Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

Fat Joe Explains How Michael Jordan Greenlit His Sneaker Store | Sole Collector

Fat Joe Explains How Michael Jordan Greenlit His Sneaker Store | Sole Collector

By Gerald Flores It was on the corner of 158th Street and Broadway where Fat Joe first learned how to be an entrepreneur. As a young kid, Joe and his sibling would post up on this block in Harlem and hustle toys during the holidays. “We’d go down to 23rd and Broadway and buy stuff […]


Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Brace yourself America, we are headed for turbulent times. We have entered the abyss. We are in unchartered territory. Turmoil awaits us. The future looks downright bleak. The son of a former Klansmen is the President of this country and the leader of the free world. We now have a misogynist, […]


Uptown Votes: Where To Watch The Election Results In Your Hood

Uptown Votes: Where To Watch The Election Results In Your Hood

Okay so now that you voted, it’s time to watch the election results in your hood. It will either be a celebration or a commemoration of what once was. If it is the latter than you might as well be inebriated. Hopefully that won’t be the case and we won’t end up with a bigoted […]


Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

By KYLE SPENCER Around midnight on June 30, 1998, Juan Echevarria, a 23-year-old principal in a drug crew, ran into a crack dealer on a Harlem street corner. What ensued, he later told the police, was an argument over money. In those days, Mr. Echevarria would case New York City in a bulletproof vest, often […]


Room 28 Takes The NY Comedy Festival To The BX

Room 28 Takes The NY Comedy Festival To The BX

Say Word? Room 28 will be getting down in the Bronx as part of the NY Comedy Festival this Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm. The NY Comedy Festival is presented by Comedy Central – this is a big deal folks. Get your tickets below ASAP! Get TIX: http://room28comedy.com/showtime


Conan O’Brien Takes Tour of Harlem Before New York Shows | Entertainment Weekly

Conan O'Brien Takes Tour of Harlem Before New York Shows | Entertainment Weekly

By Nick Maslow Conan O’Brien is making new friends in New York City and getting a new hairdo along the way. On Monday’s Conan, the late night host headed out in Harlem, where he’s filming the next week of his shows at the famed Apollo Theater. Ever the charismatic man-on-the-street interviewer, O’Brien first caught up […]


Op-Led: Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote

Op-Led: Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “Latinos for Republicans – it’s like roaches for raid.” – John Leguizamo We are the new America. We are what tomorrow looks like. Nothing can stop us but ourselves. We are the proverbial 800-pound-gorilla in the room, the demographic time bomb. Tick, tick, tick… Jay-Z famously said “men lie, women lie, […]


These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Born and raised in Washington Heights, brothers Roger and Jeff Flores know a thing or two about riding buses and subways. After years of trying to rush out of the house to catch a bus without knowing which loose MetroCard still had a balance — or going to a kiosk to refill them only to discover the […]


Marcus Samuelsson Dishes on How to Eat Harlem | Saveur

Marcus Samuelsson Dishes on How to Eat Harlem | Saveur

The chef’s new cookbook is really a celebration of one of America’s most iconic communities By Dan Q. Dao Even if you had never seen an episode of the Food Network’s Chopped or dined at one of his 11 restaurants worldwide, there’s still a good chance Marcus Samuelsson would still capture your attention. In a […]


About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Sometimes you are involved with something truly extraordinary but you don’t completely register its importance until the next day when you have had the time to reflect. That is how I am feeling right now. What I have been envisioning for quite some time was made manifest […]


He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

By Caitlin Cruz One of the first things New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat remembers from coming to America at 9 years old was the lights. He, his brother and his mother landed in New York from Santiago, Dominican Republic, at night and they were mesmerized by the December snow and the lights. “What was […]


The UC Revue – Audubon

The UC Revue – Audubon

To say that Audubon is gifted is a massive understatement. The man can rap, he can sing and for the last few years has consistently put out projects that are multi-dimensional, complex and compelling. Not to mention that he gave our beloved Washington Heights a national and international spotlight with MTV’s Washington Heights show. This […]


The UC Revue – Tess

The UC Revue – Tess

Tess is not an artist you can easily put in a box. Her music is part R&B, part Rock ‘N’ Roll, part Hip-Hop and 100% badass. She is a bona fide rebel and her music is a testament to a free spirit that refuses to conform or contain her genius. Tess has rocked stages both […]


The UC Revue – April Oneill

The UC Revue – April Oneill

From the moment you hear April Oneill sing you get it. Her heart, her soul and her pain permeates every note. The young talented songstress commands a stage with a presence and a power that will surprise you. Come check her out this Monday, October 24th at the United Palace as she does her thing […]


The Fix: Dubwork – Midnight Summer Dream

The Fix: Dubwork – Midnight Summer Dream

Uptown Hip-Hop is coming along nicely. It is a must that you spread that Uptown Love and check out the latest from Uptown’s own Dubwork of the mighty IOD camp. The highly anticipated project is available now on iTunes and is another important milestone for Hip-Hop coming out of Washington Heights and Inwood. Get up […]


In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz

In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz

By Neha Thirani Bagri As a reporter working in Iran, Maziar Bahari was bothered not to hear more people speak about the discrimination faced by the Baha’i, a persecuted religious minority. But he knew that if he wrote about their lives, it would mean the end of his ability to work in the country. “I […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: La Galería Magazine

Indiegogo Spotlight: La Galería Magazine

A Word From La Galería Magazine Founded in 2014 by three Dominican Afro-Latina feminists, La Galería Magazine is an unaffiliated independent grassroots magazine fighting to give a voice to Dominicans in the diaspora and take back our stories. We are committed to staying independent and write opinion pieces that are anti-oppressive and that continue connecting […]


10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

The UC Revue @ United Palace Ft. Audubon – Tess – April Oneill United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th) Monday, October 24th – Doors Open 6 pm In our never ending quest to spread Uptown Love, we are proud to present the very first installment of The UC Revue at the magnificent United Palace on […]


11 Glamorous Restaurants That Show How Locals Live in Inwood, Manhattan | The Exception

11 Glamorous Restaurants That Show How Locals Live in Inwood, Manhattan | The Exception

Inwood, Manhattan is brimming with the most pleasant restaurants for millennials, centennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers. Good people from all generations can find their food here. Local New Yorkers have been posting delicious stories on LinkedIn from the following restaurants. The hype is reaching epic proportions as new cafes and saloons pop up constantly […]


NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

BY Tony Centeno Jonathan “Audubon” Perez, former star of MTV’s Washington Heights, recently made the big move to Miami and, with an upcoming mixtape, reflects on his new life an as “exiled” New Yorker. After releasing Le Trap Affair last year, boasting production from “Cuffing Season” beat maker Sonaro, Audubon found himself craving new vibes and fresh inspiration before taking his Big Apple […]





Put You On: Throw

Put You On: Throw

Growing up in the violence ridden and gang infested slums of East Baltimore is hard enough. Imagine having to grow up in that environment with a speech impediment. Add to that a relentless determination to not conform. That was the unhappy life of Coffin Nachtmahr until he found purpose, acceptance and community in the “throwers” […]

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