Posts Tagged ‘NY Times’

Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Forty Years, Same Corner | NY Times

Character Study By COREY KILGANNON With a blast of her whistle, Estelle Davis raised a white-gloved hand and held back a column of oncoming cars bearing down on a group of schoolchildren ambling across the street. “Come on, baby,” she said, ushering a straggler through the rush-hour traffic. Ms. Davis has been a New York […]


An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge | NY Times

The Neediest Cases Fund By EMILY PALMER He dropped his waterlogged loafers off the roof and watched them fall five stories. Under a leaden sky, raw from a storm the night before, he looked across the cityscape dimpled with apartment lights and inched to the edge. It would be so easy to lean over and […]


From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity | NY Times

From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity | NY Times

Q&A By JOHN L. DORMAN It’s understandable if it seems as though Marcus Samuelsson never sleeps. The affable New York-based chef and restaurateur, who recharged the Harlem dining scene with his restaurant Red Rooster in 2010, recently opened its first outpost, Red Rooster Shoreditch, along with the taqueria Tienda Roosteria, in London. He now operates […]


36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

Mireya Navarro of the NY Times put together an outstanding piece on her 36 hour romp through Latino NYC. Get this: Latinos in NYC “account for 29 percent of the overall population and for more than half in the Bronx.” She starts off her journey of cultural and culinary exploration in El Barrio and from […]


Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

By DANIEL McDERMON It was Kahlil Joseph’s brother who made him an artist. Or at least that’s one way to describe how Mr. Joseph, a successful director who has worked with Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, came to premiere his film “Fly Paper” at the New Museum this fall. An impressionistic collage of Harlem’s past and […]


Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD In his final years, John James Audubon, the celebrated 19th-century painter of bird life, lived in rustic uptown Manhattan in a house by the Hudson where some of his final paintings were of urban rats that caught his eye. But birds remained his forte. And as Audubon lies in his grave […]


The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to […]


Thanks, Internet Outrage! Now Dapper Dan and Gucci Are Buds | NY Times

Thanks, Internet Outrage! Now Dapper Dan and Gucci Are Buds | NY Times

By MATTHEW SCHNEIER In a twist of fortune that could hardly have been imagined back in the day, Daniel Day — better known as Dapper Dan, his nom de knockoff — is reopening his famous studio and atelier with the support of Gucci. For 10 years, between 1982 and 1992, Mr. Day ran one of […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega | NY Times

By ADAM CHANDLER Like solar eclipses and bipartisan legislation, moments of near-universal consensus are extremely rare. One such event took place on Wednesday, when a start-up named Bodega stated its intention to put its namesake — real-life, neighborhood corner stores — out of business by replacing them with unmanned pantries. “Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t […]


Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts | NY Times

Encounters By ALEXIS SOLOSKI As Amanda Seales strode into Ginny’s Supper Club, the nightspot under the Red Rooster in Harlem on a recent Thursday, a young woman pulled her aside, saying, “You are fabulous, honey.” At the fan’s request, the two took a pout-perfect selfie. “Tag me,” said Ms. Seales, an actress, comedian, writer, producer, […]


A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A Golf Center Grows in Harlem | NY Times

A leader of the Bridge Golf Foundation hopes it will be a “model for progressive gentrification” through its work with underprivileged and mostly black adolescent boys. By PAUL ROGERS Two years ago, Juan Cortorreal had never held a golf club. And now here he was, a freshman from the Eagle Academy for Young Men of […]


Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

By KIM BARKER Randy Garcia thought she might be paying too much for her rent-regulated apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan: about $1,800 a month. It was more than she could afford with her job handling medical records. Eventually she asked the state for a history of rent increases on the apartment. She learned that […]


City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Between intermittent drizzle and drenching downpours, social workers climbed an embankment just off what they called the “zigzag” — an entanglement of roads and exits from the Henry Hudson Parkway and Riverside Drive in northern Manhattan. They were looking for a crudely built wooden loft bed wedged into concrete so that it […]


Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | NY Times

By ALEXANDRA ALTER By his own admission, the novelist Junot Díaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. Over the past two-plus decades, he has published just three books: two short-story collections and his 2007 novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He once spent about five […]


SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding | NY Times

SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding | NY Times

By GINIA BELLAFANTE During any other summer, one in which the news didn’t ricochet from presidential wrestling videos to threats of nuclear annihilation at the hands of North Korea to the mysterious arrival of Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets into the treasure chests of people who make scrapbooking easier somewhere in Oklahoma, ordinary citizens might have produced […]


Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures…

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures...

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it seems to have spread from just being a Dyckman thing to all parts of Uptown and the Bronx. As usual the UC was there to capture the magic […]


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan | NY Times

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan | NY Times

Twenty-five years after luxury labels sued his Harlem boutique out of existence, Gucci looks to him for inspiration. BY BARRY MICHAEL COOPER The Harlem couturier Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was all over social media last week after Gucci unveiled a jacket that looked very much like one he designed nearly three decades […]


As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

As Gas Stations Vanish, Harlem Sees Gentrification Creeping In | NY Times

By JEFFERY C. MAYS Bajram Bajraman stepped out of King’s Pizza on 145th Street near Lenox Avenue in Harlem with his white apron folded at the waist and a cigarette dangling from his mouth. He walked across the street to the former Getty gas station where he used to fill up and park his car […]


Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem | NY Times

Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem | NY Times

By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO The saxophonist Sonny Rollins, perhaps jazz’s most respected living improviser, is also one of its most relentless seekers. But that’s well known; what’s not as widely recognized is the diversity — and the depth — of his inquiry. Yes, there’s his herculean practice regimen (upward of eight hours a day, even into […]


New York’s First Police Body Cameras Take to Streets in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

New York’s First Police Body Cameras Take to Streets in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

By ASHLEY SOUTHALL More than three years after a federal judge ruled that the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics were unconstitutional and ordered New York City to test body cameras as a remedy, the first group of officers equipped with the devices went on patrol in Manhattan on Thursday. Years of litigation, and lengthy deliberations over […]


04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]

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