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UC Recap – October 30 – November 4

 October 30 – November 4

On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast and unleashed extensive damage on New York and New Jersey. Some parts of these 2 states are still reeling, 5 years later, from the storm. Uptown was luckily spared the worst even though our beautiful green spaces took quite a beating. Hit up our site to check out our photo retrospective of the storm. Shout out to Emil Baez, Emmanuel Abreu, Wallace Flores and Paul Lomax for their awesome images.

Daniel McDermott of the NY Times penned an excellent piece on Kahlil Joseph’s latest film, Fly Paper, which is part of his exhibit, Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play at the New Museum (235 Bowery) until January, 7, 2018. For the latest episode of Uptown Hustle, Harlem tech maverick John Henry takes part in the NY Latino Film Festival’s Futuro Conference and drops some serious gems. Esha Ray and Denis Slattery of the NY Daily News reported on the fifth annual clothing drive at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.

The other day I was fiending for a Cuban Sandwich, not just any Cuban Sandwich but Uptown’s best Cuban Sandwich. So I was stunned when I stopped by Floridita (4162 Broadway) and saw that it was closed. No, say it ain’t so. I almost cried. Okay, maybe I did. Just a little. Anyway, after I dried the tears I found out that Floridita is actually expanding and will re-open in the next few weeks. Please check out my piece on Uptown’s best Cuban Sandwich.

Josefina Báez is just so awesome. Please click below to see her expound on what happens When LOL Is Not Enough. Trust me on this one, if you understand Spanish, this is straight up hilarious.

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew takes a trip down memory lane for their worst Halloween memories. Juan Bago recaps the surprise B-Day Party he threw for wifey and Jaime gives us a breakdown of the best Hollywood Halloween costumes. Rachel La Loca bravely shares some of her Bad Mom Moments. As usual the homie Frank Nibbs delivers the stories you won’t get from the mainstream media. The special guest this week is playwright, director and actor, Marco Antonio Rodriguez.



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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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