On Sat., Sept. 28th at 11:00 a.m., award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velásquez visits Word Up for a special story time with his new picture book, OCTOPUS STEW, which is for recommended for readers ages 4–8.
Back in early 2015, our very own AJ Sidransky introduced us to the southern cuisine wizardry of Chef Carlos Swepson of BLVD Bistro. BLVD Bistro recently relocated to 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd to the former space of Streetbird Rotisserie. Well, this past weekend AJ Sidransky and I went to the newly relocated BLVD Bistro to check it out. We are happy to report that the celebrated eatery has not lost a step.Read More »
It is still a world of hurt. The World Trade Center (WTC) Environmental Health Center of NYC Health + Hospitals is reporting a dramatic increase in patients. As of July 2019, the center is serving 10,944 patients...
Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane in Bahamas history. It made landfall over the northwest Bahamas on September 1, and it flooded neighborhoods, destroyed homes and killed at least 30 people, with hundreds if not thousands missing.
The New Americans Initiative is inviting all to an evening of food and culture on Thurs., Sept. 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet some of the Y’s wonderful students from all over the world and sample foods...
Oh man, do I have a restaurant for you. In our never-ending quest to bring you all the best that Uptown has to offer, I have come across a culinary gem in El Barrio. Santiago’s Beer Garden (2337 First Avenue) is that place, ladies and gentlemen. I went there this past Sunday on a much-needed date night with the wife and we will be returning ASAP with the entire family. The place has this amazing décor and vibe that is super cool and chic but still welcoming.Read More »
Carmen Barbosa remembers the fear. The 80-year-old Washington Heights resident came to the United States from Cartagena, Columbia in 1981. She wished to start a new life after her husband passed away, and find more consistent employment.