Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Spend Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda | Backstage

Spend Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda | Backstage

By Ruthie Fierberg When Lin-Manuel Miranda drove up to the United Palace Theatre for the second installment of his new monthly film series “Sunday Movies at the Palace With Lin-Manuel Miranda,” he had Rita Moreno in tow. They were billed for a Q&A preceding the showing of the iconic “West Side Story.” “We drove up [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: The D.Piper Twins

Best of the Boogie Down: The D.Piper Twins

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) In keeping with the spirit of the evolution of Bronx fashion, the D.Piper Twins, Danielle and Chantelle are international fashion entrepreneurs that are sweeping the borough and the nation with their forward designs. Formerly known as Kastle Designs, the ladies re-launched their brand last year to bring forth their unique style [...]


Heroin Selfies

Heroin Selfies

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What a small world. All this time, I thought I was the only one that took selfies of their heroin induced downward spiral. Just kidding, of course, if you know me, you know that I don’t do… selfies. I kid – I kid. I find heroin almost as abhorrent as selfies. [...]


Once a Funeral Home, Inwood Pharmacy Now a Gathering Place | WSJ

Once a Funeral Home, Inwood Pharmacy Now a Gathering Place | WSJ

BY Richard Morgan A former funeral home in Inwood is now a place where Girl Scouts hold their meetings, preschoolers play and artists display their works. Manny Ramirez reopened his Dichter Pharmacy in the old mortuary almost a year ago after a 2012 fire destroyed the business, which has operated in the neighborhood in some form [...]


3/16/14: Word Up Books CSB Book Harvest!

3/16/14: Word Up Books CSB Book Harvest!

This Sunday, March 16th, 3–6 PM, join current CSB members at Word Up Community Bookshop for an exclusive first pick at a huge selection of used books during this very special event. Entertainment and light refreshments—courtesy of Mambi Restaurant and Santos Catering—will be provided. The Word Up CSB (Community Supported Bookshop) is a bookshop member [...]


New Music: Charlie Cruz Ft. Art – The Dark


Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Idriss Alison-Konteh

Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Idriss Alison-Konteh

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Standup comedy has always been a free forum to talk about embarrassing moments, complain about what makes someone tick, and of course the raunchier side of life; but every now and then, there’s a comedian armed with clean comedy who becomes a household name like Bill Cosby or Ellen DeGeneres. Meet [...]


3/8/14: Word Up Books Presents A Place At The Table

3/8/14: Word Up Books Presents A Place At The Table

Saturday, March 8th 6:00 PM Word Up Community Bookshop 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St. Admission: $5 (reduced to $3 if you sign up for a Continuing CSB Membership) City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, Word Up Community Bookshop, and Partnership for a Healthier NYC present A PLACE AT THE TABLE 50 Million Americans—1 in 4 [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Bistro SK – A Little Bit of Paris in the BX

Best of the Boogie Down: Bistro SK – A Little Bit of Paris in the BX

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Stephane Kane is a busy man, having just opened his second French restaurant, we had the chance to briefly discuss his success and the cuisine of City Island’s, Bistro SK. Born in Northeastern France, Kane attended culinary school for three years and continued his culinary experiences throughout the world in such [...]


Spread Love: Reyna Releases Her Long-Awaited EP Proud

Spread Love: Reyna Releases Her Long-Awaited EP Proud

That’s right people, the one and only Reyna of MTV’s Washington Heights fame has just released her much-anticipated EP, Proud. Proud is a cool collection of 7 tracks written by Audubon and produced by Audubon, Eckz, Frankie P, and The Reason. The first single off the EP was released in January titled “Strangers”, with the [...]


Uptown Video: Karen Rodriguez – Aunque Me Cueste La Vida

Uptown Video: Karen Rodriguez - Aunque Me Cueste La Vida

To properly celebrate Dominican Independence Day, Washington Heights’ own Karen Rodriguez released this excellent cover  of “Aunque Me Cueste La Vida” which was popularized by Dominican singer Alberto Beltran.Enjoy!


The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Claudia De la Cruz is an educator, community organizer and the general coordinator of the youth leadership development project at Da Urban Butterflies in Washington Heights. Her parents moved from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, where she grew up. Being Dominican is a cultural identity. De la [...]


