Audubon is back with the long-awaited Lé Trap Affair. The wait was well worth it. Audubon delivers another super solid effort that showcases his immense talents. The man rhymes, sings and does double duty as a producer. Shout out to Audubon, Frankie P, The Reason and the rest of the folks behind the project for […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 2015 is upon us folks. So before we cross the Rubicon. Let’s take a look at the year that was with the Top 10 posts of 2014.
Words & Pics by Led Black (@Led_Black) Sneaker-Heads now have another spot Uptown to indulge their habit. Hype Feet (1567 Saint Nicholas Ave @ 188th) is the place to get your fix. In addition to an incredible selection of kicks they also carry a few choice apparel brands. Twitter: @hypefeet
What up folks? Make sure you stop by Columbia Wine Co. (4038 Broadway @ 169th St & St. Nicholas) tonight from 6 to 9 pm for their Ugly Sweater Party. Expect cider, eggnog as well as holiday cocktails, treats and tunes. So bring your ugliest sweater and get in on the festivities. Follow: @ColumbiaWineCo Like: […]
By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — One of the neighborhood’s most infamous — and spine-tingling — houses will soon be no more. The crumbling home at 663 W. 187th St., the site of a brutal murder of a teenage girl in 1958, will be demolished along with two neighboring properties under a plan to build […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the distinct honor of taking part in the Crossing Broadway panel at the New School earlier this week. The panel was ably moderated by New York Times reporter Michael Powell and included the author of Crossing Broadway, Robert Snyder, as well as Dave Crenshaw, Victoria Neznansky and Calvin Thomas. […]
Center for New York City Affairs at the New School presents: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime Tuesday, December 09, 2014, 8:30 to 10:30 am Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, (between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 2nd Floor) How did New York City emerge from […]
Story and photos by Gregg McQueen The staff at Columbia Wine Co. is looking to do more than just market merlot or peddle port. Visitors to the store, located at 170th Street and Broadway, will find shelves bursting with an array of vintages from around the world. “We’re more than a place where people just […]
The holidays are here folks. Tis the season for spreading love! With that in mind, we have teamed up with the good people at Columbia Wine Co. (4038 Broadway) to make the holidays even better. From now until the end of the year, tell them the Uptown Collective sent you and get 10% off of […]
That’s right people. New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour is coming Uptown tomorrow for a stop at the Bronx Business Incubator. The pop up is free, open to the public and goes from 7-10pm. Over hors d’ouevres and drinks from Bronx Beer Hall, meet innovative Makers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers and celebrate the thriving […]
By RICHARD MORGAN Published: September 18, 2005 IN Washington Heights, 71 percent of New Yorkers are Latino – almost triple the citywide percentage. It’s a place where a car with tinted windows, hopping on its hydraulics down St. Nicholas Avenue, is more likely to be blaring Juanes than 50 Cent. The neighborhood wasn’t always so […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; today is the day we make our voice heard. You have no reason not to vote and a plethora of reasons to vote. Too many people have suffered, fought and lost their lives for you to worship at the alter of apathy. At this very moment, their are […]
As a child growing up in the Dominican Republic, Zoe Saldana and her family faced a devastating tragedy. Her hero taught her how to stand strong in the face of adversity.
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 […]
By MICHAEL POLLAK Q. When I was growing up in Washington Heights, my friends and I came across a stone marker near the George Washington Bridge with an inscription: “American Redout 1776.” What is it? A.That hillside monument, sponsored in 1910 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, commemorated one of the worst defeats suffered […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I now understand why they call it Magic city. This past weekend I took part in the Ford Millennials Summit in Miami as part of the Ford Millennials team. Ford Millennials is an important initiative from Ford en Español that selects young and emerging Latino influencers from across the country and […]
Greetings from Nueva York, is an interactive event series, that blends live music and art.
By Lindsay Armstrong FORT GEORGE — A fairytale came to life for some Uptown elementary school students Monday when they were paid a visit by an actual queen. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Dos Puentes Elementary School Monday to announce that the school received membership in the International Spanish […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at […]
By LIGAYA MISHAN The description “ground mildly spiced chickpeas” does not prepare you for what arrives, which looks less like a self-sufficient dish than a sauce or a displaced soup, as red as the desert. It’s not that mild, either, thanks to a nice shock of berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend dominated by red chile, […]