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Dyckman Beer Company - Juan Camilo

Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

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…

Dyckman Beer Company - Juan Camilo

The Dyckman Beer Company – Una Vaina Bien

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…

Uptown - Nueva York

Nueva York – It’s A Family Affair

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Chances are you that you have come in contact with the Nueva York brand – on TV and computer screens, at events and on the backs of cool people in this neighborhood and beyond. Through…

Open For Business: The Flagrant Club

Words & Pics by Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown is making moves baby. Case in point: The Flagrant Club, a skate-shop/apparel-line/boutique, which is the latest venture from longtime artist, designer and entrepreneur Azad Gonzalez. Located at 1530 Saint Nicholas Ave (btwn…

Dichter Pharmacy - Manny Ramirez

Slams, soda, and syrup Recitales | Manhattan Times

Dichter Pharmacy at your service Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi Imagine a store that sells veggie wraps with kale, pumpkin lattés and holds poetry slams. Its walls are adorned with the work of local artists. Sounds like an…

Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata (Photo: Philip Montgomery | WSJ)

Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

By LANA BORTOLOT When Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata noticed that the bodegas she used to pass on her daily walks seemed to be getting fewer and fewer, she got out her camera to document a disappearing landscape. She began…