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#InstagramUptown: The Heights Loves Cardi

#InstagramUptown: The Heights Loves Cardi

A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Apr 12, 2018 at 1:32pm PDT Related: Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You | Vibe Viva 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.


Spread Love: Veneno In Theaters

Spread Love: Veneno In Theaters

Jack Veneno was the man. By far, the most well known Dominican wrestler of all time, Jack Veneno is held in an almost mythic regard by so many Dominicans of a certain era. Now his stirring story is on the big screen. Washington Heights’ own Manny Perez, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the famed […]


Opposition to rezoning resounds | Manhattan Times

Opposition to rezoning resounds | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi No. That was the message Community Board 12 (CB12) heard over and over at Thursday evening’s public hearing on the city’s proposal to rezone Inwood. A standing room only crowd filled the auditorium at I.S. 52 on Academy Street on February 22. Police were on hand, and eventually limited access because […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Olympic Spice Skating

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Olympic Spice Skating

Once again it is on. On the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew discusses Bago’s newfound love of figure skating, Rachel’s list of top 5 things Latinos should give up for lent and Jaime delves into Jay-Z’s almost 100 K tab at a local establishment. This week’s episode boasts not one […]


#InstagramUptown: From the wrong side of the tracks

#InstagramUptown: From the wrong side of the tracks

A post shared by NightOwlVisuals (@nightowlvisuals) on Feb 12, 2018 at 5:06pm PST 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.


Call For Artists: Women in the Heights: Resistance

Call For Artists: Women in the Heights: Resistance

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights- Resistance”, an exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan. The exhibit is curated by Andrea Arroyo. Wall-hung works in all fine art media […]


Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson After a shutdown of Coogan’s Restaurant was averted, uptown residents are turning their attention to help out another longtime Washington Heights eatery in danger of closure. Galicia Restaurant, located at 4083 Broadway, a few blocks north of Coogan’s, is in danger of closing down due to skyrocketing rent, […]


Toaster caused 7-alarm fire that injured 17 in Manhattan building | ABC News

Toaster caused 7-alarm fire that injured 17 in Manhattan building | ABC News

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — 17 people were hurt and 60 people displaced in a seven-alarm fire that was apparently caused by a toaster. The flames broke out on the second floor of the six-story residential building at 775 Riverside Drive, near West 156th Street, in Washington Heights Monday afternoon. The fire reached the roof, […]


#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

A post shared by Jonathan Shannon (@jonathanhshannon) on Dec 15, 2017 at 6:14am PST 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.


Gucci and Dapper Dan Are Officially in Business | GQ Magazine

Gucci and Dapper Dan Are Officially in Business | GQ Magazine

Sam Schube of GQ Magazine gives us a first look at the new atelier from Gucci and the iconic Harlem designer. Get this: Dapper Dan will now be custom making Gucci pieces from a Guccied-out brownstone on Lenox Avenue. Crazy how things have come full circle. Read more: Gucci and Dapper Dan Are Officially in […]


Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Story by Desiree Johnson, Debralee Santos, and Cristóbal Vivar Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “You are not forgotten.” It was the latest word of tribute and affection offered by lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda to, by his own admission, one of his greatest loves – Puerto Rico. He spoke before thousands at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., […]


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 […]

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