Posts Tagged ‘The Heights’

Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: An Uptown Retrospective

Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: An Uptown Retrospective

Photography by Emil Baez, Emmanuel Abreu, Wallace Flores & Paul Lomax On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast and unleashed extensive damage on New York and New Jersey. Some parts of these 2 states are still reeling, 5 years later, from the storm. Uptown was luckily spared the worst even though our […]


How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

BY Ibrahim Khan Andrea Elliott’s masterpiece project in the New York Times documenting the tribulations of a loveable Brooklyn girl named Dasani through the unforgiving maze of social services in New York City became an instant classic. With each word in the five-part series, Elliott unmasks the countless rips in the fabric of our social safety […]


Income Inequality Takes Manhattan—in 3-D! | Mother Jones

Income Inequality Takes Manhattan—in 3-D! | Mother Jones

By Brett Brownell, Tasneem Raja, and Ben Breedlove It’s no surprise that income inequality in America is on the rise. Eighty percent of Americans have seen their incomes stagnate or fall since 1979. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent of earners is taking in more than ever before. We’ve made numerous charts to illustrate these disparities. […]


Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That’s Where the Bar Was. | NY Times

Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That's Where the Bar Was. | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Surprise airplane landings always make headlines. Who will forget Capt. Chesley Sullenberger steering a US Airways jetliner onto the Hudson River in 2009? Then there was a Long Island man who touched down on Rockaway Beach in 2011 and, more recently, a stunt pilot who coasted down safely onto a Suffolk County […]


Genesis Restaurant: A Taste of Ecuador in Inwood

Genesis Restaurant: A Taste of Ecuador in Inwood

BY Karen Silva (@ClassicKaren) Once in a blue moon you’ll bump into a place that will capture not only your heart but your appetite as well. For me, this is Genesis, the Ecuadorian restaurant that has resided in 207th as far as I can remember and has another location in 181st Street. From the Julio Jaramillo […]


Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc and devastation in at least 30 parks, piers and playgrounds in upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc and devastation in at least 30 parks, piers and playgrounds in upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS At least 30 parks, piers, playgrounds and esplanades in northern Manhattan suffered damage from the ferocious and destructive power of superstorm Sandy last October, Parks Department officials told the Daily News. One high-profile casualty was the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center on W. 218th St., where 5-foot […]


My Muse is… Uptown

BY Karen Silva (@ClassicKaren) When I think about my first loves, Uptown always comes to mind; the music, the food, and the swagger that emanates from everyone. Growing up in Uptown has made me the proud New Yorker I am today – confident and classic. Living on the cusp of Washington Heights and Inwood was […]


UPinion: Dreaming About The Dream Act

UPinion: Dreaming About The Dream Act

This essay was written by 8th grader Jade Greenfield, who is a Washington Heights resident and attends Harlem’s Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering (CSS). The composition was selected as one of ten finalists in the “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Dear Mr. President: Lately, I’ve been dreaming about the DREAM Act.  As […]


Washington Heights 8th grader is finalist in Dear Mr. President Contest

Washington Heights 8th grader is finalist in Dear Mr. President Contest

After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights resident Jade Greenfield of Harlem’s Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering (CSS) is New York State’s only finalist. Read the essay: UPinion: Dreaming […]


Uptown Fashion Week Goes Down On February 14th

Uptown Fashion Week Goes Down On February 14th

Uptown Fashion Week The Triangle Building in Washington Heights 530 w. 166th St. Thursday February 14th, 2013, 6:45 P.M. Check Out: http://uptownfashionweek.com/ We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com


The Top 10 Posts of 2012

The Top 10 Posts of 2012

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It’s that time of year again folks, time to take a look at the Top 10 Posts of the year. So without further ado, let’s get right into it. #10 – Op-Led: I am Rocking with Barack Obama Being that it was an election year, it makes sense that my heart-felt […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina – The Recap

