Posts Tagged ‘washington heights’

Sign The Petition: Let’s Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

Sign The Petition: Let's Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

We did before Uptown, we can do it again. Another Uptown institution, Galicia Restaurant, may soon close if the landlord cannot be convinced to reconsider the lease terms they are offering to an establishment that has been around for more than 30 years. Please sign the petition below and share widely. A rally to support […]


Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson After a shutdown of Coogan’s Restaurant was averted, uptown residents are turning their attention to help out another longtime Washington Heights eatery in danger of closure. Galicia Restaurant, located at 4083 Broadway, a few blocks north of Coogan’s, is in danger of closing down due to skyrocketing rent, […]


“Handshake” deal reached to keep Coogan’s open | Manhattan Times

“Handshake” deal reached to keep Coogan’s open | Manhattan Times

It won’t be last call after all. ‎ A handshake agreement has been reached between Coogan’s Restaurant and its landlord, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, to keep the iconic Washington Heights pub open. The deal was reported on social media by Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who had organized a rally for January 14 to help save the restaurant. […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #SaveCoogans

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #SaveCoogans

Congratulations to @CoogansNYC @nyphospital on reaching an agreement tonight to #SaveCoogans #HandShake in #WashingtonHeights. #Coogans embodies the spirit of #NYC #NY13 @galeabrewer @Vegalteno @Lin_Manuel @jimdwyernyt pic.twitter.com/KpGQQM8zog — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) January 13, 2018 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram […]


Amazing Things Have Happened Here: The Shared Mission of a Bar and a Hospital

Amazing Things Have Happened Here: The Shared Mission of a Bar and a Hospital

By Robert Snyder Photos: Cristóbal Vivar | Manhattan Times New York-Presbyterian may be world-renowned as a hospital, research center and medical school, but its neighbors in upper Manhattan know it mostly as a bad landlord. When the hospital hit Coogan’s with a devastating rent hike, it trampled the good work done by its own doctors, […]


Community members, landlord respond to Coogan’s shutdown

Community members, landlord respond to Coogan’s shutdown

By Gregg McQueen After news broke that Coogan’s, an iconic Washington Heights restaurant and pub for more than 30 years, would shut down in May due to a massive rent hike, concerned community members and elected officials have reacted to help save the beloved establishment. Coogan’s owners said on January 9 that they needed to […]


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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

A post shared by Steve Cancel (@smbnyc) on Jan 12, 2018 at 4:21am PST Related: The Light At The End of the Tunnel We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

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Celebrating with Los Magos and Miranda | Manhattan Times

Celebrating with Los Magos and Miranda | Manhattan Times

Story by Desiree Johnson Photos by Cristóbal Vivar There’d be time enough for policy and politics. First, storytime. Families braved the blistering cold and filed into the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem this past Sat., Jan. 6 to mark Three Kings’ Day holiday, a touchstone holiday for many Latinos who observe the […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Snow Ballin’ on the Bang Wagon

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Snow Ballin’ on the Bang Wagon

On the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew shares their bomb cyclone stories, discuss how the NY Times snubbed icon Rita Moreno and they even delve into the whole phallus-whitening craze. Check it out below pronto. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page […]


Closing time at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

Closing time at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen It’s the very last call. The institution will be closing its doors for good this spring. Coogan’s Restaurant, a popular pub that catered to the diverse community uptown, hosted events and served as a meeting place for local leaders for more than 30 years, will shut down at the end of May. […]


Toaster caused 7-alarm fire that injured 17 in Manhattan building | ABC News

Toaster caused 7-alarm fire that injured 17 in Manhattan building | ABC News

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — 17 people were hurt and 60 people displaced in a seven-alarm fire that was apparently caused by a toaster. The flames broke out on the second floor of the six-story residential building at 775 Riverside Drive, near West 156th Street, in Washington Heights Monday afternoon. The fire reached the roof, […]


#InstagramUptown: Issa Bomb Cyclone

#InstagramUptown: Issa Bomb Cyclone

A post shared by Kamel B (@kmelb7) on Jan 4, 2018 at 6:57am PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2018

Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2018

Right in the nick of time comes the Up Theater Company’s Dead of Winter play series. So fight the primordial urge to hibernate and get out in the cold for some smoking hot theater. That’s right; 4 plays every Sunday for 4 weeks for free. How do you like them apples?


Sylvia’s isn’t the only Harlem spot to score great comfort food | NY Daily News

Sylvia's isn't the only Harlem spot to score great comfort food | NY Daily News

By Rachel Warton Harlem has long been one of Manhattan’s most independently-minded neighborhoods, and that spirit is strong near the main artery of 125th St., where the B line stops at St. Nicholas Ave. These three nearby restaurants are all run by smart entrepreneurs who have kept it local. Read more: Sylvia’s isn’t the only […]


The Fix: IamCruz – Freedom

The Fix: IamCruz – Freedom


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From Showtime Saturdays at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, to the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center, to a little nature photography with Michael Palma Mir, the Manhattan Times keeps you in the loop with the all the cool Uptown happenings. Click below for more. Check out: Looking Ahead | The […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – New Year, LOUDER Us!

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – New Year, LOUDER Us!

Once again it’s on. The Latinos Out Loud crew is back at it people. Better, bolder and louder than ever before. For their inaugural episode on the reVolver podcast network the gang goes all the way in. Click play below and check it out ASAP. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Renew Your Passions

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: Renew Your Passions

Awaken ancient forms, and play within them,Sift gold amidst the wreckage of your slumber;Renew your passions, maybe Pinterest pin them,Tell that one toxic friend, “Yo, lose my number.”The day is clear, a new year is aborning;And so are you, perpet’ually. Gmorning. pic.twitter.com/QdNJnnN1GS — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 2, 2018 We invite you to subscribe to […]


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 […]


#InstagramUptown: The Best of 2017 Edition

#InstagramUptown: The Best of 2017 Edition

A post shared by k e l l y k a k a l e y (@kellykakaley) on Mar 6, 2017 at 7:09am PST


In Memoriam: Don Hogan Charles

In Memoriam: Don Hogan Charles

Don Hogan Charles was the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times. While you may not know his name you have definitely seen his work. His most famous photograph was the iconic image of Malcolm X holding a rifle as he gazed out of the window. Besides capturing key moments and […]


Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times

From learning about Bitcoin, to getting to know the urban bike park at Highbridge Park, to First Fridays at the Schomburg, to honoring MLK, to a garden winter tour, the Manhattan Times has got you covered with a whole host of cool things to do Uptown. For more: Looking Ahead | The Manhattan Times We […]

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