BY Led Black (@Led_Black)
It is only fitting that we end the year with our top 10 posts of the year. For the record, these are not necessarily my favorites but the ones that got the most hits. 2010 has been an amazing year and 2011 is shaping up to be even bigger. So without further ado, here it is. The top 10 posts of the year.
1. Even though this story was posted way back in February, the Nutcracker post still manages to get hits every day. Even though, several news outlets such as The New York Times and NBC News among others covered the story, our piece is the definitive history of the infamous libation. It is by far, the post that has received the most hits.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/02/06/eat-up-drink-up-the-nutcracker/
2. This post by M. Tony Peralta literally caught fire when it first appeared and has not stopped since. It is a relative newcomer to the site as it was posted on September 21st but it has amassed a tremendous amount of hits since then.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/09/21/uptown-cholo-invasion/
3. This was the first 40 Oz Bounce event I ever attended and I was completely blown away. I could not believe that so much people from all over the city could converge somewhere through the power of social media and word of mouth and the fact that it was all love without any incidents made it even cooler. I also got to meet the man behind the movement, 40 Oz Van.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/08/16/40-oz-bounce-the-uptown-edition/
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/04/08/i-am-uptown-indie-184/
5. Ok, this article by Claudio E. Cabrera it a MUST read. It tells the hilarious, controversial and vulnerable story of Claudio going to Inwood’s sole gay club, Le Boy. It is the post that received the most comments. Let’s just say the post caused a reaction.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/10/22/the-night-i-went-to-le-boy/
6. Even though plenty of people had pictures on Facebook of the 25th Anniversary Riverside Jam, these were the first pictures on an actual website. This post was a big deal from the moment it went up.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/09/20/under-the-bridge-uptown/
7. This is one of those posts that just poured from me. The tragic and senseless death of Tyler Clementi really caused some serious soul-searching for me. Thanks to Jim Swimm for providing me with his thoughts on this whole ordeal because they really helped me to make sense of the whole tragedy.
8. I feel fortunate to have been one of the lucky few to have seen this movie. Trópico de Sangre is one my favorite movies of all time. If you didn’t catch it at the New York Latino Film Festival this summer, it is a good chance you didn’t see it. It is still not in theaters in the U.S.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/07/30/tropico-de-sangre-the-review/
9. This was another absolutely incredible 40 Oz Bounce function underneath the GWB. Again, I had a blast. I also got to meet Kristoff, the man behind one of my favorite blogs, rebelsocialitenyc.tumblr.com.
10. What is crazy about these pictures is that they were taken back in July of 1992, when I was just a teenager, during the riots that shook Washington Heights that summer. For the most part, you really can’t find too much coverage of this major event in our neighborhood from the mainstream media.
Read the full story: http://www.uptowncollective.com//2010/07/09/the-riots-remembered-part-1/