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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…

Ms Viva Voce On The Scene: The Uptown Comedy Jam

Ms Viva Voce stopped by Insomnia Lounge in Dyckman (151 Dyckman St, NYC) for a night of laughs and fun at the Uptown Comedy Jam, hosted by Tommy 5000. Live Performances by Comedians Ruperto Vanderpool, EMAN, Edgar “Tangana” Rivera,…

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…

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.…

Nutcracker Awareness Day - Le Cheile

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…

UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina

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…

South Beach Restaurant - Washington Heights

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…

Far Rockaway - Hurricane Sandy

The Far Rockaway Blues: Dispatches From the Frontlines Part II

By Octavio Blanco (@OctavioCNN) [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/OctavioCNN/status/274963393583120384″] 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…

Goldin Martinez of Get Focused Fitness

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…