By JOANNE KAUFMAN When it’s dinnertime and Michele W. Miller’s husband, Jerome, has gone AWOL, Ms. Miller reflexively checks in with her co-op’s superintendent, Carlos Muñoz. Nine times out of 10, Mr. Miller is down in Mr. Muñoz’s apartment, where the two are watching sports, discussing their children or commiserating about their endless struggles to [...]
BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) One thing has become painfully obvious from the Amarlys episode: Manuel and I aren’t equipped to do this without professional help. Romo is that help. We’re meeting him to cut a deal tonight. The meeting is set for 11 p.m. at a Latin dance club in the Bronx called Purgatorio. The [...]
The next installment of the Led Black Book Club goes down on Thursday, July 24th at Word Up Books. Our featured author is AJ Sidransky who recently released his 2nd novel, Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon. The book is a great sophomore effort from an author who really knows how to tell a story. Come out [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the Freedom City logo. The iconic Park Bench stickers are quite literally ubiquitous in New York City. The brainchild of brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, Freedom City has been producing out cool and conceptual streetwear since 2009. As it’s logo [...]
Check out this really cool Lego stop motion to the song “Blackout” from In The Heights.
By ALEXIS SOLOSKI Hip-hop music from the nearby baseball diamond wafts into Verona. A stray tabby and a cloud of fireflies crowd its lanes. At “Romeo N Juliet,” a free performance staged in an amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park by the Classical Theater of Harlem, the distractions of an uptown summer evening compete with a [...]
Uptown sound architect, influencer and creative Frankie P sat down with the folks at HYPEFRESH to chop it up about his body of work, collaborations and some of his plans for the future.
Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Misugaru, anyone? It appears that there is more than kimchee and barbeque to savor from South Korea. Misugaru is a popular Korean beverage made of a prepackaged powder that contains five different grains, including black sesame seeds, black bean, black and brown rice and barley. The combination is [...]
Paradise Garage may have closed in September of 1987, but the legacy it left behind spans generations. On May 11, 2014, a block party was held in front of the club’s former home in SoHo. The street was spilling over as thousands paid their respects to the Garage and legendary DJ Larry Levan. During its [...]
Published: August 4, 2009 Is a white bike always a ghost bike? That’s the question posed by the appearance several months ago of a white bicycle chained to a city rack on 168th Street in Washington Heights. At first, a helmet hung from the handlebars of the child-size BMX bike, seemingly indicating the site of [...]
By JULIE TURKEWITZ It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and the man known to his friends as Scruff was ticking off his final to-do list. A grocery run for steak and shrimp. A haircut. And more fireworks. History has shown, Scruff observed, that you can never have too many fireworks. All [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The downpour of biblical proportions could not stop the masses from coming out to the soft opening of Burger Heights (177 Wadsworth Ave @ 182nd St) on Wednesday, July 2nd. For good reason, Burger Heights is belting out some seriously great burgers at a price that won’t break the bank. This [...]
Photography by Gabe Dominguez (@Big_Barba)
The New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently plunged into the 10-day citywide OutdoorFest, which resulted in some really cool images. The one above is from our neck of the woods. Click below to see the rest. Check out: New Yorkers Attempt the Outdoor Life Style : The New Yorker.
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By Eleanor Stanford In New York City, 30 percent of workers earn minimum wage or less. In an effort to gain control over their pay and workplace conditions, some are turning to a centuries-old business model: cooperatives. In the past three years, 12 coops have been set up, doubling the city’s total. With the help [...]
The standard for men’s fashion, GQ Magazine, came uptown to show love to a few outstanding individuals from different fields that exude that Harlem cool. Such folks as Jazz musician Jon Batiste, rappers Camron and ASAP Mob as well as visual artists, models and entrepreneurs. Check it out: Harlem Reshuffled | GQ Magazine
Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension In Washington Heights – Events Don’t Surprise Dominican Residents | New York Times
By DAVID GONZALEZ Published: July 8, 1992 “The glass is full and it has started to spill,” said Manuel Viera, citing a Dominican saying as he reflected on the anger and violence that have erupted in his community since Jose Garcia was shot to death by a plainclothes police officer on Friday night. “All this [...]
The blokes over Epic Fireworks in the UK are “the biggest And best Fireworks blog in the world” and they recently showed our little film some love. Check out what they had to say below and please check out the film and share it widely… Epic Fireworks Blog The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co. is [...]
By MONIQUE O. MADAN Paul Kirby waved his baton at the group of musicians gathered in the cavernous United Palace Theater in Manhattan on a recent Saturday. Sweat cascaded down his brow as the string orchestra played in front of him. “Stop, stop, stop! Shorter and more crisp,” Mr. Kirby said. He tapped the baton [...]