Posts Tagged ‘El Barrio’

#InstagramUptown: From the wrong side of the tracks

#InstagramUptown: From the wrong side of the tracks

A post shared by NightOwlVisuals (@nightowlvisuals) on Feb 12, 2018 at 5:06pm PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Commit to 5000 Units | Manhattan Times

Commit to 5000 Units | Manhattan Times

By Rep. Adriano Espaillat In 2016, the city of New York built or preserved 21,963 affordable apartments, making it the best year for advancing affordable housing the city has seen in decades. While our city’s progress on this important issue is significant, it’s only a beginning to solving a problem that went neglected for far […]


Uptown Jazz Festival Debuts | Manhattan Times

Uptown Jazz Festival Debuts | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen It’s uptown for the swing. The jazz standard “Take the A Train” was first composed in 1939, and it became one of Duke Ellington’s signature songs once he and his band introduced it in 1941. It’s taken a few years, but the first-ever Washington Heights Jazz Festival has arrived. The weekend-long […]


Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

Uptown Tonight: Defend Puerto Rico Exhibit | Opening Reception

On Thursday, February 15th, in the spirit of resistance and resilience, you’re invited to the opening of Defend PR, CCCADI’s first art exhibit of 2018 at their new, historic Landmark location. Curated by Mikey Cordero of the Defend PR project, the Defend PR Exhibit explores the creative documentation and stories told through the Defend Puerto Rico Transmedia project with a […]


#InstagramUptown: Build Bridges Not Walls

#InstagramUptown: Build Bridges Not Walls

A post shared by Dan Davenport (@dandavenportnyc) on Jan 26, 2018 at 4:09pm PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: SouSou! Saturdays Kicks Off February 10

Spread Love: SouSou! Saturdays Kicks Off February 10

A new season of SouSou! Saturdays kicks off this upcoming February 10th, 2018 presented by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in East Harlem, NYC. SouSou! Saturdays are a monthly family-oriented art-making, dance, and music workshops held every second Saturday of the month at CCCADI at 120 East 125th Street, NY, NY. The […]


#InstagramUptown: Reflection Eternal

#InstagramUptown: Reflection Eternal

A post shared by Noel Y. C.🇵🇭🇺🇸 (@nyclovesnyc) on Jan 28, 2018 at 11:25am PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


#InstagramUptown: Be Great

#InstagramUptown: Be Great

A post shared by David Gonzalez (@104bx) on Jan 18, 2018 at 2:59pm PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #ChisholminUSCapitol

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #ChisholminUSCapitol

1st African-American Congresswoman. Founding member of @OfficialCBC. 1st major-party and 1st African-American candidate to bid for the U.S. presidency. Now, let's make her the 1st African-American Congresswoman with a statue in @uscapitol. #ChisholminUSCapitol pic.twitter.com/VuovMANIh8 — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) January 25, 2018 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook […]


Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Shuttered for six weeks after a fire damaged the store, Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza is back in business. The popular Inwood eatery reopened on January 24, after a thorough vetting by the Health Department. For now, the store is selling and delivering only pizza and a few other items, such as calzones, […]


#InstagramUptown: Made In Harlem

#InstagramUptown: Made In Harlem

A sign of the times. For the first time in history, a major luxury brand store has opened in #Harlem: @Gucci by @DapperDanHarlem. With made-to-order garments for your taste and in your specific measurements, I will create your design from your mind, or come up with a design for you. I’ll also have limited edition […]


Uptown, a Marble Ruin Sits Alongside an Auto-Body Shop | The New Yorker

Uptown, a Marble Ruin Sits Alongside an Auto-Body Shop | The New Yorker

In Inwood, a scaled-down marble replica of the Arc de Triomphe is the only surviving element of Seaman’s Folly. By David Owen Valentine Seaman was born in Queens County in 1770 and studied medicine in Philadelphia under Benjamin Rush. He defied early-nineteenth-century anti-vaxxers by introducing Edward Jenner’s “kine-pock” inoculation to New York City, initially by […]


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 […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #SaveCoogans

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #SaveCoogans

Congratulations to @CoogansNYC @nyphospital on reaching an agreement tonight to #SaveCoogans #HandShake in #WashingtonHeights. #Coogans embodies the spirit of #NYC #NY13 @galeabrewer @Vegalteno @Lin_Manuel @jimdwyernyt pic.twitter.com/KpGQQM8zog — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) January 13, 2018 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram […]


Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

The mirage of the singer’s soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home By Jeff MacGregor That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence and just enough ham to sell it all. And it was […]


#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

A post shared by Steve Cancel (@smbnyc) on Jan 12, 2018 at 4:21am PST Related: The Light At The End of the Tunnel We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

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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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Issa Bomb Cyclone

#InstagramUptown: Issa Bomb Cyclone

A post shared by Kamel B (@kmelb7) on Jan 4, 2018 at 6:57am PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Sylvia’s isn’t the only Harlem spot to score great comfort food | NY Daily News

Sylvia's isn't the only Harlem spot to score great comfort food | NY Daily News

By Rachel Warton Harlem has long been one of Manhattan’s most independently-minded neighborhoods, and that spirit is strong near the main artery of 125th St., where the B line stops at St. Nicholas Ave. These three nearby restaurants are all run by smart entrepreneurs who have kept it local. Read more: Sylvia’s isn’t the only […]


The Fix: IamCruz – Freedom

The Fix: IamCruz – Freedom


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 […]

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