UC Recap

UC Recap –  December 4 – December 9

What up people? This is what you need to do. It is a must that you get your tickets for The Hip Hop Nutcracker going down at the United Palace...

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UC Recap –  November 27 – December 2

Calling all artists! Listen up folks, NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. This is a big deal...

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UC Recap –  November 20 – November 25

Luis Ferré-Sadurni of the NY Times penned a simply heartbreaking account of the massive fire that tore through an apartment building...

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UC Recap –  November 13 – November 18

Super big shout out to GQ Magazine for taking a brave stance and naming Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’. The excellent cover story...

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UC Recap –  November 6 – November 11

The good folks at StreetEasy have determined that, according to their analysis, there is only one neighborhood “where the median asking rent is...

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UC Recap – October 30 – November 4

On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast and unleashed extensive damage on New York and New Jersey. Some parts of these...

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UC Recap –  October 23 – October 28

The Editorial Board of the NY Times penned a wonderful piece on the collaboration between the Audubon Society and local gallerist Avi Gitler...

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UC Recap –  October 16 – October 21

Andrea Arroyo is the epitome of the artist/activist. From the unnatural election of you-know-who, to the earthquakes in Mexico, to the...

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UC Recap –  September 25 – September 30

Trump has done it again. While a looming humanitarian crisis took shape in Puerto Rico, after the devastation left in the wake of back-to-back...

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UC Recap –  September 4 – September 9

A week after pardoning convicted racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio, you-know-who rescinded the Dream Act. In one fell swoop, Trump dashed the hopes and aspirations...

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UC Recap – August 21 – August 26

Dr. James Marion Sims is considered the father of modern gynecology. His statue stands solemnly on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. The thing is...

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UC Recap – August 14 – August 19

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UC Recap –  August 7 – August 12

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If the election and elevation of you-know-who to the Oval Office teaches us anything, it is that elections matter...

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UC Recap –  July 31 – August 5

74 years ago this week, an uprising erupted in Harlem after the shooting by police of an unarmed black man. Sound familiar? “The riot lasted two...

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UC Recap – July 24 – July 29

Dominican film lovers came out in droves on Tuesday to the venerable United Palace for the opening night of the 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival...

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UC Recap – July 17 – July 22

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York is bigger than ever...

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UC Recap –  July 10 – July 15

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and...

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UC Recap – July 3 – July 8

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it...

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UC Recap –  June 26 – July 1

This might sound crazy, but this Independence Day could be the most important one in our nation’s history. A would-be tyrant has...

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UC Recap –  June 19 – June 24

It’s that time of year again, folks. A Toast to Fort Tryon will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. and you absolutely need to be there. This...

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UC Recap – June 12 – June 17

Warriors come out to play! In celebration of the Warriors victory, we have released a special limited edition of the Washington Heights Warriors...

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UC Recap – May 29 – June 3

The whole brouhaha over the participation of Oscar López Rivera in the Puerto Rican Day Parade this year came to a head recently...

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UC Recap – May 22 – May 27

By the time you read this, there is a good chance that the 15th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll has already began. This year’s honorees are...

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UC Recap – May 15 – May 20

Is it just me or does it feel like you know who has been President forever? Every day brings another reason to question your sanity. In...

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UC Recap – April 24 – April 29

HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity and Free University – NYC are planning the Heights Teach-In: Uptown Unites for Justice...

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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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