Posts Tagged ‘Wahi’

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Where there’s a will, there’s an art gallery. A lot of people have dreams that never quite make it past the desire stage. But others plan and forge ideas into reality by hard work and the force of sheer will. Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman […]


A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In ‘The Stars Beneath Our Feet’ | NPR

A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet' | NPR

Lolly Rachpaul is 12 years old and a Lego master. He lives in Harlem, where his older brother was shot to death in a gang crime. When David Barclay Moore’s new novel for young readers “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” opens, Lolly is angry and sad and doesn’t feel much like celebrating Christmas. But his […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

Popular Uptown Bar Expanding Into Former Check-Cashing Spot Next Door | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A popular burger joint — one of the first to open in the now booming Fort Tryon and Broadway strip — is growing and adding an adjacent storefront to its current location, the owner said. Locksmith Bar, which currently takes up about 600 square feet, will incorporate a former […]


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 […]


How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. BY LOLA ADESIOYE When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move. During the early ’30s, Neel […]


Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There | NY Times

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There | NY Times

By JASON FARAGO “I love you Harlem,” the American painter Alice Neel wrote in her diary around the end of World War II, and really, she loved everything in it. Neel celebrated Harlem — specifically its ethnically mixed section known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio — for “your poverty and your loves.” And what […]


A Photographer Who Made ‘Ghosts’ Visible | NY Times

A Photographer Who Made ‘Ghosts’ Visible | NY Times

By Maurice Berger It is the often oblique details in Ming Smith’s photographs that provide their most profound meaning. Consider the eerie photograph of a person walking on a Harlem street, a blur moving across the image’s surface. The street is urban and depressed; graffiti mars steel gates and a portentous crucifix-like shadow rakes across […]


The Heartbeat of Our Being, in Black and White | NY Times

The Heartbeat of Our Being, in Black and White | NY Times

By Maurice Berger The pictures accompanying Adger Cowans’ essay in a new monograph on his work are not his professional photos, but snapshots from his personal life: his childhood home, a group portrait of his mother’s relatives in their Sunday best, and Mr. Cowans cradling his godchild. These pictures affirm the importance of photography not […]


City’s first orchestra music charter school to open in 2017 | NY Post

City’s first orchestra music charter school to open in 2017 | NY Post

By Carl Campanile In a development that is sure to be music to the ears of city parents, a new, orchestral-themed charter school is scheduled to open in upper Manhattan next fall — the first of its kind in the Big Apple. The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School will offer two hours […]


06/19/16: Live Jazz – Live Art Experience @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

06/19/16: Live Jazz - Live Art Experience @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

How does a Live Jazz and Live Art experience  sound? Awesome right. Well it get’s better. The event will be a one-a-kind pairing of master artist Andrea Arroyo with Uptown icon and musician, actress and playwright, Ms. Marjorie Eliot. The event is taking place at the venerable Morris Jumel Mansion on Sunday, June 19th at […]


Ralph Ellison and Gordon Parks’s Joint Harlem Vision | The New Yorker

Ralph Ellison and Gordon Parks’s Joint Harlem Vision | The New Yorker

By Vinson Cunningham In the summer of 1947, editors from the short-lived magazine ’47, known since its shuttering in 1948 as The Magazine of the Year, contacted Ralph Ellison—then in the thick of his seven-year labor to complete “Invisible Man”—with an idea for a photo essay on the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic in Harlem. Established a […]


Uptown Video: A Bike Ride Uptown…

Uptown Video: A Bike Ride Uptown...

Billy Perry and the crew came Uptown for a hellified bike trip through Harlem recently. Click below to check out their antics. Related: Mira CoNYo: A Skate Scene Blossoms Uptown We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: Did You Mean:

Uptown Video: Did You Mean:

Click below and check out the latest from the good folks at Mira CoNYo. After that click here for our video from Emmanuel Abreu and photo essay by Emil Baez on the phenomenon known as Mira CoNYo. Enjoy!


Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

By CRYSTAL MARTIN Maisha Stephens-Teacher opened her hair salon, Bibi, on Frederick Douglass Boulevard five years ago. “I’ve done this for 27 years,” she said. “My salon uses high-end products. Our stylists are very talented, but I couldn’t command prices commensurate with that. People would say, ‘Well, I can pay that downtown.’” But in the […]


Gordon Parks’s Harlem Argument | NY Times

Gordon Parks's Harlem Argument | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Fresh from assignments at Vogue and Glamour in 1948, Gordon Parks appeared one morning at Life’s New York headquarters, determined to show his portfolio to Wilson Hicks, the magazine’s esteemed picture editor. Mr. Hicks was initially reluctant, but he warmed to Mr. Parks’s work and the story he pitched about the gang […]


Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

By Michael Kamber The South Bronx, one of America’s poorest urban areas, is two subway stops from the wealthiest, Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Change, development, gentrification — the terms are sometimes used interchangeably though not the same thing — are headed its way. For three decades, I have watched artists move into marginal neighborhoods as […]

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