Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Artist’

Notes From The Stroll…

Notes From The Stroll...

BY R. L. Gatton Thus far, the tenth annual Uptown Art Stroll confirms the Washington Heights community as an away-from-the-center of art in New York.  A small sample of work reveals new ways in which artists are examining themes central to the lived experience of north Manhattan. In the early evening of Thursday, June 6th, […]


The 2013 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off – The Recap

The 2013 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Okay folks, the 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll has officially kicked off. The incredibly awesome ceremony was held at the venerable Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace) on Friday, May 31st and was attended by such luminaries as Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. The […]


The 2013 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off Tonight!

The 2013 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off Tonight!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This is a big deal folks. The 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off at the venerable Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace) tonight at 6 pm. This year’s Uptown Arts Stroll features 177 events occurring in 62 venues across Washington Heights and Inwood. You already know the motto, “Spread Love It’s […]


Uptown Artist: Andrew Short

Uptown Artist: Andrew Short

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. First of all, congrats on the winning design. How does it feel to know that your design will now become ubiquitous? A. We’ll I’m a little overwhelmed to be honest. I’ve never really won anything such as this before so it’s a little surreal. I’m extremely honored for my work […]


Uptown Artist – Leo Silverio

Uptown Artist – Leo Silverio

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. I love the mix of people who live Uptown. The majority of residents that live Uptown are of Dominican decent or were born in Dominican Republic. I was born and raised in NYC and only visited DR a […]


Uptown Artist – Layla Jade

Uptown Artist – Layla Jade

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. I lived in other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx and definitely dig Harlem the best. What I like about Uptown and where I live is that its the city, but it’s not terribly crowded like downtown […]


Uptown Artist – Wallace Flores

Uptown Artist – Wallace Flores

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. Space. The fact is that Manhattan can be a crowded island and I live where I can see sky with large parks nearby let’s me breathe, let’s me wander. Q. What do you like about shooting Uptown? A. […]


Uptown Artist – Emil Baez

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A: The feeling of being family is what I love about living Uptown. Everyone looks out for one another. Even if they are strangers, they consider themselves family. It is a blessing to be Dominican and living in Washington […]


Uptown Artist – Jay Franco

Uptown Artist - Jay Franco

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. I Love everything about uptown. How alive it is at all times. The people that live here, how every corner has a grocery store and a barbershop hahaha but just the feeling of knowing that everyone is like […]


Uptown Artist – Lucia Hierro

Interview by M.Tony Peralta (@peraltaproject)What block are you from? Arden Street. Where are you originally from? I was born here in Manhattan, at the Presbyterian Hospital on 168th street. At that time we lived in Mount Hope in the Bronx, but most of my mother’s folks lived in the heights. After that we moved to Sfco. de […]


Uptown Artist – Ruben Henriquez

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? I love the liveliness that runs through these streets. On every corner there’s something going on: someone selling pastelitos, frío fríos, or even just the local pharmacist. But what I love most about Uptown is the hustle. Everyone’s grinding […]


Uptown Artist – M. Lachterman

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. The People, culture and, of course, the energy that flows through these streets. It’s a beautiful neighborhood with so much history. Uptown is part of my culture, it’s where I was raised. Every Street corner has it’s own […]


Uptown Artist – ArtForStrangers

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. It’s kinetic right now. There’s a whole slew of local artists; painters, photographers, film makers, musicians, songwriters, actors, writers and poets that are ready to release the Kraken of skills up on this town, and finally put it […]


Uptown Artist – Ket

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? A. Some of the things I love about Inwood – Inwood Park – Carrot Top – La Nueva España restaurant – The diversity of people – The Dominicans – 207 train yard – having two trains lines to choose […]


UPTOWN ARTIST – ED UBIERA

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I first came across the artwork of Ed Ubiera via the Sound of Art. I was immediately blown away by how amazingly talented this man is. Ed is an art machine, producing eye-popping and complex masterpieces effortlessly and prolifically. What I enjoy most about his work is that there a mental […]


UPTOWN ARTIST – ROBB TODD

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What are some of the things you love about living Uptown? I love that it still feels like the city but it is so easy to escape into the woods. I also love the rent and the A train and the farmer’s market and the pastelitos for a buck and the […]

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