UC Recap – December 2nd – December 7th

Dec 2 – Dec 7

A blockbuster new report titled Zoning & Racialized Displacement IN NYC paints a damning picture of how city-led rezonings in the past have led to the displacement of a significant number of Black and Latino residents of those neighborhoods. The findings are disturbing. Here are just two of the more alarming bits of data from the report:
• Decrease of about 15,000 Latinx residents in Greenpoint and Williamsburg between 2000 and 2015 despite a population increase of over 20,000 during the same time period;
• Decrease of about 5,000 Black and Latinx residents in Park Slope between 2000 and 2013 despite overall population growth of over 6,000 during the same period.

Is this what we can expect from the Inwood Rezoning?

Riquelmy Sosa penned a powerful piece that touches on her being sexually abused as a child by a neighbor. Please read this searing account of something that is more common than we would like to think.

Did you know that Uptown has a night market now? The Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta is a three-night series (Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21, from 4-10 p.m.) of shopping, sipping, savoring and supporting the best and brightest of Harlem-based businesses. The Harlem Night Market will take place at the historic La Marqueta, in the newly renovated La Placita space on Park Avenue between 115th and 116th streets. Now you know. See you there. I went to the first one and had a blast.

The good folks at Uptown’s Finest have put together a collective art show that properly represents both NYC/Uptown and the artists that live here. The 3-day art event begins on Thursday, December 12 with a free kids’ art show that includes workshops, manicures, music and light refreshments for children. RSVP is a must. Day 2 and 3 are ticketed events featuring a host of talented artists, so hit up our site for more info.

On the latest episode of the LOL podcast, the crew talks Thanksgiving, subway sex and cell-phone induced infertility. The special guest this week is Ingrid Otero-Smart.

Do I have a spot for you? Make sure you check out The Honey Well (3604 Broadway) for super cool craft cocktails and delectable bar bites. Entering the subterranean space one is transported to an NYC bar circa the 1980’s. This is your next drinking spot. Hit them up ASAP and let us know what you think.

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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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