#TheGramUptown: The Longest Running Joke Uptown

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UC Certified: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

UC - Up Theater - Detained

PLEASE do the following. Get on your phone, your tablet, your whatever it is you use to surf the interwebs and go to www.uptheater.org/ to get tickets to see the latest production from the Up Theater Company, Detained. Set in an actual immigrant detention facility (AKA a prison) in Texas, Detained takes you to the frontlines of the vicious war on immigrants. It is not pretty folks. Lives are being destroyed maliciously and without regard to decency or due process. The huddled masses yearning to be free have a sanctuary no more. Written by Rose-Mary Harrington, Detained holds up a mirror to the horror show that America is becoming. With a simply outstanding and accomplished cast and ably directed by Nancy Robillard, you will be moved by Detained. So there you have it people. This is cutting edge, audacious and provocative theater being made and consumed right here in Planet Uptown. This must be supported. Get your tickets pronto. You have until April 28. You have been warned. Thank us later.

Detained
April 11 – 28, 2018
The Garret at Ft. Washington Collegiate Church (729 West 181st Street)
Buy Tickets

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Op-Led: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! – 911 Callers In Washington Heights Mistake Raccoon For A Tiger

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Pay Phone - Washington Heights

(Photo: Briana E. Heard)

I am going to go out on a limb and say that the folks that reported seeing a tiger in Washington heights recently were not longtime residents of Uptown. First of all, longtime residents only call 911 in the event of a real emergency. We are not trying to get 5-0 involved for nothing. That usually doesn’t work out too well for us.

The newcomers, however, seem to have 911 and 311 on speed dial. Case in point: A study that showed that residents of Community Board 12, which includes Washington Heights and Inwood, called 311 the most followed closely by Community Board 10 in Central Harlem. Most of the complaints are noise related. According to the data, 311 complaints went from 9,500 in 2010 to more than 23,000 in 2015. C’mon son, are you telling me that Uptown got louder? No, the uptick in calls is due to the newer residents not understanding the Uptown landscape. Uptown functions on a different frequency and volume, if it is not to your liking than maybe, just maybe, you chose the wrong place to live. This is not mid-town or the Mid-West, this is Planet Uptown.

Secondly, even if there was a tiger loose in the street the longtime residents still wouldn’t call 911. You don’t know who that tiger belongs to. My nosy Dominican ass would be outside taking Live IG videos of said tiger. But seriously, these calls have consequences. These calls can get people harassed, arrested and maybe even killed. Take the poor raccoon that was mistaken for a tiger. The critter was put down by the Animal Care Centers of New York. So this raccoon lost his life for nothing. That raccoon was executed for simply being in his neighborhood and for arousing the unsubstantiated fears of the newcomers. Sound familiar?  The moral of the story is that gentrification can be deadly!

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04/28/18: Top 60 Masters Create 4 Peace @ The Rio Gallery Space

Artists from over forty countries together in New York to promote world peace!
Over 150 Thought Provoking Artworks On Exhibition!
Live Performances!
Music, Dance, Live Painting Demonstrations, Art Performance and much more!!!

Saturday, April 28th 6:30 PM
Rio Gallery Space
898 St Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10032

FREE ADMISSION
COME AND MEET THE ARTISTS!
Come and join a peaceful revolution!
Info call: 1 800 807-1167 x 701
email: info@arttourinternational.com
Site: www.arttourinternational.com/

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Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar

“I am pastelito con salchipapa.”

The MacArthur Fellow and Pultizer Prize-winning writer almost got usurped by the beginners.

Before Junot Díaz took to the stage at the United Palace this past Fri., Apr. 13th, a few young poets took to the mic and shared original verses.

Those on and off the stage had flocked to the historic theater to mark the publication of Islandborn, Díaz’s first children’s book, which was released in March.

The picture book set in Washington Heights focuses on a young girl named Lola, who immigrated from the Dominican Republic and is unable to conjure images of the island she left as a baby.

The visit uptown marked Lola’s first visit home since the book’s release, and the audience was packed with enthusiastic parents, educators and mostly, hundreds and hundreds of rapt young readers.

Read more: Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

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