UC Recap

UC Recap- October 5 – October 10

Car enthusiasts have been making note of the reemergence of an ascendant Lincoln. Lincolns are once again redefining luxury, class and refinement. Enter the brand new 2016 Lincoln MKX...

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UC Recap- September 14 – September 19

Renee Mancino believed in Uptown when very few people did. For almost four decades Renee brought a little sweetness to so many of our lives with all the seriously delicious goodies concocted at the two Carrot Top locations...

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UC Recap- September 7 – September 12

María Montéz passed away on September 7th, 1951, but not before making history. María Montez went from humble origins in Barahona, Dominican Republic to the heights of Hollywood in the 1940’s...

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UC Recap- August 17 – August 22

I have a confession to make. I am starting to fall real hard for Miami. Once again, the Ford Millennials converged on Miami for 3 days of learning, career advancement, culture and cuisine...

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UC Recap- August 10 – August 15

The Dominican Diaspora converged in New York City for the annual Dominican Day Parade on Sunday, August 9th. Since 1982, the Parade has been bringing Dominicans together to revel and celebrate their Dominican identity...

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UC Recap- August 3 – August 8

I had the distinct pleasure of attending Mayor de Blasio’s Dominican Heritage Ceremony on Thursday, August 6th at the New York County Supreme Courthouse...

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UC Recap- July 20 – July 25

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the latest film by director Stanley Nelson, masterfully tells the story of the rise and subsequent fall of the Black Panther Party...

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UC Recap- July 6 – July 11

Kismat Restaurant (603 Fort Washington Ave) has been serving some seriously delicious Indian cuisine in Washington Heights for over 3 decades. Well, guess what? They now have an outpost in Harlem. Clove Harlem is located at 1592 Amsterdam Avenue at 139th Street, directly in front of the City College campus...

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UC Recap – June 29 – July 4

The Classical Theatre of Harlem latest’s production, The Tempest, has an uncanny knack for timing. The play remixes the classic Shakespearean opus and references the island of Hispaniola as Prospero’s magical island.

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UC Recap – June 22 – June 27

I want to start this newsletter by thanking all the folks who have read this column in the last 5 years. It is an honor to have such a long running column in a neighborhood institution like the Manhattan Times. The love and support is deeply appreciated...

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UC Recap – June 15 – June 20

I have to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for coming Uptown to the Shabazz Center on Father’s Day to once again forcefully denounce the planned mass deportations of undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic...

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UC Recap – June 8 – June 13

The Uptown Renaissance continues apace. This past Tuesday, the High Bridge opened after 45 years and a $60 million renovation. The High Bridge is not any old bridge. In fact, it is New York City’s oldest bridge, built in 1848...

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