To put a proper bow on Hispanic Heritage Month, we teamed up with Adidas NYC for #DominoNights, a celebration for the culture at The Hudson this past Friday. DJ Mickey Perez set the tone with a dope deep-cut salsa, merengue, son and cumbia set and the prolific Dister did his thing with an incredible mural that captured the essence of Uptown. Much love to everyone that came out and showed love! Shout out to @davefotogram, @dotshotit & @chriskellynyc for the awesome photos of the festivities.
The October Edition of The Uptown Night Market was a rousing success. Folks came from Harlem and beyond for a wonderful night of cuisine, community and culture. The last Uptown Night Market of the year takes place November 11. Don’t miss it!
Yerrrr…. Listen up familia, hit up Buunni Inwood (4961 Broadway) on Saturday, October 23 at 6:30 pm for the Opening Reception of #yerrruptown by our good friend Carlos Rivera A.K.A @eyeshootnyc. The exhibit is now up at Buunni Inwood through November 26.
By Gregg McQueen
“Every time we had an opportunity to walk here, we did,” said Carmen De La Rosa, of the many hours as a child spent at the Anne Loftus playground with her family.
“We are really fortunate to have the treasures that are our Northern Manhattan parks,” said De La Rosa, who now serves as district’s representative in the State Assembly.
She joined with fellow elected officials and NYC Parks leaders on October 20 to wield shovels and break ground on a reconstruction of the playground located in Fort Tryon Park.
The $4.2 million overhaul will replace the playground’s popular central spray shower area, creating a variety of new spray features. It will also add a new half basketball court, climbing and fitness equipment, seating, plantings and play surfaces, with enhanced ADA accessibility.
While the playground has been closed since August for the start of construction, the event served as the ceremonial groundbreaking for the project, which was fully funded by City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez.
“This is all about the children,” he said. “It’s all about investments in the community.”
Situated at the intersection of major roads such as Broadway, Riverside Drive and Dyckman Street and near public transportation, the playground serves as an anchor for the community, said NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff.
Beat the crowds to the ballot.
City residents can participate in early voting ahead of the November 2 general election.
The city’s Board of Elections (BOE) will open 106 early voting poll sites between October 23 and October 31.
Hours vary by day of the week.
New Yorkers should verify their poll site before heading out, the BOE said, as where they typically vote on election day might change for early voting.
Those who do not participate in early voting can head to the polls on election day November 2.
Early voting was launched by the city in 2020 to offer voters more flexibility, reduce wait times on election day and ease the burden on poll workers.
In the 2021 New York City election, voters will select their choices for Mayor, City Council, Comptroller, Public Advocate and Borough President. State and county offices including Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorney and State Supreme Court members will also be on the ballot.
The city has released a non-partisan voter guide, which can be found online at voting.nyc and has also been mailed to all registered voters.
S/O to Vice News for this must-see video that puts The Big Lie into its proper perspective. Vice News has traveled around the country, covering and questioning the spread of the “Big Lie,” that the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump. Here’s a timeline of how we got here, and what’s next for democracy.
Coogan’s may be gone but it is not forgotten. If you missed Coogan’s Way TV Premiere on PBS earlier this month, it is coming to WLIW in November. It is also making the rounds of the film festival circuit and will be at The Newport Beach Film Festival on 10/24/2021.
Coogan’s Way interviews the owners Dave Hunt, Tess O’Connor McDade, and Peter Walsh as well as such folks as Lin-Manuel Miranda and his dad Luis Miranda Jr., former Congressman Charlie Rangel, our current Congressman Adriano Espaillat. Not to mention that our very own Led Black, made his big screen debut as he is interviewed for this important documentary.
Looking for a Halloween Bash? Well, look no further than our friends at Tubby Hook Tavern (4946 Broadway) for a spooktacular evening. DJ V-One will be spinning starting at 9 pm and there will even be a best costume contest. So now you have your Halloween weekend plans set. You’re welcome.