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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 11-11 to 11-16

By Led Black

November 11 – November 16

From the moment you enter Rusty Mackerel (209 Pinehurst Avenue) you know that this isn’t your average eatery. No, ladies and gentlemen, this is a sanctum of the sublime, a place where culinary alchemy happens daily. No mere restaurant, it is a shrine of gastronomy. A place where food and flavor are the focal point. Case in point: their take on Chicken and Waffles on the brunch menu, which features jerked quail, sweet potato and smoked maple. O-M-G – Muy Bueno!

Our Uptown Artist featured a Q&A with artist Ruth Rodríguez, who imbues her paintings with love, life and just a touch of the erotic. Besides being an awesome artist, Ruth has a quick wit, which is readily apparent in her interview with Art By Dj Boy. If you missed WHIN By Any Means presents Night of the Living Band Halloween event, our very own Productive Ray put together the official video recap of the festivities.

This week we also posted the new video for Remedies by the talented hip-hop artist Perrion. Our Uptown Poetry column featured a searing poem by the mysterious Anonymous paired with the perfect picture from Briana E. Heard. The dynamic duo of Internets Celebrities, Dallas and Rafi, came Uptown to crowd source the best place to eat near 168th street.

File this under the deliciously ironic. The Dominican Republic incurs international condemnation and outrage over it’s despicable ruling that rendered far too many Haitian-Dominicans stateless. Enter Rumai, a Haitian street peddler living and working in the Dominican Republic, who created a catchy little ditty to help sell his palitos de coco (sweets made from coconuts). While he sang the tune he simultaneously tapped out an infectious beat. Some youngsters recorded him doing his routine and put it on YouTube and the rest is, as they say, history.

The latest production from the Up Theater Company, Ashé, was recently designated a Hot Ticket of the Week by Brown Paper Tickets. Check out the great review by Joseph Mackin of the 2 Paragraphs blog. You have until November 23rd to catch the much buzzed about play. Jenni Ruiza gave us the 2nd installment of the A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga. Don’t forget folks, Latin American Cultural Week in NYC is taking place until November 25th.

Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.

Led Black
Editor-in-Chief
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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