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UC Recap – October 1 – October 6

October 1 – October 6

We started the week with awesome pictures of the 2012 Medieval Festival courtesy of our very own Wallace Flores. The Medieval Festival is one of the biggest events Uptown, attracting nearly 30,000 people from all over New York City and beyond. Our newest contributor, Caroline L. Chen, produced a powerful audio/visual piece on the 2012 Brides March that is dedicated to the late Gladys Ricart and shedding light on the importance of ending domestic violence.

Super site Good Enough Mother featured our wellness contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, on their featured series Survivor Stories. The Privileged Marketing Group and the Uptown Collective present the listening party for Washington Heights’ own and future star, Audubon on Thursday, October 25th at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave). Isham Park turned the big 1-0-0 on September 28th and Art By Dj Boy was there to capture the big birthday party.

La Marina has been on a roll as of late. First it was Leonardo DiCaprio stopping by a few weeks back and then it was the first couple of the music world, Jay-Z and Beyonce, dropping in with entourage in tow. Now US Weekly has ranked La Marina as #1 on its Top 5 Celeb-Loved Restaurants in NYC. Juan Bago & O, are back with another viral banger that implores people to go and vote entitled Vote Right.

Our very own Sasha Inoa put together a cool Q&A with up and coming fashion designer, Nelson Tavarez. Nelson recently took part in the Mercedes Benz 2012 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week. Nelson will also be displaying his cutting edge fashion sense in the Dominicana Moda 2012 function later this month. The MacArthur Foundation recently announced their 2012 MacArthur Fellows and the immensely talented Junot Díaz was one of the recipients. On top of joining a select group of pioneers and luminaries across many fields, the beneficiaries receive a $500,000 no-strings attached grant.

The NY Times ran a great story on Juan Rodriguez, who was the first non-Indian to settle in New York. Broadway, from 159th Street to 218th Street will be co-named in Rodriguez’s honor. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez sponsored the legislation that was signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg.


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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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