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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 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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Stories to Inspire
Historias para inspirar

En estos tiempos económicos difíciles a todos nos viene bien un poco más de esperanza. Hay muchos modelos de inspiración...
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Kids Are On Break—What To Do Now?

Los niños tienen un descanso — ¿Qué hacer ahora?

Los niños no irán a la escuela durante los días de fiesta, y podría sentirse como un reto el encontrar actividades más allá de sólo regalos y comida...
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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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Uptown Gift Guide

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.
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Feggo and Frida
Feggo y Frida

Frida Kahlo está molesta. A pesar de que Felipe Galindo, caricaturista de The New Yorker, vivió en Coyoacán durante ocho...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-2 to 12-7

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-25 to 11-30

Our Time Travel Tuesdays post takes us back to a story that was first published in The NY Times on May 15th, 2009. Imagine you move into an apartment that unbeknownst to you happens to be the former stash house of a now deported drug dealer with ties to a crooked cop. It gets worse.

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“A family album”
“Un álbum familiar”

Bernadette Franco stared at the decades-old, black-and-white photographs of everyday life in the South Bronx during the 1970's, 1980's and...
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Headed up with Going Down
Subiendo con Going Down

Chris Campanioni wears many hats. Journalist, model, teacher, poet ― Campanioni has all of these roles on his resumé, and recently...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-18 to 11-23

I still can’t believe that our little documentary that could about the nutcracker and our beloved Uptown has been profiled in an excellent article in The NY Times by Alex Vadakul. This project is so much more than just the definitive documentary on the infamous underground libation; it is...

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Goddess at the Center
Diosas en el Centro

Las diosas están de vuelta y esta vez bendiciendo el Centro Shabazz. La última exposición individual de Andrea Arroyo, su tercera este año, es...
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On the ropes
En las cuerdas

Ladies and gentlemen: Start your jump ropes. It’s time for the 22nd Annual David A. Walker Double Dutch Holiday Classic, held at Harlem’s...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-11 to 11-16

From the moment you enter Rusty Mackerel (209 Pinehurst Avenue) you know that this isn’t your average eatery. No, ladies and gentlemen, this is a sanctum of the sublime, a place where culinary alchemy happens daily. No mere restaurant, it is a shrine of gastronomy. A place...

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Screenings con sazón
Proyecciones con sazón

Si usted está buscando películas con sabor, está de suerte esta semana. El Tercer Festival Internacional Anual de Cine de la Herencia Puertorriqueña...
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Crayons, and spirits, alight
Crayones, y espíritus, se incendian

Ten years ago, the HudsonViewGardens’ HVG Art Group hosted its first official art exhibit in the co-op building. But the co-op had long been...
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Chupie, The Binky That Returned Home

Chupie, el chupete que regresó a casa

Giving up the pacifier can be the first difficult thing your child is challenged to do. While there is research that speaks to concerns...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-4 to 11-9

This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where The Dyckman Beer Company works its magic. It was our good fortune to be joined by the acclaimed and masterful...

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Glorious and gross
Glorioso y asqueante

The shrieks could be heard from floors away. Cackling and howling too. It was time for tradition at The Inwood Center, with the annual celebration...
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International cinema – sippy cups welcome

Cine internacional, vasos entrenadores y todo

¡Prepárese para una avalancha! Las familias locales que buscan una oportunidad de satisfacer su inclinación cineasta no necesitarán viajar...
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At the crossroads of art and activism

En la encrucijada del arte y el activismo

La vida de los artistas y de los inmigrantes resuena entre sí. A menudo se consideran a sí mismos como extranjeros, con frecuencia no se...
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Lights on Broadway
Luces sobre Broadway

It all started with a slice of pizza. Julian Kaiser walked out of his favorite pizzeria at 189th Street and Broadway a few years ago and realized that the...
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Game on: Minecraft at Word Up

At first, Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larrson were intrigued by the massive amounts of money that Mojang was making. Back in 2011, Markus Persson thought no one would notice his small Swedish company, Mojang, at the Game Developers Conference. In order...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-28 to 11-2

You have probably noticed the ivied and dilapidated house on the hill on 187th Street between Wadsworth and Broadway. The fact that it is directly across the street from the stately St. Elizabeth’s Church only adds to its spooky aura. Well, it turns out that on the morning of February 13th...

