Tag Archives: UC Recap

The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-5 to 11-10

Hock Films is making a documentary for ESPN on Felipe López that will be premiering in 2019. As part of Felipe’s story, they will be discussing the story of the Dominican community in Washington Heights during the 1980s and 90s.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-22 to 10-27

By the time this newspaper hits the streets we will know if we are on the fast track to full-blown fascism or if we were able to begin the process of putting the brakes on the Trump regime. As I write this I cannot help but feel a profound pessimism for the direction this mighty country has taken.

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-15 to 10-20

Right in time for Halloween, the latest podcast series from Gimlet, The Horror of Dolores Roach, is set in our beloved Washington Heights. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach (Daphne Rubin-Vega) returns to a Washington Heights that has changed drastically in her absence.

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UC Recap – October 8 – October 13

Ruby Dee was a Black icon and a Harlem legend. Her memorable performances in such classic films as A Raisin in the Sun, The Jackie Robinson...

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UC Recap – September 24 – September 29

Have you had a Dyckman Beer lately? Not only are you repping your neighborhood with every sip, you are also supporting a company that has...

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UC Recap – September 17 – September 22

Fall is here, folks and the season Uptown is something special. One of the great joys of living Uptown is all of the truly exceptional parks...
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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 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 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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