundly denounced the latest de Blasio administration proposal, suggested it will be a very long year. Representatives of the city’s Economic Development Corporation presented the […]


The Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree In Pictures…

The Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree In Pictures…

Photography by Marcus Johnson The swank Seawalk restaurant on Dyckman was the scene of the Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree honoring Dascha Polanco. Cinephiles, community members and elected officials were on hand to honor the career of Miss Polanco as well as to celebrate the festival, which will take place from July […]


The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Curves Into Grooves

The Fix: Break Out The Crazy – Curves Into Grooves

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Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

The city’s new action plan for the neighborhood takes a holistic approach to big changes by Zoe Rosenberg | @zoe_rosenberg The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. The rezoning is […]


06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

06/17/17: Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up

Our favorite community bookstore is having a birthday party on Saturday, June 17. This is a bash for the entire family. Storytime at 11 am, a Block Party (with music performances!) at 1 pm, and a dance party at 7 pm ($10 cover, all proceeds go to Word Up). It is going to be lit. […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Unnatural Election” is an art project that gathers creative responses from around the world. The project was launched on November 9th, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. A Word From Andrea Arroyo I have been doing this because I truly believe that art can change the world. I […]

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