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The Grand Hustle of Iran Ortiz

The Grand Hustle of Iran Ortiz

Photos & Story by: Amaris Castillo (@AmarisCastillo) Iran Ortiz’s eyes scan a rack of blush pink tops, her face in deep concentration under a trapper hat. Techno music and chatter surround her on this recent January afternoon, but she never loses focus amid the chaos of the fashion trade show in Manhattan’s Javits Center. She’s […]


Aserica Comes Uptown…

Aserica Comes Uptown…

Hyper cool and subversive Aserica came to Harlem recently for a slick photo-shoot by Tiffany Mumford featuring Fashion Editor Tamara Raquel Jones and model Olantha. Click below to see the rest of the images. Check out: Aserica Comes Uptown…


Sip & Shop @ Harlem Haberdashery In Pictures…

Sip & Shop @ Harlem Haberdashery In Pictures...

Photography: Comfort Katchy | Am Media Group Harlem Haberdashery is one of the flyest places Uptown, hands down. It is a citadel of cool and sartorial excellence. This past Wednesday they held their monthly Sip & Shop series with Chef Max Hardy. The food was absolutely delectable. The same goes for the libations provided by […]


The Suit Maker Whose Clients Include Jay Z and LeBron James | NY Times

The Suit Maker Whose Clients Include Jay Z and LeBron James | NY Times

Four Questions By JOHN ORTVED The Notorious B.I.G. rapped about Coogi sweaters. But when he needed a suit, he went to Guy Wood. Since 1992, under the name 5001 Flavors, Mr. Wood has supplied custom-tailored suits and outerwear to a high-profile clientele that includes Jay Z, LeBron James, Fat Joe and Will Smith. “Whatever you […]


A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd’s Celia Roach | Racked NY

A Guide to Harlem With needle+thræd's Celia Roach | Racked NY

BY Nia Porter Photos by Shanita Sims If you haven’t ventured past 110th street and into the heart of Harlem, you’re missing out on a neighborhood rich with cultural and sartorial history — one that Celia Roach, fashion editor and founder of the lifestyle brand needle+thræd, has explored in depth for nearly ten years. A […]


Flashback: Harlem Chic | The New Yorker

Flashback: Harlem Chic | The New Yorker

By Kelefa Sanneh In 1987, a streetwise d.j. from Queens named Eric Barrier released an album with an eerily mature teen-age rapper from Long Island named William Griffin. They called themselves Eric B. & Rakim (Griffin had adopted an Arabic name after joining an offshoot of the Nation of Islam), and they called the album […]


Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week - Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

That’s right people – Fashion Week also has a home Uptown. Uptown Fashion Week will take place at the magnificent Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) on Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th. Uptown Fashion Week intends to bring a dazzling showcase for its exclusive two-day Fall/Winter 2016 edition. Showcases […]


En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Uptown Fashion Week

En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Uptown Fashion Week

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For the last installment of En Tu Esquina Con Ford, Elizabeth Ortiz hit up Uptown Fashion Week to take in all the awesomeness and speak with the event’s founder, Albania Rosario as well as Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one-day event with a handful of designers […]


Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

Harlem’s Beauty Boom | NY Times

By CRYSTAL MARTIN Maisha Stephens-Teacher opened her hair salon, Bibi, on Frederick Douglass Boulevard five years ago. “I’ve done this for 27 years,” she said. “My salon uses high-end products. Our stylists are very talented, but I couldn’t command prices commensurate with that. People would say, ‘Well, I can pay that downtown.’” But in the […]


Uptown Fashion Week: How One Woman Created A Local Global Movement | Forbes

Uptown Fashion Week: How One Woman Created A Local Global Movement | Forbes

BY Brian Rashid When Albania Rosario arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic at age 18, she came alone. She did not speak a word of English. Not one word. But sometimes, vision speaks louder than words. Sometimes not even a basic lingusitic understanding is needed to achieve greatness. Albania is a perfect […]


The Probus Inwood Grand Opening In Pictures…

The Probus Inwood Grand Opening In Pictures...

