BY Led Black
Fellow Uptown Collective member, M. Tony Peralta, unveils his latest collection of tees entitled Uptown Local. Uptown Local is a stirring artistic and sartorial homage to the Washington Heights/Inwood area. This collection directly but playfully tackles the forces that have shaped and continue to shape this vibrant community; from the original bamboozling of the Lenape Indians by the Dutch to the creeping gentrification that is changing the cultural landscape of our barrio today. More than just a collection of t-shirts, Uptown Local is a history lesson, a rallying cry and a much needed booster shot of neighborhood pride with a dash of Uptown style thrown in for good measure. Uptown Local will be sold exclusively online and at the following fine local retailers; Probus (714 West 181st) and Nostylgia (251 Dyckman St). This collection will be only available in limited quantities – so get yours before they are gone.
For more info: www.theperaltaproject.com/