Tag Archives: Entertainment
This all seems…familiar. The women beam invitingly from a retro space that seems to speak of a time long past, while winking at a distinctly modern sensibility.Who are they? The vivid photographs hang at APT78, as part of “Pin-Up de Pura Cepa,” an exhibition brought by The Peralta Project ...Read More »
“They’re all, in their own right, rising stars.” Basketball Hall of Famer and former New York Knicks player Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, also nicknamed “Black Jesus,” would know of what he speaks. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990, Monroe was a four-time NBA All-Star guard and was celebrated for his twisting...Read More »
Being that people are still talking about the groundbreaking WHIN By Any Means III event, we started the week with a plethora of exclusive content from the function. We featured picture sets from Emil Baez, Art By Dj Boy and a video recap courtesy of Productive Ray. Not to mention a WHIN By Any Means III downloadable mixtape...Read More »
WHIN By Any Means 3 is now one for the history books. The event went down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and exceeded everyone wildest expectations. Before the show even started, within 1 hour of the doors of the venue opening to be exact, the event was sold outRead More »
If he were just a little bit taller, Angel Bajana would be a linebacker for the Giants.When he does his weight lifting routine at J’s Big Gym, Bajana’s sleeveless shirt puts his muscles, and the breadth of his shoulders, on full display.He was not always this ripped. Bajana’s impressive muscle mass began at J’s Big Gym ...
WHIN By Any Means 3 is now one for the history books. The event went down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and exceeded everyone wildest expectations. Before the show even started, within 1 hour of the doors of the venue opening to be exact, the event was sold out...Read More »
Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...Read More »
On Monday, February 11th the Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights, came home for a one-night only performance on the 5-year anniversary of its Broadway debut. In The Heights put our neighborhood on the map all those years ago and here it was, actually playing in our community...Read More »
Okay folks, it’s official. The groundbreaking Uptown Hip-Hop showcase, WHIN By Any Means 3, is going down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave). This event is going to be bigger than ever. Swank space, more acts and a bunch of special guests. This will be one for the history books. Not only will it feature the crème de la crème of ...Read More »
On a wickedly frigid night, Thursday, January 24th to be exact, Trouble In The Heights, the United Palace and Washington Heights made history. Trouble In The Heights became the first movie in over 40 years to be shown on the silver screen of the United Palace. Over 700 people came from the neighborhood and...Read More »
Algo está sucediendo. La semana pasada, un transeúnte por la calle 125 habrá notado algo nuevo en la famosa avenida. El alegre y amistoso interior atrae. Entre del frío, y se le ofrecerá café o té caliente. Hambriento?...
Sunkofa, a local gift shop in the Claremont Village area of the Bronx, is known for its wide selection of cultural products. But this past Jan. 21, the storeowners welcomed customers to check out the store’s latest unique offering—a newly added café and juice bar. That it was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day made for an even more meaningful celebration.Read More »
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center was a constellation of Northern Manhattan’s shining stars this past Wed., Nov. 8. Four local leaders were honored by Community Works at the launch of its photographic exhibit “Latin Roots: Washington Heights/Inwood,”...
The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on...Read More »
This past Sun., Dec. 2nd, Democratic District Leader Mark D. Levine launched his campaign for northern Manhattan’s 7th District City Council seat, and did so with endorsements that included New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio...Read More »
The annual Holiday Concert offers Renaissance and Baroque works by the Mansion’s ensemble-in-residence, Brooklyn Baroque (Andrew Bolotowsky, baroque flute; David Bakamjian, baroque cello; and Rebecca Pechefsky...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...
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...Read More »
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...
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...Read More »
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...Read More »