Photography by Jsuspekt Probus, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, opened the doors to its new, more expansive retail space on Broadway in Inwood. Guests in attendance included Reach Records artist, Andy Mineo and recording artists Emilio Rojas and Youth Soul Love. Friends and fans of Probus mingled to the sounds of DJ […]


Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week

Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week

Photography by Marcus Johnson You better work… Uptown Fashion Week is back and bigger and better than before. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one day event with a handful of designers to a full week with 32 designers. The next-level function is held at the magnificent United Palace and is dedicated to giving […]


8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature […]


July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

July 1970 Harlem, full of life | Mashable

by Chris Wild Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine, spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, in the summer of 1970. His images were the cover story for Match in October that year. In the 1960s, large numbers of residents left Harlem for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, seeking better schools, […]


Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

Harlem fashion show displays big names | NY Daily News

BY Ginger Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s dope to be dapper at the Schomburg Center. Fashion photos of famous Harlemites like Fab 5 Freddy, Al Sharpton and chef Marcus Samuelsson were on display at the Schomburg last week during a panel discussion on images of black men in modern media. Striking pictures of […]


Look Book: The Photographer Dad and Model Son | The Cut

Look Book: The Photographer Dad and Model Son | The Cut

By Alexis Swerdloff Josiah Esowe, Photographer, and Gaiden Tanaka-Esowe, Kindergartner What are you guys up to today? Josiah: I’m taking Gaiden to a photo shoot for the Mini Boden catalogue. He’s been modeling since he was 4. Gaiden: I like when they dress me up, but it hurts to smile because my tooth is hurting […]


Spread Love: Hype Feet

Spread Love: Hype Feet

Words & Pics by Led Black (@Led_Black) Sneaker-Heads now have another spot Uptown to indulge their habit. Hype Feet (1567 Saint Nicholas Ave @ 188th) is the place to get your fix. In addition to an incredible selection of kicks they also carry a few choice apparel brands. Twitter: @hypefeet


Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

The good folks at Freedom City recently released their Fall Collection. Spread love and hit them up on the link below. Check out: http://freedomcitynyc.com/


Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What is not to love about Warby Parker? You get cutting-edge cool and rock solid quality at a price that won’t break the bank. Their Fall Collection, which is comprised of nine new shapes in various colors and styles, is a sight to behold. If you take your eyewear seriously but […]


Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

If we don’t support our own – who will? That is the question and notion that has been the driving force behind the Uptown Collective since we began broadcasting on a daily basis in February of 2010. The Uptown Renaissance was already a thing back then, we just gave it the name. Uptown has survived […]


Greetings From Freedom City…

Greetings From Freedom City…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the Freedom City logo. The iconic Park Bench stickers are quite literally ubiquitous in New York City. The brainchild of brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, Freedom City has been producing out cool and conceptual streetwear since 2009. As it’s logo […]


GQ Magazine Highlights Harlem Style

GQ Magazine Highlights Harlem Style

The standard for men’s fashion, GQ Magazine, came uptown to show love to a few outstanding individuals from different fields that exude that Harlem cool. Such folks as Jazz musician Jon Batiste, rappers Camron and ASAP Mob as well as visual artists, models and entrepreneurs. Check it out: Harlem Reshuffled | GQ Magazine


Uptown Video: Nueva York Presents Dominican York @ Dyckman Bar

Uptown Video: Nueva York Presents Dominican York @ Dyckman Bar


Classic Material: A Q&A With Carlos Maldonado

Classic Material: A Q&A With Carlos Maldonado

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. First of all, congrats Classic Material has now been around 10 years. That is a big milestone. How did the company come about? A. Thank you for this interview. It really started as a store in Poughkeepsie NY, but it was spawned from a small boutique up in Wash Heights […]

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