Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

A Tale of Two Libraries | NY City Lens

A Tale of Two Libraries | NY City Lens

by Trevor Anderson Not all libraries are created equal, even libraries in the same borough of the same city. The Aguilar Library in East Harlem and the Washington Heights Library sit a mere four miles apart in northern Manhattan. Both are mainstays of their community and proud neighborhood establishments. But the similarities end there. Step [...]


Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part II

Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part II

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. In Part I, we looked at what impulsive buying is and some of its motivations. Let’s now explore some ways to control those urges and avoid unwanted [...]


High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights | Huffington Post

High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights | Huffington Post

BY Oghene Oyiborhoro The narrow walkway leading to The Equity Project (TEP) charter school in Washington Heights was jammed with custodial workers shoveling snow into large bins one early February morning. Anatea Carpenter, a small 28-year-old special education teacher, darted between them, coffee in one hand, backpack swinging behind her. She was rushing down the [...]


Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part I

Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part I

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. Certainly, we can agree there’s a significant difference between need and want. Maybe we don’t always willingly distinguish between them, though. I love classic movies, in particular, [...]


From all this tragedy, I get beauty | Manhattan Times

From all this tragedy, I get beauty | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer After the blast The tragic explosion in East Harlem claimed the lives of 8 residents, leveled two residential buildings and injured nearly 70. Scores of families have been displaced, and many small uptown businesses and organizations affected have been unable to reopen or resume operations. After the Blast will offer [...]


Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools | DNAinfo

Italian Street Artist to Paint Murals on Inwood Schools | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Two Inwood elementary schools are about to get a taste of Italian street art. Muscota New School and Amistad Dual Language School will become a canvas for street artist Alice Pasquini later this month, as the hip-hop-inspired painter plans to install a mural for students and parents on Saturday, April [...]


4/7/14: An Evening with Author Junot Díaz @ Columbia University

4/7/14: An Evening with Author Junot Díaz @ Columbia University

As part of the Writing Lives Series at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, author Junot Díaz will read from his work and discuss his writing. Diaz will be in discussion with Alondra Nelson, Professor of Sociology at Columbia, and Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. Junot Díaz was born [...]


Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence | NY Times

Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence | NY Times

By FRITZIE ANDRADE On a recent afternoon, in the neighborhood where Eleanora Fagan became Billie Holiday and where Dapper Dan’s boutique brought designer logos to the streets, Tru Osborne, a longtime Harlem resident, was on his way home from work. Clad in bright layers and even brighter blue Patrick Ewing sneakers easily visible from two [...]


Uptown Tonight: A Modern Woman Opening Reception @ Raw Space

Uptown Tonight: A Modern Woman Opening Reception @ Raw Space

March 28 through March 30, 2014. Opening reception on Friday, March 28th, 2014, 6pm-10pm The Modern Woman is a weekend art exhibition curated by Amanda Saviñón and Lucia Hierro showcasing contemporary art works in honor of Women’s History Month. The exhibition includes some 20 works of sculpture, photography, painting, video, and performance with each of [...]


Rejuvenated Harlem Building Becomes a Business Incubator for Biotechnology | NY Times

Rejuvenated Harlem Building Becomes a Business Incubator for Biotechnology | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA It is no secret that Harlem is changing. There is a new Red Lobster, a Joe’s Crab Shack, a DSW shoe store, and soon there will be a Whole Foods on 125th Street. But some of the most interesting changes are not so obvious. Inside the Sweets Building, a renovated structure [...]



New Music: Guariboa – Camaleon

New Music: Guariboa - Camaleon


Giveforward Spotlight: Help Liseth Perez – Harlem Building Explosion Recovery

Giveforward Spotlight: Help Liseth Perez - Harlem Building Explosion Recovery

Journalist Liseth Perez not only lost all her worldly possessions in the devastating East Harlem building explosion last week but she also lost, the love of her life, her husband, Andreas Panagopoulos. The New York City chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has started a crowd-funding campaign to help one of their own [...]


New Yorkers donate money, basic supplies to East Harlem residents affected by last week’s gas explosion | NY Daily News

New Yorkers donate money, basic supplies to East Harlem residents affected by last week's gas explosion | NY Daily News

By Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New Yorkers are digging deep to help the East Harlem residents affected by last week’s tragic gas explosion, donating money and basic supplies to those who lost their homes and possessions. More than 200 city residents made online donations Monday to a fund established by Mayor [...]


Heroin Selfies

Heroin Selfies

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What a small world. All this time, I thought I was the only one that took selfies of their heroin induced downward spiral. Just kidding, of course, if you know me, you know that I don’t do… selfies. I kid – I kid. I find heroin almost as abhorrent as selfies. [...]


3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in honoring and examining the experiences of a wide range of established women in the cultural arts, politics, and public service work this Saturday, March 15th, from 10AM to 7 PM at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem, located at 1680 Lexington Avenue, [...]


Uptown Video: #DyckmanBeerStory

Uptown Video: #DyckmanBeerStory

Check out our video/story on the awesome Dyckman Beer Company below. The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien


Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem | CBS New York

Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem | CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two buildings have collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem. It happened around 9 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church. PHOTOS: Harlem Explosion It’s unclear [...]


Money = Power: Free Income Tax Preparation

Money = Power: Free Income Tax Preparation

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. New Yorkers live fast-paced, full lives — and we pounce on bargains. This time of year calls for us to handle that annual requirement — filing your [...]


Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: New York City Part 1

Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: New York City Part 1

In Part 1 of Fresh Off the Boat – NYC, Eddie travels north to the Bronx, Washington Heights and Inwood, where he and WorldStarHipHop star Loopy hit up local bodegas, chow down on a Japanese-Dominican plantain mash-up disaster, and talk about holdin’ down the hood, over mani-pedis. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly [...]


Uptown Video: Inventing April Ohkneel Preview Pt 1


Washington Heights Library Brings ‘First-Class’ Services Uptown, Locals Say | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Library Brings 'First-Class' Services Uptown, Locals Say | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan residents and elected officials raved about the renovated Washington Heights library Monday, saying it brought top-notch amenities to the neighborhood. “It’s just wonderful,” said Washington Heights resident Malika Patterson. “The elevators are fabulous — it’s much more open. It’s first-class quality, same as anywhere else.” The 100-year-old [...]


From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Safe to say that when the President offers you a shout-out, people might pay attention. Estiven Rodríguez might well count as Washington Heights’ newest celebrity. President Barack Obama knows him by name, and so does anyone else who saw the State of the Union address in late January, which Rodríguez [...]


Open For Business: Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Open For Business: Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination) Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice the Gun Hill Brewing Co. (3227 Laconia Ave. Bronx, N.Y.) is now open for business. The Uptown Collective’s resident beer expert and kick-ass photographer, Emil Baez, was on hand for the soft launch. Stop by and show them some Uptown Love and tell them the UC sent [...]

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