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UC Recap – July 11th – July 16th

July 11th – July 16th

Elvis Nolasco is a man of the people. In spite of the awards, the accolades and the acclaim Elvis remains someone who cares deeply about his craft, his culture and his community. While he has been crafting an admirable body of work for some time, both on the screen and the stage, it was his breakout role as Carter Nix in the provocative and award-winning ABC series American Crime that has catapulted him into another level of stardom. We sat down with Elvis where it all began in a small theater room at the George Washington Educational Campus AKA G. Dubbs to speak about his beginnings as an actor, his Afro-Latino roots and remaining grounded amid celebrity. Please visit to check out our insightful video Q&A with Elvis Nolasco.

I have once again fallen in love. The object of my affection is the 2017 Lincoln MKZ. Please read my review of this truly awesome automobile. A historic townhouse on Sylvan Terrace is up for sale. It can be yours for a mere $1.7 million. Tanay Warerkar of Curbed NY reported on the astronomically priced property.

Everybody is talking about Bodega Pizza. Scott Lynch of Gothamist came Uptown to check it out and came away quite impressed.

Elizabeth Llorente of Fox News Latino penned an excellent story on State Senator Adriano Espaillat and his improbable journey from being undocumented to potentially becoming the first Dominican-American in Congress. David Gonzalez of the NY Times wrote a great piece on a sculpture in the Harlem Art Park that finally has some company after 31 years.

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of every one of those birds—314 in all—on walls and roll-down gates all around Harlem and Washington Heights. If you have a wall or a gate they can paint on, please let them know. They will create a beautiful work of art at no cost to you—all they need is permission! Give These Birds a Home!


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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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