By Adam Glanzman Khalik Allah, a 29-year-old filmmaker and photographer who documents the streets of Harlem at night, has been photographing the corner of 125th and Lexington since 2012; armed with little more than a manual camera and a few rolls of film. Street photography can often be a daunting or awkward experience – especially [...]
BY Marina Villeneuve | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Pepe and Margot are long gone — and the East Harlem they once called home seems to be on its way out. Chain stores have replaced bodegas in El Barrio, and high rises are becoming as ubiquitous as housing projects. “Spanish Harlem becomes smaller and smaller every [...]
A site-specific dance piece presented by the West Harlem Arts Fund as part of Harlem’s Festival of Lights for the third installment of the Under the Viaduct Tour series.
By JENNIFER DUNNING Published: December 16, 1987 FOR many dancegoers, Mura Dehn is known, a little vaguely, as a woman who had something to do with film and black dancers. But the Film Forum is doing something about that, with a double feature consisting of ”In a Jazz Way,” a short film on Miss Dehn [...]
By DAVID W. DUNLAP When the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harlem restored the tip of its steeple eight years ago, leaders of the predominantly African-American congregation saw it as a “beacon of hope and love for the community.” It is still that. But as Ephesus prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary this month, the [...]
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.
By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at [...]
By LIGAYA MISHAN The description “ground mildly spiced chickpeas” does not prepare you for what arrives, which looks less like a self-sufficient dish than a sauce or a displaced soup, as red as the desert. It’s not that mild, either, thanks to a nice shock of berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend dominated by red chile, [...]
Growing up in Uptown NYC, a trip to the grocery store isn’t just a trip to the grocery store. It’s a time to getaway and say whats up to friends, go on adventure, see things and share your world with friends. I hope we never lose that sense of faith and adventure as we grow [...]
By ABIGAIL MEISEL In the spring of 2013, a family of pigeons nested in scaffolding outside my apartment building two blocks off St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. From the window of my first-floor apartment, I heard the cheeping of baby birds and affectionately observed their downy forms and tiny black-tipped beaks: my very [...]
Manhattan post office will honor soldier killed in Iraq who never got to meet daughter | NY Daily News
BY Edgar Sandoval , Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In Washington, a gridlocked Congress is ridiculed for being able to pass only trivial legislation like renaming post offices. But for a little girl in upper Manhattan, one of those bills, approved by the House last week, will mean she has a way to [...]
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By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Uptown voters may be surprised on Tuesday when they show up to their polling sites to find they no longer exist. The city’s Board of Elections has relocated a half dozen polling sites in Washington Heights and Inwood. The changes came in advance of Tuesday’s primary elections, which feature [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This past Thursday, HBO and Team Epiphany put together a romping and fitting farewell soiree for the final season of Boardwalk Empire at the swank Cecil in Harlem. It was quite simply one of the best shindigs I have been to in many moons.
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By Andrew Siff A team of medical professionals from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital is offering free health assessments to customers of a barbershop in Harlem, among others, as part of an effort to better serve a community that studies find doesn’t get regular checkups. Research from Dr. Joseph Ravenell revealed an alarming [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What is not to love about Warby Parker? You get cutting-edge cool and rock solid quality at a price that won’t break the bank. Their Fall Collection, which is comprised of nine new shapes in various colors and styles, is a sight to behold. If you take your eyewear seriously but [...]
Popular costume and beauty supply chain heads to Inwood with limited-time Halloween shop | NY Daily News
BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This is a big treat. Ricky’s NYC, a costume and beauty supply chain, will open a limited-time Halloween shop in Inwood during the upcoming ghost and goblin season. “We’re testing it out,” Ricky’s NYC president Richard Parrott said. “We’ve heard requests to come to upper Manhattan. We’re [...]