UC Recap

The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-9 to 12-14

The holidays are here folks and if you haven’t completed all your shopping yet, please make sure you shop local and keep those dollars Uptown. In keeping with that sentiment, Bread and Yoga’s annual holiday market returns and will take place on Saturday, December 21st...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-2 to 12-7

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-25 to 11-30

Our Time Travel Tuesdays post takes us back to a story that was first published in The NY Times on May 15th, 2009. Imagine you move into an apartment that unbeknownst to you happens to be the former stash house of a now deported drug dealer with ties to a crooked cop. It gets worse.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-18 to 11-23

I still can’t believe that our little documentary that could about the nutcracker and our beloved Uptown has been profiled in an excellent article in The NY Times by Alex Vadakul. This project is so much more than just the definitive documentary on the infamous underground libation; it is...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-11 to 11-16

From the moment you enter Rusty Mackerel (209 Pinehurst Avenue) you know that this isn’t your average eatery. No, ladies and gentlemen, this is a sanctum of the sublime, a place where culinary alchemy happens daily. No mere restaurant, it is a shrine of gastronomy. A place...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-4 to 11-9

This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where The Dyckman Beer Company works its magic. It was our good fortune to be joined by the acclaimed and masterful...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-28 to 11-2

You have probably noticed the ivied and dilapidated house on the hill on 187th Street between Wadsworth and Broadway. The fact that it is directly across the street from the stately St. Elizabeth’s Church only adds to its spooky aura. Well, it turns out that on the morning of February 13th...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-21 to 10-26

Halloween is upon us and vampires have invaded the neighborhood. Well, sort of. Vampire in the Heights is a short film currently in pre-production written by and starring Frank Medina. We posted a selection of pictures from the project by Hansel Sanchez and featuring Wanda Perez and Leslie Ramirez as...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-14 to 10-19

Man, I am still riding high from having taken part in the first ever Uptown Lit Festival, which took place on Saturday, October 19th at the United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop. The event was an unequivocal success. Not only did we have...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-7 to 10-12

DigiBunch, one of the nation’s most influential Hispanic communities online, recently announced it’s list of 20 Latino cultural leaders for its 2nd annual Latino Trailblazers video series and I had the honor of being chosen to the select list. This is to date, the biggest honor of my career and I feel extremely...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-30 to 10-5

The Best of the 2nd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) goes down at the United Palace of Cultural Arts (4140 Broadway) on Saturday, October 12, 2013. From 1-10 pm, the four most popular films shown during the festival in June will be screened:...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-23 to 9-28

Ok folks, the first ever Uptown Lit Festival is going down on October 19th at the United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop. What is Uptown Lit you might ask? Well, Uptown Lit...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-16 to 9-21

Did you know that September 16th was National Guacamole Day? Well it was and to celebrate the occasion our very own Wellness contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, penned an ode to one of the newest additions to the Uptown culinary landscape, Chipotle (4009 Broadway).

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-9 to 9-14

It never fails, once September rolls around I get a bad case of the end-of-summer blues. Then like clockwork, I get a reminder that while summer may be over, that good old Uptown magic remains. Case in point: The Heineken Ritmo Sonico Festival that was held on September 8th at La Marina.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-2 to 9-7

By the time you read this, primary elections will have already taken place but I cannot overstate the importance of voting. So much rides on who is elected to public service, both locally and beyond. Apathy will never be the answer. People have died in this country, and are dying right now...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 8-26 to 8-31

On a simply glorious Saturday night, August 24th to be exact, folks from the neighborhood and beyond gathered at a hard to find spot in Riverside Park for an old-fashioned and slightly clandestine celebration. I’m talking about a generator powered by park lights and people having a damn good time...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 8-19 to 8-24

We started the week with a re-post of an excellent article by Cole Thompson of My.Inwood.net on the history of Inwood Station, which is the northernmost Post Office in Manhattan and was established in 1923. Cole Thompson’s meticulously researched article, replete with pictures...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 8-12 to 8-17

On a picture perfect Sunday, August 11th to be exact, the 32nd Annual Dominican Day Parade took place on Sixth Avenue with a half a million...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 5-20 to 5-25

