Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

Lincoln Unveils The Continental @ The International Detroit Auto Show

Lincoln Unveils The Continental @ The International Detroit Auto Show

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Lincoln brand has long been a part of the Uptown automotive landscape as many of the cabs that plied their trade up here were Lincolns. As a child growing up in Washington Heights, I equated Lincoln with luxury. Well, Lincoln has just assured that will continue to be the case […]


Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Anticipation has been steadily building for The Get Down, which takes us back to the 1970s when Hip-Hop was in its infancy. The series follows a group of teenagers trying to make it in a New York City on the verge of collapse. The Get Down is the television debut of visionary director Baz Luhrmann […]


Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2016

Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2016

4 Cold Sundays 7 Hot Plays January 10, 17, 24, 31 5:00 pm The Tabernacle Theater 551 Fort Washington Ave. (at 185)


Uptown Video: Did You Mean:

Uptown Video: Did You Mean:

Click below and check out the latest from the good folks at Mira CoNYo. After that click here for our video from Emmanuel Abreu and photo essay by Emil Baez on the phenomenon known as Mira CoNYo. Enjoy!


Exploring Harlem’s Forgotten Little Jerusalem | Haaretz

Exploring Harlem’s Forgotten Little Jerusalem | Haaretz

BY Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt Walk along Lenox Avenue in the heart of Harlem on a Sunday morning, pass the Mt. Olivet Church and you’ll hear the gospel choir singing passionately, worshippers and gospel-lovers streaming into the church in their Sunday best. But look up, toward the top of the towering Grecian columns, and you’ll find Stars […]


First Look: Sarah Jones – Sell/Buy/Date @ New York Live Arts

First Look: Sarah Jones - Sell/Buy/Date @ New York Live Arts

Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones presents an exclusive first-look production of her latest full-length performance piece Sell/Buy/Date at New York Live Arts for 12 performances only as part of New York Live Arts’ annual Live Artery season. This dynamic multi-character, one-person play is inspired by stories of people, especially women and […]


The Most District: What’s America’s smallest congressional district? New York’s 13th | Daily KOS

The Most District: What's America's smallest congressional district? New York's 13th | Daily KOS

By David Jarman The nation’s smallest, and most dense, congressional district, is New York’s 13th Congressional District. The tiny 13th occupies only 10.25 square miles of land area (or 12.98 square miles of total area, including water, if you prefer); according to the 2010 Census, that’s 69,994 people per square mile. There are only four other […]


Gentrification in Washington Heights forcing out longtime mom and pop shops | Fox News Latino

Gentrification in Washington Heights forcing out longtime mom and pop shops | Fox News Latino

By Soni Sangha New York – When Margarita Santana first arrived in New York, she made coffee filters in a New Jersey factory. She worked with other Dominicans who longed for traditional home cooked meals. Eventually, she quit the factory job to cook. Slowly, beauty salon workers in her Washington Heights neighborhood caught wind of […]


Up in Harlem, Making Artisan Toffee Is a Family Affair | The Village Voice

Up in Harlem, Making Artisan Toffee Is a Family Affair | The Village Voice

By Jacqueline Raposo Working with family doesn’t always spark the most aspirational images: think the insanity of the Osbournes, Kardashians, Trumps (gasp), and Lohans. But when it comes to making chocolate-covered toffee for Laurie Freeman Pauker, keeping business in the family is sweet. Laurie & Sons started in 2013 when the New York Department of Economic […]


Forgiving Mariela Camacho: The Review

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Have you ever loved someone so deeply that it hurts to be apart from that person? For veteran NYPD detective Pete Gonzalvez that woman has always been Mariela Camacho. Ever since he first fell madly in love with her as a young man in the Dominican Republic, Mariela has occupied a […]


Celebrating the Diversity of Dominican Identity | Slate

Celebrating the Diversity of Dominican Identity | Slate

By Jordan G. Teicher Who is Dominican? What do Dominicans look like? Those questions have impacted hundreds of thousands of lives since the Dominican government started threatening to deport undocumented migrant workers—the majority of them Haitian—and their Dominican-born children who fail to provide proof of citizenship. Dark-skinned people have been the subject of special scrutiny as immigration […]


Harlem is Hot, and Chef JJ Johnson Fans Delicious Flames | Village Voice

Harlem is Hot, and Chef JJ Johnson Fans Delicious Flames | Village Voice

By Jacqueline Raposo Once a week, chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson and his team at Harlem’s The Cecil (210 West 118 Street; 212-866-1262) feed their upstairs neighbors. It was a deal owner Richard Parsons and chef Alexander Smalls made when they recognized that the tenants got most of their meals from City Harvest and other local organizations. […]


