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Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention – It Was A Coronation

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Trump

If you are not frightened after the 4 day infomercial of intolerance, xenophobia and racism then you are, like far too many people in this country, sleepwalking towards tyranny. The rank hate, anger and bigotry on display at the so called convention was downright chilling. Fear – of crime, of Muslims, of immigrants, of Black protesters, was the guiding theme of the festivities as well as Trump’s entire campaign.

Al Baldasaro, who is one of Donald Trump’s advisers, said on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton “should be put in front of a firing line and shot for treason.” Governor Chris Christie worked the crowd into a frenzied lather as they chanted “lock her up, lock her up.” This type of talk is dangerous and does not bode well for a country that is becoming more and more polarized by the nanosecond. We are on the precipice of despotism and massive, system wide volatility. That is not hyperbole.

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Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

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Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for the third annual Uptown Bounce series of summer block parties! On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to the music of New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, and art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food. See below for more info.

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Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

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Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem walk up, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development.

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A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem | Eater NY

By Robert Sietsema

Photo: Robert Sietsema

Photo: Robert Sietsema

Before 1900, East Harlem was largely German. But by the First World War, southern European immigrants had come to dominate, so that the area became known as Italian Harlem. Its most famous resident was Fiorello LaGuardia. Within 40 years or so, the Italians had been largely supplanted by Puerto Ricans, and then Dominicans, both groups that are still well-represented along East 116th Street, the region’s main drag.

Since the Second World War, the neighborhood has been known as El Barrio. Mexicans have been in the ascendance since 1990 or so. The colorful scene on the streets is unrivaled in the city with plenty to see and do, and some great idiosyncratic shopping, including a long-running Mexican western-wear store, El Rancho, where you can buy pink leather cowboy boots for your kid.

And lucky for us, all the major groups who have inhabited the area for the last century are still well-represented in gustatory fashion. In advance of this weekend’s Panorama music, art, and technology festival, for which Eater helped curate the food — including three worthwhile East Harlem places, Uptown Roasters, serving hot and iced drinks; Crepe Cafe, serving sweet and savory crepes; and El Paso, serving everything from tacos to Mexican brisket — here’s a list of our favorite eating establishments.

Read more: A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem | Eater NY

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Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

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That’s rights folks, the good people at Sofar Sounds are putting together a secret show Uptown this Saturday and you could win a pair of tickets to be in attendance. For those that may not know, Sofar Sounds is a global community that is dedicated to connecting really awesome artists with music lovers in unique and intimate settings. Sofar Sounds will be in our neck of the woods this Saturday and one lucky winner from our audience will be there to check it out. There will be 3 unannounced acts performing stripped-down sets. Acts to have played Sofar Sounds include Leon Bridges, Karen O, Bastille, Hozier, Lianne La Havas, and many more. They have also hosted sessions at SXSW and CMJ.

All you have to do win the tickets is sign up for our Uptown Love weekly newsletter and follow us on either our Twitter or on our Instagram (Hopefully Both) and then shoot us an email at UptownCollective@gmail.com with the reason that you should be the winner. Good luck folks!

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