LocalUC Recap

The Uptown Collective – The Recap 9-16 to 9-21

By Led Black

September 16 – September 21

Did you know that September 16th was National Guacamole Day? Well it was and to celebrate the occasion our very own Wellness contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, penned an ode to one of the newest additions to the Uptown culinary landscape, Chipotle (4009 Broadway). The accompanying videos included in the post shed light on the very admirably sustainable practices and preferences of the hugely successful restaurant chain.

Did you ever have a bad breakup? Of course you did. Everyone has. But an anonymous reader sent us a poem that was both a clever nod to the popular series Breaking Bad and a heart-wrenching piece of prose on unrequited love.

This week saw the posting of a short documentary about Mozart La Para, the youngest urban artist ever to be the king of The Dominican National Parade in New York City, courtesy of the good folks at 123UnoDosTres. Our Uptown Video column featured another viral side-splitter by Juan Bago and company entitled Super Men – Trailer, which is a Devious Maids Parody.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I first heard the song Hater by Ty Hayez back at the simply incredible and monumental WHIN III event that went down on February 28th at Negro Claro. Ty Hayes capped off an excellent set with Hater and the whole crowd, in unison, lost it. It was a picture perfect moment for Ty, who is in my humblest estimation, the most talented of all of the Uptown emcees. Anyway, this week saw the premiere of the awesome video for the song. By the way, on Thursday, September 26th, the next iteration of the WHIN By Any Means movement goes down at Mimosa Lounge (263 Sherman Ave). If you are into cutting edge Hip-Hop, this is the place to be.

Don’t forget folks, the first Led Black Book Club event of the year goes down at Word Up Books on Thursday, September 26th from 7 to 9 pm. The featured book is the engrossing Forgiving Maximo Rothman by local author, A.J. Sidransky. Please support Uptown artistry and come out to the event. We ended the week with The Best of the Boogie Down column, by Jenni Ruiza, featuring a review of the one-woman show They Call Me Q! by Qurrat Ann Kadwani.

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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