Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

Uptown you NEED to see No Free Walls. The film is an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s changing landscape, through the eyes of Joseph Ficalora, the founder and inadvertent art curator of The Bushwick Collective. Joe, son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn once ravaged by drugs, neglect and violence. Sound […]


The Fix: I. B. Manhattan & Buckshot – Uptown Bucktown

The Fix: I. B. Manhattan & Buckshot - Uptown Bucktown

Press play below to check out a cool collab between Uptown’s own I.B. Manhattan and Hip-Hop icon Buckshot of Black Moon.


And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

First of all, we have to thank all the folks who submitted such outstanding images. It was not easy to pick a winner out of the hundreds of submissions we received. After it was all said and done, Gabe Dominguez emerged the winner with a picture that beautifully captures the grit and hustle of Uptown. […]


The Afro-Latino Festival NYC – The Recap

The Afro-Latino Festival NYC - The Recap

“This is a safe space for black and brown people,” affirmed Princess Nokia before sending a shout-out to Oshun, the neo-soul hip-hop duo with a cult following that performed hours before on the same stage at the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. The exchange captured the essence of the Festival’s 4th edition, where art and culture became […]


Spread Love: The Rep Ya Block Photo Contest

Spread Love: The Rep Ya Block Photo Contest

The Uptown Collective has teamed up with the good folks at Bien Conectao to bring you the Rep Ya Block Photo Contest. Let your best photo capturing the essence of Uptown, come to life as a domino table/work of art. Hash tag your best Uptown moments with #RepYaBlockContest to be entered into the contest. The […]


Uptown Tonight: The Official Uptown Biggie Smalls Tribute @ Vapor Lounge

Uptown Tonight: The Official Uptown Biggie Smalls Tribute @ Vapor Lounge


Uptown Video: Greetings From Nueva York

Uptown Video: Greetings From Nueva York

Greetings from Nueva York, is an interactive event series, that blends live music and art.


7/10/14: Nueva York Summer Shindig in Brooklyn

7/10/14: Nueva York Summer Shindig in Brooklyn

Get your tickets: http://eventbrite.com/GreetingsFromNuevaYork/


Word At 4F 1 Year Anniversary @ Apt 78

Word At 4F 1 Year Anniversary @ Apt 78

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Dear Nelson Mandela…

Dear Nelson Mandela...

Poem by Lemon Andersen (@LemonAndersen)


Happy Birthday King of Pop

Happy Birthday King of Pop

BY Lemon Andersen (@LemonAndersen) Dear Michael Jackson Fans… He wore high-waters Fitted fedoras Gary Indiana chops Black moccasins White socks From the ghetto to the block Happy Birthday King of pop Get enough, we won’t stop Calling you King, like it or not Giving you Brooklyn love Shine like the Rhinestones in your glove Today […]


Put You On: Lemon Andersen @ Guild Hall in East Hampton

Put You On: Lemon Andersen @ Guild Hall in East Hampton

On Thursday August 29th, Lemon Andersen (playwright, actor and Tony Award-winning poet) will take the stage at Guild Hall in East Hampton for a special engagement performance of County of Kings, his acclaimed memoir. We hope you can join us for this memorable evening to start Labor Day weekend 2013.


Put You On: Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings @ The BEAT Festival

Put You On: Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings @ The BEAT Festival

Lemon Andersen is something else. I have seen County of Kings now several times but the searing autobiographical memoir of this incredibly talented artist, performer and critically acclaimed poet never gets old. After the performance you are left there stuck and somewhat undone by the sheer force of Lemon Andersen’s story, eloquence and charisma. Ultimately, […]


When Brooklyn Invades Uptown – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Ruben Henriquez The Brooklyn Uptown connection was in full effect this past Wednesday at The Sound of Art’s (SOA) When Brooklyn Invades Uptown event held at Apt. 78. Not only were we treated to brilliant artwork courtesy of artists Jackson Hunt and Eric Diehl but the gathered attendees were […]


Brooklyn Invades Uptown Tomorrow @ Apt 78

When Brooklyn Invades Uptown Brooklyn Invaders include: Artists: Jackson Hunt and Eric Diehl DJ Saundi Wilson Live Band: Mobius Collective Invasion starts: April 4th 2011 5pm – 11pm Invasion Point: Apt.78 Lounge 4447 Broadway Brought to you by: The Sound of Art http://soundofart.net/ “accenting accessible art”


ART TREK:UPTOWN IS HARLEM BOUND FOR BK

ART TREK in Harlem?? Yup, the Art Trek has went out of its Washington Heights and Inwood borders, to reach out to Harlem. Of course there had to be a good reason why the Art Trek had to stretch itself out to Harlem, Covo Lounge. The Covo Lounge is the easy going , cozy and […]


IS UPTOWN BROOKLYN BOUND?

By DeJesus So is it that bad up here that we now have to go to BK to have a good time? Well, obviously someone thinks so by taping up some posters (cool looking ones at that) about some activities being hosted in the county of Kings.  Do we not have a cool hang out […]

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