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I Am Uptown

Uptown Artist – Lucia Hierro

Interview by M.Tony Peralta (@peraltaproject)What block are you from? Arden Street. Where are you originally from? I was born here in Manhattan, at the Presbyterian Hospital on 168th street. At that time we lived in Mount Hope in the Bronx,…

Uptown Original – Hex Hector

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. What block are you from? A. 172nd Street Bet. Ft. Washington & Broadway Q. Describe for our readers the Washington Heights of your youth. A. The Washington Heights of my youth was a safe…

I AM UPTOWN – CARLA ZANONI

BY Claudio Cabrera Where do you live? Park Terrace East in Inwood. What do you do? I’m a community journalist and work for DNAinfo.com, a digital news service covering all of Manhattan’s local news. I also have a neighborhood…

I AM UPTOWN-ALEX CORPORAN

Rainey “Skates” Cruz sits down and chops it up with O.G. NYC Skater/Author Alex Corporan about the early skate scene Uptown, his days at SUPREME and what is was like being a misfit skater in Washington Heights. Check out…

IN SHORT…I AM UPTOWN

By DeJesus: I AM UPTOWN! The rallying cry of anyone within the borders of Washington Heights and Inwood. It is what we shout, when standing defiantly against anyone who doesn’t acknowledge our existence as residents of  Manhattan. There are…

STANLEY M. LEIBER, MARVEL-OUS MAN OF THE HEIGHTS

BY DeJesus Our friendly neighborhood web-crawler has been seen on occasion, swinging uptown. Coincidence? Probably not! See, the GW Bridge was the backdrop to a young Jewish kid that resided on Ft. Washington Ave., Washington Heights in the earlier…

UPTOWN COLLECTIVE EXCLUSIVE – EMILIO SOSA SPEAKS

As promised, the Uptown Collective delivers this ultra-exclusive audio interview with fashion designer extraordinaire and Project Runway finalist Emilio Sosa.  Emilio chops it up with our very own Oscar Monte De Oca, the Uptown Fashionista, on life, style and…

I AM UPTOWN – LUIS SOTO JR.

BY Led Black Where in the Heights did you grow up? 21 Bennett Avenue Apt 53 What do you do? I’m a Lifestyle Trainer and Transformational Coach.  I teach people how to live a healthy, vibrant, balanced life through the…

Indie184 has showcased her work everywhere from Harlem to Germany. (Photo: COPE2)

I Am Uptown – Indie 184

Name: INDIE 184 What block are you from? West 184th Street …btwn Wadsworth and Broadway…not to be confused with the 184 from The Bronx! But I mostly chilled on Wadsworth ave. Where are you originally from? I was born…