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A found fortune
Una fortuna encontrada

Lilli and Charles (née Carl) are the lucky ones. On the morning of Nov. 8, 1938, Lilli Meseritz’s 72-year-old grandmother answered the door.
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Cabeza de Calabaza

Era un frenesí en La Marina. Desde que se abrió el año pasado, La Marina de Inwood ha demostrado ser un lugar muy popular, atrayendo...
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Back to the future
Volver al futuro

This Halloween, Dracula will be in the Palace. The United Palace, that is. And the Transylvanian vampire speaks Spanish. On Fri., Nov. 1st, the...
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“It brought out the magic”

Steven Gil had one word to describe Cinderella: “Awesome.” His mother, Sonia Gil, was surprised that her teenage son would ascribe such a word to the aspirational tale of a young woman seeking her Prince Charming. Though, to be fair, she did not know what to expect when she came to see the...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-21 to 10-26

Halloween is upon us and vampires have invaded the neighborhood. Well, sort of. Vampire in the Heights is a short film currently in pre-production written by and starring Frank Medina. We posted a selection of pictures from the project by Hansel Sanchez and featuring Wanda Perez and Leslie Ramirez as...

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The Real Gilmore Girl
La verdadera chica Gilmore

Algunos dicen que el arte imita a la vida. Berda Gilmore dice que la vida imita al arte. Su propio matrimonio estaba en problemas cuando...
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Halloween Cheat Sheet
Hoja de trucos de noche de brujas

Cuando se trata de los días de fiesta, la noche de brujas parece incitar el mayor sentido de creatividad y el espíritu de nuestros hijos, en gran parte...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-14 to 10-19

Man, I am still riding high from having taken part in the first ever Uptown Lit Festival, which took place on Saturday, October 19th at the United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop. The event was an unequivocal success. Not only did we have...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-30 to 10-5

The Best of the 2nd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) goes down at the United Palace of Cultural Arts (4140 Broadway) on Saturday, October 12, 2013. From 1-10 pm, the four most popular films shown during the festival in June will be screened:...

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Macy’s a la mexicana
Macy’s a la mexicana

Era difícil de decir. ¿Seria debido a su larga permanencia en las populares telenovelas María Mercedes, Marimar y María la del Barrio?
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No, seriously, this is just for laughs
Solo para reirse

Comedian Jim Mendrinos said friends couldn’t believe he will be performing in a bookstore in Washington Heights. It’s shocking to them that there’s...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-23 to 9-28

Ok folks, the first ever Uptown Lit Festival is going down on October 19th at the United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop. What is Uptown Lit you might ask? Well, Uptown Lit...

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The Medieval Festival
El Festival Medieval

Calling all knights, ladies, knaves and fools. Join the Northern Manhattan community at the 29th Annual Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park...
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Broadway Re-bound
Renacimiento en Broadway

En la noche de la fiesta de apertura del 1977 de Side Show en Broadway, el escritor y letrista Bill Russell se reunió con compañeros de trabajo y almas...
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“Fall into Health” Health Fair at Isabella

Join Isabella Geriatric Center’s 50+ Club this Wednesday, Oct. 9th as they host their 10th Annual “Fall into Health” Health Fair. This free event will offer guests blood pressure tests, glucose and depression screenings. There will also be music, dance, Tai Chi and aerobic exercises.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-16 to 9-21

Did you know that September 16th was National Guacamole Day? Well it was and to celebrate the occasion our very own Wellness contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, penned an ode to one of the newest additions to the Uptown culinary landscape, Chipotle (4009 Broadway).

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-9 to 9-14

It never fails, once September rolls around I get a bad case of the end-of-summer blues. Then like clockwork, I get a reminder that while summer may be over, that good old Uptown magic remains. Case in point: The Heineken Ritmo Sonico Festival that was held on September 8th at La Marina.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 8-12 to 8-17

On a picture perfect Sunday, August 11th to be exact, the 32nd Annual Dominican Day Parade took place on Sixth Avenue with a half a million...
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On strings in Little Red’s Hood

En cuerdas la Caperucita Roja

En una nueva versión de la Caperucita Roja, Wulfric el lobo no tiene hambre de carne, sino de bizcochitos. El personaje del título la Pequeña...
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Summer of Reading
Verano de lectura

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Dynamic duo goes big

Many might see Juan Bago and O’s videos for the first time within the confines of a computer screen or smartphone. Seven of their videos...
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