Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

Young Harlem Athletes Are ‘Cross-Checking’ Hockey Stereotypes | WNYC

Young Harlem Athletes Are 'Cross-Checking' Hockey Stereotypes | WNYC

By Andrew Mambo Go to almost any suburban rink on an early winter morning and you’ll see equipment bags and hockey sticks being unloaded from SUVs and minivans, as dedicated parents bring their kids to predawn practice. But for nearly 30 years, Harlem hockey parents have been taking the subway or bus to bring their […]


Restaurant Review: Minton’s in Harlem | NY Times

Restaurant Review: Minton’s in Harlem | NY Times

By PETE WELLS The revolution ran on grits, ham hocks, ribs, black-eyed peas and biscuits. When he opened Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem in 1940, Henry Minton, the first black delegate to the local musicians’ union, knew that jazz players were frequently in need of a meal and a place to give their instruments a workout. […]


Freedom of Expression vs. Inciting Violence – An Open Letter to Pamela Geller

Freedom of Expression vs. Inciting Violence – An Open Letter to Pamela Geller

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) First of all let me say that as a writer, citizen and human being I support Freedom of Expression and Speech unquestionably. No one has the right to tell me or anyone else for that matter what to say, write, draw or publish. Je suis Charlie? Obviously. With that said, […]


Epic Poetry – The Review

Epic Poetry – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Since time immemorial, the higher classes have sent those from the lower rungs of society to distant locales to wage wars for land, gold and glory. It has always been thus. For those at the top, war is a no-brainer. It is the gift that keeps on giving. War begets unity, […]


Onward And UPward – The Recap

Onward And UPward – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The proverbial Uptown Love that we are always talking about was in full effect at the Onward And Upward Benefit shindig that was held at District 12 on April 20th. We as a community came together to support the wonderful work of the Up Theater Company and had a damn good […]


Washington Heights Little League honors fallen officers | NY Post

Washington Heights Little League honors fallen officers | NY Post

By Mike Vaccaro Maybe you have to be old enough to remember what Washington Heights was like in those years, when crack was rampant, when the dealers seemed to grow more bold and more brazen by the day. Maybe that best illustrates what happens in that neighborhood now, the small miracle that arrives every spring. […]


Monday Mood Music: 4/20 Edition – Tellie Floydd – FUTURE NO$TYLEGIA

Monday Mood Music: 4/20 Edition - Tellie Floydd - FUTURE NO$TYLEGIA


Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! – UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

Uptown Tonight: Onward & UPward! - UP Theater Company Benefit @ District 12

PLEASE heed my words. You are going to want to be in attendance for the Onward & Upward benefit for the Up Theater Company tonight at District 12 (4892 Broadway). The event kicks off at 6:30 pm and will feature performances, a preview of Up Theater’s latest play, Epic Poetry, as well as an auction […]


Uptown Video: Skate All Cities – Washington Heights

Uptown Video: Skate All Cities - Washington Heights

Skate All Cities strolled through Uptown and headed over to the Washington Heights Skatepark for a late night rendezvous featuring Danny Castaneda, Mark Dunning, Nelson Shin & RICKS.


A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Tolya Kurchenko shifted his legs under his desk. His large, bulky frame made it difficult to sit in one position at the old desk for very long. He had little choice though as he and his partner, Pete Gonzalvez had started on the NYPD’s CATU, the new citywide anti-terror unit […]


Car Show Love: Lincoln Unveils Lincoln Continental Concept Car

Car Show Love: Lincoln Unveils Lincoln Continental Concept Car

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Car enthusiasts rejoice – the New York International Auto Show is finally here. One of the cars that everyone is buzzing about is the Lincoln Continental Concept car. The good folks at Lincoln gave us a sneak peek at the awe-inspiring vehicle earlier this week. With the new Lincoln Continental as […]


UC Exclusive: Tellie Floydd – Hater’s Melody

UC Exclusive: Tellie Floydd - Hater's Melody


Save The Date: 4/20/15 – The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Save The Date: 4/20/15 - The Up Theater Company Honors Our Very Own Led Black

Onward & UPward! – To benefit UP Theater Company MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 6:30 to 9:30 District 12 (4892 Broadway) That’s right folks, the good folks at the Up Theater Company are having their annual benefit shindig on Monday, April 20th at District 12 (4892 Broadway) and this year they are bestowing “The Upstanding Person […]


What’s In a Name? A Tale of Two NYC Brewers | Gear Patrol

What’s In a Name? A Tale of Two NYC Brewers | Gear Patrol

By Nick Milanes There is one thing newborn businesses have in common with teenage garage bands: picking a name can be even harder than getting started. (Also bad hair, increasingly.) You want something that leaves an impression, something distinctive, but nine times out of ten you come up with something derivative. You doodle pages and […]


Spread Love: Audubon – She Hates Me

Spread Love: Audubon - She Hates Me

Aududon and Nelson Salcedo once again team up to take you on another lush visual journey. You are going to want to watch this all the way through. This isn’t a video, it’s a voyage. Enjoy and Spread Love!


The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Wellness and healthy living has become very trendy. It seems as if everyone is sipping on smoothies and doing yoga. While I have always been health-conscious, the messages I was receiving in the media confused me about what to eat and how to live. Like many women, I thought low-fat anything, […]


In Full Flower | Manhattan Times

In Full Flower | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Flor de Toloache is New York City’s only all-women mariachi band. It might be its best. The seven-member group is known for spectacular harmonies and sparkling instrumentation. Their sound is grounded in traditional mariachi music, with hints of cumbia, hip-hop and blues. They can be heard throughout the city, including at […]


Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In 1967 NYC schools were desegregated. In those years that meant black kids were bussed to an all white school, not the other way around. One of these kids was assigned to my fourth grade class. My last name is Sidransky and his Tate so we sat next to each […]


Uptown Tonight: Face Out – Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Face Out - Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]


Black History Month In Brief: The Meaning of Freedom

Black History Month In Brief: The Meaning of Freedom

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I have had the distinct pleasure to meet and speak with Athelstein Sullivan Parrish known to her friends and family as “Mama T” who will be 100 years old this month and who was in Selma during the historic events of 1965. I am forever grateful to her for sharing […]


Arisen in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Arisen in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They heard the alarms. Franck De Las Mercedes and his wife Nicola figured it was probably a neighbor burning breakfast. He kissed her goodbye and she left for work. A moment later he heard her scream. The building was on fire. His wife ran back inside to get her husband and […]


The Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights Holds Plenty of History | NY Times

The Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights Holds Plenty of History | NY Times

By JULIE BESONEN The remains of an unlikely confederation of aristocrats and scalawags are condensed in a Washington Heights graveyard in the shadow of THE CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION. The imposing Gothic Revival chapel, at West 155th Street and Broadway, was consecrated in 1915 and designed by a self-taught architect named Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. His […]


Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I was raised not to see color. That’s easy when you live in world where your skin is the same color as the flesh colored crayon in a box of Crayolas. A few years ago I moved uptown. I was raised not to see color. I never thought about it. […]


Spread Love: Audubon – Panic Park

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