Posts Tagged ‘New York’

7 Best Bars in Harlem | Urban Matter

7 Best Bars in Harlem | Urban Matter

Although Harlem is a neighborhood that’s rapidly changing, it is and always will be one that is steeped in vibrant culture and history. It’s felt through its residents, landmarks, and businesses, particularly its nightlife scene – one that’s enchanted by its neighborhood’s past. Click below to check out Urban Matter’s picks for the best bars […]


Harlem Brewing Co. to get front row displays at Walmart | NY Post

Harlem Brewing Co. to get front row displays at Walmart | NY Post

By Lisa Fickenscher Walmart is taking a page from Whole Foods’ playbook — and small craft brewers are drinking it up. Starting next month, Harlem Brewing Co. will be stocking its Sugar Hill Golden Ale next to cases of Michelob and Budweiser in 39 Walmart stores in New York — a turn of events that […]


Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx. “It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the […]


Spread Love: #SaveNYC

Spread Love: #SaveNYC

NYC needs saving. If we don’t act, the New York City that we know and love will become a cultural wasteland that will exist solely for the sake of the rich. Enter #SaveNYC, which is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of New York City. #SaveNYC is fighting […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Fund Myah’s battle with brain cancer

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Fund Myah's battle with brain cancer

Myah’liyah Malanie Dominguez was born on February 19th, 2011. Shortly after turning 4 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Please donate what you can to help a local family fight the battle of their lives. Supprt: Fund Myah battle with brain cancer by Melodie Dominguez – GoFundMe. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly […]


What’s In a Name? A Tale of Two NYC Brewers | Gear Patrol

What’s In a Name? A Tale of Two NYC Brewers | Gear Patrol

By Nick Milanes There is one thing newborn businesses have in common with teenage garage bands: picking a name can be even harder than getting started. (Also bad hair, increasingly.) You want something that leaves an impression, something distinctive, but nine times out of ten you come up with something derivative. You doodle pages and […]


How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC’s Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post

How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC's Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post

By Melissa Castellanos Dyckman Beer Co. founder Juan Camilo took a chance and never looked back when he decided to leave the corporate finance world to launch New York City’s only Latino-owned beer brewing company. “I quit my job and said ‘let’s do this thing!” Camilo excitedly recalled during an exclusive interview with Latin Post. […]


Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

That’s right folks, you can now catch DEATH METAL ANGOLA in theaters or on iTunes. DEATH METAL ANGOLA tells the story of Sonia Ferreira – a war survivor, lover of rock music, and mother to 55 orphans – as she and her partner, the Death Metal musician Wilker Flores, launch Angola’s first-ever national rock concert. Their […]


Uptown Tech Talk: The Amazon Fire Phone

Uptown Tech Talk: The Amazon Fire Phone

Much love to @ATT for letting me test drive that new @amazon Fire phone… #GameChanger pic.twitter.com/6jHdoEpXWK — Led Black (@Led_Black) July 17, 2014 Shout out to the good folks at AT&T for giving me the opportunity to test drive the brand new Amazon Fire Phone last week at their Mobility Tech Innovation Event. The Amazon […]


Harlem: New York’s new tech hub? | CNN Money

Harlem: New York's new tech hub? | CNN Money

By Contessa Gayles  @CNNTech When people think of the fast-growing New York City tech scene, they think Silicon Alley in the posh neighborhoods of lower Manhattan — not 125th Street. Yet Harlem is getting a tech-led makeover, thanks to a new series of economic development initiatives aimed at combating the neighborhood’s infamous high unemployment rates […]


Uptown Video: Dyckman Beer on CNN Español

Uptown Video: Dyckman Beer on CNN Español

CNN En Español recently did a great profile of our good friend Juan Camilo and the Dyckman Beer Co. It is truly amazing what they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. If you have never had a Dyckman Beer, then you need to change that sad state of affairs ASAP. […]


Dyckman Beer Company’s Craft Brews to Go On Sale at Whole Foods, Owner Says | DNAinfo

Dyckman Beer Company's Craft Brews to Go On Sale at Whole Foods, Owner Says | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Dyckman Beer Company is taking big steps beyond northern Manhattan. The uptown beer company, which last year began its attempt to put Washington Heights and Inwood on the craft beer map, has been approved as a Whole Foods vendor, beer company owner Juan Camilo said Wednesday. The move […]


