Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican – Sell/Buy/Date

Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican - Sell/Buy/Date

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 [...]


Monday Mood Music: Dark ATM Ft. Boston – It’s Gucci

Monday Mood Music: Dark ATM Ft. Boston - It's Gucci


Hungry City: Abyssinia in Harlem | NY Times

Hungry City: Abyssinia in Harlem | NY Times

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, [...]


New Music: Rich Perez – Uptown

New Music: Rich Perez - Uptown

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 [...]


Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

Bitten to the Quick | NY Times

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

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 [...]


Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

The good folks at Freedom City recently released their Fall Collection. Spread love and hit them up on the link below. Check out: http://freedomcitynyc.com/


Harlem theater company boosts uptown arts scene | NY Daily News

Harlem theater company boosts uptown arts scene | NY Daily News

BY Carmen Glover | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS TALK about going off-off-off-Broadway! Theater company Mama Foundation for the Arts is trying to build up its version of the Great White Way uptown by partnering with Harlem merchants. Founder and executive director Vy Higginsen has brokered deals with neighboring businesses to provide her patrons with sizeable discounts [...]


Changes to Uptown Polling Sites Cause Confusion | DNAinfo

Changes to Uptown Polling Sites Cause Confusion | DNAinfo

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 [...]


Boardwalk Empire Comes To Harlem – The Recap

Boardwalk Empire Comes To Harlem - The Recap

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.


Uptown Video: uptwn crve

Uptown Video: uptwn crve

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Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care | NBC New York

Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care | NBC New York

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 [...]


Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

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

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 [...]


Opening Tonight: Through A Lens Darkly – Black Photographers & the Emergence of a People

Opening Tonight: Through A Lens Darkly - Black Photographers & the Emergence of a People

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

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. [...]


Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

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 [...]


Washington Heights nonprofit vying for Excellence Award | NY Daily News

Washington Heights nonprofit vying for Excellence Award | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This group managed its way to the top. The Washington Heights Corner Project, an uptown nonprofit that helps drug abusers, has entered the semifinals of the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which recognizes outstanding management practices in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. [...]


8/28/14: Hit Em Hard Showcase Ft. Joell Ortiz @ Arka Lounge

8/28/14: Hit Em Hard Showcase Ft. Joell Ortiz @ Arka Lounge

Get Your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/hitem-hard-showcase-featuring-joell-ortiz-tickets/ We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America’s Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist

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 [...]


Patty by Pallone | Manhattan Times

Patty by Pallone | Manhattan Times

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 [...]


‘If You Build It’ Closing Weekend @ Sugar Hill Building

‘If You Build It’ Closing Weekend @ Sugar Hill Building

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 [...]


Change Comes to Striver’s Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

Change Comes to Striver's Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

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 [...]

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