Tag Archives: Entertainment

A frozen treat
Llega un regalo congelado

Angelo Ortiz ha visto la pista de patinaje en el Parque Van Cortlandt desde el comienzo de su construcción hasta el final. “Yo paso por ahí todos los días”, dijo el...
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A Room of his own
Su propia habitación

John Elmo’s novel, Room for Enjoyment, isn’t exactly autobiographical. But like the main character, Inwood resident Elmo was a top interior designer for more than 50 years...
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UC Recap: November 19 – November 24

We started the week with the sweet news that Uptown’s own Carrot Top Pastries was voted #1 for Carrot Cake in all of New York City by the NY Daily News. The Uptown Hip-Hop movement is really beginning to make some noise...

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UPTOWN GIFT GUIDE PART 1
GUIA DE REGALOS DEL ALTO MANHATTAN PARTE 1

The holidays are here, and so are the wishlists. No matter the occasion, and whoever the lucky recipient might be, the gift still remains yours to give. Forget braving maddening lines at mass-market stores among strangers...
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Mambo at La Marina
Mambo en La Marina

Celestina Yavilia swayed to the sound of the mambo, moving her hips in rhythm and her feet in step. Her regular dancing partner was completely ignored. “When I listen to music, it cures me,”...
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Beyond bachata
Más allá de la bachata

Liverpool tuvo a John, Paul, George y Ringo. The Heights tienen a Carlin Castillo, Zeo Muñoz y Angel Camilo. Del mismo modo que los Beatles llevaron el ‘rock and roll’ a sus calles en Inglaterra...
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Sandy’s hook, sweet and smooth

Franklin Pimentel knows Superstorm Sandy’s strength well. The storm’s punches left him without power the days following her steamroll through town. “I had to drink martinis to keep warm,” he said with a laugh...

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Glam and grit: The Empire Girls bring girl power

The Verizon Wireless store near the corner of 181st and Broadway emanated with serious girl power this past Thurs., Nov. 15th. The Empire Girls, namely Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermúdez, were in the Heights...

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A temporary amusement in the park

Un parque temático temporero en el parque

If local residents were left scratching their heads this past Friday afternoon as they strolled past or jogged in Inwood Hill Park, one can only imagine what the Lenape might have thought...
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Grateful Young Moms
Agradecidas madres jóvenes

Family, career, our Boston Terrier, and friends - these are just a few of the things I’m grateful for this year. These are they very things that undoubtedly bring me joy, year-round and always. However, one very important piece of my puzzle is—believe it or not—our community...
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UC Recap: Nov 12 – Nov 17

We started the week with a thought-provoking opinion piece by John Paul Infante on the need to go beyond Marriage Equality legislation and to bring people together so we can better understand each other. Uptown resident, Octavio Blanco, and a few other hardy souls from Uptown and beyond, decided to take part in the grassroots efforts to help out those affected by Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway recently...

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Coyote Love Story
Coyote Love Historia

Ser un músico en la ciudad de Nueva York puede estar bien lejos de glamoroso. Implica largas horas, trabajo pesado y tarde en la noche. El trabajo a menudo también ofrece muy poco en cuestión de dinero o beneficios, y puede ayudar en incurrir en grandes deudas...
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The launch of United Palace of Cultural Arts

The United Palace’s new non-profit cultural program was launched this Thurs., Oct. 25th with an evening’s arts collective and interaction that included presentations, performances and the presence of key partners such as Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance...

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UC Recap: October 22 – October 27

The first ever Inwood Hill Park Harvest Festival took place on Saturday, October 20th and of course the UC was there. Check out the awesome pictures of the festivities...

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A rousing finish for a trusted (and rusted) friend

Bluey no longer graces Inwood streets. The formerly blue 1982 Honda Civic had a dignified send-off Saturday afternoon. Owner Harry Ettling arranged a New Orleans-style funeral for his most trusted and rusted friend. “It’s time,” Ettling said. The car ran perfectly, but the body was giving out.

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“This is truly precious, truly being rich.”
“Esto realmente es un tesoro, realmente ser rico”.

