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ioby Spotlight: Hike the Heights 12

A Word From Hike the Heights On June 4, 2016, CLIMB (City Life Is Moving Bodies) and its community partners will be celebrating the 12th Anniversary of Hike the Heights, and we want to make this our biggest and…

The Mysterious Inwood Hill Park Artist Strikes Again

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Chris Whitney We have an update on the new artist that is using the truly majestic Inwood Hill Park as their canvas. On New Year’s Day I received an email from a reader,…

Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It looks like Inwood Hill Park has a new artist in residence. For the record, Inwood Hill Park is the last real sliver of nature left in Manhattan. Like I have said before, the rest…

Carnaval del boulevard

05/30/15: The Carnaval Del Boulevard

The always-incredible Carnaval Del Boulevard goes down on Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 6 pm on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 188th Streets. This event is fun for the entire family. In addition, Mozart La Para will…

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

"You know you're from Washington Heights when seeing this means~~~IT'S SPRING TIME…regardless of… https://t.co/zmj8onkFUM — ~Jennifer (@Jen_Irizarry) March 13, 2015 Check out: I Hate My North Face: An Ode To Spring The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media…

Monday Mood Music: Ibeyi X Havana Cultural

Seriously, if you have not heard Ibeyi’s debut album you are missing out on something truly transcendent. The French-Cuban sister duo chop it up with the good folks at Havana Cultura and give you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at…

Spread Love: The Ibeyi Mixtape

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Much love goes to Ibeyi and their record label, XL Recordings, for a simply masterful campaign in advance of their forthcoming debut album, which drops February 17th. After releasing really creative visuals for songs Oya,…

Put You On: Ibeyi

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is that Black Magic music. That straight from the motherland via Cuba, next-generation negro spirituals. This is Neo-Diasporan Soul music. It is hauntingly beautiful and simply sublime. Ibeyi is the Yoruban word for twins…

World Maker's Fair

The 2014 World Maker’s Faire – The Recap

BY Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The 2014 World Maker’s Faire was exactly as it was described on its website, “a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.” I heard about it online and through a friend Jennifer Leech, who was selling her own…