Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Collective’

11/12/14: New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour Heads To The BX

11/12/14: New York's Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour Heads To The BX

That’s right people. New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour is coming Uptown tomorrow for a stop at the Bronx Business Incubator. The pop up is free, open to the public and goes from 7-10pm. Over hors d’ouevres and drinks from Bronx Beer Hall, meet innovative Makers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers and celebrate the thriving […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Race Lost, but a Bit of Lace Reveals a Latin Future | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Race Lost, but a Bit of Lace Reveals a Latin Future | NY Times

By RICHARD MORGAN Published: September 18, 2005 IN Washington Heights, 71 percent of New Yorkers are Latino – almost triple the citywide percentage. It’s a place where a car with tinted windows, hopping on its hydraulics down St. Nicholas Avenue, is more likely to be blaring Juanes than 50 Cent. The neighborhood wasn’t always so […]


Uptown Votes: It’s Time To Get Your Vote On

Uptown Votes: It's Time To Get Your Vote On

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; today is the day we make our voice heard. You have no reason not to vote and a plethora of reasons to vote. Too many people have suffered, fought and lost their lives for you to worship at the alter of apathy. At this very moment, their are […]


Uptown Video: Zoe Saldana – My Hero

 Uptown Video: Zoe Saldana - My Hero

As a child growing up in the Dominican Republic, Zoe Saldana and her family faced a devastating tragedy. Her hero taught her how to stand strong in the face of adversity.


Ode To Quisqueya Heights

Ode To Quisqueya Heights

BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]


What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

By MICHAEL POLLAK Q. When I was growing up in Washington Heights, my friends and I came across a stone marker near the George Washington Bridge with an inscription: “American Redout 1776.” What is it? A.That hillside monument, sponsored in 1910 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, commemorated one of the worst defeats suffered […]


Ford Millennials Take Miami – The Recap

Ford Millennials Take Miami – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I now understand why they call it Magic city. This past weekend I took part in the Ford Millennials Summit in Miami as part of the Ford Millennials team. Ford Millennials is an important initiative from Ford en Español that selects young and emerging Latino influencers from across the country and […]


Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books

Spread Love: College Prep @ Word Up Books


New Music: Audubon Ft. Cakes – Kilero

New Music: Audubon Ft. Cakes - Kilero


Uptown Video: Greetings From Nueva York

Uptown Video: Greetings From Nueva York

Greetings from Nueva York, is an interactive event series, that blends live music and art.


Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong FORT GEORGE — A fairytale came to life for some Uptown elementary school students Monday when they were paid a visit by an actual queen. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Dos Puentes Elementary School Monday to announce that the school received membership in the International Spanish […]


Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican – Sell/Buy/Date

Spread Love: Sarah Jones @ The Nuyorican - Sell/Buy/Date

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Listen, you can thank me later but you are going to want to purchase these tickets. Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer, Sarah Jones, is previewing her latest opus, Sell/Buy/Date for a super limited run at the Nuyorican Poets Café. More than a mere preview, the show is an intimate, first look at […]


Hungry City: Abyssinia in Harlem | NY Times

Hungry City: Abyssinia in Harlem | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN The description “ground mildly spiced chickpeas” does not prepare you for what arrives, which looks less like a self-sufficient dish than a sauce or a displaced soup, as red as the desert. It’s not that mild, either, thanks to a nice shock of berbere, an Ethiopian spice blend dominated by red chile, […]


New Music: GTO X Audubon – Half On A Dojo

New Music: GTO X Audubon - Half On A Dojo


Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Freedom City Fall Collection

The good folks at Freedom City recently released their Fall Collection. Spread love and hit them up on the link below. Check out: http://freedomcitynyc.com/


Bronx Brewery Founder to Open Craft Beer Bar Next to Fort Tryon Park | DNAinfo

Bronx Brewery Founder to Open Craft Beer Bar Next to Fort Tryon Park | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Niall Henry knows a thing or two about beer. Born in Ireland and raised in The Bronx, he has worked at many bars and also owned a few himself. In 2009, Henry, 34, co-founded the Bronx Brewery, whose beers can now be found in about 600 restaurants and 500 grocery […]


Boardwalk Empire Comes To Harlem – The Recap

Boardwalk Empire Comes To Harlem - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This past Thursday, HBO and Team Epiphany put together a romping and fitting farewell soiree for the final season of Boardwalk Empire at the swank Cecil in Harlem. It was quite simply one of the best shindigs I have been to in many moons.


Uptown Video: uptwn crve

Uptown Video: uptwn crve

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Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

Get Yours: The Warby Parker Fall Collection

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What is not to love about Warby Parker? You get cutting-edge cool and rock solid quality at a price that won’t break the bank. Their Fall Collection, which is comprised of nine new shapes in various colors and styles, is a sight to behold. If you take your eyewear seriously but […]


In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

By Marlene Peralta  | Via El Diario/La Prensa Translated by Karina Casiano  from Spanish The 1991 City Council elections may sound long gone, but they not only radically changed the Upper Manhattan political environment; the race gave way to a rivalry that is still strong 23 years later. Back then, a teacher named Guillermo Linares […]


8/21/14: Job Fair @ Shabazz Center

8/21/14: Job Fair @ Shabazz Center

Sponsored by State Senator Adriano Espaillat as well as a whole host of community institutions, this job fair is is an opportunity for job-seekers to meet potential employers, including government agencies, institutions, unions, and businesses. Learn about hiring and training opportunities in the community. Get your resumés ready and dress professionally. The fair takes place […]


The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America’s Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist

The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America's Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights | Gothamist

BY Danielle Oteri (@feastonhistory) In 1921, the Daughters of the American Revolution held an auction to rid the oldest house in Manhattan of any trace of its former inhabitant, Eliza Bowen Jumel, once the richest woman in America. Jumel was not the chaste ideal of a colonial woman typically beatified by the DAR. There were […]


Patty by Pallone | Manhattan Times

Patty by Pallone | Manhattan Times

Story by Monica Barnkow Not your father’s joint. So say the new owners of the latest offering that seeks to woo lovers of that enduring classic, the burger. Burger Heights, officially opened earlier this month, bills itself as the “first all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free quick service burger restaurant.” The bright, welcoming eatery offers both […]


The 2014 Ford Trends Conference – The Recap

The 2014 Ford Trends Conference – The Recap

So long Detroit it has been real… S/O to @ford for all the love…#FordTrends http://t.co/XA4Yp9yrOE — Led Black (@Led_Black) June 26, 2014 The Ford Motor Company has been innovating, disrupting and shifting paradigms since the turn of the last century. Their annual Ford Trends conference is all about getting thought leaders, influencers as well as […]

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