The Top 10 Posts of 2016

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Nutcracker Awareness Day - Le Cheile

While the countdown to the coronation of you know who draws ever closer, it’s that time of year to take a look back at the Top Posts of 2016. By the way, we are super proud to have been chosen to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List. We will continue to bring you the best of Uptown in the coming year. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Posts of 2016. Enjoy!

#10: Improv with a side of sazon…

The funny folks at Room 28 had one hell of a year. They were literally everywhere. Edgar Peña penned a heartfelt ode to the sketch comedy troupe.

Check out: Improv with a side of sazon…

#9: UPinion: Get Off The Fence – The Top 5 Reasons To Vote For Bernie Sanders

Massive Mural in the bronx by @MrEwokOne & friends...

Massive Mural in the bronx by @MrEwokOne & friends…

Damn, don’t you wish it were Bernie that was headed to the Oval Office instead of American Hitler. The UC was feeling the Bern from the beginning. Check out this great post from Robin Kilmer about why she was voting for Bernie.

Check out: UPinion: Get Off The Fence – The Top 5 Reasons To Vote For Bernie Sanders

#8: Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

Newish resident writes a super tone-deaf piece in the NY Daily News that literally broke the Uptown Twitterverse.

Check out: Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown

#7: About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

The UC Revue - Tess

The very first UC Revue was simply awesome. Check out the incredible pictures of the night courtesy of Emmanuel Abreu. Shout out to Audubon, Tess and April Oneil for standout performances.

Check out: About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

#6: #InstagramUptown – Uptown Snowpocalypse 2016

Winter Storm Jonas kicked our collective asses but at least we have these cool pics of the mega storm.

Check out: #InstagramUptown – Uptown Snowpocalypse 2016

#5: Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

Donald trump as a world ending meteor - Der Spiegel

(Der Spiegel)

This piece was penned the very night that you know who won the election. I still cannot fathom that we will have such a racist, misogynist, demagogue, ignoramus for President. God help us!

Check out: Tyranny is at hand

#4: Cross Broadway and Think Big

Broadway Blues

The Uptown Collective held a panel on gentrification in August that it seemed the entire community came out for. I moderated the panel that included Congressman Adriano Espaillat, writer Raquel Cepeda and historian Robert W. Snyder. Robert wrote a pointed recap of the occasion.

Check out: Cross Broadway and Think Big

#3: The Wall

Local novelist A.J. Sidransky conjured up a future America after a Trump victory. Written before the election, the picture it paints ain’t pretty.

Check out: The Wall

#2: The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz

Junot Diaz

(Photo: Esquire)

Junot Diaz is one of my heroes. Please read our illuminating Q&A with this Dominican super hero.

Check out: The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz

#1: Deeply Rooted – A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco

Elvis Nolasco - Emmanuel Abreu

Elvis Nolasco is Washington Heights to the bone. He is also a super star. For the last 2 seasons he has played pivotal roles in ABC’s American Crime series as well as a host of other projects. For this video Q&A we went back to where it all started, George Washington High School. Shout out to Emmanuel Abreu for the superb video and pictures.

Check out: Deeply Rooted – A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco

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