Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

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 […]


Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch THE VIBE Heading up to 190th Street on the A train, my fear was that Bodega Pizza, brand new in Washington Heights, would be one of those gimmicky restaurants that cater to a neighborhood’s newcomers, while hiding behind an homage of sorts in the misguided hope of gaining a little street cred […]


Uptown Car Love: The 2017 Lincoln MKZ

Uptown Car Love: The 2017 Lincoln MKZ

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The first thing I did when I entered the plush cabin of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ was to pair my iPhone with the concert-quality Revel® audio sound system, which was specifically designed for the MKZ with a plethora of speakers strategically placed throughout the vehicle. The soundtrack for my extended test […]


Mood Music: Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix

Mood Music: Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix

This is the Official Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix: Sweet Sounds curated by DJ CEO. The mix goes from classics to new faves and back without missing a beat. From 90’s Hip-Hop, to Soul music, to Salsa, to Dancehall, to sounds from the motherland. I’m talking Total, Sean Paul, Joe Arroyo, Blackstreet, Drake, Rihanna, […]


Espaillat’s American Dream has taken him from undocumented to (likely) U.S. Congress | Fox News Latino

Espaillat's American Dream has taken him from undocumented to (likely) U.S. Congress | Fox News Latino

By Elizabeth Llorente The man who is poised to succeed Democratic longtime U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) says he is elated to be part of a pivotal move toward a new era in New York politics. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who started his life in the United States at the age of 9 as an […]


The Harlem Whiskey Festival – A Q&A With Ron Williams

The Harlem Whiskey Festival - A Q&A With Ron Williams

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Harlem has always exuded cutting edge cool. While whiskey has a long history in Harlem it took entrepreneur Ron Williams to create the Harlem Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a 2-day, next-level whiskey experience. The festival kicks off on July 13th at Sofrito with an […]


Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

By WINNIE HU Matthew Carter’s summer hideaway is not in the Hamptons, the Catskills or on the Jersey Shore. It does not require a car ride or a small fortune to keep up. Mr. Carter, 32, an adjunct professor of music at the City College of New York, simply holes up at the Inwood Library […]


A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

By Daniel Rivera When it comes to rap and hip-hop, Latinos making an imprint on the culture is not exactly a new phenomenon. In fact, Latino rappers in the United States with bicultural roots have been one of the many pillars that have stood firmly throughout the course of the 40-plus years the genre has […]


The Fix: April Oneill – The Word

The Fix: April Oneill - The Word


Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

By Mara Gay and Thomas MacMillan New York state Assemblyman Keith Wright conceded defeat Thursday in the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, paving the way for state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to potentially become the first Dominican-American member of Congress. The primary fight ended Thursday afternoon with a handshake outside […]


Adriano Espaillat Is in Position to Replace Rangel and Become First Dominican in Congress | NY Times

Adriano Espaillat Is in Position to Replace Rangel and Become First Dominican in Congress | NY Times

By WILLIAM NEUMAN State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat was poised on Tuesday to take a historic step toward becoming the first Dominican-American elected to Congress, holding what appeared to be an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary to replace Representative Charles B. Rangel. Mr. Espaillat declared victory with a lead of more than 1,000 votes […]


Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

BY Jared Mccallister A passionate, generations-long affair between New York and Cuba is rekindling through the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a culture-packed exchange initiative of music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more, starting in Manhattan during Harlem Week in August. After a half-century long hiatus due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the […]


Get Your Vote On: 13th Congressional District

Get Your Vote On: 13th Congressional District

Listen up people it’s time to get out there and vote. The fact that Rangel is retiring after 4 decades adds a certain urgency, volatility and intrigue to the race for the 13th Congressional District. Nine Democrats are competing for the nomination in today’s primary. NYC’s 13th Congressional District is made up of Harlem, East […]


Put You On: Escape NYC

Put You On: Escape NYC

Okay folks you have until tomorrow to take part in the first-ever driveable Escape the Room experience. The always forward-thinking Ford Motor Company teamed up with I Love New York for a next-generation adventure that will test your wits, skills and your teamwork. Get this: teams have to work together to solve puzzles and successfully […]


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: The Harlem Arts Festival

Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again folks. The Harlem Arts Festival is going down this weekend. Festival Day 1 (June 25th) and Day 2 (June 26th), from 3:00pm-8:30pm in Marcus Garvey Park are completely free! Featuring the brightest talents of Harlem, the festival is a fun celebration of local arts for all ages and interests. […]


Improv with a side of sazon…

Improv with a side of sazon...

BY Edgar Peña (@stayGFTD) “Whoa, what a nice building” This was my first impression of the Room 28 Improv show. Walking up I did not expect the Alianza Dominicana Triangle Building to be quite like this, a beautiful facade of steel and glass. A building built for the development, and advancement, of the Dominican community […]


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 […]


Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

The Dominican film industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Serious cinema is being made in the Dominican Republic. The only problem is that many of those outstanding films never make it to the United States. So you either have travel to Quisqueya or buy a low quality bootleg. Enter the Dominican Film Festival […]


Uptown Video: A Bike Ride Uptown…

Uptown Video: A Bike Ride Uptown...

Billy Perry and the crew came Uptown for a hellified bike trip through Harlem recently. Click below to check out their antics. Related: Mira CoNYo: A Skate Scene Blossoms Uptown We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Video: Determined SUV Driver Smashes His Way Out Of Police Roadblock | Gothamist

Video: Determined SUV Driver Smashes His Way Out Of Police Roadblock | Gothamist

by Nathan Tempey Police arrested a man after he allegedly fled cops trying to pull him over in Washington Heights, then rammed his way out of being boxed in in Inwood, slamming into a police car, a cab, and several parked cars in the process. The NYPD said that officers tried to pull over John […]


Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**

Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) All illustrations by John Darkow The Awesome Sauce award goes to Representative Filemon Vela of Texas for so eloquently putting into words how so many of us have been feeling as of late. I absolutely abhor Donald Trump and cannot fathom how a narcissistic, billionaire bigot is the nominee of the […]


Muhammad Ali tribute projected two stories high on Harlem building | NY Daily News

Muhammad Ali tribute projected two stories high on Harlem building | NY Daily News

BY Ross Keith Muhammad Ali was once again larger than life in Harlem Saturday night, in a stirring under-the-stars tribute to the boxing legend. Images of a dancing butterfly, a stinging bee and a black and white outline of the iconic photo of Ali towering over Sonny Liston were projected onto the walls of a […]


Uptown Video: Laughter Is the Best Medicine ft. Juan Bago

Uptown Video: Laughter Is the Best Medicine ft. Juan Bago

Over the years, studies have revealed that humor is a great way to cope with stress and other mental health–related issues. This natural stress-reducer has been related to improved health, increased life expectancy, and overall well-being. Internet sensation and comedian Michael Diaz — better known as Juan Bago — discusses how he uses comedy to […]

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