UC Recap

  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 6-23 to 6-28

    We started the week with the super awesome news that our short film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., got some love from the indispensable NY Times. Thanks to reporters Andy Newman, Annie Correal and Kenneth Rosen for including us in the New York...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 6-16 to 6-21

    The wait is finally over. Our film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., is now available online. Filmed entirely on the 4th of July 2013, the short film is an inside look at the Independence Day celebrations Uptown. We enlisted a great group of local cinematographers such...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 6-9 to 6-14

    Okay folks, the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) kicks off on Wednesday June 18th. This year the festival will be bigger, better and broader than ever before. Get this – 40 films in 5 days as well as a whole host of artist tributes, panel discussions and...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 6-2 to 6-7

    Last Independence Day; the Nutcracker Films crew was on hand in the Dyckman area to capture and document the magic and moxie of the 4th of July celebrations Uptown. The result is The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., which is a beautifully photographed film...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 5-26 to 5-31

    The 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll has begun folks. You have an entire month to take it all in. The Uptown Arts Stroll features open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances throughout Northern Manhattan from West 155th Street to West 220th...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 5-19 to 5-24

    I am writing this newsletter from the enchanting city of New Orleans. This place practically pulsates with art in all its wondrous incarnations. Art is ubiquitous here.

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 5-5 to 5-10

    This past Friday night, I had one of the most outstanding and innovative meals that I have ever had at a restaurant at Rusty Mackerel (209 Pinehurst). From the delectable cauliflower chop starter, to the seriously delicious burger, to the simply sublime tiramisu, I had...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-21 to 4-26

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of accompanying Edible Manhattan writer Marissa Finn on a Dominican Food Tour of Washington Heights and Inwood. The day began at Malecon for a traditional different breakfast and ended at Bizcocho de Colores, which is...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-21 to 4-26

    Renowned Italian street artist, Alicé Pasquini, was recently in town for a three-wall project in New York and New Jersey that tells a short story over the course of three murals. The first wall, painted on an abandoned pizza place in Rockaway Beach Queens, shows a girl sending a...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-14 to 4-19

    First of all, congrats to our very own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu for surpassing his Indiegogo pledge goal of $5,500. He ended up raising $6,300 to prepare and gear up for his participation in the prestigious 360 XOCHI QUETZAL artist residency in Mexico. That is a terrific accomplishment...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 4-7 to 4-12

    It’s crunch time folks! You only have until April 18th to donate to the Indiegogo campaign of Uptown’s very own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu. So if you haven’t hit the Contribute Now button yet, please do so right now. So here is the deal. Dj Boy was chosen to take part in the...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 3-31 to 4-5

    Did you know that seminal German electronic music group Kraftwerk performed at our beloved United Palace last week? That’s right and to add icing on the proverbial cake, noted music critic Jon Pareles came Uptown to cover their performance for the NY Times. The United Palace is a...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 3-24 to 3-29

    The 4th installment of Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda features the original King Kong from 1933 and goes down on April 27th. The movie will be shown with Spanish subtitles. Master of Ceremonies Lin-Manuel will introduce the film with a stage show as well as...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 3-17 to 3-22

    Did you know that Washington Heights boasts a palace? Yes, an actual palace. Indeed, the United Palace, on 175th and Broadway, is the people’s palace. Built in 1929 by noted theatre architect Thomas Lamb, the United Palace is the only true Movie Palace that still...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 3-3 to 3-8

    Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice! The Gun Hill Brewing Co. (3227 Laconia Ave. Bronx, N.Y.) is now open for business. The Uptown Collective’s resident beer expert and kick-ass photographer, Emil Baez, was on hand for the soft launch. Stop by and show them some Uptown Love and...

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  • The Uptown Collective – The Recap 2-24 to 3-1

    Spread the good news folks, Uptown Collective stalwart, Art By Dj Boy, is going to Mexico. That’s right, Uptown’s hardest working photographer has been chosen to take part in the prestigious 360 Xochi Quetzal artist residency in Chapala, Mexico. For the entire month of May, Art By...

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