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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Algorithm’s Gonna Get You

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Algorithm’s Gonna Get You

On “LOL’s Dirty 30th Episode”, the crew discuss zombie gigs, finding a name for their fans and getting more Instagram likes. Special guest, VP of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion for Major League Baseball, Renée Tirado shares her career backstory as a Latina executive in sports, as well as a new opportunity for recent college grads […]


10/24/17: The Art of Healing Opening Reception

10/24/17: The Art of Healing Opening Reception

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and NewYork Presbyterian Allen Hospital present The Art of Healing. Featuring work by Uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or abstractly. Participating Artists: Francisco Donoso, Trisha Gupta, Jeanne F. Jalandoni Art and Diana Schmertz Guest curated by Gabriel de Guzman, Curator and Director of […]


10/07/17: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

10/07/17: The Little Red Lighthouse Festival

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities! The days entertainment line up includes the making of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge musical , featuring excerpts from the show […]


CCCADI Presents Trade/itions – The Recap

CCCADI Presents Trade/itions - The Recap

Photography: Mario Carrion | New Visual Collective In a weekend where over 3.3 million Black and Brown U.S. citizens struggle with the aftermath of devastating hurricanes throughout the Caribbean, New York City’s African Diaspora came together to honor the powerful Orisha-Nature based sacred traditions that have long united people of African descent across the Americas. […]


Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop | Grub Street

Meet the Harlem Couple That Chased Their Dream to Open NYC’s Most Charming New Scoop Shop | Grub Street

By Sierra Tishgart At some point, everyone fantasizes about dropping everything to open an ice-cream shop, a small place where the main concern is whether there’s enough salted caramel on hand to get through a busy Saturday night. Very few people actually do it, of course, but the city’s newest shop is exactly that kind […]


In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown” | Hyperallergic

The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street. BY Seph Rodney The newly reopened Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown — a survey of work by 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street — lives inside the brand new Lenfest Center for the Arts, an eight-story, 60,000-square-foot […]


Get Yours: Limited Edition Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Get Yours: Limited Edition Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Warriors come out to play! In celebration of the Warriors victory, we have released a special limited edition of the Washington Heights Warriors tee. Get yours before it is too late. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way! Get Yours: Limited Edition Washington Heights Warriors Tee


The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan | NY Times

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan | NY Times

Twenty-five years after luxury labels sued his Harlem boutique out of existence, Gucci looks to him for inspiration. BY BARRY MICHAEL COOPER The Harlem couturier Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was all over social media last week after Gucci unveiled a jacket that looked very much like one he designed nearly three decades […]


Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration Policies | WNYC

Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration Policies | WNYC

by Annmarie Fertoli Lines at the Dominican consulate in Times Square have been long. Staff there say in average years, there’s usually about 200 people a day. But in the past month, that’s more than doubled. By mid-morning this week, hundreds of people crowded into the consulate in lines snaking through the hallways. Patricia Sanchez […]


Spread Love: One Book, One New York

Spread Love: One Book, One New York

Okay folks, you have until February 28th to vote for the book that will kick off the One Book, One New York citywide book club in March. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment has chosen 5 outstanding titles for the inaugural installment of the book club. We are partial to Junot Diaz’s The […]


The Lincoln Continental Comes Uptown: A Love Story…

The Lincoln Continental Comes Uptown:  A Love Story…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) It was love at first sight. I saw her on 175th and Broadway, right across the street from the United Palace, looking all gorgeous. She just stood out. A glance was all it took. In fact, she made it impossible to look away. It wasn’t only […]


03/11/17: Ballet Hispánico en Familia @ The United Palace

03/11/17: Ballet Hispánico en Familia @ The United Palace

Ballet Hispánico en Familia March 11, 2017 $15 – $25; FREE for children 12 and under United Palace, 4140 Broadway, NYC United Palace of Cultural Arts will present Ballet Hispánico en Familia, the renowned dance company’s beloved show specially curated for children and families, on March 11, 2017 at 2pm. The United Palace of Cultural Arts is located […]


Express Purpose | Manhattan Times

Express Purpose | Manhattan Times

“Artists are very useful for these times” Story by Sherry Mazzocchi The evening before Trump took office, artists unveiled a complex response to his election. Conceived and curated by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo, “Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 Presidential Election,” is a broad reaction to what many considered unthinkable—Donald Trump winning the […]


The Future is Female… The Woman’s March NYC

The Future is Female… The Woman’s March NYC

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Imani C. Fuentes (@Imani_celeste) The Trump revolution was consummated on January 20th. In an ominous speech that was partially written by self-avowed White Nationalist Steve Bannon, Trump continued the lies, faux populism and fear mongering that was a hallmark of his campaign. It was a dark day for this […]


Op-Led: I Love You Bruh… An Open Letter To America’s Last President

Op-Led: I Love You Bruh… An Open Letter To America’s Last President

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Pete Souza “I. Am. Not. Ready…. I am not ready for a new one…. “ I am starting to feel just like that adorable little black girl who completely and utterly loses it once she realizes that Barack Obama will no longer be president. It was way back in […]


#InstagramUptown: The Best of 2016 Edition

#InstagramUptown: The Best of 2016 Edition

A photo posted by Steve Booke (@stevebooke) on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:36am PST


First Annual Uptown Flavor Festival Now Calling For Mixologists And Bartenders

First Annual Uptown Flavor Festival Now Calling For Mixologists And Bartenders

VIBE Viva and The Uptown Collective, in partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, have set out to navigate the buzzing streets of New York City for bartending wizardry. The Uptown Flavor Festival 2017 aims to bring a fresh culinary experience to the city’s culturally-significant area above 96th Street, highlighting up-and-coming mixologists and expert bartenders, along with emerging chefs doing something new and different with Latin […]


Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Brace yourself America, we are headed for turbulent times. We have entered the abyss. We are in unchartered territory. Turmoil awaits us. The future looks downright bleak. The son of a former Klansmen is the President of this country and the leader of the free world. We now have a misogynist, […]


The UC Revue – April Oneill

The UC Revue – April Oneill

From the moment you hear April Oneill sing you get it. Her heart, her soul and her pain permeates every note. The young talented songstress commands a stage with a presence and a power that will surprise you. Come check her out this Monday, October 24th at the United Palace as she does her thing […]


#InstagramUptown: Freedom

#InstagramUptown: Freedom

A photo posted by @bridgeblanco on Oct 12, 2016 at 11:04am PDT We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

Photography: Rex Desrosiers Yesterday evening, elected officials and around 250 VIP guests came together to kick off this weekend’s grand-opening celebration of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s (CCCADI) new historic location, the Firehouse on 120 E. 125th St. The highly anticipated opening comes after CCCADI’s 40 years of notable social justice work in […]


10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

The UC Revue @ United Palace Ft. Audubon – Tess – April Oneill United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th) Monday, October 24th – Doors Open 6 pm In our never ending quest to spread Uptown Love, we are proud to present the very first installment of The UC Revue at the magnificent United Palace on […]


High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]


Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]

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