Posts Tagged ‘Fort tryon Park’

What to do and eat in Inwood in northern Manhattan | am New York

What to do and eat in Inwood in northern Manhattan | am New York

Colter Hettich of am NewYork put together a handy guide to taking in all the awesomeness that Inwood has to offer. Click below and check it out. Check out: What to do and eat in Inwood in northern Manhattan | am New York Related: South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food […]


06/16/18: The 2018 Higher Ground Festival

06/16/18: The 2018 Higher Ground Festival

The 2018 Higher Ground Festival takes place on Saturday, June 16 at the Anne Loftus Playground. Higher Ground Festival brings artists of Washington Heights and Inwood together to network and to create interdisciplinary collaborations, which are presented free to the public. You have to love Uptown summers. Enjoy! We invite you to subscribe to the […]


Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown

Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown

Knights in shining armor have invaded Fort Tryon Park. ARMORS is a site-specific public art project in the park’s Cloisters Lawn by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir. You have until September 13 to catch this really cool public art exhibit. And they say chivalry is dead! For more info: Uptown Art Alert: Knights Have Invaded Uptown


Fort Tryon Park: The breathtaking park in Manhattan named for an American enemy | Bowery Boys

Fort Tryon Park: The breathtaking park in Manhattan named for an American enemy | Bowery Boys

Ask any New Yorker at random where the site of Fort Washington once stood, and chances are your query will be met with a furrowed brow, followed by frantic tapping on a smartphone. (ANSWER: It was located on the site of today’s Bennett Park in Washington Heights.) But ask about Fort Tryon, and chances are […]


A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) A little drizzle could not put a damper on the festivities. The annual Toast To Fort Tryon benefit bash did not, as usual, disappoint. Event goers were treated to fine wines, delectable food and craft beers courtesy of the Dyckman Beer Company. By the way, you have to try their […]


Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call for artists: The New Bench – Examining the bench as a social construct July 25 Submission deadline, Artist stipend: $700 Apply online: http://ow.ly/6PxK30dpaDk The New Bench is a series of public art projects that challenge our ideas around parks, communal places and how we co-exist within these spaces. Artists are invited to conceptualize a park […]


07/13/17: A Toast to Fort Tryon 2017

07/13/17: A Toast to Fort Tryon 2017

It’s that time of year again folks. A Toast to Fort Tryon will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 6 pm and you absolutely need to be there. This awesome event is an annual rite Uptown and raises money to sustain the majestic Fort Tryon Park. For a mere $50 you not only do […]


Uptown Tonight: Songs and Offerings for the Solstice Sun | Manhattan Times

Uptown Tonight: Songs and Offerings for the Solstice Sun | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The rites are coming. This week, a Northern Manhattan playground will be transformed into a place of ancient Taino rituals and traditional music. On Wed., June 21, Anne Loftus Playground at Broadway and Riverside Drive in Inwood will host “Songs and Offerings for the Solstice Sun.” Produced by IgniVox and presented by […]


09/25/16: Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk

09/25/16: Meet the Artists: 'Evolving Terrain' Exhibition Walk and Talk

Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park Join NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for a guided tour of the group exhibition “Evolving Terrain” in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Meet New York-based […]


The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

By Tolly Wright Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city’s best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending […]


LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

By JIM DWYER For nearly all their 200 million years, the Palisades cliffs were not disturbed by the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation of the Grand Canyon, or millenniums of human settlement along the Hudson River. This Tuesday, however, is at least the third time in 125 years that the cliffs north of […]


Dominican Film Festival to Feature More Than 50 Movies Uptown This Week | DNAinfo

Dominican Film Festival to Feature More Than 50 Movies Uptown This Week | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The largest celebration of Dominican cinema outside the nation itself is happening Uptown this week with the Dominican Film Festival in New York. Now in its fourth year, the festival will showcase more than 50 films by both leaders in the Dominican film industry and emerging talents. The festival runs June […]