Uptown Tonight: Nueva York Pop Up Shop @ Dyckman Bar

Uptown Tonight: Nueva York Pop Up Shop @ Dyckman Bar

The good folks at Dominican York are throwing a Pop-Up Shop celebrating Dominican American Heritage and the release of their new collection at Dyckman Bar (221 Dyckman St) tonight starting at 7pm.


2/26/14: Stand-Up Comedy Extravaganza @ The United Palace

2/26/14: Stand-Up Comedy Extravaganza @ The United Palace

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Doors 7pm, performance 7:30pm $15 online, $25 at the door “No Name” co-founder Eric Vetter celebrates two decades of producing “NYC’s Best Damn Comedy / Variety Show” with an anniversary blowout. Known for bringing a multicultural mix of comedy, music and fun to alternative performance spaces throughout Manhattan, Vetter brings an [...]


A Pharmacy Provides Salves for a Community’s Spirits | NY Times

A Pharmacy Provides Salves for a Community’s Spirits | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Just about no one knows the territory like a neighborhood pharmacist, membrane by membrane. On Jan. 3, 2012, Dichter Pharmacy in the Inwood section of upstate Manhattan burned to the ground along with the entire corner of 207th Street and Broadway. Under one flag or another, a drugstore had been in roughly [...]


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Uptown Film Series Reintroduces New Yorkers to “West Side Story” and a Hidden Cultural Gem | Playbill

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Uptown Film Series Reintroduces New Yorkers to "West Side Story" and a Hidden Cultural Gem | Playbill

By Adam Hetrick “Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda,” a new film series hosted and curated by the In the Heights Tony winner, launched earlier this year at the opulent United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights. The series kicked off with “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” and such movies as “Manhattan, “King Kong,” “The Warriors” [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: The ‘New Bronx’ Proposal & the State of the Borough Address

Best of the Boogie Down: The ‘New Bronx’ Proposal & the State of the Borough Address

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) At the State of the Borough address held this week at Hostos Community College, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr detailed a plan of action that would help revitalize the borough. Similar to the State of the Union address given by POTUS a few weeks ago, Diaz hit points that explained the [...]


Uptown Frosted

Uptown Frosted


West Side Story with Rita Moreno @ The United Palace

West Side Story with Rita Moreno @ The United Palace

Sunday, February 23, 2014 4pm doors; 5pm stage show; 5:30pm movie $10 online/$15 at the box office (opens at 2pm); $5 for children under 12 The second installment of “Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda” features the classic retelling of “Romeo and Juliet’ from 1961. 152 min. In English with Spanish subtitles. Master of [...]


2/22/14: Word Up Books Presents Bling: A Planet Rock

2/22/14: Word Up Books Presents Bling: A Planet Rock

Saturday, February 22nd 6:30pm Word Up Community Bookshop 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St. Bling: A Planet Rock—directed and co-produced by Inwood/Washington Heights native, author, and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda—is a critically acclaimed feature documentary about the intersection of hip-hop, diamonds, and the decade-long conflict in Sierra Leone. The film features Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Paul Wall, [...]


Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Black History Tour of Uptown Trinity Church Cemetery

Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Black History Tour of Uptown Trinity Church Cemetery

Trinity Church Cemetery, a bucolic swatch on the cusp of Harlem, is often perceived as an all-white graveyard. In fact, it is a deceptively rich canvas of black history. The cemetery’s once distinct “Colored Ground” has long vanished, yet the ranks of 19th-century headstones still yield a hidden narrative of African-American experience in New York [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Valentine’s Day For Everyone!

Best of the Boogie Down: Valentine’s Day For Everyone!

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Ahh, Valentine’s Day – a day full of commercialized gifts and overwrought gestures for couples. I know what you’re thinking, after my Single Girl Saga pieces, you’re thinking – why does she even care about Valentine’s Day? Well, I don’t. I simply look forward to breaking into the box of Godiva [...]


Animated and funky | Manhattan Times

Animated and funky | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It’s time to get your funk on. More than 60 animation cels of black animation cartoons from the private collection of City College alumna Pamela Thomas and her business partner, Loreen Williamson, will be on display at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture’s new exhibit, “Funky at 40: [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Havana Café

Best of the Boogie Down: Havana Café

A Little Bit of Cuba in the Bronx BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Every corner of the Bronx is lined with Chinese food or a Cuchifrito spot but keep searching and you’ll find a special restaurant were classic Cuban favorites are being dished out. Lining East Tremont Avenue with the undeniably tempting aromas of ropa vieja, [...]

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