Witness Reveals Morgan Freeman Granddaughter’s Dying Words Uptown

NY Post reports that Morgan Freeman’s dying granddaughter gasped to her killer, “Why are you doing this?” as he knifed her in the middle of a Manhattan street, a witness revealed Tuesday— adding that she and her friends were too scared to intervene. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Rodriguez Statement On Court Decision Granting Stay Of Deportation To Ravi Ragbir

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Uptown’s NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on today’s court decision granting a stay of deportation to Ravi Ragbir.

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“Harlem” Duke Ellington’s Masterpiece 1989 – 1993 (Video)

We love this great post by Charles Bradley II on Youtube of a rare video from music master Duke Ellington’s beautifully complicated “Harlem,” 1989 – 1993: Continue Reading →

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Uptown Council Member Rosenthal Says “Enough Games” On MTA Budget Proposal

Council Member Helen Rosenthal voiced her opposition today to the MTA funding proposal included in the Governor’s Executive Budget, calling it a distraction from the need for fundamental reform at the MTA. Continue Reading →

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Hi-ARTS Community Open House Uptown 2018

H-ARTS opens its doors for its first community open house of the season in the Hi-ARTS Performance Space at Artspace PS109 in partnership with Walker International Communications Group, Inc. on Wed, January 31, 2018.   Continue Reading →

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Lena Horne Stamp Dedication Ceremony Uptown

In celebration of legendary performer and civil rights activist, Lena Horne, the United States Postal Service will honor her in its 41st stamp within the Black Heritage series. Continue Reading →

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Fewest Annual Murders And Shooting Incidents Ever Recorded In The Modern Era From Harlem To Hollis

With the close of 2017, New York City marks three new crime reduction benchmarks: the first time the total number of index crimes has fallen below 100,000; the first time the number of shooting incidents has fallen below 800; and the first time the total number of murders has fallen below 300. Continue Reading →

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Calling For All Immigrants And Allies To Turnout Big In NYC General Election

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez is encouraging all Immigrants and their allies to turnout big in tomorrow’s NYC General election uptown, in order to be a voice for those unable to cast a ballot. Continue Reading →

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Interview: Nike Sneaker “REMIX & RECONSTRUCT” With Harlem Man A$AP Nast

Clash Music’s Grant Brydon and Rob Meyers reports that the Air Force 1 was never meant to last this long. Released in 1982, Nike’s first “Air” basketball shoe, was discontinued two years later. Continue Reading →

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Long Island-Based Company Files For Development Uptown

An anonymous Long Island-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, seven-unit  building at , located uptown in . The project will measure 8,676 square feet and rise 60 feet to its rooftop. Continue Reading →

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Jessica O. Matthews Wants To Run Harlem’s First Billion-Dollar Startup

In September 2016, Uncharted Play, a company that makes energy-generating products, raised $7 million in a series A financing round and became the 13th company with a black female founder to raise more than $1 million in outside investment. Continue Reading →

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‘Lina Puerta: From The Botánico Series,’ At Columbia University In Harlem

This July, the Harlem-based Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta transforms the lobby of Miller Theatre with a new installation from her Botánico Series, inspired by weeds and uncontrolled nature within urban spaces. Continue Reading →

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The “After Death, A Psychological Coup” A Talk At The Schomburg In Harlem

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Malcolm X wrote that Fidel Castro “achieved a psychological coup over the U.S. State Department when it confined him to Manhattan, never dreaming that he’d stay uptown in Harlem and make such an impression among the Negroes.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressperson Adriano Espaillat Statement Regarding Abortion Rights (Update)

Harlem Congressperson Adriano Espaillat made the following remarks yesterday on January 24th, 2017, on the U.S. House floor in opposition to H.R. 7 in Washington D. C..  Continue Reading →

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Second Avenue Subway Takes Cuomo, de Blasio And Others On New Year’s Eve Ride Uptown

AMNY reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo will be spending his New Year’s Eve underground. He’ll be taking a celebratory ride uptown Saturday night on the new Second Avenue subway extension, ahead of the line’s public opening on New Year’s Day. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Pending Legislation Regarding The MTA

Councilmember-Ydanis-Rodriguez1Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez released this statement in relation to legislation currently pending Governor Cuomo’s signature, that would remove the ability for the MTA to circumvent local zoning law when it comes to building on MTA-owned sites for a “Transportation Purpose”. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Community Democrats Launch Uptown

IMG_3506On Monday Wednesday, May 18th, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm the Uptown Community Democrats had its official launch at Mitchell Square Park, at the intersection of Saint Nicholas, Broadway and 167th street. Continue Reading →

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