Events

Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Warriors come out to play… Our latest apparel offering, the Washington Heights Warriors tee is inspired by the World Champion Golden State Warriors’ logo and replaces the Golden Gate Bridge with our own GWB. It is a testament to the can-do, never quit ethos of Washington Heights in particular and Uptown in general. So click […]


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 […]


Get Yours: The Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way Tee

Get Yours: The Spread Love It's The Uptown Way Tee

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been a potent symbol […]


The 14th Annual Latin Grammys – The Recap

The 14th Annual Latin Grammys – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) First of all, I have to thank the good people at Ford for hooking a brother up with simply killer seats for the 14th Annual Latin Grammys. Secondly and more importantly, I have to say that I was completely and utterly blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the Latin Grammys. […]


The UC Goes to Vegas to Cover the Latin Grammys

The UC Goes to Vegas to Cover the Latin Grammys

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; I have the distinct honor of covering the 14th annual Latin Grammys. This is the biggest night of the year for Latin Music. Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes awesomeness. The star-studded affair goes down on Thursday, November 21st at 8 pm est […]


Save The Date: 11/13/13 – Nutcracker Inc. Presents Meet The Filmmakers @ Word Up Books

Save The Date: 11/13/13 - Nutcracker Inc. Presents Meet The Filmmakers @ Word Up Books

Jon Ullman and Led Black will discuss their upcoming documentary feature film, Nutcracker Inc, and preview select clips. Beverages (ahem) will be served. The story of the enigmatic and elusive elixir known as the Nutcracker, the film not only explores the history of the illicit street drink but delves into its relationship with the Washington […]


10/31/13: Halloween Night – WHIN By Any Means Presents Night of the Living Band

10/31/13: Halloween Night - WHIN By Any Means Presents Night of the Living Band

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, so this is how it is going down tonight – Halloween Night – at Mimosa (263 Sherman). 5 Acts; Tellie Floydd, BLVD, Hella Gang & Mad Amps backed up by the one and only Will Glass on drums and the silky smooth styling’s of Alexis Marcelo on the keyboards. As […]


#Heat: Camille Safiya X Frankie P – ISLAND BLUES | The Sonic Memoirs

#Heat: Camille Safiya X Frankie P - ISLAND BLUES | The Sonic Memoirs

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) How do I say this? You, yes you, NEED this in your life. Right now. Before you even finish reading these words. Look below, click play and then continue here. I will wait. You will thank me later. You’re welcome – that’s what I do. But seriously this collaboration project between […]


Get Your Read On @ Word Up Books Summer Clearance Sale

Get Your Read On @ Word Up Books Summer Clearance Sale


WHIN V @ Negro Claro Goes Down On Thursday, August 29th

WHIN V @ Negro Claro Goes Down On Thursday, August 29th

WHIN V Thursday, August 29th Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) Ladies and gentlemen, WHIN V goes down at Negro Claro on Thursday, August 29th. If you want to experience what this whole Uptown Hip-Hop thing is all about then it becomes imperative that you be in the building for WHIN V. WHIN By Any Means […]


Trouble In The Heights Nominated For An Imagen Award

Trouble In The Heights Nominated For An Imagen Award

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Since 1985, The Imagen Awards has been honoring the best portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture on television and in film. Well, guess what folks? Trouble In The Heights is nominated for Best Feature Film. It’s get better, Uptown’s own, Rayniel Rufino, and the protagonist in Trouble In The Heights, is […]


It’s The F***ing Catalina Wine Mixer @ Arka Lounge

It's The F***ing Catalina Wine Mixer @ Arka Lounge

Ok people, the Uptown Collective is teaming up with the good folks at Privileged MG for an über-cool after work soirée appropriately entitled It’s the F***ing Catalina Wine Mixer . The magic happens on Friday, June 28th at pioneering establishment Arka Lounge (4488 Broadway). The event is free but RSVP is an absolute MUST! Space is […]


UC Exclusive: Boston – Back To The Block

UC Exclusive: Boston - Back To The Block

Related: WHIN By Any Means 2.5 – The Recap WHIN By Any Means 2 @ Empire Fash – The Recap WHIN By Any Means @ Empire Fash – The Recap We invite you to subscribe to the Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Collective X WHIN By Any Means X Carnaval Del Boulevard

