UC Recap

UC Recap – September 10 – September 15

The people have spoken. Before we even get into who won what, let us bask for a moment in the turnout for the election this past Thursday...

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UC Recap – September 3 – September 8

Woolrich has tapped the iconic Lauryn Hill to be the face of its Fall/Winter 2018 campaign, Woolrich: American Soul since 1830. Shot by...

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UC Recap – August 27 – September 1

Hundreds of folks came from near and far for the 30th Anniversary of the Riverside Jam. Electrical mishaps and a slight change...

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UC Recap – August 20 – August 25

If you are like me, then you are suffering from a severe case of Trump fatigue. The man is a straight up sociopath and he is making the rest of...

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UC Recap – August 13 – August 18

Even though the Inwood rezoning was approved by the City Council, a significant contingent of people, including many local elected officials, are concerned...
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UC Recap – August 6 – August 11

As many of you are already aware, the City Council voted 43-1 (with one abstention) to approve the Inwood Rezoning plan. The fight, however...

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UC Recap – July 30 – August 4

Our Congressman Adriano Espaillat as well as other elected officials and concerned community members held a vigil at the Billing’s Lawn...

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UC Recap – July 23 – July 28

Say it ain’t so. The far right comes to the Heights. That’s right, people; White Supremacist group Identity Evropa came Uptown to Fort Tryon...

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UC Recap – July 16 – July 21

Have we hit rock bottom yet? Is the Helsinki Affair the straw that broke the camel’s back? Doesn’t this prove, beyond a shadow...

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UC Recap – July 2 – July 7

Is Stop and Frisk really a thing of the past? Could it be that we have put that nasty relic of racist policing behind us? Nope. Not really...

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UC Recap – June 25 – June 30

It feels good to get a victory every now and then. And this is no small victory. This victory reverberated beyond the Bronx and throughout...

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UC Recap – June 18 – June 23

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire. Welcome to Trump’s America, where the...

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UC Recap – June 11 – June 16

Grito Mexican Grill (1555 St Nicholas Avenue) in Washington Heights is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants Uptown. Not...

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UC Recap – June 4 – June 9

I am writing this recap still in recovery mode after the truly epic bash thrown by the good folks at Presidente Beer and Boiler Room TV to celebrate...

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UC Recap – May 28– June 2

Ami V has been on the cutting edge of nail art for quite some time. Washington Heights’ own Ami V boasts a client’s list that includes The Gap, Harper’s...

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UC Recap – May 21– May 26

Disregard the actual calendar; Uptown summers begin with the kick off of the Uptown Arts Stroll. This year, the opening reception of the Uptown Arts Stroll...

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UC Recap May 14 – May 19

There are more dark days ahead for the American Experiment. The future looks bleaker by the hour. The Tyrant is now referring to immigrants...

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UC Recap –  May 7 – May 12

The buzz this week was all about the Met Gala. Everybody was talking about the celebrities and their over-the-top fashion choices. Well, in honor of...

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UC Recap – April 30 – May 5

Our democracy is facing an existential crisis. The enemies of democracy, decency and diversity have usurped the American Experiment and they are furiously...

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UC Recap –  April 23 – April 28

Buddha Beer Bar (4476 Broadway) makes some damn good bar food to complement their deep selection of craft beers. From the wings, to the burgers...

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UC Recap –  April 16 – April 21

PLEASE do the following. Get on your phone, your tablet, your whatever it is you use to surf the interwebs and go to www.uptheater.org/ to get tickets...

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UC Recap – April 9 – April 14

Jack Veneno was the man. By far, the most well known Dominican wrestler of all time, Jack Veneno is held in an almost mythic regard by...

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UC Recap –  April 2 – April 7

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the NY Times but I am just not rocking with the Hudson Heights moniker for the more affluent parts of Washington Heights...

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UC Recap – March 26 – March 31

After lengthy and difficult deliberations, we have a winner. Miranda Spencer is the winner of the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest...

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UC Recap –  March 19 – March 24

Washington Heights is on the frontlines of the war on immigrants that Donald Trump is waging. Cinthya Santos Briones, Laura Gottesdiener...

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UC Recap – March 12 – March 17

On Monday, March 12, Rep. Adriano Espaillat held an Inwood Rezoning Forum where he presented a sweeping vision for the future of...

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UC Recap –  March 5 – March 10

OK, folks, trust us on this one. There is nothing like Harlem Eat Up. Just imagine all your favorite food and spirits in one place. Simply stated, this...

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UC Recap –  February 19 – February 24

The community came out in force to ensure that their voices were heard at the Inwood Rezoning public hearing on Thursday, February 22. Sherry...

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UC Recap –  February 12 – February 17

Our Congressman Adriano Espaillat has decided to weigh in on the rezoning of Inwood. In an exclusive Op-Ed that appeared right here in...

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UC Recap –  January 29 – February 3

Oh, snap! Lexiglass is back with some more heat. On the latest installment of their uncut raw Cubetazo mixtape series, Uptown’s own Lexiglass...

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UC Recap –  January 22 – January 27

Jon Michaud penned an absolute must-read in The New Yorker on the importance of Coogan’s and how the community rallied together...

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UC Recap – January 15 – January 20

Another Uptown institution, Galicia Restaurant, may soon close if the landlord cannot be convinced to reconsider the lease terms they...

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UC Recap – January 8 – January 13

The Uptown Tweet of the Week goes to our Congressman Adriano Espaillat for the welcome news. Congratulations to @CoogansNYC @nyphospital on...

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UC Recap –  December 25 – December 30

Happy New Year, mi gente! Puerto Rico may be down but it is certainly not out. Uptown superhero Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Toys...

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UC Recap – December 18 – December 23

Okay people, I have the fail-proof remedy for kicking off the New Year right. How does this sound? A hike through the majestic Inwood Hill Park on...

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UC Recap –  December 11 – December 16

Angel Salazar began working at Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza when it first opened in 2004. He eventually worked his way up to manager...

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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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