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The UC Holiday Bash at La Marina was a rousing success. First of all, much love goes out to the good folks at La Marina (348 Dyckman) for allowing us the use of their absolutely gorgeous venue. To me, the Uptown Collective is all about celebrating Uptown excellence and La Marina […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Presenting the Uptown Tweet of the Week, our pick that represents the good, the bad, and the lovely in this week’s UC Twitterverse… ‘Washington Heights’ premieres Wednesday, January 9 at 10/9c. Related: The Audubon Listening Party – The Recap The Uptown Tweet of the Week – Margot’s We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown […]


Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The wait is finally over. The elegant and expansive South Beach Restaurant and Lounge (1390 Saint Nicholas Ave) is now open for business. Think of it as Washington Heights meets the Cheesecake Factory. The place is big, bold and brash. It has 2 floors, several bars, private rooms, an adjacent take-out […]


The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines Part II

The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines Part II

By Octavio Blanco (@OctavioCNN) I’d have been suspicious of me. Here I  was, a stranger with no identifying jacket, or armband, or hat, or badge, walking around, alone, knocking on doors asking questions with an iPhone in-hand and logging answers and addresses into my shiny device. “Good morning, I’m a volunteer with the United Way […]


Intersection Video: Creatively Inspired Style in Washington Heights | NY Times

Intersection Video: Creatively Inspired Style in Washington Heights | NY Times

By SIMONE S. OLIVER For this Intersection video, we went uptown last week to Washington Heights, to 165th Street and Broadway. The late fall has brought myriad weather patterns to the New York area in recent weeks, and we were curious to see not only what the neighborhood styles might be, but also how people […]


The Uptown Collective Presents The Weekend

The Uptown Collective Presents The Weekend

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is going to be an action packed weekend so let’s save the niceties and get right to it. First of all, the good folks at Inwood Local (4957 Broadway) are throwing their First Saturdays Soirée tomorrow. Shout out to LiKWUid, who will be doing her thing on the 1’s & 2’s. […]


Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Focused on more than fitness | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer While it is a more common sight to see Goldin Martínez encouraging youths to do crunches, push-ups and obstacles courses, the new challenge he set before local residents this past week was no less daunting. Martínez, the founder and CEO of Get Focused, a youth fitness program, was […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The Uptown Collective Holiday Bash La Marina (348 Dyckman) Monday, December 17th @ 7pm RSVP Only: http://bit.ly/UC-Holiday-Bash It’s that time of the year again folks. What better way to end the year and celebrate another incredible year of the Uptown Renaissance than with the annual UC Holiday Bash? And this go around we have the […]


Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that are doing without and could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter La Marina’s Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on December 24th, you […]


Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Fort Washington to Far Rockaway: Uptown lends a hand | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It was the most interesting traffic jam many on the bus had ever seen. Vehicles from the National Guard filed by, as did fuel trucks and vehicles from the Department of Sanitation, their hulls leaking brown ooze onto the blacktop. Families in cars piled with bags—canvas bags, garbage […]


The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines

The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines

By Octavio Blanco (@OctavioCNN) Rock, rock Rockaway Beach…we can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach – The Ramones

 It’s 9 a.m. and I’m sitting on a bench in front of Starbucks on 181st street and Ft. Washington Ave. At my feet are a couple of oversized blue plastic bags from Associated stuffed with sweaters, a […]


Local Resident Leading A Trip to Far Rock Tomorrow to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Local Resident Leading A Trip to Far Rock Tomorrow to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Even though Uptown was mostly spared from the worst of the recent Hurricane, there are far too many parts of the city that are still devastated. My good friend, Octavio Blanco, has taken it upon himself to do his part to help out. Tomorrow morning he will be heading out to Far Rock to assist […]


2142 Amsterdam: From rubble to housing | Manhattan Times

2142 Amsterdam: From rubble to housing | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer 2142 Amsterdam Avenue has stood vacant for 18 years. But its days of being a pile of rubble are numbered. In early 2014, the vacant lot, along with two other abutting lots, will have completed the radical transformation into a $12 million, 44-unit affordable housing development. The effort […]

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