Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

At Harlem Shambles, The Meat is Worth the Trip | Edible Manhattan

At Harlem Shambles, The Meat is Worth the Trip | Edible Manhattan

By Regina Schrambling We are living in the age of the destination meat market. Along with Dickson’s in the Chelsea Market and Heritage in the Essex Street Market, Harlem Shambles is, as Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage. Just walking into the shop, past the Slow Food snail on the door, is a trip. […]


Excerpt: Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon

Excerpt: Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) One thing has become painfully obvious from the Amarlys episode: Manuel and I aren’t equipped to do this without professional help. Romo is that help. We’re meeting him to cut a deal tonight. The meeting is set for 11 p.m. at a Latin dance club in the Bronx called Purgatorio. The […]


Greetings From Freedom City…

Greetings From Freedom City…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the Freedom City logo. The iconic Park Bench stickers are quite literally ubiquitous in New York City. The brainchild of brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, Freedom City has been producing out cool and conceptual streetwear since 2009. As it’s logo […]


Interview: HypeFresh X Frankie P

Interview: HypeFresh X Frankie P

Uptown sound architect, influencer and creative Frankie P sat down with the folks at HYPEFRESH to chop it up about his body of work, collaborations and some of his plans for the future.


Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

By JULIE TURKEWITZ It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and the man known to his friends as Scruff was ticking off his final to-do list. A grocery run for steak and shrimp. A haircut. And more fireworks. History has shown, Scruff observed, that you can never have too many fireworks. All […]


Open For Business: Burger Heights

Open For Business: Burger Heights

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The downpour of biblical proportions could not stop the masses from coming out to the soft opening of Burger Heights (177 Wadsworth Ave @ 182nd St) on Wednesday, July 2nd. For good reason, Burger Heights is belting out some seriously great burgers at a price that won’t break the bank. This […]


7/10/14: Nueva York Summer Shindig in Brooklyn

7/10/14: Nueva York Summer Shindig in Brooklyn

Get your tickets: http://eventbrite.com/GreetingsFromNuevaYork/


Holler If Ya Hear Me – The Review

Holler If Ya Hear Me – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Tupac Shakur was larger than life. Even though it has been almost 20 years since his untimely demise, Tupac is as relevant as ever. In fact, he may be more so. Equal parts rebel, revolutionary and raconteur, Tupac has, in essence, become Hip-Hop’s patron saint. Now his vast songbook has become […]


Epic Fireworks Blog: Long Live Dyckman Fireworks!

Epic Fireworks Blog: Long Live Dyckman Fireworks!

The blokes over Epic Fireworks in the UK are “the biggest And best Fireworks blog in the world” and they recently showed our little film some love. Check out what they had to say below and please check out the film and share it widely… Epic Fireworks Blog The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co. is […]


The NY Times Says Watch Dyckman Fireworks…

The NY Times Says Watch Dyckman Fireworks…

We started the day with the super awesome news that our short film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., got some love from the indispensable NY Times. Thanks to reporters Andy Newman, Annie Correal and Kenneth Rosen for including us in the New York Today daily roundup. See below for the succinct and superb breakdown […]


The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

The wait is finally over. Our film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., is now out. Filmed entirely on the 4th of July 2013, the short film is an inside look at the Independence Day celebrations Uptown. We enlisted a great group of local cinematographers such as Emmanuel “DJ Boy” Abreu, Emil Baez, Jose “Lozer […]


Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon – The Review

Stealing A Summer's Afternoon – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon is the story of how Elliot got his groove back. Elliot Serlin has been a stand-up guy his whole life. A good Jewish boy from the Bronx, Elliot has reached middle age without having ever diverted from the path of the straight and narrow. A devoted, hard-working […]


World Premiere of Dyckman Fireworks @ District 12 In Pictures…

World Premiere of Dyckman Fireworks @ District 12 In Pictures...

Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination)


Lighting it up | Manhattan Times

Lighting it up | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi A new independent documentary about fireworks is sparking controversy. Filmmakers Jonathan Ullman and Led Black chronicled Northern Manhattan’s most explosive night—July 4th. Last summer, when they were working on their feature length documentary, Nutcracker, people told them to come back with their cameras and capture something really memorable. The next night […]


Uptown Tonight: Opening Night of the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York

Uptown Tonight: Opening Night of the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York

On your mark film lovers, get ready, get set, go! The 3rd annual Dominican Film Festival In New York kicks off tonight with Al Sur De La Inocencia followed by a Q&A with director Héctor M. Valdez and an after party at El Morocco Night Club. It’s gets better folks; Uptown’s own Oveous will host […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Trip to the Cloisters | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Trip to the Cloisters | NY Times

By BRIAN FIDELMAN Published: July 31, 2009 When people in downtown Manhattan jokingly refer to their borough’s northern reaches as “upstate,” maybe they’re on to something. Where else on the island can you see rabbits and cardinals and stirring views of New Jersey’s Palisades from high above the Hudson River? And where else can you […]


Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Every year in Inwood, people take to the streets to shoot off sky-high fireworks as their neighbors look on in awe. It’s a Fourth of July tradition in the neighborhood, and it’s getting a new life on film. A Washington Heights filmmaker will premiere his new […]


6/19/14: A Toast to Fort Tryon Park – Wine Tasting Benefit

6/19/14: A Toast to Fort Tryon Park – Wine Tasting Benefit

A Toast to Fort Tryon Park: Wine Tasting Benefit Thursday. June 19, 2014 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Seriously folks it doesn’t get better than this. A Toast to Fort Tryon Park is your annual chance to partake and imbibe in the truly majestic Heather Garden while overlooking the Hudson. Celebrate the start of summer […]


Spread Love: The 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Kicks Off On June 18th

Spread Love: The 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Kicks Off On June 18th

Okay folks, the 3rd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) kicks off on Wednesday June 18th. This year the festival will be bigger, better and broader than ever before. Get this – 40 films in 5 days as well as a whole host of artist tributes, panel discussions and events. DFFNY is all […]


Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni , Erin Durkin | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Rep. Charles Rangel and challenger Adriano Espaillat faced off in a debate Wednesday night in a race for a Harlem congressional seat that has become increasingly heated and personal. The two candidates toned down their racial rhetoric, but Espaillat, a Washington Heights state senator, […]


6/23/14: The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

6/23/14: The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Last Independence Day; the Nutcracker Films crew was on hand in the Dyckman area to capture and document the magic and moxie of the 4th of July celebrations Uptown. We put together an incredible team of talented, young and local cinematographers that included Emmanuel “DJ Boy” Abreu, Emil Baez, Jose “Lozer […]


New Music: Reyna – What I Want

New Music: Reyna - What I Want


State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS As he campaigns against legendary Rep. Charles Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat isn’t shy about showcasing his roots. “I would have never thought back then, when I came with no papers, an immigrant, a young boy from the Dominican Republic, that I would have the great opportunity […]


Vote For Broad Channel To Win Innovative Theater Award

Vote For Broad Channel To Win Innovative Theater Award

Uptown’s own Up Theater Company is in the running for an Innovative Theater Award for the truly brilliant Broad Channel. Show them some Uptown Love and vote for them via the link below. You have until Sunday, May 25th. http://nyitawards.com/vote/ Check out: Broad Channel – The Review

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