Tag: Spanish Harlem

  • This Week’s Five Best Food Events – 12/1/2014

    Holiday party and ugly sweater season is upon us. But if you’re tired of watching co-workers act like a fool, here are five events that should prove equally entertaining, Chinese Take Out Cooking Lesson, The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Monday, 6:30 p.m. Avoid going into take-out food debt by learning how to make your […]

  • Cheap Drink Deals at duckduck, Camaradas El Barrio, Art Bar, and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

    If the weather is finally catching up with you, warming up with a hot cider during Cider Week might be just the drink that hits the spot. Then again, we’re pretty sure any cheap glass of booze will make you forget about your troubles for awhile. Here’s our weekly round-up of places around town to […]

  • Ben E. King

    Though best known for his iconic and timeless “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King’s long and rich history career far deeper: His work with the Drifters solo hits like “Spanish Harlem” and “Save the Last Dance for Me” are part of r&b’s multi-layered history and have remain revered and influential. At 74, King is still […]

  • Bodega Bamz

    On 2012’s Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., Spanish Harlem’s Bodega Bamz resurrected the dormant “Rap-o Clap-o” of his neighborhood’s original rappin’ salsero, Joe Bataan, but with the added goth trap-pings of A$AP’s current reign over Harlem World. It’s a good fit. Bamz spends el sábado living gigante like “Don Francisco,” but Sunday in church contemplating salvation. […]

  • Live While 
We’re Young

    Together, Flatbush Zombies, a pair of Brooklyn weirdos devoted to soft drugs and tight rhymes, and Bodega Bamz, the Spanish Harlem rapper whose October mixtape, Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., remains one of the year’s most slept-on, represent some of the most encouraging signs of a life from a once-dormant New York City hip-hop scene. Their […]

  • Eddie Palmieri

    Latin jazz’s 75-year-old piano colossus audaciously titled his 1962 debut La Perfecta and, four dozen or so records later, has more than delivered on that promise. Born in Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican parents, Palmieri merged rhythmic virtuosity with dynamic harmonic exploration to forge a salsa style as distinctive, danceable, and forward thinking as any […]


    Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega and novelist Carson McCullers are separated by 42 years and the geography of Spanish Harlem and the Deep South, respectively. But the two women miraculously come together in Carson McCullers Talks About Love, a spoken-word musical conceived and performed by Vega, who inhabits the great author of The Heart Is a Lonely […]