Classic Material: A Q&A With Carlos Maldonado

Classic Material: A Q&A With Carlos Maldonado

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. First of all, congrats Classic Material has now been around 10 years. That is a big milestone. How did the company come about? A. Thank you for this interview. It really started as a store in Poughkeepsie NY, but it was spawned from a small boutique up in Wash Heights […]


Uptown Video: #DyckmanBeerStory

Uptown Video: #DyckmanBeerStory

Check out our video/story on the awesome Dyckman Beer Company below. The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien


Open For Business: Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Open For Business: Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination) Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice the Gun Hill Brewing Co. (3227 Laconia Ave. Bronx, N.Y.) is now open for business. The Uptown Collective’s resident beer expert and kick-ass photographer, Emil Baez, was on hand for the soft launch. Stop by and show them some Uptown Love and tell them the UC sent […]


The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

Words: Led Black – Video: Nelson R. Salcedo – 2nd Camera: Art By Dj Boy – Photography: Emil Baez – Sound: Ray Rodriguez This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where Dyckman Beer works […]


RocketHub Spotlight – Death Metal Angola: Resilience Tour

RocketHub Spotlight - Death Metal Angola: Resilience Tour

Description The award-winning documentary DEATH METAL ANGOLA is teaming up with the Fulbright Association to launch THE DMA RESILIENCE TOUR. Using the electrifying story at the heart of the film, we’ll ignite conversations across the US, in cities and communities that are fighting to bounce back from adversity. THE FILM DEATH METAL ANGOLA tells the […]


Harlem Filmmaker Documents Angola’s Metal Scene | DNAinfo

Harlem Filmmaker Documents Angola's Metal Scene | DNAinfo

By Ben Fractenberg HARLEM — Harlem-based filmmaker Jeremy Xido was working on a documentary about the construction of a rail line in post-civil war Angola when he struck up a conversation with a musician in a cafe. “I asked what he played, and he said ‘death metal,’ and I was like what the f—?” Xido […]


Dyckman Beer Company Expands Reach Uptown | DNAinfo

Dyckman Beer Company Expands Reach Uptown | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Dyckman Brew is getting easier to find. The flagship beer of the fledgling Dyckman Beer Company has seen a dramatic increase in availability over the past few months and can now be found at nine restaurants, including Mamajuana Cafe on the Upper West Side, Manolo Tapas in […]


Battle of the Bars Will Crown Northern Manhattan’s Best Bartender | DNAinfo

Battle of the Bars Will Crown Northern Manhattan's Best Bartender | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel HARLEM — Who’s the best bartender uptown? More than 30 mixologists and bartenders from bars in East Harlem, West Harlem, Central Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood will duke it out this month for the right to be crowned in the first Uptown Battle of the Bars competition. “A good bartender is […]


Open For Business: Majas Tapas & Bar

Open For Business: Majas Tapas & Bar

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Named after a renowned Tapas restaurant in Spain, Majas Tapas & Bar (229 Dyckman) is the latest addition to the popular Dyckman Strip. Low key and cozy, Majas Tapas is cranking out some inventive cuisine that adds something special to the already buzzing thoroughfare. From the homemade garlic butter that accompanies […]


Slider-Flipping Food Truck Wheels Onto Dyckman Street | DNAinfo

Slider-Flipping Food Truck Wheels Onto Dyckman Street | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel INWOOD — Dyckman Street’s newest eatery is a four-wheeled, burger-flipping machine. Mr. Nice Guy, a new venture of Inwood’s Dyckman Bar, is open for business and dishing out sliders and fries to after-hours foodies. The truck, which held its grand opening on Aug. 2 outside of Dyckman Bar at 221 Dyckman […]


Groundbreaking for Washington Heights’ First Hotel | DNAinfo

Groundbreaking for Washington Heights' First Hotel | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Officials broke ground Tuesday on Washington Heights’ first hotel, the latest example of the fast-moving development of West 168th Street. Several elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday morning to start construction on the $22 million hotel, which will be located at 514 West 168th street between Audubon […]


Artisan Empanadas Truck Wheeling Uptown | DNAinfo

Artisan Empanadas Truck Wheeling Uptown | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A food truck that’s been doling out empanadas to hungry fans in Midtown has made its way to a new site uptown — and the owner hopes to urge other vendors to sell in the area too. Nuchas Artisan Hand-Held Foods truck has been taking up residence on […]

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