UC Recap

UC Recap – April 17 – April 22

I am writing this missive still feeling exhilarated from the massive turnout for the Uptown March for Immigrant Rights. Shout out...

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UC Recap – April 10 – April 15

It is 2½ minutes to ‘midnight.’ The Doomsday Clock is ticking ever so louder ever since you know who usurped our democracy. Welcome...

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UC Recap – April 3 – April 8

Tupac Shakur is now a Hall of Famer. Most people tend to forget that the firebrand emcee was born in Harlem. The child of two Black Panthers...

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UC Recap – March 27th – April 1st

It is official folks; Uptown will gain another NYC landmark. The iconic United Palace was built in 1930 as a movie palace, was given a second...

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UC Recap – March 20th – March 25th

We have a winner folks. Visual artist and painter Alexis Agliano Sanborn of Washington Heights has been chosen as the winner of...

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UC Recap – March 6th – March 11th

Have you been to Streetbird Rotisserie on 116th yet? Make sure you hit that place up as soon as possible. The food is outstanding and you...

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UC Recap – February 27th – March 4th

Shout out to Elle for a stellar photo shoot in Harlem recently. Featuring models Amilna Estevão and Alécia Morais and styled...

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UC Recap – February 20th – February 25th

Last week, 52 years ago, the great Malcolm X was assassinated right here in Washington Heights. While the man made his transition...

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UC Recap – February 6th – February 11th

I had the distinct honor of being the first guest on the podcast of the Gotham Philosophical Society. Recorded just prior to the election...

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UC Recap – January 30th – February 4th

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UC Recap – January 23rd – January 28th

The Trump Revolution was consummated on January 20th. In an ominous speech that was partially written by self-avowed...

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UC Recap – January 16th – January 21st

Well ladies and gentlemen, the moment we have feared is upon us. Barack Obama has been replaced by you-know-who...

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UC Recap – January 9th – January 14th

What happens to a Dream Act deferred? The election of you-know-who has left many immigrants deeply concerned...

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UC Recap – January 2nd – January 7th

Democracy will never be the same again. Democracy now comes with drums. Guiras y tamboras to be exact. On January 3rd, in the wee hours...

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UC Recap – December 12th – December 17th

The Hamilton cultural juggernaut continues to conquer. How do you cap off a year that includes 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a...

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UC Recap – December 5th – December 10th

We The People – A Social Justice Theatre Festival was an absolute blast. The People’s Theatre Project (PTP) really outdid themselves ...

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UC Recap – November 28th – December 3rd

The Uptown Collective has teamed up with VIBE Viva and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for The Uptown Flavor Festival, which is...

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UC Recap – November 21st – November 26th

I lovingly call my wife Eileen Z. Fuentes Doprah aka Dominican Oprah because she has dedicated her life to helping other women...

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UC Recap – November 14th – November 19th

We have crossed the Rubicon. Trump’s America is beginning to take shape. Late last week it was announced that Senator Jeff Sessions...

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UC Recap – November 7th – November 12th

Brace yourself America, we are headed for turbulent times. We have entered the abyss. We are in unchartered territory. Turmoil awaits us...

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UC Recap – October 31st – November 5th

Mark your calendars people; The People’s Theatre Project (PTP) presents We The People – A Social Justice Theatre Festival on...

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UC Recap – October 24th – October 29th

I’m still floating on air from the copious amounts of good vibes that were generated from the first installment of The UC Revue at...

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UC Recap – October 17th – October 22th

Lin-Manuel Miranda is leaving Uptown. No, not for good – he is headed to London to work on the Mary Poppins reboot. Before he left...

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UC Recap – October 10th – October 15th

In our never ending quest to spread Uptown Love, we are proud to present the very first installment of The UC Revue...

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UC Recap – October 3rd – October 8th

Please do the right thing and watch Ava Duvernay’s 13th documentary on Netflix. The film explores how slavery didn’t really...

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UC Recap – September 26th – October 1st

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is more than a motto, but it is our modus operandi. For the last six years that has been the...

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UC Recap – September 12th – September 17th

This past week we made history again. The results of last Tuesday’s elections proved that Latinos are a force to be reckoned with...

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UC Recap – September 5th – September 10th

I know our motto is “Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way,” but I absolutely abhor Donald Trump. The fact that a xenophobic...

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UC Recap – August 29th – September 3rd

On Monday, August 29th we convened a powerhouse panel to have an honest discussion about race, class and gentrification...

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UC Recap – August 22nd – August 27th

Is it too early to talk about Halloween? Well, we have caught wind that a Haunted House is coming Uptown soon. I can’t say much more...

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UC Recap – August 15th – August 20th

There is no denying that things are rapidly changing in our neighborhood. Some may argue that it is...

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UC Recap – August 8th – August 13th

The winds of change are blowing briskly through Uptown. With the swirl of global capital descending upon Uptown...

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UC Recap – August 1st – August 6th

Meet the Brujas of the Bronx. No, I am not talking about witchcraft or Santeria. The Brujas are an all-girl skate...

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UC Recap – July 18th – July 23rd

If you are not frightened after the 4-day infomercial of intolerance, xenophobia and racism then you are, like far too...

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UC Recap – July 11th – July 16th

Elvis Nolasco is a man of the people. In spite of the awards, the accolades and the acclaim Elvis remains someone who cares...

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UC Recap – July 4th – July 9th

Harlem has always exuded cutting edge cool. While whiskey has a long history in Harlem it took entrepreneur Ron Williams...

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UC Recap – June 27th – July 2nd

It’s official folks; Adriano Espaillat has won the Democratic primary after Keith Wright conceded recently...

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UC Recap – June 20th – June 25th

We came, we saw, we stormed the palace. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to celebrate...

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UC Recap – June 13th – June 18th

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to amaze, astound and inspire. Hamilton won a whopping 11 Tony Awards including best new musical and...

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UC Recap – June 6th – June 11th

Only a few days left people. The People’s Theatre Project’s (PTP) annual benefit is going down on June 21st at the venerable United Palace.

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UC Recap – May 23rd – May 28th

Harlem is the eternal capital of cool. So it only fitting that Harlem now has its own Whiskey Festival. Now in its second year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is...

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UC Recap – May 16th – May 21st

We didn’t even know we were in the running but we are ecstatic to be considered one of the 25 best NYC neighborhood blogs of 2016.

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UC Recap – April 18 – April 23

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to amaze, astound and inspire. He started off last week by winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a few days later...

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UC Recap – March 28 – April 2

Teachers all over this country are using the game-changing musical Hamilton as a way of getting kids to engage with and become...

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UC Recap- March 21 – March 26

It is Onward & UPward time again. The annual Up Theater Company fundraiser is going down April 18th at...

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UC Recap – March 14 – March 19

Before Hamilton became the hottest ticket in town, the play was just an idea inside the head of Uptown icon, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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UC Recap – March 7 – March 12

What up, folks? I am hoping that old man winter has made his departure from us for the time being. Even though it was...

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UC Recap – February 29 – March 5

Do you know what the 96th Street Divide is? It is, especially on the East Side, a barrier between two worlds. One of those worlds...

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UC Recap – February 22 – February 27

Ya’ll remember Pastor James David Manning right? Of course you do. He is the infamous Harlem Hate Pastor, who literally hates everybody from Barack Obama to Starbucks. He does, however, love him some Trump. The good reverend has officially endorsed Donald Trump.

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UC – Recap February 8 – February 13

Have you been to Hoodwinked Escape yet? “What is Hoodwinked Escape,” you might ask. Well, it is Uptown’s very own Escape Room Adventure spot.

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