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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-28 to 11-2

By Led Black

October 28 – November 2

You have probably noticed the ivied and dilapidated house on the hill on 187th Street between Wadsworth and Broadway. The fact that it is directly across the street from the stately St. Elizabeth’s Church only adds to its spooky aura. Well, it turns out that on the morning of February 13th, 1958, 16-year-old Lillian Mojica was brutally murdered in her own home. The House on the Hill: A Murder in Washington Heights… is a visual/verbal foray, courtesy of photographer Emil Baez and myself, into the heinous act that was committed and seems to permeate that eerie edifice.

On Wednesday, November 13th, Nutcracker Inc. will host a Meet The Filmmakers event at Word Up Community Bookshop (2113 Amsterdam Ave. at 165th St). We will be premiering the latest trailer for the film as well as showcasing select clips from the movie among many other surprises. Nutcracker Inc. Presents Meet The Filmmakers is our way of bringing our supporters, and the community at large, up to date on the progress in making this movie a reality.

The highest court in the Dominican Republic recently rendered thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, who have lived as Dominican citizens, protected by the Constitution and current laws for over 8 decades, stateless. The unduly harsh ruling caused an international uproar and even made the front page of The New York Times. Da Urban Butterflies (DUB) organization is putting together a night of protest in solidarity with those effected on Friday, November 15th at the Martin Luther King Labor Center (310 W. 43rd Street).

This past Friday Dracula visited the United Palace as guitar icon Gary Lucas performed the score he wrote for the Spanish version of the 1931 classic film. The accomplished musician took some time out of his hectic schedule to talk to us about the conceptual piece that is a bona fide global hit.

Do you know who Baron Ambrosia is? Baron Ambrosia is the proverbial Count of the nascent Bronx culinary scene and the creation of off-the-beaten-path gourmand and personality, Justin Fornal. Even though it has been unseasonably warm as of late, cold weather is right around the corner. With that in mind, Jenni Ruiza put together a handy guide to dealing with the It’s Brick Outside Blues.

Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.

Led Black
The Uptown Collective

The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.

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