April 9 – April 14

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April 9 – April 14

This past Monday, April 9th the people of Uptown came out in droves to the Inwood Center (5030 Broadway @ 213th Street) to choose the 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll poster.

After a close vote, the winner was the whimsical design of Mary Ann Wincorkowski. The chosen illustration will grace all 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll literature.

Check out our video of the function courtesy of Art By Dj Boy on our site. This year’s Stroll, which kicks off on Thursday, May 31st, will be bigger than ever.

This week saw another installment of the popular Secrets of a Long Life series by the dynamic duo of Eileen Z. Fuentes and Briana E. Heard.

The Secrets of a Long Life wellness series delves into the lives of seniors and their ideas and rituals for longevity.

This subject of this particular missive was Don José, a spry 91-year-old who, get this, has a 10-year old son.

State Senator Adriano Espaillat picked up the endorsement of the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan recently.

Banker Vincent Morgan has also withdrawn from the race and will endorse Espaillat’s bid to unseat Rep. Charles Rangel.

This is race is getting really interesting.

By the way, did you know that The New York Daily News rated our beloved Fort Tryon Park the best in the city for a nature walk?

In addition, we posted a Q&A with local designer and entrepreneur, Tiffany De Jesus, who has a new clothing line De-Jé that will make it’s official debut on the 21st of this month

. Besides the really cool tees that are part of the initial launch, De-Jé also offers custom made sneakers.

There are exponentially more than 8 million stories in the city.

Photographer, Brandon Stanton, has made it his mission to document some of them by photographing the denizens of this great metropolis.

 

Being that the 10th Annual Drums Along the Hudson is next month on Sunday May 20th, our Throwback Thursdays this week took us to last year’s function and the photography of our good friend Paul Lomax.

WHEDco’s Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) Laboratory opened up on Friday, April 13th. Local Hip-Hop artists, Reph Star and Patty Dukes of Circa ’95, are curating the 1,400 square-foot space.

 

Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com

Led Black

Editor-in-Chief

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.