WHAT IS UPTOWN FLAVOR?
UPTOWNflavor™ was launched in February 2006 and has quickly become the premier online spot for experiencing the rich flavors that Harlem has to offer. Articles and reviews about restaurants, businesses, and real estate that extend from the northernmost tip of Manhattan to 110th on the west side and 96th street on the east side are posted regularly by a staff of knowledgeable local contributors.
IS THIS SITE A BLOG?
UPTOWNflavor is powered by WordPress in the form of a weblog or a blog for short. We chose this format because UPTOWNflavor is about stimulating conversation and interacting with our readers. The blog format allows us to hear from you directly and it allows you to communicate with each other – almost like a virtual Town Hall meeting. We are a hyper-local website focused primarily on Harlem and the surrounding communities.
WHY DID YOU CALL THE SITE UPTOWNflavor™?
The name was partially inspired by famous Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Hughes penned a poem called “Harlem Sweeties” that includes the line All those sweet colors Flavor Harlem of mine! The name was also partially inspired by the slang term for swagger. Folks in Harlem do things a little differently than those who live downtown, therefore they’ve got that ‘uptown flavor’.
CAN I SEND A TIP ABOUT SOMETHING I HEARD?
Yes! Please send your tips to uptownflavor[at]gmail.com. When you email UPTOWNflavor we reserve the right to print your correspondence (anonymously) as content at our discretion unless you specifically tell us it is off the record up front. We make every effort to respond to every email we receive.
CAN I SUBMIT AN EVENT?
We love receiving your event submissions! Please send them to uptownflavor@gmail[dot]com. All events are subject to editorial discretion. Events should be submitted in a web-friendly format (example: event flier in jpeg or gif with hyperlink to website.) We cannot guarantee the posting of every event that you submit due to time and staff constraints. As a courtesy, please consider making a love donations in any amount to our pay pal account if we have posted your event(s). *Free and charitable events will be given priority over for-profit events. If you have a for-profit event or fundraiser event, please consider becoming a sponsor on our site or listing us as a sponsor at your event in exchange for free publicity. Please give us at least two weeks of lead time when submitting your event. We typically do not post same day submissions.
CAN I SUBMIT CONTENT TO UPTOWNflavor?
We would love to work with you if you are a writer, photographer, graphic designer, or marketer. If you are interested in submitting content to UPTOWNflavor™ please visit ourSUBMISSIONSpage for specific details.
DO YOU ACCEPT ADVERTISING?
UPTOWNflavor™ does not accept advertising at this time, but we do welcome sponsors dedicated to keeping the site going. All third party sponsorship is always clearly noted as such and does not influence our editorial coverage. For more information please email us at uptownflavor[at]gmail.com or view ourMEDIA KIT (email us for the password.)
DO YOU REVIEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES?
If you would like to submit a product for review please send books or other merchandise to our mailing address (contact us via email.) Products appearing on the site are subject to final approval by the editor.
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising,” we will note when products mentioned are received free for review on our site. Although we will accept products to review on Uptownflavor, we are not obligated to publish a review nor are we required to write a positive review.
WHAT IS YOUR FAIR USE POLICY?
Please refer to the GUIDELINES section for information on fair use, comments and other site content.
COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS, AND LOGOS
UPTOWNflavor™ and its logo are the exclusive trademark of the owner.
I LOVE YOUR SITE! HOW CAN I HELP?
UPTOWNflavor™ is a labor of love. If you would like to help please donate (see link on sidebar) or contact us to sponsor our site. If you are a writer and would like to contribute content, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
DO YOU LIVE IN HARLEM?
Our writers and contributors are typically residents of Harlem, but we do also accept content from people that are connected to Harlem.
ARE YOU CONNECTED TO ANY MAJOR PUBLICATIONS?
We are presently our own independently run entity, but would be open to collaborating with publishers in larger circles. We have been linked to several large online publications including Vibe.com, New York Times and New York Magazine.
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WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FEATURED?
UPTOWNflavor™ has been featured on 90.3 WHCR-FM, New York Magazine Online (Daily Intelligencer and Grub Street), Vibe.com Blogs, Blog Soop, The New York Daily News, and Manhattan Users Guide (MUG) . We have been linked to top websites including amNY.com, Curbed.com, Eater.com, and many others. In addition, we were mentioned exclusively on the Outside.in list of the 10 Bloggiest Neighborhoods, representing Harlem. If you would like to feature us in your publication or media outlet please contact the editor at uptownflavor[at]gmail.com.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
WHO DESIGNED THE SITE?
Current design by WP Designer. Header was created by D. Bell.
Official logo by Lis of anewlis.
Who writes for Uptownflavor?
D. Bell | Founder and Publisher
J.J. El-Far | Theater Contributor