So you want the scoop on Harlem? You’ve come to the right place. It’s undeniable that Harlem is an ever-changing neighborhood with new restaurants, retail shops, luxury developments, and pop-up art galleries surfacing on the daily. Not to mention there’s always something going on whether it’s a fab charity event that’s being attended by A-listers, a political debate between local leaders, an insightful panel of social thought leaders, or a dope Sunday brunch party. For someone who’s lived here for years, the neighborhood is probably beginning to look foreign and for someone who has just settled into the community it can be extremely overwhelming to navigate. But not to worry, I’ve done all the work for you. This site is your ultimate guide to all of what Harlem has to offer.
The Uptown Scoop, formerly known as Meet Me Uptown, is a lifestyle blog designed to capture the essence of the cultured and historic Harlem neighborhood. Founded by Brandee Sanders, a writer who was born and bred in the heart of Harlem and whose family roots run deep in the community, the site delves into the stories that make up the fabric of the neighborhood. Harlem is in the midst of gentrification, but it’s also in the midst of a new cultural renaissance. Similar to the 1930s, where the Harlem Renaissance was at its peak and legends like Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. Du Bois walked the neighborhood’s sidewalks; Harlem is still home to creatives and thought leaders.The Uptown Scoop shines a spotlight on the community’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and mover & shakers. It also provides coverage of cultural events and community news.
The Uptown Scoop is a digital destination designed to keep you in loop about the neighborhood’s burgeoning social scene.