Uptown Video

The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Let’s Run Away

The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Let's Run Away

A Washington Heights native Ron Renaissance performed in over 30 countries before the age of 25. He is an artist whose work transcends multiple musical genres. If he’s not singing, producing, composing, or playing his trombone you can bet your money he’s tearing up the dance floor. “Let’s Run Away” is the first single of […]


The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

The Dominican Dance Party That Refuses to Die | NY Times

Old-school merengue is still going strong at El Deportivo, one of the last of the great Washington Heights social clubs. By ANNIE CORREAL Around midnight on a recent Saturday, behind a windowless facade on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Radhamés López led his partner, Carmen Faña, onto the dance floor. Dozens of couples danced beside […]


Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’ | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to […]


09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

09/23/17: Danza Highbridge Festival

The Danza Highbridge Festival is UPCA’s annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park, celebrating traditional and cultural dance styles. Featuring works by: Arielle Rosales of House of Duende Katie Drablos Karla Puno Garcia Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company R.Evolución Latina Stephanie Klemons ThruLines Dance Initiative ZEST Collective DANCE Dance Project […]


Spread Love: Carpinteros In Theaters Now…

Spread Love: Carpinteros In Theaters Now...

Carpinteros is one of our favorite Dominican films of all time. The film by José María Cabral is a visceral and vibrant love story set in the notorious Najayo prison. One of the film’s stars, Jean Jean, who refers to himself as Domínico-Haitiano, puts on a masterful performance as a man desperately trying to survive […]


Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

Uptown Tonight: El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of Latin Music pioneer, Tito Puente, with a full concert featuring The Mambo Legends Orchestra. Originally the Tito Puente Orchestra, The Mambo Legends are an epic 22 piece, award- winning ensemble of musicians that played under the leadership of the Maestro for three decades! […]


The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

Administration terminates DREAMers program Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar DACA is done. The Trump administration on Tuesday officially announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that helped more than 800,000 young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children avoid deportation. While Trump had talked about […]


10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

10/01/17: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 33th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 1, 2017 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


The Fix: Audubon – Not So Perfect

The Fix: Audubon – Not So Perfect

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Uptown Video: Gente of Thrones

Uptown Video: Gente of Thrones

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Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Uptown Video: Desus & Mero Chop It Up With Rep. Adriano Espaillat

The always funny Desus & Mero recently had Congressman Adriano Espaillat on the show and boy was it funny. They asked him about Cardi B, chancletas and much more. Check it out below.


Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey…

Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey...

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Before Malcolm, before MLK, before the Black Panthers, there was Marcus Garvey. On this day, August 17, 1887, Black giant Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. While Marcus Garvey was born […]


Buunni Coffee Staycation Update…

Buunni Coffee Staycation Update...

To celebrate their upcoming five-year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee treated their employees to a beach day. Their loyal patrons took over the running of the shop for a few hours. The good folks at CBS New York put together a great segment on the Buunni Coffee Staycation. Check it out below. Related: Buunni […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #IceWater

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #IceWater

This is how you introduce yourself to NEW YORK CITY. Game-winning three in Overtime of a Playoff game. @Dloading did that! #IceWater pic.twitter.com/K7SYO09lyE — Dyckman Basketball (@IamDyckman) August 10, 2017 Related: Streetball Lives @ Dyckman Park We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on […]


Maite Perroni In The Heights

Maite Perroni In The Heights

Mexican telenovela star and singer Maite Perroni came Uptown recently for a fashion shoot for the September issue of People en Español. She hit up 181st and Dyckman and showed love to her adoring fans and onlookers. Read more: Maite Perroni In The Heights To see the rest of “Maite Perroni: In The Heights,” be […]


The Fix: Glory Lives – Kalief Browder

The Fix: Glory Lives – Kalief Browder

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The Fix: French Montana Ft. The Weeknd & Max B – A Lie

The Fix: French Montana Ft. The Weeknd & Max B – A Lie

While The Fix column is usually devoted to local artists we had to show love to French Montana for highlighting Uptown in the video for his latest song A Lie. The song features The Weeknd as well as a cameo appearance by the still imprisoned Max B. A Lie is the first single off the […]


The Fix: The Machine – Faded

The Fix: The Machine – Faded

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Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures…

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures...

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it seems to have spread from just being a Dyckman thing to all parts of Uptown and the Bronx. As usual the UC was there to capture the magic […]


Spread Love: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

Spread Love: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

Fresh off the awesome news that Lin-Manuel was honored with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the music video for Miranda’s “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” off “The Hamilton Mixtape” just dropped. Check it out above, you won’t be disappointed. Related: The Year of Hamilton ‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for […]


Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza’s Medieval Adventure | The New Yorker

Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza’s Medieval Adventure | The New Yorker

The director and star of the forthcoming film “The Little Hours” pay a visit to the Cloisters. By Anna Russell Jeff Baena, the writer and director, was wandering around the Cloisters the other weekend with his girlfriend, Aubrey Plaza, the actor. “Excuse me, sir? Where are the Unicorn Tapestries?” he asked a guard. The guard […]


06/26/17: Film Works Alfresco – Los Sures

06/26/17: Film Works Alfresco - Los Sures

This is one installment of the Film Works Alfresco series that you don’t want to miss. Los Sures beautifully documents the neighborhood of Los Sures (Williamsburg) in Brooklyn in the early 80’s. Make your way to Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park on Monday, June 26 to catch this must-see film. The pre-show begins at […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: The Revolution Books Summer 2017 Fund Drive

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Revolution Books Summer 2017 Fund Drive

A Word From Revolution Books Support Revolution Books: the bookstore about the world and for a radically different world. The bookstore that changes lives. The bookstore that matters more than ever in this dangerous political moment. Donate now!


Uptown Video: The Romper Comes Uptown…

Uptown Video: The Romper Comes Uptown…

You have to give it to YouTuber Q for having the balls to come Uptown rocking a denim romper. The sidesplitting video records the reaction of the disbelieving folks as they come face to face with the romper. Q even went into the hyper masculine sanctum of a Washington Heights barbershop. Click below and get […]

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