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UC Recap – February 22 – February 27

February 22 – February 27

Ya’ll remember Pastor James David Manning right? Of course you do. He is the infamous Harlem Hate Pastor, who literally hates everybody from Barack Obama to Starbucks. He does, however, love him some Trump. The good reverend has officially endorsed Donald Trump. But I digress… The hatred spewing, belligerently anti-gay preacher, has been in the news recently because his “church” is facing foreclosure. It gets better, the Ali Forney Center, which is an LGBTQ homeless youth agency, is looking to buy the property and has started a much talked about crowd-funding campaign towards that end. The always astute and funny Jessica Williams of The Daily Show comes Uptown and tackles the madness head on. Go to our site and check out the hilarious video.

Did you know the Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan? The Uptown landmark is supposed to also have it’s own ghost. Brian Levinson of am New York divulges some of the many secrets of the venerable Morris-Jumel mansion.

Lisa Fickenscher of the NY Post reported on the wonderful news that Walmart will now carry brews from the Harlem Brewing Company. I can drink to that. Hey Walmart, if I may, you should also carry Dyckman Beer Company. Jeremy Bradley of CBS News introduces us Angel Reynoso, a young brain cancer survivor from Washington Heights who looks at music as a form of therapy. The must-see, poignant video brilliantly tells the story of how Mr. Reynoso has thrived and has gone on to help others since his life-changing diagnosis.

The Lego Creative Carnival kicked off at the Inwood Library this past week. There are 2 separate weekly programs for teens and pre-teens. What happens when an unlikely acting troupe produces Romeo and Juliet in a park in Spanish Harlem? Go to our site and find out.

The inaugural Inwood Film Festival kicks off on March 2nd. Boasting 25 short films, the film festival is all about celebrating and showcasing Inwood through the moving image. The pass for the entire 2-day festival is a steal at only $30. Get yours pronto before you miss out. The Fix for this week comes to us from Steady Feddy featuring Mikey Hexx, Blow A Check. Shout out to the homie Lozer Films, who shot and edited the visuals to the song.

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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