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UPinion: The Need for Artistic Space Brings a Community Together

BY Liann Herder On 181st Street and Broadway, a line of green scaffolding surrounds the former Coliseum Cinema. A movie poster from 2005 for “Mad Hot Ballroom” still hangs, faded by the sun. Washington Heights and Inwood have been…

09/08/19: Uptown Kid Lit

The indispensable Word Up Books is hosting Uptown Kid Lit—a mini-children’s book festival—in Inwood Hill Park this coming Sunday, September 8 from 12 to 4 pm! Come by for books, author readings and signings, story times, and FREE school…

05/28/19: Uptown Literary Happy Hour @ Word Up Books

Come out to Word Up Books on Tuesday, May 28 from 6 to 9 to kick off this year’s Book Expo with an Uptown Literary Happy Hour, with five amazing authors presenting their new works: Speaking of Summer by…

Uptown Tonight: Lost Inwood @ Word Up Books

Join Uptown neighbors in celebrating the release of Lost Inwood by Cole Thompson and Don Rice. The authors have cohosted the monthly “Lost Inwood” history series since 2009. Thompson founded the popular local history website myinwood.net. Rice serves as…

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El Alto: A Matter of Time

BY John Paul Infante How does one begin? Francis Mateo’s El Alto is having a release party at Word Up Bookstore on August 11th at 3PM. Or should I begin… Francis Mateo’s El Alto had a release party at…

06/24/18: #UptownPhotoWalk

The homies Emmanuel Abreu and Carlos Deschamps are hosting another photo walk on Sunday, June 24. They are inviting one and all to join them in a photo walk around Uptown that will kick off from the indispensable Word…

04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to…

The Fix: Lexiglass – Shade of Blues

Oh snap Lexiglass is back with some more heat. On the latest installment of their uncut raw Cubetazo mixtape series, Uptown’s own Lexiglass delivers some serious boom bap with a heavy, unmistakable Blue Note vibe. Shades of Blues is…