by Gaby Del Valle Noise disputes are not news in NYC, but every once in a while an angry tiff between neighbors catches fire in the wider world of social media, especially when the situation inflames tensions over race and gentrification. An Inwood man’s impassioned letter responding to his neighbor’s noise complaint has done just […]
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]
By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]
Here we go again. Racist interloper comes to the hood and finds out that people are different from them. That realization makes them extremely unhappy, which forces them to put their ugly racism online for the world to see. This past Friday a tourist who chose to stay in an Airbnb rental in Washington Heights […]
By Alanna Schubach An Inwood resident generated some buzz recently when she wrote a personal essay for the New York Daily News about her struggles with noise in the uptown neighborhood. Her home near West Dyckman, the author explains, is in proximity to almost a dozen bars and restaurants, leading to what she describes as constant nightlife noise. As […]
By Nigel Chiwaya and Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — When it comes to debates over life in Inwood, where you stand on the issue often comes down to what side of Broadway you live on. For decades, arguments have played out on everything from controversial bars and nightclubs and the noise they spawn — as seen by the explosive […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The incredibly shrill and absurdly tone-deaf opinion piece that ran in the NY Daily News this past weekend begins with, “You’re a d–k!”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen you read that correct. “D–k”. This is what the writer of the piece, Ann Votaw, was in her own words screaming at a kid […]
By Lisa Fickenscher Walmart is taking a page from Whole Foods’ playbook — and small craft brewers are drinking it up. Starting next month, Harlem Brewing Co. will be stocking its Sugar Hill Golden Ale next to cases of Michelob and Budweiser in 39 Walmart stores in New York — a turn of events that […]
By LIGAYA MISHAN The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx. “It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the […]
By Nick Milanes There is one thing newborn businesses have in common with teenage garage bands: picking a name can be even harder than getting started. (Also bad hair, increasingly.) You want something that leaves an impression, something distinctive, but nine times out of ten you come up with something derivative. You doodle pages and […]
How Dyckman Beer Co. Founder Juan Camilo Found Success at NYC’s Only Latino-Owned Brewery | Latin Post
By Melissa Castellanos Dyckman Beer Co. founder Juan Camilo took a chance and never looked back when he decided to leave the corporate finance world to launch New York City’s only Latino-owned beer brewing company. “I quit my job and said ‘let’s do this thing!” Camilo excitedly recalled during an exclusive interview with Latin Post. […]
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By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — Move over, Birdland. Uptowners can now enjoy live jazz without trekking Downtown thanks to the neighborhood’s first annual Women in Latin Jazz Festival, organized by Inwood resident and professional percussionist Annette Aguilar. The festival, which started with a small kick-off party at El Corcho Wine Room on Nov. 6, will […]
By PHILLIP PANTUSO Around 8 p.m. on a recent Saturday, a few dozen people were gathered in a narrow, dimly lit Harlem brownstone. Couples smoked in the backyard beneath Christmas lights; a group of Chilean expats sought a corkscrew; a man and his young son searched for seats. From the basement downstairs, Bill Saxton, a […]
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CNN En Español recently did a great profile of our good friend Juan Camilo and the Dyckman Beer Co. It is truly amazing what they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. If you have never had a Dyckman Beer, then you need to change that sad state of affairs ASAP. […]
By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Dyckman Beer Company is taking big steps beyond northern Manhattan. The uptown beer company, which last year began its attempt to put Washington Heights and Inwood on the craft beer map, has been approved as a Whole Foods vendor, beer company owner Juan Camilo said Wednesday. The move […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Here we go again! Now that the bad weather is finally starting to break and the light can be seen at the end of the proverbial tunnel, the forces of obstruction have once again decided that their voices are the only ones that matter as it relates to the future of […]
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Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination) Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice the Gun Hill Brewing Co. (3227 Laconia Ave. Bronx, N.Y.) is now open for business. The Uptown Collective’s resident beer expert and kick-ass photographer, Emil Baez, was on hand for the soft launch. Stop by and show them some Uptown Love and tell them the UC sent […]
Words: Led Black – Video: Nelson R. Salcedo – 2nd Camera: Art By Dj Boy – Photography: Emil Baez – Sound: Ray Rodriguez This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where Dyckman Beer works […]
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By Nigel Chiwaya @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Dyckman Brew is getting easier to find. The flagship beer of the fledgling Dyckman Beer Company has seen a dramatic increase in availability over the past few months and can now be found at nine restaurants, including Mamajuana Cafe on the Upper West Side, Manolo Tapas in […]