Entertainment

The Head Cases
Casos de ‘Head’

Bago está de vuelta. La estrella del video de parodia ‘Pan con Queso’ acaba de lanzar una serie en la web de seis partes. ‘Studio Heads’ es un...
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Gana Galindo

Perhaps you’ve never seen a cello pushing a violin in a stroller, or a canvas walking a palette on a leash. One look at Felipe Galindo’s...
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Keen craft and care
Artesanía entusiasta y cuidadosa

Vitral hecho de papel. Palillos con personalidad. Un hombre sosteniendo su rostro agobiado. La obra en la exhibición actual...
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Where there’s smoke…

Step up for a stogie, ladies. Ariel Ferreira and Michael Díaz will together host No Distractions, a women-only networking event this Thursday night at Papa Juan’s Cigar Room. They say they understand that some might view the idea skeptically. “We get that question all the time, ‘Two guys hosting the event?’ But people are taking it seriously,” said Ferreira...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 3-3 to 3-8

Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice! The Gun Hill Brewing Co. (3227 Laconia Ave. Bronx, N.Y.) is now open for business. The Uptown Collective’s resident beer expert and kick-ass photographer, Emil Baez, was on hand for the soft launch. Stop by and show them some Uptown Love and...

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Stained and sacred
Vitrales sagrados

Los vitrales cuentan una historia. Para algunos, es un baile entre el color y la luz. Pero para los visitantes de la última exposición en...
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De El Alto a Jalisco

Come May, a familiar face will be missing uptown. Emmanuel Abreu, better known as DJ Boy, has been an omnipresent creative force...
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Frederick Douglass Academy and MCU open WFDA

La Academia Frederick Douglass y MCU inauguran WFDA

Staff and students from the Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA), along with representatives from Municipal Credit Union (MCU)...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-24 to 3-1

Spread the good news folks, Uptown Collective stalwart, Art By Dj Boy, is going to Mexico. That’s right, Uptown’s hardest working photographer has been chosen to take part in the prestigious 360 Xochi Quetzal artist residency in Chapala, Mexico. For the entire month of May, Art By...

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Homecoming for an icon
Bienvenida a un Ícono

There’s not one thing that makes West Side Story one of the greatest movies ever made. But the audience at United Palace on...
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day
Celebrando el Día del Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, más conocido por su seudónimo de Dr. Seuss, fue un escritor, dibujante y poeta extraordinario. Nacido...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-17 to 2-22

The second installment of Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda featuring the classic film West Side Story took place on February 23rd and it was simply incredible. Not only were the almost 1000 people in attendance treated to a great piece of cinema in...

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Back to basics
De vuelta a lo básico

Luego de pintar las calles de East Harlem por años, el muralista James De La Vega – parte filósofo, parte artista del graffiti...
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Raising the roof to break through
Levantando todas las voces

It only takes a few minutes to turn an audience member into an activist. That’s the premise of People’s Theatre...
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Full-court press against bullying

Todos al Unísono contra el acoso

Harlem Globetrotters star Bull Bullard stood in front of a hall packed with cheering grade school kids at PS/MS 57 in...
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Animated and funky
Animado y funky

It’s time to get your funk on. More than 60 animation cels of black animation cartoons from the private collection of City College alumna...
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No Name needed

Show de variedad ‘No Name’ cumple 20 años

Eric Vetter saw his first movie at the Palace Theater. Now, decades later, he’s playing the Palace. Vetter, the host of No Name...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-3 to 2-8

It is Black History Month people! Did you know that Washington Heights boasts a world class educational and cultural space dedicated to the late great Malcolm X and his valiant fight for civil and human rights? The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational...

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Celebrating at Carter
Celebrando en Carter

On Thurs., Jan. 30th, seniors at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem celebrated the Year of the Horse with...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 1-27 to 2-1

From the Heights to the State of the Union speech, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School student, Estiven Rodriguez, had the honor of attending the event and even got a shout out from POTUS. Estiven arrived in the country at 9 years old and thanks to hard work...

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“The band makes me look good”

“La banda me hace ver bien”

Long accustomed to hearing his classic songs reverberate through the streets, local residents might have been surprised to see artist Rubén Blades (pronounced “blades,” as in English) himself...
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The Muppets Take Manhattan at United Palace

The muppets are taking Northern Manhattan! This Sunday, Jan. 12th, the United Palace Theater will be showing The Muppets Take Manhattan, hosted by the Heights’ own Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The fun family event will be followed by a raffle for those in attendance.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-30 to 1-4

January 1st was an important day for me personally but I sincerely believe that it was also a significant day in the history of this city, this country and ultimately, the world. Not only was it the first day of the New Year but it was also the inauguration of our new Mayor, Bill de Blasio. I am SO done...

