Tag Archives: UC Recap

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 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 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 –  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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UC Recap – July 24 – July 29

Dominican film lovers came out in droves on Tuesday to the venerable United Palace for the opening night of the 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival...

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UC Recap – July 17 – July 22

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York is bigger than ever...

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UC Recap –  July 10 – July 15

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and...

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UC Recap – July 3 – July 8

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it...

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UC Recap –  June 26 – July 1

This might sound crazy, but this Independence Day could be the most important one in our nation’s history. A would-be tyrant has...

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UC Recap – June 12 – June 17

Warriors come out to play! In celebration of the Warriors victory, we have released a special limited edition of the Washington Heights Warriors...

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UC Recap – May 29 – June 3

The whole brouhaha over the participation of Oscar López Rivera in the Puerto Rican Day Parade this year came to a head recently...

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UC Recap – May 22 – May 27

By the time you read this, there is a good chance that the 15th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll has already began. This year’s honorees are...

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UC Recap – May 15 – May 20

Is it just me or does it feel like you know who has been President forever? Every day brings another reason to question your sanity. In...

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UC Recap – May 1 – May 6

This past week saw you-know-who and his GOP lawmakers celebrating the passing of the Republican-backed health care bill in the...

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UC Recap – April 24 – April 29

HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity and Free University – NYC are planning the Heights Teach-In: Uptown Unites for Justice...

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UC Recap – April 17 – April 22

I am writing this missive still feeling exhilarated from the massive turnout for the Uptown March for Immigrant Rights. Shout out...

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UC Recap – April 10 – April 15

It is 2½ minutes to ‘midnight.’ The Doomsday Clock is ticking ever so louder ever since you know who usurped our democracy. Welcome...

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