July 9 – July 14
This was a very good week for our Nutcracker Inc. documentary on the infamous Washington Heights’ street libation, the Nutcracker. Firstly, super cool lifestyle site, Mass Appeal, wrote a great profile of the project.
Much love to Boudicon for the excellent write-up. Secondly, we released our latest promo, which is an homage and riff off of Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Please help us out by donating and spreading the word on this ambitious history of not just the Nutcracker but also of our beloved Washington Heights.
This week also saw an excellent Q&A with the immensely talented Oveous Maximus by Paola “Dominican Pie” Soto, who is an amazing talent herself. The Bago Bunch and Voodoo Ray are hosting a listening party for Oveous’ “Kill Your Myth” album at Katra (217 Bowery Street) on Tuesday, July 17th.
As if Fort Tryon Park wasn’t majestic enough, the 12 life-sized sculptures created by Peter Bulow that are now on display on the Stan Michels Promenade add a magical quality to the park. Even though the Passing Glances exhibit was to be taken down by the 30th of June, as of the 10th of July, they were still up and captivating any and all onlookers. If you have not seen the beautiful works of art, make sure you do before they are gone for good.
For those that don’t know, Nas new album, Life is Good, drops on Tuesday, July 17th and judging from all the great songs that have hit the radio and the Internet, it is going to be another classic. To get you ready for Nas’ new opus, the good folks at Okay Player have unleashed Terry Urban Presents: Nas x Amy Winehouse – Mr. & Mr. Jones, a mashup mixtape of Nas’ lyrics with Amy’s beats that can be streamed in its entirety from our site.
The problem with high expectations is that if they are not met then hopes are dashed and disappointment is the inevitable outcome. Fortunately, La Marina (348 Dyckman) does not have that problem. It is expansive to say the least, at a whopping 75,000 square feet; La Marina is a restaurant, a bar, a beach and a lounge all in one. Check out my review of the breathtakingly beautiful space with pictures from Art By Dj Boy.
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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.