Chamber Music Group Brings Free Classical Concerts to Inwood | DNAinfo

Chamber Music Group Brings Free Classical Concerts to Inwood | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong Uptown residents will be able to put down a blanket in Fort Tryon Park and listen to the strains of a string quartet, or take in a piece by Mozart while shopping at the Inwood Greenmarket this summer. Listen Closely, an Inwood chamber music initiative, announced it would host its second-annual concert series beginning […]


Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park’s New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park's New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A coffee shop that focuses on local ingredients and charitable giving will take over the New Leaf, the popular Fort Tryon Park restaurant and wedding venue that abruptly announced it would close last month. Coffeed, which has four New York locations, including another Parks Department concession, will replace the cafe’s longtime operator, […]


Uptown’s New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong One of Uptown’s most popular restaurants announced that it will abruptly close its doors before the end of the year — raising questions about the fate of several spring weddings planned at the venue. New Leaf Restaurant and Bar, known for its idyllic location inside Fort Tryon Park, will serve its last […]


Boutique Fitness Studios Give Lift to Uptown’s Gym Offerings | DNAinfo

Boutique Fitness Studios Give Lift to Uptown's Gym Offerings | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — For fitness buffs looking to sprint their way up a “climb” in spin class, perform a record number of Burpees or work on their Crow pose, nowadays don’t have to go far to break a sweat. Exercise studios such as Soul Cycle, AKT InMotion and Exceed Physical Culture have […]


The 2014 World Maker’s Faire – The Recap

The 2014 World Maker’s Faire – The Recap

BY Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The 2014 World Maker’s Faire was exactly as it was described on its website, “a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.” I heard about it online and through a friend Jennifer Leech, who was selling her own really cool crafts there that weekend. Jennifer is a Washington Heights resident, and a fellow volunteer at Word […]


What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

By MICHAEL POLLAK Q. When I was growing up in Washington Heights, my friends and I came across a stone marker near the George Washington Bridge with an inscription: “American Redout 1776.” What is it? A.That hillside monument, sponsored in 1910 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, commemorated one of the worst defeats suffered […]


Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni Senecal came to Washington Heights recently to highlight all the awesomeness that our neighborhood has to offer. She stops by such Uptown gems as the Cloisters, the Morris Jumel Mansion and the United Palace. She also takes a sampling of the lively culinary scene, hitting up Malecon and Mama Sushi.


The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By C. Griffith Mann On my walks to and from work, I have often noted how people from the neighborhoods surrounding The Cloisters museum and gardens gather in the evenings in Fort Tryon Park to watch the sun as it dips below the Palisades to the west. People jogging, pushing strollers, walking dogs, sitting on […]


Bronx Brewery Founder to Open Craft Beer Bar Next to Fort Tryon Park | DNAinfo

Bronx Brewery Founder to Open Craft Beer Bar Next to Fort Tryon Park | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Niall Henry knows a thing or two about beer. Born in Ireland and raised in The Bronx, he has worked at many bars and also owned a few himself. In 2009, Henry, 34, co-founded the Bronx Brewery, whose beers can now be found in about 600 restaurants and 500 grocery […]


Uptown Video: Fort Tryon Park from Los Altos

Uptown Video: Fort Tryon Park from Los Altos


18 reasons why living Uptown is the best | Thrillist New York

18 reasons why living Uptown is the best | Thrillist New York

By Eric Dobesh Whenever I tell someone I live “Uptown” which I’m loosely defining here as Manhattan above 125th Street, I prepare myself for the same followup: “How do you like it up there?”, delivered with a sort of half-wincing expression as though they’re expecting me to suddenly share a time when I saw a […]


Picture of the Week – The New Yorker Edition

Picture of the Week - The New Yorker Edition

The New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently plunged into the 10-day citywide OutdoorFest, which resulted in some really cool images. The one above is from our neck of the woods. Click below to see the rest. Check out: New Yorkers Attempt the Outdoor Life Style : The New Yorker.

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