After their SOLD-OUT premiere at New York City’s Documentary Fortnight Festival at MoMA earlier this year, “Through A Lens Darkly” will be screening August 27th through September 9th at the Film Forum (209 West Houston St.). Get your tickets NOW! For more: Through A Lens Darkly Blog | Black Photographers and the Emergence of a [...]
Gonzalez: East Harlem luxury tower plan is becoming Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing test | NY Daily News
BY Juan Gonzalez A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem would build the tallest towers in Manhattan above 96th St. A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York. [...]
If we don’t support our own – who will? That is the question and notion that has been the driving force behind the Uptown Collective since we began broadcasting on a daily basis in February of 2010. The Uptown Renaissance was already a thing back then, we just gave it the name. Uptown has survived [...]
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The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America’s Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist
BY Danielle Oteri (@feastonhistory) In 1921, the Daughters of the American Revolution held an auction to rid the oldest house in Manhattan of any trace of its former inhabitant, Eliza Bowen Jumel, once the richest woman in America. Jumel was not the chaste ideal of a colonial woman typically beatified by the DAR. There were [...]
Story by Monica Barnkow Not your father’s joint. So say the new owners of the latest offering that seeks to woo lovers of that enduring classic, the burger. Burger Heights, officially opened earlier this month, bills itself as the “first all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free quick service burger restaurant.” The bright, welcoming eatery offers both [...]
All good things must come to an end. While that is certainly true, you still have this weekend to take in all the art awesomeness that this expansive and ambitious art exhibit has to offer. 22 artists took over and transformed the space, displaying works that celebrate Uptown as well as touched upon such topics [...]
Historic Harlem stairway to the Polo Grounds is reborn thanks to Daily News editorials | NY Daily News
BY Frank Green | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A legendary flight of stairs has been re-born, thanks to a years-long campaign spearheaded by the Daily News. The baseball and football Giants joined the Yankees, Mets, Jets and Major League Baseball, along with former Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, now the city controller, to contribute a [...]
By Josh Barbanel Striver’s Row is facing an identity crisis. Last week, an 1891 house sold for almost $2.89 million, a record price for the Harlem neighborhood that left some older Strivers worried something neighborly was being lost as affluent buyers bid up prices. “After a point, only certain wealthy people can afford to move [...]
By HOLLAND COTTER In 2009, when a bad economy left commercial spaces vacant across New York City, an itinerant nonprofit art group called No Longer Empty started filling some of them — a storefront on West 23rd Street, the closed-up Tower Records on lower Broadway — with art. This summer, the organization adds a twist [...]
The neighborhood of Harlem, and West Harlem in particular, has a rich cultural history and has had a tremendous impact on the arts in all of New York City. The past five years have seen an increasingly rapid expansion of art, design and business in the community, and Harlem resident and artist Bentley Meeker has [...]
Check out the video of last month’s Hit Em Hard showcase featuring Sean Price below.
July 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm UPTOWN BOUNCE kicks off with a cultural rewind to where it all began! At El Museo del Barrio, stop by for a studio visit in the galleries and a conversation with folklorist Elena Martínez from City Lore, who will illustrate the connections between art and music. Famed Puerto Rican DJ [...]
Much love to @ATT for letting me test drive that new @amazon Fire phone… #GameChanger pic.twitter.com/6jHdoEpXWK — Led Black (@Led_Black) July 17, 2014 Shout out to the good folks at AT&T for giving me the opportunity to test drive the brand new Amazon Fire Phone last week at their Mobility Tech Innovation Event. The Amazon [...]
The 32nd Annual Festival Santiago Apostal de Loiza a El Barrio takes place this week from July 25th to the 27th. The festival will be a free three-day cultural celebration located at 105th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues. This year’s 32nd anniversary brings a diverse community together in celebration of a centuries’ old tradition [...]
By Contessa Gayles @CNNTech When people think of the fast-growing New York City tech scene, they think Silicon Alley in the posh neighborhoods of lower Manhattan — not 125th Street. Yet Harlem is getting a tech-led makeover, thanks to a new series of economic development initiatives aimed at combating the neighborhood’s infamous high unemployment rates [...]
CNN En Español recently did a great profile of our good friend Juan Camilo and the Dyckman Beer Co. It is truly amazing what they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. If you have never had a Dyckman Beer, then you need to change that sad state of affairs ASAP. [...]
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 [...]
Glenn White is kind of a big deal. The saxophonist/composer/educator has performed alongside such notable musicians as Norah Jones, The Reigning Monarchs and Anya Marina, just to name a few. He has performed at South by Southwest, NYC’s Blue Note, Smalls and WNYC’s Greene Space. He is now hard at work on his latest full-length [...]
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By Regina Schrambling We are living in the age of the destination meat market. Along with Dickson’s in the Chelsea Market and Heritage in the Essex Street Market, Harlem Shambles is, as Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage. Just walking into the shop, past the Slow Food snail on the door, is a trip. [...]