The 2017-2018 Essential Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood Guides are here! Snag your copy before their gone from NiLu, local news racks or CLICK HERE to view online. Special thanks to our partners: #cultural #guide #essential #event #Harlem #local #Uptown #culture #NewYork #experienceharlem #experience #NYC #shoplocal #harlemnyc #harlemites #NY
Wednesdays get a bad rep.
We’re making Hump Day a little more bearable with 50% off all wines by the bottle. #cultural #guide #essential #event #Harlem #local #Uptown #culture #NewYork #experienceharlem #experience #NYC #shoplocal #harlemnyc #harlemites #NY
By Miles Marshall Lewis This Friday, Whole Foods Harlem turns two weeks old. Rather than rush to a snap judgment over the upscale supermarket’s arrival uptown, I chose to let its presence sink in for a bit before deciding how I really felt. Unpacking my thoughts like a recyclable grocery bag isn’t so easy, because the reality of a 125th Street Whole Foods is complicated. Some feel it’s a doomsday harbinger of things to come, re: rising property rates and further gentrificatio
The Soul Train Tribute — arguably the hottest Jam in the park for six consecutive years — celebrates the soundtrack of American social movements with a tribute to Freedom Songs from the Soul Train Era! With Music spun by DJ Stormin’ Norman of Sundae Sermon, this tribute will feature music from Soul Train artists: James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and others interpreted by an all-star cast of independent artists including: Aiyana Smash,
By Miles Marshall Lewis Poet Kevin Young, latest director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, titled Pulitzer-winning author Colson Whitehead’s first book, 1999’s The Intuitionist. The association with Whitehead (stemming from college-buddy days at Harvard) was the first I’d ever heard of Kevin Young, but certainly wouldn’t be the last. With 11 books of his own spanning the past 19 years— including Most Way Home, the Jean-Michel Basquiat-influenced To Repel
By Darryl Robertson Manhattan is one of the most affluent, densely populated hotspots in the world, known more for its financial-world prestige and its cultural cachet than its homegrown hip-hop culture. The most significant New York City-native rappers arguably originate from Brooklyn or Queens. But while there are way less MCs hailing from the neighborhood of Harlem than other NYC boroughs, Uptown has birthed its fair share of gifted wordsmiths over the years. With that, we