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Op-Led: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! – 911 Callers In Washington Heights Mistake Raccoon For A Tiger

Op-Led: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! - 911 Callers In Washington Heights Mistake Raccoon For A Tiger

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I am going to go out on a limb and say that the folks that reported seeing a tiger in Washington heights recently were not longtime residents of Uptown. First of all, longtime residents only call 911 in the event of a real emergency. We are not trying to get 5-0 […]


Op-Led: Hudson Heights Doesn’t Exist

Op-Led: Hudson Heights Doesn’t Exist

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the NY Times but I am just not rocking with the Hudson Heights moniker for the more affluent parts of Washington Heights. Just from the title of the piece I knew I would not be a happy camper. Titled Hudson Heights: A Hidden Gem, Gaining […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

#PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest | Manhattan Times

The rules are simple: keep it clean and keep it to one tweet. In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov and @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. Now through April 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize of […]


Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

Fort George, Manhattan: Nosebleed Heights and Down-to-Earth Prices | NY Times

By C.J. HUGHES Despite occupying some of the highest terrain around, Fort George, near the northern point of Manhattan, can seem to be hiding in plain sight. “The tip of the island was just a complete mystery to me,” said Amy Drury, 38, who lived in a string of apartments in southerly neighborhoods, like the […]


$5.5M ask for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is a new Harlem record | 6sqft

$5.5M ask for renovated Hamilton Heights mansion is a new Harlem record | 6sqft

BY MICHELLE COHEN If this home is, as the listing calls it, “the jewel of this historic neighborhood,” the three-block historic Harlem enclave of Hamilton Terrace is a treasure trove, anchored by the Hamilton Grange home of Alexander Hamilton. Listed at $5,495,000, the limestone and terra cotta mansion at 72 Hamilton Terrace is recognizable by its mansard slate roof punctuated […]


Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

Quaint townhouse on Manhattan’s secluded Sylvan Terrace seeks $1.625M | Curbed NY

By Amy Plitt It wasn’t so long ago that this picture-perfect townhouse, located on one of Manhattan’s quaintest hidden streets (that would be Sylvan Terrace, up in Washington Heights), appeared on the market with a $1.7 million price tag. But in the six months or so since then, the late-19th-century house has gotten a couple […]


Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments | Curbed NY

Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments | Curbed NY

The entire development will be fully affordable by Tanay Warerkar In October it was revealed that L+M Development Partners along with Tahl Propp Equities were planning a massive, fully-affordable residential project that would span an entire city block in East Harlem. On Tuesday, the 400-unit project was approved by the City Council, signaling its successful […]


Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of […]


Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights’s Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights's Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Located right across from the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, and on one of New York City’s most charming, and hidden streets, this two-bedroom, turn-key townhouse at 16 Sylvan Terrace is now on the market for $1.7 million. Part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District, the three-story townhouse is a confluence […]


Karim Rashid’s Modular Washington Heights Rental Debuts New Look | Curbed NY

Karim Rashid's Modular Washington Heights Rental Debuts New Look | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Construction is now underway on a modular building designed by Karim Rashid that’s set to rise in Washington Heights. Located at 655 West 187th Street, the project is being developed by HAP Investment Developers, who recently unveiled a new rendering for the project, Buzz Buzz Home reports. The eight-story building, which is […]


Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

By Susan Delson This week, an Italian mural artist named Hitnes has been painting a portrait of a fish crow on a wall at Broadway and 155th Street. It is no coincidence that the six-story-high image stands only a few hundred feet from the grave of artist and naturalist John James Audubon . In fact, […]


Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Millions of birds are migrating through New York City at the moment, flying south for the winter. Recently, 13 fowl of different species alighted on the side of a building at the corner of 155th Street and Broadway. They have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon. This white-throated sparrow, yellow-bellied […]


The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

by AFineLyne The release of The Audubon Bird and Climate Change Report in October of 2014 did not go un-noticed by those that live in the Audubon Park Historic District and surrounding area. In particular, the owner of Gitler & ___ Gallery, located on Broadway near 150th Street. With the purpose of bringing the current […]


Second Prefab Apartment Building Set to Rise Uptown | DNAinfo

Second Prefab Apartment Building Set to Rise Uptown | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A building made out of prefabricated modular units built offsite — the second to be built uptown in recent years — is headed to the area. The Lilak, at 655 W. 187th St., will be a 47-unit residential rental building made of modules with what appear to be a pale […]


Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Among the beloved prints in John James Audubon’s “The Birds of North America” is plate No. 411, a Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus. The regal white bird paddles along on its huge, black, webbed feet, each tiny feather rippling with the water. Yellow lilies float before it, the swan’s graceful neck looped […]


A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

By ELAINE LOUIE It all started with a cup of chai. Or the desire for one, at least. Three years ago this month, Anita Trehan was walking along Water Street, in the financial district, when she had a craving for “a nice cup of chai,” she said. But Ms. Trehan is from India, and she […]

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