Posts Tagged ‘Quisqueya Heights’

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 […]


Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights – Coming together against hate & fear…

04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights - Coming together against hate & fear...

Join NMCIR and the community as we unite Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to stand together with love and compassion against hate. We will be demanding an end to detention and deportation, collaboration between ICE and local police, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure. If you would like to […]


Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration Policies | WNYC

Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration Policies | WNYC

by Annmarie Fertoli Lines at the Dominican consulate in Times Square have been long. Staff there say in average years, there’s usually about 200 people a day. But in the past month, that’s more than doubled. By mid-morning this week, hundreds of people crowded into the consulate in lines snaking through the hallways. Patricia Sanchez […]


11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium – Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium - Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium is going down at the venerable United Palace on Saturday, November 14th from 3 pm to 6pm. Aptly titled Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs, the event will hone in on young Uptown entrepreneurs who are doing big things in their respective […]


Ode To Quisqueya Heights

Ode To Quisqueya Heights

BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina – The Recap

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The UC Holiday Bash at La Marina was a rousing success. First of all, much love goes out to the good folks at La Marina (348 Dyckman) for allowing us the use of their absolutely gorgeous venue. To me, the Uptown Collective is all about celebrating Uptown excellence and La Marina […]


Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

Open For Business: South Beach Restaurant & Lounge

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The wait is finally over. The elegant and expansive South Beach Restaurant and Lounge (1390 Saint Nicholas Ave) is now open for business. Think of it as Washington Heights meets the Cheesecake Factory. The place is big, bold and brash. It has 2 floors, several bars, private rooms, an adjacent take-out […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The UC Holiday Bash @ La Marina Goes Down Tonight!

The Uptown Collective Holiday Bash La Marina (348 Dyckman) Monday, December 17th @ 7pm RSVP Only: http://bit.ly/UC-Holiday-Bash It’s that time of the year again folks. What better way to end the year and celebrate another incredible year of the Uptown Renaissance than with the annual UC Holiday Bash? And this go around we have the […]


Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

Spread Love: Operation Toys For Cocktails @ La Marina

The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that are doing without and could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter La Marina’s Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on December 24th, you […]


Op-Led: The Crusade Against La Marina

Op-Led: The Crusade Against La Marina

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) We here at the Uptown Collective have been unabashed supporters of La Marina and what it means for this neighborhood since it first opened it’s doors. For many of us who are long time residents and have lived through the troubles, tumult and tribulations that are a part of the not […]


US Weekly Ranks La Marina #1 On Its List of Top 5 Celeb-Loved Restaurants in NYC

US Weekly Ranks La Marina #1 On Its List of Top 5 Celeb-Loved Restaurants in NYC

La Marina has been on a roll as of late. First it was Leonardo DiCaprio stopping by a few weeks back and then it was the first couple of the music world, Jay-Z and Beyonce, dropping in with entourage in tow. Now US Weekly has ranked our very own La Marina as #1 on its […]


Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The 2012 Uptown Summer Retrospective

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The 2012 Uptown Summer Retrospective

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Say it ain’t so. The 2012 Uptown Summer is now one for the record books. Since the chill in the air is a not so subtle sign that it is once again sweater weather, I think it is only right that we end the season like we do every year, with […]


The Roc is in the Building – Jay-Z & Beyonce Spotted @ La Marina

The Roc is in the Building – Jay-Z & Beyonce Spotted @ La Marina

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Uptown Twitterverse was aflutter yesterday as the most important couple in the world; outside of Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyonce were in attendance at La Marina. With people still talking about a visit to La Marina from Leonardo DiCaprio a few weeks ago, La Marina has arguably become the […]


Audubon to Perform @ Altus Tomorrow

Audubon to Perform @ Altus Tomorrow

Audubon Performance at Phuket !!! from LoZeR FiLmS on Vimeo. Check out: Washington Heights Stand Up – Audubon @ Phuket Lounge We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


I Am A Dominican York

I Am A Dominican York

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I am a Dominican York. According to the Urban Dictionary, a Dominican York is either a Dominican immigrant living and working in New York City or an American-born person of Dominican descent who was raised in NYC. Originally the term was used derisively to refer to the drug dealers and criminals […]


Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week

Photography by Wallace Flores Click here to see the entire Picture of the Week series. We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com. [subscribe2]


I Love Platanos: An Ode to Platanos

I Love Platanos: An Ode to Platanos

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is a poem I conceived while I was at a resort in the Dominican Republic feverishly fiending for some Dominican food. It is only so much “international food” one can eat, especially when you are on Dominican soil. It is a bit over the top with Shakespearian overtones but that […]


El Pale Part 1 – Los Sueños

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If you don’t know what a Pale (pronounced pa le) is, chances are, that you are not Dominican. A Pale is any combination of 2 numbers that a person chooses as their pick for the Dominican lottery. Typically, depending on where you play your numbers, each Pale pays $1,100 for each […]

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