Op-Led: To Hell With Donald Trump, SNL & NBC – Why Latinos Are Outraged By The Donald Trump Phenomenon

Op-Led: To Hell With Donald Trump, SNL & NBC – Why Latinos Are Outraged By The Donald Trump Phenomenon

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If, and I shudder at the thought, Donald Trump becomes President in 2016, it will be partly the fault of SNL and NBC. If such a calamitous turn of events shall befall us, let’s play the blame game in advance. Thanks Obama will be replaced with an emphatic Gracias SNL. Giving […]


11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium – Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

11/14/15: 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium - Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The 2nd Annual Quisqueya Heights Symposium is going down at the venerable United Palace on Saturday, November 14th from 3 pm to 6pm. Aptly titled Like A Boss: Talking Shop With Young Latino Entrepreneurs, the event will hone in on young Uptown entrepreneurs who are doing big things in their respective […]


11/05/15: Uptown In Print

11/05/15: Uptown In Print

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Please make your way to the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (54 Nagle Ave) on Thursday, November 5th at 7 pm for the Uptown In Print panel featuring authors, A.J. Sidransky, Jon Michaud and Robert W. Snyder. Yours truly will moderate the panel. Please join us for what […]


Pol calls for liquor-license freeze to nix neighborhood rowdiness | NY Post

Pol calls for liquor-license freeze to nix neighborhood rowdiness | NY Post

By Michael Gartland Elected officials in upper Manhattan put forward an unprecedented proposal Thursday to make it last call for new bars before they even open. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat issued a call Thursday for a one-year freeze on new liquor licenses for bars in Inwood, saying that would be the best way to restore […]


#TheFeelingStays – The 2016 Lincoln MKX

#TheFeelingStays - The 2016 Lincoln MKX

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The magic begins before you even set foot inside the newly redesigned 2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label Thoroughbred edition. When you are within 9 feet of the vehicle, the 2016 Lincoln MKX initiates the Lincoln Embrace with a visual orchestra of sequential lighting replete with a […]


The Friday Fix: Steady Feddy – Gettin It

The Friday Fix: Steady Feddy - Gettin It

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The Agony and Serenity of Getting a Tattoo | Slate

The Agony and Serenity of Getting a Tattoo | Slate

By Jordan G. Teicher Getting a tattoo can be a pretty grisly experience, but there’s also beauty in the delicate, often meditative encounter between a tattoo artist and customer. Anne Burlock Lawver highlights both the agony and the serenity of tattooing in her series “Indelible,” which comprises more than a year’s worth of photographs from […]


Uptown Car Talk: The 2016 Lincoln MKX

Uptown Car Talk: The 2016 Lincoln MKX

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Car enthusiasts have been making note of the reemergence of an ascendant Lincoln. Lincolns are once again redefining luxury, class and refinement. Enter the brand new 2016 MKX. The new MKX, like the entire line of Lincoln automobiles, exudes a quiet luxury that is deeply embedded in the Lincoln experience. From […]


Uptown Tonight: The Led Black Book Club Ft. A.J. Sidransky

Uptown Tonight: The Led Black Book Club Ft. A.J. Sidransky

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Tonight is the night folks. Please come out to Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th) at 7 pm for a deep dive with local novelist A.J. Sidransky into his latest book, Forgiving Mariela Camacho. The book is an engrossing read that is partially set in Washington Heights. Seriously, you […]


Forgiving Mariela Camacho: 7 Questions With A.J. Sidransky

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: 7 Questions With A.J. Sidransky

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok folks so this where the rubber meets the road. We have arrived at the place where it is imperative that we put all that Uptown Love we preach about into practice. Forgiving Mariela Camacho, the latest novel in the Forgiving series by local writer A.J. Sidransky is available, as of […]


Tech Tuesdays: Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend

Tech Tuesdays: Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend

BY Jose Salcedo (@JoseSalcedo) Apple just announced that it has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices over its first weekend. It’s a new record for the company as it sold 10 million units last year, and 9 million units in 2013. Compared to last year, Apple released the iPhone 6s in […]


Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO The northern stretch of Riverside Park has long been an attraction for residents of Hamilton Heights. But getting to it is not easy. The Manhattan neighborhood, perched on a bluff 50 feet above the Hudson River, is separated from upper Riverside’s ball fields, bike path and barbecue area by train tracks […]

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