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That’s right people. This is our first ever Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale. Use discount code SPREADLOVE to get 20% off your entire order. So you have until 11:59 pm tomorrow night to get in on that deal. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way. Get Yours: http://uptowncollective.bigcartel.com


Get Yours: The Nutcracker Inc. Collection

Get Yours: The Nutcracker Inc. Collection

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, so here is the deal. Jon Ullman of Trouble In The Heights fame and I are working on the definitive documentary on the infamous street libation known as the Nutcracker. The film is not just the story of what we like to call “modern day moonshine” but it is also […]


Behind The Scenes: Urban Latino X Rayniel Rufino Photoshoot @ La Marina

Behind The Scenes: Urban Latino X Rayniel Rufino Photoshoot @ La Marina

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The stars must be in alignment for Uptown. On January 1st Word Up Books made its 60K pledge goal on indiegogo. Check! This coming Wednesday, January 9th at 10 pm EST (to be exact), MTV’s newest show Washington Heights will put our neighborhood on the lips, minds and televisions of people […]


A Toast To Nutcracker Inc.

A Toast To Nutcracker Inc.

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Our indiegogo campaign is now over but the filming of this movie continues. A new website for the film will be up soon. Since this is a groundbreaking project, I thought it would be cool to take a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the definitive documentary on the Nutcracker and […]


The Nutcracker: A Documentary Rich in History | Prominence

The Nutcracker: A Documentary Rich in History | Prominence

When the desire to tell a story is prevalent and the history of that story runs deep, the opportunity to bring that story to life is manifested. Seemingly, all parts of the story comes together to weave a magnificent body of work that is respected and appreciated within a community. That desire must also be […]


Support Nutcracker Inc. – Only 4 Days Left

Support Nutcracker Inc. - Only 4 Days Left

There is now only 5 days left to our indiegogo campaign and needless to say we REALLY need your help. This movie is not just the definitive documentary on the Nutcracker but it is also a people’s history of our beloved Washington Heights. This has never been done. This film documents the last 20+ years […]


Crunch Time: Support Nutcracker Inc.

Crunch Time: Support Nutcracker Inc.

There is now officially less than 2 weeks left to our indiegogo campaign and needless to say we REALLY need your help. This movie is not just the definitive documentary on the Nutcracker but it is also a people’s history of our beloved Washington Heights. We have already captured some amazing footage as well as […]


Nutcracker Inc Needs Your Help!

Nutcracker Inc Needs Your Help!

Nutcracker Update #5 – Support! from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo. Okay folks, it is now officially crunch time. There are only 20 days left to our indiegogo campaign and we need to raise some serious cash. As far as we know this is the only documentary on the Nutcracker and Washington Heights. We are in […]


Nutcracker Inc: This is Washington Heights…

Nutcracker Inc: This is Washington Heights...

Nutcracker Update #4 – This Is Washington Heights from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo. INDIEGOGO DONATION LINK: http://bit.ly/Nutcracker_Inc Twitter: @NutcrackerInc FB: http://www.facebook.com/NutcrackerInc Check out the story that started it all: The Nutcracker Read the awesome story by Michael Feeney of the NY Daily News on our film: The modern-day moonshine of upper Manhattan Related: Nutcracker Awareness […]


Nutcracker Drink Means Business in New Documentary | Mass Appeal

Nutcracker Drink Means Business in New Documentary | Mass Appeal

Words by Boudicon Summer is raging in NYC but it feels like Christmas in July! Why? Cuz of the Nutcracker, of course. For the uninitiated, the Nutcracker is the new crack, the new moonshine and the new Viagra if you believe its hawkers and imbibers. Made with several spirits mixed with sickly sweet juices, Kool […]


July 4th in the Heights – The Recap

July 4th in the Heights - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) BY Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The night smelled of gunpowder, fritura (fried food) and hookah. Explosions rang out into the wee hours of the morning that rattled eardrums and set off car alarms for blocks on end. The streets swarmed with folks, cookouts abounded and the music competed with the fireworks for […]


Nutcracker Awareness Day @ Le Chéile In Pictures

Nutcracker Awareness Day @ Le Chéile In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


Nutcracker Awareness Day – The Recap

Nutcracker Awareness Day - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) This past Saturday was the first annual Nutcracker Awareness Day at Le Chéile (839 West 181st Street @ Cabrini) and it was a blast. First of all, I have to commend Dave Hollander, the owner of Le Chéile, for allowing us the use of his wonderful […]