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Community Events 01.08.14

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance has extended the deadline for its Arts Stroll Poster Contest to Fri., Jan. 10th at 5:00 p.m.
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Celebrate Creativity
Celebrar la creatividad

January is International Creativity Month, and no one knows real ingenuity like moms. Here are just few ideas to help get your family's ideas flowing.
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The Seeking Space
En el espacio de la búsqueda

The city seems to know only one rhythm – quick. Despite the need to match its furious steps, there is always reason enough to pause. You just have to look.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-23 to 12-28

This is our last missive of 2013 folks and I cannot overstate what an honor it has been writing this column for the last 4 years. The Manhattan Times is an Uptown institution and having this weekly forum in addition to the website has helped us tremendously in expanding the Uptown...

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“Snow Day” at Highbridge Park

On Sat., Jan. 4th, 2014, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation welcomes Washington Heights families to celebrate the first ever “Snow Day” in Highbridge Park. Following the first snowstorm of the new year, kids and families will have the opportunity to participate in...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-16 to 12-21

It’s official people; Washington Heights and Dominicans are #1. Well…. sort of. It turns out that according to the newly released report, The Newest New Yorkers, published by the Department of City Planning; Washington Heights has the largest number of foreign-born people of any city neighborhood...

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Light in the dark
Luz en la oscuridad

As the temperature went down, the lights went up at Bruce Reynolds Garden this past Thurs., Dec. 12th. The Annual Christmas...
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Warming Up to Winter
Calentándose para el Invierno

If you think our parks hibernate over the winter, think again. They come alive with winter critters and activities for humans of all ages.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-9 to 12-14

The holidays are here folks and if you haven’t completed all your shopping yet, please make sure you shop local and keep those dollars Uptown. In keeping with that sentiment, Bread and Yoga’s annual holiday market returns and will take place on Saturday, December 21st...

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Summer of Reading
Verano de lectura

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Sparks in the park

King Lear unfolds beneath a leafy green canopy in Inwood Hill Park. This past Wed., Jun. 5th, Moose Hall Theatre Company kicked off its season of...
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No simple answers
Sin respuestas sencillas

If Shakespeare ever created a manual on how to play the parts, no one has ever found it. It’s up to the actors to determine how to create the roles.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-15 to 4-20

Did you know that travel expert, Valarie D’Elia, of the popular travel blog Travel with Val recently took a jaunt up to Inwood to find hidden gems for a video segment for NY1? Well, neither did I but one of our awesome readers...

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Harlem Shake takes Inwood
El Harlem Shake toma Inwood

Brittany Taylor, left, served as the director, and also helped Joel Peterson with his costume. What do Santa Claus, a pink-caped dog, Creeper from Minecraft...
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Going big, everyday

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 ...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 02-25 to 03-02

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...

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Tolstoy, ESOL, and Wii
Tolstoy, ESOL y Wii

Want to play video games, paint a masterpiece, find a job, and learn English? For free? Yes, there is such a place, and closer than you might think...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-18 to 2-23

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...

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Looking good, for a good cause
Verse bien por una buena causa

Seguro, el centro de la ciudad puede atraer a los amantes de la moda cada mes de febrero, con nombres en negrita y besos en el aire, pero el Alto Manhattan tiene su propio estilo para celebrar.
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Love at home
Amor en casa

El día señalado del calendario para celebrar el amor y la pasión, así como para suspirar por ello, está a la vuelta de la esquina. Según la Asociación Nacional de Minoristas, los estadounidenses ...
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A perennial in his own right
Se ha ganado ser Perenne

When Gabe Kirchheimer was diagnosed with sciatica in three years ago, he came up with a creative coping mechanism: taking pictures of Fort ...
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“For when I come to New York City”
“Para cuando vaya a Nueva York”

Two weeks ago Christopher Abeleda, 19, started chemotherapy treatment for his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In his room at the hospital...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 01-21 to 01-26

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 ...

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“Rough and magical”
“Áspero y mágico”

When one of the world’s most prestigious awards was bestowed upon her, Quiara Alegría Hudes was among the last to know. The playwright and educator...
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Celebrating History with Our Kids
Celebrando la historia con nuestros hijos

Ha preguntado a sus hijos qué lecciones de historia han aprendido últimamente? Si el currículo de su hijo se parece al mío, están ocupados con...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 1-21 to 1-26

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...

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A new center of care stakes its claim

Un nuevo centro de cuidado establece raíces

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?...
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