Posts Tagged ‘The Bronx’

Must-See: Experience RIKERS, Face to Face Tonight

Must-See: Experience RIKERS, Face to Face Tonight

Some are guilty. Some are innocent. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they […]


A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

Marvel superhero Luke Cage defends the uptown streets in new Netflix series By Steve Dollar Harlem is more than a backdrop in “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” the new superhero drama available Friday on Netflix. The Manhattan neighborhood is very much a character in the show, which stars Mike Colter in the title role, a falsely accused […]


From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

Photography: Alex Goodlett This past Sunday, September 18th, 20 teams and over 100 players took to the field for Vitilla supremacy at the 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla. Vitilla is a street version of baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic. Similar to stick ball, Vitilla is played with a broomstick and a bottle […]


Spread Love: The Red Bull Clasico De Vitilla Returns To The Bronx…

Spread Love: The Red Bull Clasico De Vitilla Returns To The Bronx...

Vitilla is a form of street baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic and is traditionally played with a plastic bottle cap and broomstick. Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla brings the Dominican street game to the Bronx in a spectator-friendly tournament-style competition for serious players and recreationalists alike.  Vitilla is a classic game that has […]


Netflix Love: The Get Down

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Let the bingeing begin. We first put you on to The Get Down last year when we helped the Grant Wilfley Casting company get the word out about their casting call for background actors for the show. Well now the first six of its 12-episode series is waiting for you on Netflix as of today. […]


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 Fix: Kemba

The Fix: Kemba

The BX is once again generating major waves in Hip-Hop. Kemba, formerly known as YC The Cynic, is putting out some serious heat. The first two joints off the new project are raw, relevant and timely. The music is angry, aware and astute – the complete opposite of what you hear on the radio. The […]


Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Mark your calendars people. The Dominican Day Parade is going down on Sunday, August 14th. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is none other than singer-songwriter extraordinaire Juan Luis Guerra. Inspired by the heroism of The Mirabal Sisters, who were instrumental in bringing en end to the Trujillo regime, the theme for this year’s […]


The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) At a time when most of the Hip-Hop coming out of New York City sounds like it is coming straight out of the south, Chazmere’s music is a breath of fresh air. The multi-talented Chazmere raps, sings and is quite the musician. There is also a depth and clarity of vision […]


Spread Love: Word Up Books Turns 5

Spread Love: Word Up Books Turns 5

On Saturday, June 18th Word Up Books will be celebrating 5 awesome years of being an indispensable community resource. In light of that significant milestone, Word Up is throwing an all day long shindig. The festivities kick off at 11 am. See below for the deets.


The Fix: Chazmere – The Album

The Fix: Chazmere - The Album

Real Hip-Hop fiends can now rest easy. Chazmere’s latest opus is now available and it represents a new way forward for NYC Hip-Hop. The album rocks from beginning to end and provides ample food for thought. Stay tuned for a Q&A with the Bronx emcee. Check out the album below and then do the right […]


Mood Music: Chazmere Ft. ScienZe – Ten

Mood Music: Chazmere Ft. ScienZe – Ten

Boogie down emcee Chazmere is back once again with some serious heat. Chazmere’s album drops on June 10th. Spread that Uptown Love and get it on Pre-sale here. Related: Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Chaz Van Queen


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 […]


Casting Call: HBO – The Deuce

Casting Call: HBO – The Deuce

Our good friends at Grant Wilfley Casting are looking for extras for HBO’s forthcoming The Deuce. The series takes us back to the 1970’s to the rise of the porn industry in New York City and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The open casting call will take place on Thursday, April 21st at the […]


Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

We got your New York Values right here. S/O to Rebel Diaz for letting the right-wing hate monger Ted Cruz know that he is not at all welcome in the BX. Shame on Democratic Party Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. for giving respectability to such a mean-spirited bigot. Click play below and enjoy.


Sweet Simplicity at Leche y Miel in the Bronx | NY Times

Sweet Simplicity at Leche y Miel in the Bronx | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan To begin, mofonguitos: green plantains fried, mashed with garlic and olive oil, then popped into a lemon squeezer, making rough cups that look like craters. Into their maws go knots of hot, plump shrimp and a web, quickly melting, of Parmesan. At Leche y Miel Restaurant, in the Kingsbridge section of the […]


A Director Pursues Diversity on Television by Telling Stories of Latinos | NY Times

A Director Pursues Diversity on Television by Telling Stories of Latinos | NY Times

BY DAVID GONZALEZ Television and movies changed Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez’s life. She chose her major in advertising design at the Fashion Institute of Technology after watching the 1980s sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” in which Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari goofed around at an ad agency. “It looked like fun,” she said. “But then I learned it was […]


2/6/16: Home At Word Up – Launch Party

2/6/16: Home At Word Up - Launch Party

HOME AT WORD UP: LAUNCH PARTY! Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 2pm Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.) Join the Word Up volunteer collective for the launch of their bilingual children’s book, Home at Word Up, with a reading, sing-along, hot chocolate and other treats, and a discussion on the making of […]


The Friday Fix: Ninety – IKONSTATEOFMIND

The Friday Fix: Ninety - IKONSTATEOFMIND


Casting Call – The Get Down

Casting Call – The Get Down

Listen up folks: You still have a chance to be a part of this groundbreaking project. The Get Down by Baz Luhrmann will be available worldwide on Netflix on August 12th, 2016 but will be filming until April. Email current photos and phone number to getdown@gwcnyc.com with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Uptown Collective, Name, Union […]


Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Anticipation has been steadily building for The Get Down, which takes us back to the 1970s when Hip-Hop was in its infancy. The series follows a group of teenagers trying to make it in a New York City on the verge of collapse. The Get Down is the television debut of visionary director Baz Luhrmann […]


Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Escape with me! I cease to wait in vain, to be saved. Enslaved, caged, contained behind the bars in my head, after all, it is all in my mind, imaginary cell. Unseen chains, the heights, It’s no wonder that we believe in hell. Oh how swell; the coffee, ooh the smell […]


1-06-16: The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

1-06-16: The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

For nearly 40 years, El Museo has hosted the Three Kings Day Parade. Experience the live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, and dancing on this magical day. School groups, community members, local businesses, and families are encouraged to participate. PARADE SCHEDULE 11:00am – 12:30pm, El Barrio The parade begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends […]


The Most District: What’s America’s smallest congressional district? New York’s 13th | Daily KOS

The Most District: What's America's smallest congressional district? New York's 13th | Daily KOS

By David Jarman The nation’s smallest, and most dense, congressional district, is New York’s 13th Congressional District. The tiny 13th occupies only 10.25 square miles of land area (or 12.98 square miles of total area, including water, if you prefer); according to the 2010 Census, that’s 69,994 people per square mile. There are only four other […]

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