Posts Tagged ‘Sugar Hill’

Commit to 5000 Units | Manhattan Times

Commit to 5000 Units | Manhattan Times

By Rep. Adriano Espaillat In 2016, the city of New York built or preserved 21,963 affordable apartments, making it the best year for advancing affordable housing the city has seen in decades. While our city’s progress on this important issue is significant, it’s only a beginning to solving a problem that went neglected for far […]


Uptown Jazz Festival Debuts | Manhattan Times

Uptown Jazz Festival Debuts | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen It’s uptown for the swing. The jazz standard “Take the A Train” was first composed in 1939, and it became one of Duke Ellington’s signature songs once he and his band introduced it in 1941. It’s taken a few years, but the first-ever Washington Heights Jazz Festival has arrived. The weekend-long […]


Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

Grandpa’s Pizza Reopens | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Shuttered for six weeks after a fire damaged the store, Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza is back in business. The popular Inwood eatery reopened on January 24, after a thorough vetting by the Health Department. For now, the store is selling and delivering only pizza and a few other items, such as calzones, […]


Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The owner of an East Harlem dry cleaning facility says he’s being cleaned out by the city in an eminent domain dispute. Damon Bae, who runs Fancy Cleaners at 2319 Third Avenue, said he is in danger of having to close his family business after the city took the property title in […]


Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

The mirage of the singer’s soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home By Jeff MacGregor That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence and just enough ham to sell it all. And it was […]


The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

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The Fix: IamCruz – Freedom

The Fix: IamCruz – Freedom


Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

Inwood pizzeria rebuilding after fire | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen When an early-morning fire tore through Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza on December 9, owner Ángel Salazar thought his dreams, as well as his business, had gone up in smoke. He has worked at the popular Inwood eatery since the day it opened in 2004, starting as a counter helper and working his […]


In Harlem, a Shelter That Gives Young Men the Tools to Succeed | NY Times

In Harlem, a Shelter That Gives Young Men the Tools to Succeed | NY Times

The Neediest Cases Fund By EMILY PALMER Nestled on a residential block in Harlem, Create Young Adult Residences looks like any other apartment building. A fire escape snakes up its rust-colored facade. Throughout the day, young men who live in the building, on West 128th Street, come and go, heading to and from school, jobs […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From meditation, to collages, to calendar workshops, to people power and the Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio, the Manhattan Times has got you covered with a whole host of cool things to do Uptown. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Help Angel Rebuild Grandpa’s Pizza

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Help Angel Rebuild Grandpa's Pizza

Angel Salazar has been a treasured community member of Inwood for nearly two decades. He began working behind the counter of Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza when it opened in 2004. He started out as counter staff, and through his tireless effort, honesty, and hard work, Angel worked his way up to store manager in 2005, […]


The Fix: IamCruz – No Time

The Fix: IamCruz – No Time


12/16/17: The Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive

12/16/17: The Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive

Tis the season to spread good vibes and good cheer. Stop by Off the Grid (3480 Broadway) on Saturday, December 16 at 7 pm for the Juan Bago & Ariel Toy Drive. Bring a toy, get a beer. It’s that simple so make sure you stop by and spread that Uptown Love! We invite you […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Whether its park stewardship, a Kwanzaa Celebration, a Christmas Tale, a little yuletide Jazz or an exploration of the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, the Manhattan Times has got you covered. Click below for more. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


Spread Love: Cuentos

Spread Love: Cuentos

Gentrification is transforming New York City and beyond, one neighborhood at a time. The pernicious process converts vibrant and diverse communities into sterile and generic places that only people of means can afford to live in. Our beloved Uptown is not immune to gentrification. Djali Brown-Cepeda deftly tackles the gentrification that is destroying the very […]


Mood Music: Dave Dar – Let it Off

Mood Music: Dave Dar – Let it Off

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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 […]


The Fix: Reeseeboi – No Metes Cabra

The Fix: Reeseeboi - No Metes Cabra


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Whether it’s African dance, Vinyasa Jazz, or Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, click below for a list of cool events happening Uptown courtesy of the Manhattan Times. Check out: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter […]


Spread Love: Spanish Harlem – El Barrio in the ’80s

Spread Love: Spanish Harlem - El Barrio in the '80s

ARTIST TALK Joseph Rodriguez with Ed Morales Saturday, December 2nd, 6PM GALLERY HOURS: Thur-Fri 3-7PM Sat-Sun 1-5PM Free and open to all. Make sure you hit up the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue) before December 23 to see the simply outstanding exhibit, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s.The exhibit features photographs taken in […]


A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

BY Seph Rodney I had a dream a few weeks ago. In it I had returned to the house I grew up in — my father’s house — and I was again occupying the room I had as a boy. There was music playing, music I didn’t want to hear, so I tried to close […]


The Fix: IamCruz – Runnin’ Yo Mouth

The Fix: IamCruz – Runnin' Yo Mouth


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 […]


The Fix: Celisse Henderson – Stuck On You Blues

The Fix: Celisse Henderson – Stuck On You Blues

You can catch the very talented Celisse Henderson doing her thing this coming Friday, November 17 at the world famous Apollo Theater. Get your tickets ASAP! Ger Your tickets: Apollo Music Café Featuring: Celisse Henderson We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter […]

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