Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

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

Spread Love: Audubon - Panic Park


How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC’s Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post

How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC's Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post

By Melissa Castellanos Dyckman Beer Co. founder Juan Camilo took a chance and never looked back when he decided to leave the corporate finance world to launch New York City’s only Latino-owned beer brewing company. “I quit my job and said ‘let’s do this thing!” Camilo excitedly recalled during an exclusive interview with Latin Post. […]


Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Blvd. is home to a restaurant renaissance | NY Daily News

Harlem's Frederick Douglass Blvd. is home to a restaurant renaissance | NY Daily News

BY Michael Kaminer | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Harlem has emerged as one of the city’s hottest dining scenes in recent years. Now, a new crop of restaurants is upping the game again. The center of activity is Frederick Douglass Blvd. — Eighth Ave. north of 110th St. — known as Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Pioneers […]


Monday Mood Music: Efrain Gomez Ft. Audubon – Sounds Like New York

Monday Mood Music: Efrain Gomez Ft. Audubon - Sounds Like New York


The 2015 North American International Auto Show – The Recap

The 2015 North American International Auto Show – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Thousands of journalists, auto industry personnel, influencers and car lovers from all over the world converged on Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show, which kicks off the auto show season and featured over 50 vehicle debuts. This show is an immense production, the NYC auto show, which I […]


BLVD Bistro – A Taste of Down South, Uptown

BLVD Bistro – A Taste of Down South, Uptown

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) We are not sure where the NYT reviewer ate but here’s our take on BLVD Bistro. Though famous for their world-renowned haute cuisine many French people will tell you that it’s “le cuisine gran-mere,” the cooking of their grandmothers that warms their heart. That is true of many a chef and […]


Spread Love: Audubon – Lé Trap Affair

Spread Love: Audubon - Lé Trap Affair

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 […]


The Top 10 Posts of 2014

The Top 10 Posts of 2014

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.

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