By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan’s embrace of the organic food movement will take center stage next week as chefs from across the city gather uptown to talk food. A panel discussion called “The Uptown Food Movement” will bring six chefs to the Washington Heights restaurant Apt. 78 on Dec. 10. James Moran [...]
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By ALEX WILLIAMS Published: September 25, 2009 IT’S not easy to come up with a second act when your first act was being Jim Carroll. He was the author of “The Basketball Diaries,” a cult-classic memoir of his drug-fueled misadventures as a teenager in the 1960s; he then became a celebrated downtown poet; and then, [...]
Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been a potent symbol [...]
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By JOANNE KAUFMAN When Ruth Westheimer first saw that three-bedroom rental in Washington Heights almost half a century ago, her attraction was instant and intense. “I wanted it badly because of the view,” said the radio and television sex therapist and author who’s known simply as Dr. Ruth (the honorific comes courtesy of her Ph.D. [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) First of all, I have to thank the good people at Ford for hooking a brother up with simply killer seats for the 14th Annual Latin Grammys. Secondly and more importantly, I have to say that I was completely and utterly blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the Latin Grammys. [...]
A glimpse into the life of Mike “DP” Jones, The Mayor of Washington Heights & Inwood, from hosting at the groundbreaking WHIN By Any Means events to coaching his basketball team Dominican Power at the biggest streetball tournament in NYC at Dyckman Park. It doesn’t get more Uptown than Mike Jones. Not to mention, that [...]
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By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Washington Heights developer that derailed a rival developer’s controversial project has revealed its own plans for the site. HAP Investment Developers is planning to build a seven-story apartment complex at 4452 Broadway, according to information posted to the company’s website — up to 21 stories shorter than the [...]
Last week over 1,000 people watched a 71-year-old black & white movie in an 83-year-old theatre and had the time of their lives. Part of that can be chalked up to the magic of the movies, in particular the magic of “Casablanca.” But it was also the continuing yearning people have to find a place [...]
By AL BAKER and MATHEW R. WARREN Published: May 15, 2009 The first hints of something strange at Apartment 4D came one night last May: Someone jabbed at Jason B. Holt’s front door with metal tools, just a month after he moved in. He leaped from his bed, banged on the door from the inside, [...]
By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Bread and Yoga is back. Almost two years after a fire destroyed its home and four months after it announced it had found a suitable location in Inwood, the beloved neighborhood yoga studio and cooking class space is unveiling its new home and welcoming students. Though the electrical wiring isn’t [...]
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BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) RIP to 5-Pointz in Queens this week; there seems to be a shortage of what we grew up with – street art. The more you gentrify a neighborhood, the less character it seems to have, right? So, what does that mean for the Boogie Down? By comparison, we’re the least “touched” [...]
Ms Viva Voce was in the building for Dubwork’s Still Dreaming Album Listening event which took place at Stadium Red Studios in Harlem on 11/12/13. A very intimate gathering of selected media, collaborators and fans were invited out for the first listen to the highly anticipated album that was released on 11/19 on DatPiff.com.
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BY Jessica Medina Elvis Nolasco – Born and raised in New York City, was drawn to entertainment from a young age. He spent evenings dancing to Latin music in his Dominican family home. His love for salsa music led to an interest in break dancing, where he spent nights dancing with the legendary break dancers [...]
By SANDRA E. GARCIA She was only 6 years old and a first grader at a Catholic school in Harlem. But stepping into an art class at St. Aloysius taught by Alice Mizrachi steered Chayse Sheppard’s life at a young age in ways she did not fully appreciate until she was older. “Ms. Mizrachi made [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; I have the distinct honor of covering the 14th annual Latin Grammys. This is the biggest night of the year for Latin Music. Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes awesomeness. The star-studded affair goes down on Thursday, November 21st at 8 pm est [...]
By ALEX VADUKUL A tall plastic soup container is filled with ice, over-proof rum, cheap liqueurs and fruit juices and stashed in a brown paper bag. Some money changes hands. What happens after that, at least for the buyer, can get blurry. The potent street cocktail is called a nutcracker. It is best known in [...]