Uptown Video

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 […]


Uptown Video: Bridesmaid Draft

Uptown Video: Bridesmaid Draft

Forget the NBA Draft! Screw the NFL Draft! This draft is all about Jasmine Ortega’s special day. SHE gets to choose who her bridesmaids are by selecting from a pool of eligible friends on a live TV broadcast in the first ever BRIDESMAID DRAFT. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

About this project Higher Ground Festival 2017 We are thrilled to be offering our 3rd Annual Higher Ground Festival’s Higher Ground Premieres Performance to be held on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at Anne Loftus Playground! The performance will be free to the public and will showcase 7 new collaborations using 45 artists. This year’s program […]


Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


Uptown Video: Latino Vortex

Uptown Video: Latino Vortex

A woman keeps losing track of her Latino boyfriend when they attempt to leave a family party. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem | NY Times

Inside Sonny Rollins’s Jazz Archive, Headed Home to Harlem | NY Times

By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO The saxophonist Sonny Rollins, perhaps jazz’s most respected living improviser, is also one of its most relentless seekers. But that’s well known; what’s not as widely recognized is the diversity — and the depth — of his inquiry. Yes, there’s his herculean practice regimen (upward of eight hours a day, even into […]


This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

By Sarah McColl Photos by Corinne Singer Up the street from the Apollo Theater, a lot on West 134th Street was once home to prowling neighborhood cats, abandoned engine parts and men playing dominos. With the vision of founder Tony Hillery, the kids of Harlem Grown’s youth farm, a truckload of soil from Home Depot […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Insta-Famous

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Insta-Famous

In Episode 17 Rachel La Loca talks about her dog’s modeling career, Jaime covers the Met Gala, Fyre Festival and Playboy news in Bochinche Bites. Bago shares his plans for Cinco de Mayo amd Frank takes us out of this world (again) with Noticiero Nibbs. Their special guest, Comedienne, Sasha Merci shares the inspiration she […]


#InstagramUptown: Only In Washington Heights

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05/06/17: SOULEVATE: Music to Reawaken Your Body & Soul

05/06/17: SOULEVATE: Music to Reawaken Your Body & Soul

Saturday, May 6, 2017  Doors at 6:30pm featuring an art gallery by Fareed Muhammad, vendors, food and drinks Showtime 7:30 FREE, but RSVP Performers: Oshun Soul Science Lab Annette Aguilar and String Beans Harambee Dance Company MCs: Terry Lovette and Xavier Eikerenkoetter


The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Another visitor to New York grumbling about the racket. “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote Peter Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist. That was Manhattan in 1748. He was writing about the chorus of frogs croaking at nightfall. So vibrant was natural […]


In Washington Heights, 72-Year-Old Nidia Rivera Has Built an Habichuelas Con Dulce Empire | Remezcla

In Washington Heights, 72-Year-Old Nidia Rivera Has Built an Habichuelas Con Dulce Empire | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón With what seems like a permanent line at 182nd Street and St. Nicholas, it’s obvious that Nidia Rivera’s culinary prowess draws a crowd. And though her skills aren’t exactly a secret, many who frequent her shop may be too busy savoring spoonfuls of her delectable habichuelas con dulce to know how […]


Bodegas: Living the American Dream

Maria Hinojosa is a powerhouse. She has been properly representing Latinos in the media for over 25 years and she recently became the newest contributor to the indispensable CBS Sunday Morning news show. For her first segment, she took us to the bodegas of New York City for a look at the special place these […]


Relief after Re-entry | Manhattan Times

Relief after Re-entry | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen A new federal bill named for Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after incarceration on Rikers Island, is designed to improve mental health services for those re-entering society after serving jail time. New York Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the legislation, which would create a pilot program to […]


Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

Spread Love: Untangling the Roots of Dominican Hair | Great Big Story

In the hot and humid Dominican Republic, most women straighten their naturally curly hair in an effort to conform to deeply ingrained, yet outdated, standards of beauty. But Carolina Contreras is slowly changing this societal norm. Not only does she proudly rock her big curls, she’s helping other women do the same at her natural […]


Tupac Lives – From Harlem to the Hall of Fame

Tupac Lives - From Harlem to the Hall of Fame

Most people tend to forget that the firebrand emcee was born in Harlem. The child of two Black Panthers, Tupac Shakur was born into the struggle. Today, April 7th, Tupac becomes only the sixth rap act to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of Hip-Hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac recorded […]


During Prohibition, Harlem Night Clubs Kept the Party Going | National Geographic

During Prohibition, Harlem Night Clubs Kept the Party Going | National Geographic

A witty 1932 cartoon map shows where to find famous musicians, gambling policemen, and a guy selling marijuana. By Greg Miller Prohibition may have put a damper on alcohol sales in much of the United States in the 1920s and early ’30s, but it didn’t stop the party up in Harlem. The map above, created […]


Uptown Video: Room 28 – Too Many Roommates

Uptown Video: Room 28 – Too Many Roommates

A guy becomes increasingly uncomfortable when he finds out how many roommates his girlfriend has.


04/04/17: Free Screening of 1984 @ The United Palace

04/04/17: Free Screening of 1984 @ The United Palace

1984 is required viewing in the initial days of the Trump Tyranny. Tomorrow, April 4, you can catch the film for free in our very own United Palace. The United Palace of Cultural Arts is joining the National Screening Day as over 160 movie theatres across the U.S. will screen the film adaptation of George […]


Uptown Video: Dating Has No Merci – Chapter 1

Uptown Video: Dating Has No Merci - Chapter 1


Latin Trap Pioneer Messiah Gets The Last Laugh At SXSW: “Labels Didn’t Believe In It” | Vibe Viva

Latin Trap Pioneer Messiah Gets The Last Laugh At SXSW: “Labels Didn’t Believe In It” | Vibe Viva

By Marjua Estevez Dominican rapper and vocalist Messiah El Artista went from studying the likes of 50 Cent to being cosigned by him; from listening to trap music to leading its Spanish-language movement; from rocking Sean John to fronting it as the brand’s newest face. Messiah is by definition already a story of success, and he’s only […]

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