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UC Recap- March 21 – March 26

March 21 – March 26

It is Onward & UPward time again. The annual Up Theater Company fundraiser is going down April 18th at 6:30 pm at 809 Sangria Bar & Grill (112 Dyckman Street). Every year the Up Theater Company picks an Uptown person to honor with the UPstanding Person of the Year Award. Last year I was the winner of the awesome accolade. And the winner this year is… Martin Collins. It doesn’t get more Uptown than Martin Collins. Martin is a born and bred Inwood resident, who has for the last few decades been an indefatigable defender and supporter of Uptown and its artistic community.

Please join us on that special night in celebrating a most worthy recipient of an award that is all about community and the arts. For $35 advance/$45 door you are not only supporting theater, art and culture in our neighborhood but you also get to enjoy 3 hours of free-flowing wine, beer, appetizers and entertainment. Not to mention sweet raffle prizes and a live auction. Get your tickets ASAP people.

I have the distinction of being the first journalist to actually see the all-new Lincoln Navigator Concept car, which is the talk of the New York Auto Show. The automobile is truly a sight to behold. It is chill inducing. Die-hard car enthusiasts will know what I mean. Make sure you hit up the New York Auto Show and see it for yourself. You can thank me later…

President Barack Obama continues to amaze, astound and upend. To put his historic visit to Cuba in perspective, Steven Cohen of New Republic takes a look at Fidel Castro’s trip to Harlem in 1960.  Like we said last week, the cast of Hamilton took time out to visit the White House. Our very own Emmanuel Abreu was in attendance to capture the magic.

Everybody loves an underdog. Matt A.V. Chaban of the NY Times profiled a holdout in the shadow of a behemoth. The Fix comes to us from Dark ATM, Young Boston and Aldoe. The visuals are courtesy of the prolific Fred Focus. Okay, folks, now that Spring is here, you need one of our tees. Please hit up our online store and spread that Uptown Love!


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Led Black


The Uptown Collective


The UCs mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York Citys overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptowns artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collectives initiatives and functions.

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