“This is the only place I can come and feel free,” said Ada Maldonado. “This is a gift I thought I’d never receive.”
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In the Heights’ Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to Broadway
In the Heights’ Lin-Manuel Miranda regresa a Broadway

En el verano del 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda fue protagonista de su primer espectáculo en Broadway, saliendo a...
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Free and Cheap – Any Day of the Week
Gratis y Barato – Cualquier día de la semana

There may not seem there is much in the way of formal celebrations to note in August – no big Independence Day fireworks and the like...
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A sweet deal in Sugar Hill
Un dulce acuerdo en Sugar Hill

El vecindario de Sugar Hill de Manhattan norte acaba de tornarse más dulce. Este pasado jueves 19, líderes ...
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Curiosity in Inwood as The Curiosity approaches Mars
Curiosidad en Inwood, mientras The Curiosity se aproxima al Planeta Marte

Puede ser que la curiosidad haya matado al gato, pero a partir de diciembre, esta ha tenido una buena coartada...
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UC Recap – July 16 – July 21

For those that don’t know, some of the best Streetball in the world is being played right in our own backyard. A Streetball tournament at...

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem July 2012 Schedule

An iconic vocalist with a warm, expressive voice, Helen Merrill's infrequent recordings tend to be quite special with plenty...

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Wurzweiler School of Social Work hosts advance screening of “Bullycam”

With reports of young suicides linked to bullying on the rise and recent New York legislation obligating schools to investigate cyberbullying...

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UC Recap – July 9 – July 14

This was a very good week for our Nutcracker Inc. documentary on the infamous Washington Heights’ street libation, the Nutcracker.

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SUMMER SHOWCASE

The Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of NYC (PPCT) presents the SUMMER SHOWCASE, an evening of songs, scenes, monologues, dance, and...

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GET OUT and ABOUT

Naja is an Egyptian -style belly dance performer and instructor who brings the spirit of the Middle East to New York City and beyond through the...

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Christmas in July for Cornerstone
Navidad en Julio para Cornerstone

It was Christmas in July for the Dyckman Cornerstone Community Center this past Mon., July 16th. The community center, located at 3782 Tenth Avenue, received 20 Dell desktop computers for use by...
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UC Recap – July 2 – July 7

This week, the news that beloved local artist and entrepreneur, Will TeeZ, was battling Leukemia rocked many in the Uptown community.

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SENIOR SWIM SEASON KICKS OFF WITH POOL PARTY IN HARLEM Senior swim season kicks off with pool party in Harlem

On Mon., July 9th, First Deputy Commissioner for NYC Parks and Recreation Liam Kavanagh joined Department for the Aging Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli

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Harlem Outdoor Screening and Music Series Presents Doin’ it in the Park: Pick Up Basketball, NYC

Free Screening with DJ at Rucker Park (155th and Frederick Douglas Boulevard) Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau, 2012, 90 min.

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Hue-Man closes its doors
Hue-Man cierra sus puertas

It was a sad week for uptown bookstores. On the same day that Washington Heights’ Word Up received a termination notice from their landlord...
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Community News – 07.04.12

This Sun., July 15th, the Trust will hold a Neighborhood Yard Sale from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Park’s Stan Michels Promenade.

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UC Recap – June 25 – June 30

Saturday, June 30th was a glorious day Uptown. Not only was it Nutcracker Awareness Day at Le Chéile (839 West 181st Street)...

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An S.O.S. call – to make music
Un llamado ‘S.O.S.’ – para hacer música

Elliot Levioff had an idea. Sitting across from his wife during lunch in midtown late last year, he said, “I want to run something by you.”
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KaBOOM! Challenge: Turn playground visits into a free trip to Washington, D.C. By Nancy Bruning, MPH
Reto KaBOOM: Convierta visita a patios de recreo en viaje gratis a Washington, D.C.

¿Cómo le gustaría tener un verano con una variedad de patios de recreo para que su familia corra, brinque y ría?
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Streetball’s mecca scores Knicks visit
Meca de ‘Streetball’ se anota una visita de los Knicks

Summer’s arrival brings the heat, especially at Dyckman Park. Streetball’s annual red carpet has been laid down at Dyckman Park, the site of the...
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Fever at the Apollo

Bieber Fever took over Harlem when the teenage superstar gave an impromptu performance at the legendary Apollo Theater this past Mon., Jun. 18th.

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¡Que Viva Broadway!
Que Viva Broadway!

Para aquellos cuyo concepto de ir al teatro significa decidir solo entre palomitas de maíz o dulces, los organizadores de...
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Washington Heights social worker wins public television award

Social worker Jennifer Wortham of Washington Heights won first prize for her documentary “A Workshop in the Delta” at...

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Living fast and furious, and making art the same way

Rider Ureña, a young Dominican artist, is not obsessed. Not with Facebook, or You Tube, or any such platforms of communication...

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“A New Play”: Looking close, finding self, making art
“A New Play”: Mirando de cerca, encontrándose a si mismo, haciendo arte

Se dice que la pintura correcta, puede iluminar un cuarto. En el Pabellón Russ Berrie en la Avenida St. Nicholas, el frente del...
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