I Am Uptown

Put You On: Onomatopeyas Dominicanas Parte 3 (Episodio Dos)

Put You On: Onomatopeyas Dominicanas Parte 3 (Episodio Dos)


Uptown Original: Frankie P

Uptown Original: Frankie P

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) More than just a producer, Frankie P is an acoustic architect that constructs complex audio landscapes perfectly tailored to their respective artists. It is that fine ear, attention to detail and craftsmanship that has been a hallmark of Frankie’s work for the last few years. Having worked with established artists as […]


Epiphany: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Epiphany: Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Rest In Peace: Will Teez

Rest In Peace: Will Teez


Con juicio: The Honorable Manuel Méndez State Supreme Court justice is sworn in | Manhattan Times

Con juicio: The Honorable Manuel Méndez State Supreme Court justice is sworn in | Manhattan Times

Story by Sandra Evangelina García and Debralee Santos Photo by Rafael Fernández When Manuel Jacobo Méndez Olivero was sworn in this past Mon., Dec. 17th, there were a few key elements on the program for the newly minted State Supreme Court Justice. First, the setting: a packed auditorium filled to capacity with fellow justices, elected […]


WiLL TeeZ Says Thank You

By sherrymazzocchi Check out: Help WiLL TeeZ – Beloved Local Figure Fights Leukemia Uptown Twitter Love: @WillTeeZ I Am Uptown – Will Alicea We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Twitter Love: @WillTeeZ

Uptown Twitter Love: @WillTeeZ


Help WiLL TeeZ – Beloved Local Figure Fights Leukemia

Help WiLL TeeZ - Beloved Local Figure Fights Leukemia

Yesterday, the news that beloved local artist and entrepreneur, Will TeeZ, was battling Leukemia rocked many in the Uptown community. To say that Will TeeZ is a fixture in the Inwood community, is a massive understatement. Will TeeZ has been an integral part of the Uptown creative community for years now. To meet Will is […]


Irish Echo: 2012 Irish Small Biz 50 Nominee – Peter Walsh of Coogan’s

Irish Echo: 2012 Irish Small Biz 50 Nominee - Peter Walsh of Coogan's

Name: Peter Walsh Name of business: Coogan’s. Website: http://coogans.com/ Location: Washington Heights, Manhattan. Peter Walsh is at the helm of a legendary New York watering hole which is also celebrated as a symbol of the renaissance of Washington Heights: Coogan’s. “There was a huge crime rate up here in 1985 when we opened, but it […]


Washington Heights Native Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Grant

Washington Heights Native Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Grant

Washington Heights native Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ (YPC) has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius award. The MacArthur Foundation annual grants goes to exemplary scientists, scholars, researchers, writers, artists, composers and other creative Americans. The program provides a fellowship, with recipients (some 20 […]


Uptown Artist – Lucia Hierro

Interview by M.Tony Peralta (@peraltaproject)What block are you from? Arden Street. Where are you originally from? I was born here in Manhattan, at the Presbyterian Hospital on 168th street. At that time we lived in Mount Hope in the Bronx, but most of my mother’s folks lived in the heights. After that we moved to Sfco. de […]


Uptown Original – Hex Hector

Uptown Original - Hex Hector

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What block are you from? A. 172nd Street Bet. Ft. Washington & Broadway Q. Describe for our readers the Washington Heights of your youth. A. The Washington Heights of my youth was a safe and fun place for a kid to grow up. You never heard of violence aside from […]


I AM UPTOWN – CARLA ZANONI

BY Claudio Cabrera Where do you live? Park Terrace East in Inwood. What do you do? I’m a community journalist and work for DNAinfo.com, a digital news service covering all of Manhattan’s local news. I also have a neighborhood blog about Inwood and Washington Heights called The Streets Where We Live. Where are you originally […]


I AM UPTOWN-ALEX CORPORAN

Rainey “Skates” Cruz sits down and chops it up with O.G. NYC Skater/Author Alex Corporan about the early skate scene Uptown, his days at SUPREME and what is was like being a misfit skater in Washington Heights. Check out the video interview below. PART ONE [vimeo http://vimeo.com/13734965] PART TWO [vimeo http://vimeo.com/13735660]


IN SHORT…I AM UPTOWN

By DeJesus: I AM UPTOWN! The rallying cry of anyone within the borders of Washington Heights and Inwood. It is what we shout, when standing defiantly against anyone who doesn’t acknowledge our existence as residents of  Manhattan. There are many reasons why, WE ARE UPTOWN. There many different faces that piece together the I AM […]


STANLEY M. LEIBER, MARVEL-OUS MAN OF THE HEIGHTS

BY DeJesus Our friendly neighborhood web-crawler has been seen on occasion, swinging uptown. Coincidence? Probably not! See, the GW Bridge was the backdrop to a young Jewish kid that resided on Ft. Washington Ave., Washington Heights in the earlier part of the 20th Century. This kid, born Stanley Marting Leiber mutated into the “Master of […]


UPTOWN COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE – EMILIO SOSA SPEAKS

As promised, the Uptown Collective delivers this ultra-exclusive audio interview with fashion designer extraordinaire and Project Runway finalist Emilio Sosa.  Emilio chops it up with our very own Oscar Monte De Oca, the Uptown Fashionista, on life, style and Uptown.  Check out segments 1 and 2. More to come. stay tuned. PART ONE [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/peralta-project/int1″] […]


I AM UPTOWN – LUIS SOTO JR.

BY Led Black Where in the Heights did you grow up? 21 Bennett Avenue Apt 53 What do you do? I’m a Lifestyle Trainer and Transformational Coach.  I teach people how to live a healthy, vibrant, balanced life through the disciplines of personal training, yoga, meditation and life coaching. How did living Uptown influence your hustle? […]


I Am Uptown – Indie 184

I Am Uptown - Indie 184

Name: INDIE 184 What block are you from? West 184th Street …btwn Wadsworth and Broadway…not to be confused with the 184 from The Bronx! But I mostly chilled on Wadsworth ave. Where are you originally from? I was born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents but I have been raised in New York since 1981…I […]


THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH WENT TO SCHOOL UPTOWN

THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH WENT TO SCHOOL UPTOWN

So if you went to IS 132 (Juan Pablo Duarte), at Wadsworth Ave. and 183rd Street, then you ran the same hallways that Legendary Yankee Man, Lou Gehrig, did, back in the early 1900’s.  That’s right…”The Iron Horse” spend his formative years Uptown, right up in “the Heights”. He attended IS 132 when it was […]


I Am Uptown – Will Alicea

I Am Uptown - Will Alicea

By Carolina Pichardo Q. Will Teez in the flesh! A. My name is Will Alicea. How you doing? Q. How long have you been Uptown? A. I’ve been Uptown since grade school. Lived in a couple of other places, but Inwood has pretty much been it. I love it up here.  I’ve seen the neighborhood […]


A TALL TALE STARTS UPTOWN

And while we are on the topic of Basketball… Did you know that one of the greatest players to ever play the game came from Uptown? That right ya’ll – Kareem Abdul Jabar. He scored the highest points total of any player in league history (38,387) He won a record six Most Valuable Player Awards […]


I AM UPTOWN – JASON CLAIBORNE

I AM UPTOWN - JASON CLAIBORNE

Big up to the New York Times for this excellent piece on Washington Heights own Jason Claiborne who is not only a descendent of the great American painter Norman Rockwell but is also quite the artist himself.  Jason Claiborne is a prolific magazine and book illustrator that has designed 20 book covers for Augustus Publishing, a […]

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