Uptown Collective X WHIN By Any Means X Carnaval Del Boulevard

The always-incredible Carnaval Del Boulevard goes down tomorrow; Saturday, June 1st from 11am to 6 pm on St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 188th Streets and while this is one of the biggest events of an Uptown Summer, this one in particular is going to be even more special. First of all, the Uptown Collective […]


Herstory Unplugged – The Recap

Herstory Unplugged – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) We came, we saw, we conquered! The WHIN By Any Means movement touched down yesterday at Altus Café (4325 Broadway & 184th street) for a little Herstory unplugged love courtesy of a bevy of talented ladies that included Cynthia La Cruz, Camille Safiya, Arinn Aldo, Karen Rodriguez and Tess. Backed by […]


The WHIN Committee Presents Herstory Unplugged @ Altus

The WHIN Committee Presents Herstory Unplugged @ Altus

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok folks, this WHIN By Any Means thing is only getting bigger. We have taken the show on the road for a special unplugged version of Herstory at Altus (4325 Broadway & 184th street) this coming Tuesday, May 14th. If you don’t know already, WHIN events get packed pretty quickly so […]


Uptown Tonight: WHIN By Any Means App Release Party @ Negro Claro

Uptown Tonight: WHIN By Any Means App Release Party @ Negro Claro

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right folks, the WHIN By Any Means movement continues to change the game when it comes to Hip-Hop Uptown. Come out to Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) on Thursday, April 25th for the celebration of the release of the WHIN By Any Means smartphone app. Yes, there is an app […]


Her-Story: The Recap

Her-Story: The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emil Baez (@_EBaez) Understand this: The WHIN By Any Means movement is for real. WHIN By Any Means is the most important thing to hit Washington Heights since the Uptown Collective. Real Talk.


The WHIN Committee Presents Her-Story On March 28th @ Negro Claro

The WHIN Committee Presents Her-Story On March 28th @ Negro Claro

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) In honor of Women’s History Month, the WHIN Committee has put together quite a formidable force of female artists to showcase their skills at Negro Claro (3805 10th Ave) on Thursday, March 28th. From the Rock/Soul stylings of the one and only Tess, to the grace and showmanship of Karen Rodriguez, […]


WHIN By Any Means III – The Recap

WHIN By Any Means III – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Uptown we made history on Thursday, February 28th at Negro Claro. The venue essentially reached capacity within minutes of the doors being officially opened, with a few hundred folks still left outside that could not partake in the awesomeness. In total, 40+ acts graced […]


Filmmaker Jonathan Ullman Talks Trouble in the Heights | Reel Life With Jane

Filmmaker Jonathan Ullman Talks Trouble in the Heights | Reel Life With Jane

By Melanie Votaw I love the opportunity to champion new filmmakers. There are so many wonderful independent films that are seen by too few people, and many of these films are as good, if not better, than the studio movies that get so much attention. One such film is “Trouble in the Heights,” the first […]


Trouble In The Heights @ The United Palace – The Recap

Trouble In The Heights @ The United Palace – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emil Baez (@_EBaez) On a wickedly frigid night last week, Thursday, January 24th to be exact, Trouble In The Heights, the United Palace and Washington Heights made history. Trouble In The Heights became the first movie in over 40 years to be shown on the silver screen of the United […]


Trouble In The Heights – The Review

Trouble In The Heights - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The film begins, as all movies should, with the looming George Washington Bridge as a backdrop. Javy, masterfully played by the young, 13-year-old phenomenon Antonio Ortiz, comes across a bag full of illicit cash that belongs to the neighborhood bad guy, Nevada (perfectly portrayed by Broadway veteran Raúl Esparza). That fateful […]


World Premiere: Trouble In The Heights at the United Palace On January 24th

World Premiere: Trouble In The Heights at the United Palace On January 24th

gogoPatience c+p and Numeric Pictures have officially announced the date and location for the premiere of the much-talked-about independent feature film Trouble In The Heights! On Thursday, January 24th the United Palace (4140 Broadway at W. 175th street) will premiere Trouble In The Heights at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7). The dramatic thriller – driven […]

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