September 27 – October 2
We began the week with two visually astounding posts courtesy of one of the latest additions to the Uptown Collective (UC) team, Paul Lomax. The first is a series of stunning pictures taken by Paul of the Little Red Lighthouse Festival, which took place on Sat., Sep. 25. On the other post, Paul teamed up with long time UC reporter Carolina Pichardo to produce a riveting written and photographic account of the 10th annual Brides’ March that occurred on Sun., Sep. 26.
Our wellness column, The Elixir, took on the subject of longevity. Writer Eileen Z. Fuentes wrote a highly personal story about her 85-year-old grandfather and his secrets to living a long and happy life. It turns out that a moderate diet, exercise, spirituality, deep family bonds and a healthy dose of optimism go a long way to keeping one young at heart.
Another of the Uptown Collective’s newest contributors, Chiara Sottile of the Columbia School of Journalism, produced an innovative multimedia report on the controversy surrounding the new Indian Road Playground. The renovated playground will have all new equipment and a new theme: Native American natural history. But leaders in the Native American community say designers missed the mark.
Did you know that on the location where Columbia University Medical Center (165th Street and Broadway) now stands there was once a baseball stadium that was the clubhouse for the team that would go on to become the NY Yankees? That’s right, before the Yankees were the Yankees, they were the New York Highlanders and they played ball at Hilltop Park from 1903 to 1912. The Yankees dedicated a plaque to the hospital and the people of Washington Heights that marks the exact spot of home plate.
We ended the week with Claudio E. Cabrera’s comprehensive review of the newest Dyckman Street hotspot, Papasito Mexican Grill and Agave Bar. Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.
The Uptown Collective
The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.