Ladies and Gentlemen: Drumroll, please… The 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off at the venerable

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 5-13 to 5-18

It’s on people. The Northern Manhattan Restaurant Week has begun and that means a bunch of great deals at some of your favorite restaurants.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-29 to 5-4

April 29 – May 4 Mark your calendars folks, the Eleventh Annual Drums Along The Hudson: A Native American Festival will take place on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 in the urban oasis that is Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. The festival is a celebration of Native American...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-15 to 4-20

Did you know that travel expert, Valarie D’Elia, of the popular travel blog Travel with Val recently took a jaunt up to Inwood to find hidden gems for a video segment for NY1? Well, neither did I but one of our awesome readers...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-1 to 4-6

Spring is here, La Marina has re-opened and life is good. I had the pleasure of attending the kick-off event for the Business Improvement District’s Explora marketing campaign at La Marina on Monday, April 1st...

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The Uptown Collective- The recap 3-25 to 3-30

The WHIN By Any Means celebration of the sacred feminine, known as Her-Story, went down on March 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and was a rousing success. Once again, the venue was packed to capacity and the attendees were treated to a plethora of amazing acts. We posted Q&A’s...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 03-18 to 03-23

Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Junot Diaz, was in the neighborhood recently to spread a little literary love. Junot Diaz teamed up with the office of...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 03-04 to 03-09

Being that people are still talking about the groundbreaking WHIN By Any Means III event, we started the week with a plethora of exclusive content from the function. We featured picture sets from Emil Baez, Art By Dj Boy and a video recap courtesy of Productive Ray. Not to mention a WHIN By Any Means III downloadable mixtape...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 02-25 to 03-02

WHIN By Any Means 3 is now one for the history books. The event went down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) and exceeded everyone wildest expectations. Before the show even started, within 1 hour of the doors of the venue opening to be exact, the event was sold out...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-18 to 2-23

Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...

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February 11 – February 16

On Monday, February 11th the Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights, came home for a one-night only performance on the 5-year anniversary of its Broadway debut. In The Heights put our neighborhood on the map all those years ago and here it was, actually playing in our community...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 01-21 to 01-26

Okay folks, it’s official. The groundbreaking Uptown Hip-Hop showcase, WHIN By Any Means 3, is going down on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave). This event is going to be bigger than ever. Swank space, more acts and a bunch of special guests. This will be one for the history books. Not only will it feature the crème de la crème of ...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 1-21 to 1-26

On a wickedly frigid night, Thursday, January 24th to be exact, Trouble In The Heights, the United Palace and Washington Heights made history. Trouble In The Heights became the first movie in over 40 years to be shown on the silver screen of the United Palace. Over 700 people came from the neighborhood and...

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UC Recap Nov 26- Dec 1

The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on...

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UC Recap: November 19 – November 24

We started the week with the sweet news that Uptown’s own Carrot Top Pastries was voted #1 for Carrot Cake in all of New York City by the NY Daily News. The Uptown Hip-Hop movement is really beginning to make some noise...

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UC Recap: October 22 – October 27

The first ever Inwood Hill Park Harvest Festival took place on Saturday, October 20th and of course the UC was there. Check out the awesome pictures of the festivities...

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UC Recap – July 30 – August 4

August in New York City for me means only 3 things, the Dominican Day Parade, my birthday and the New York International Latino Film Festival...

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UC Recap – June 18 – June 23

On Thursday, June 14th the Uptown Collective held its 2-Year Anniversary shindig at the swank and sexy Negro Claro Lounge (3805 10th Ave).

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UC Recap – June 4 – June 9

Okay folks, we are having our 2-year anniversary bash at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) on Thursday, June 14th from 8 pm to 4 am.

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UC Recap – May 14 – May 18

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May 7 – May 12

NoMAA (178 Bennett Ave) will celebrate the New York City debut of Indigenous Rock Band Sak Tzevul on...

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April 30 – May 5

We started the week with an interesting story, via NYConvergence.com, on how the Metropolitan Museum of Art has teamed with...

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April 16 – April 21

Washington Heights Hip-Hop artist, Dark, has a new album out, The Money Zone that is available for free download. The album features production from the legendary Erick Sermon...

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