Uptown Summer Arts & Culture Double Header Extravaganza

Uptown Summer Arts & Culture Double Header Extravaganza

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; tomorrow will be a big day Uptown. First of all, the Uptown Collective in tandem with Nutcracker Inc. will have a Nutcracker Awareness Day shindig at Le Chéile (839 West 181st Street @ Cabrini) starting at 4 pm and ending at 7 pm. We will have $5 Nutcrackers, […]


Saturday June 30th = Nutcracker Awareness Day @ Le Chéile

Saturday June 30th = Nutcracker Awareness Day @ Le Chéile

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Nutcracker Awareness Day Promo from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo. That’s right people; this coming Saturday the 30th of June will be Nutcracker Awareness Day at Le Chéile (839 West 181stStreet @ Cabrini). Nutcracker Awareness Day is an all-out festival of education, culture and inebriation. Come out for drink specials, a raffle […]


Nutcracker Inc. Presents the Sacario Uptown PSA

Nutcracker Inc. Presents the Sacario Uptown PSA

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Nutcracker Update #3 from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo. Ok folks, we have 59 days left in this campaign and we could sure use your help in making this Nutcracker Inc. film a reality. The following is a list of things you can do to help us out. Go to our indiegogo […]


Nutcracker Awareness Month @ Le Chéile – Have you had a Nutcracker recently?

Nutcracker Awareness Month @ Le Chéile - Have you had a Nutcracker recently?

There is nothing better than getting drunk for a cause. With that in mind, please stop by Le Chéile (839 West 181st Street) anytime in June and buy a Nutcracker. Part of the proceeds of all Nutcrackers sold at Le Chéile will go to making our documentary. And don’t forget, Saturday, June 30th will be […]


Tommy 5000 & Friends Nutcracker Inc Promo: It’s Not Just Juice

Tommy 5000 & Friends Nutcracker Inc Promo: It's Not Just Juice

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Nutcracker Update #2 from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo. Ok folks there are 72 days left to this campaign and while I am certain that we will make our goal, my partner in this project, Jon Ullman, is getting a little antsy. So please help us make this movie, so we can […]


June = Nutcracker Awareness Month

June = Nutcracker Awareness Month

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Just wanted to thank everybody for supporting and showing love to this project. I think we have created some real buzz in the streets of Washington Heights and beyond. The fact that our good friends at East Willy B made history yesterday by raising 50K in 50 Days is an encouraging […]


Filmmakers tell story of ‘nutcracker,’ a boozy beverage created in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

Filmmakers tell story of 'nutcracker,' a boozy beverage created in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It’s the modern-day moonshine of upper Manhattan, and a group of local filmmakers wants to be the first to tell its story. And they’re not holding anything back. The “nutcracker,” a popular and potent alcohol-laced fruit drink, has for more than two decades delivered a powerful […]


indiegogo Spotlight: Nutcracker Inc.

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Nutcracker Inc Video 1 from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo. Ok folks, so I have teamed up with my friend Jon Ullman of the movie GWB to produce what will be the definitive documentary on the elusive and enigmatic elixir known as the Nutcracker. What I have dubbed “modern day moonshine” – […]


Throw Back Thursdays: The Nutcracker

Throw Back Thursdays: The Nutcracker

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For this week’s Throw Back Thursdays post, we are highlighting our site’s most popular post to date, The Nutcracker. First appearing in February 2010, the story has generated thousands upon thousands of hits and still can, on any given day, receive a ton of traffic, especially in the summer. The Nutcracker […]


The Nutcracker

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If you know where to go uptown, you can get totally shit-faced for a mere $10. I’m not talking about happy hour at any of the many excellent bars, pubs and lounges of the neighborhood. No, I am talking about the elusive and enigmatic elixir known to the locals as the […]


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

If you know where to go uptown, you can get totally shit-faced for a mere $10. I’m not talking about happy hour at any of the many excellent bars, pubs and lounges of the neighborhood. No, I am talking about the elusive and enigmatic elixir known to the locals as the NUTCRACKER. This is the story of this storied concoction. Many fights have started, many babies have been made and plenty of people have gotten completely and utterly twisted – all because of this mysterious libation. This column will not only reveal the ingredients of the drink but also tell the tale of the person who first brought this potent potion to the streets of Washington Heights and beyond.

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