Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

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 […]


Photo Essay: Inwood Hard at Work, Set to Change | City Limits

Photo Essay: Inwood Hard at Work, Set to Change | City Limits

By Adi Talwar


New York’s Zika Fight Turns to Travel Precautions and Safe Sex | NY Times

New York’s Zika Fight Turns to Travel Precautions and Safe Sex | NY Times

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS At a clinic in Harlem where many of the patients have roots in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Juan Tapia-Mendoza talks to patients about the Zika virus daily. He asks if they are planning to visit the island this summer. He reminds them that the virus can be transmitted through sex. In […]


Mood Music: Chazmere Ft. ScienZe – Ten

Mood Music: Chazmere Ft. ScienZe – Ten

Boogie down emcee Chazmere is back once again with some serious heat. Chazmere’s album drops on June 10th. Spread that Uptown Love and get it on Pre-sale here. Related: Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Chaz Van Queen


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Gets New Life at The Weinstein Co. | THR

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Gets New Life at The Weinstein Co. | THR

by Tatiana Siegel Lin-Manuel Miranda may have the hottest sensation to hit the stage in years with Hamilton. But the actor, composer, rapper and writer’s In the Heights is no slouch either, having won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. Now, a film adaptation of the bodega-set project is in the works at The […]


Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

Spread Love: Flux Art Fair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay – please heed my words. Please head over to Marcus Garvey Park right now to catch the Flux Public Art Project in that majestic park. Why the urgency? Well, you only have until May 31st to take in this next-generation art installation. Shout out to Flux Art Fair for bringing […]


06/09/16: The Best of Room 28 @ The Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

06/09/16: The Best of Room 28 @ The Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

Guess what folks? The funny people at Room 28 will be doing their thing Uptown at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center (530 West 166th) on June 9th. The one and only Tommy 5K will be the host. But hold up it gets better. The event is free but RSVP is a definite must. Get there […]


Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Harlem is the eternal capital of cool. So it only fitting that Harlem now has its own Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a two day Whisky experience that is all about celebrating the cutting edge cool, sophistication and uniqueness that has always drawn people to Harlem. Started by visionary […]


The Cecil Wants You to Eat With Your Hands | NY Times

The Cecil Wants You to Eat With Your Hands | NY Times

By JEFF GORDINIER The dish is called Hands Only, and the folks behind the Cecil, the restaurant in Harlem where it is served, are not kidding about that. To give you an extra nudge of encouragement, they usher it to your table with a hot aromatic towel that has been steamed with lemon thyme, kaffir […]


Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

Former Harlem drug dealer celebrates Columbia University graduation after long road back from prison | NY Daily News

BY Rich Schapiro After 67 years, two prison stints and so many arrests he’s lost count, a former Harlem drug dealer graduated from Columbia University as the oldest member of his class. David Norman shed his dark past for a cap and gown Wednesday after earning his long-awaited bachelor’s degree in philosophy. “It’s always possible […]


Harlem’s Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

Harlem's Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

By Madina Papadopoulos Blink for too long in New York, and when you reopen your eyes, you might find a different city. So much constant flux on one small island inevitably alters the way a city looks, sounds, and tastes. But what is gained in progress is often lost in culture. Long-time locals bemoan New […]


The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List

The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This literally came out of nowhere. We didn’t even know we were in the running but we are ecstatic to be considered one of the best NYC neighborhood blogs of 2016. This is an incredible honor and a testament to the sweat equity we put in on a daily basis spreading […]


Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

BY Jay Rayner A walk through Harlem at dusk with Marcus Samuelsson is less gentle stroll than royal procession. The chef may be wearing a flat cap, pulled down over his eyes, and a dark jacket, but they all know who he is out here north of Manhattan’s 110th Street. And they want him to […]


How Harlem’s fried chicken and mac n’ cheese changed my life | CNBC

How Harlem's fried chicken and mac n' cheese changed my life | CNBC

BY Marcus Samuelsson I’ve always used my curiosity as a compass. Before I lived in Harlem, I used to ride my bike there to soak in the vibe. There was something different about uptown that I didn’t feel in other parts of the city. This part of town was totally different from midtown where I […]


Uptown Video: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – The List

Uptown Video: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop - The List


A Mom on the Move | Manhattan Times

A Mom on the Move | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Stephanie Batista’s plight was a familiar one. Like many mothers working outside the home, she was in need of a good day care provider for her daughter. She had been paying high fees to have a babysitter come to her apartment, and the costs were growing prohibitive. Recently, relief […]


Harlem’s 2nd Renaissance: Restaurants that Match its Jazz Legend | USA Today

Harlem's 2nd Renaissance: Restaurants that Match its Jazz Legend | USA Today

By Maria Lisella Once described as the community that gave “cool” an address, Harlem is home to cultural and now culinary legends. Passions run high in Harlem as do stylish surroundings, warm welcomes, earthy and innovative menus – attributes that could apply to all the members of this list. Its locals have deep roots and pride […]


Eli Paperboy Reed Lifts Young Voices in the Gospel Spirit | NY Times

Eli Paperboy Reed Lifts Young Voices in the Gospel Spirit | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND There was a moment in Eli Paperboy Reed’s gospel quartet class recently, at the end of Blind Willie Johnson’s plaintive “Let Your Light Shine on Me,” when Asher Bethune, a reserved 19-year-old, hit a note so low, so unexpectedly, that the other students jumped and shouted. No one had heard Mr. Bethune […]


The Fix: Skematics – Somewhere In The Gray EP

The Fix: Skematics – Somewhere In The Gray EP

Uptown’s own Skematics recently released his EP entitled, Somewhere In The Gray. The collection features such names as Sean Price, Saigon and production from PF Cuttin among others. The EP is available on Tidal, Spotify and iTunes so check it out and spread that Uptown Love.

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