BY Marcus Samuelsson As the famous Langston Hughes poem entitled “Harlem” starts, “What happens to a dream deferred?” many often think that the line refers to Harlem itself. That somehow some grandiose dream of what Harlem was or could be has withered or in this case “dried up like a raisin in the sun.” Well, [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Joshua M. Bernstein, writing for newyork.metromix.com, took a trip Uptown to find some cheap eats. The man must have a stomach made of steel because he tore through everything from chicharrónes, to deep-fried chicken pasteles, to tacos and even kipes. He also stopped by the Russian Foods store, Moscow on the [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Locksmith Wine & Burger Bar, located at 4463 Broadway (between 190th and 192nd), is 100 percent Uptown Collective certified. We, as a collective and as individuals, spend a good amount of time at this excellent neighborhood bar; building, networking and just hanging out. This spot is super quaint, has excellent service and the [...]
If you know where to go uptown, you can get totally shit-faced for a mere $10. I’m not talking about happy hour at any of the many excellent bars, pubs and lounges of the neighborhood. No, I am talking about the elusive and enigmatic elixir known to the locals as the NUTCRACKER. This is the story of this storied concoction. Many fights have started, many babies have been made and plenty of people have gotten completely and utterly twisted – all because of this mysterious libation. This column will not only reveal the ingredients of the drink but also tell the tale of the person who first brought this potent potion to the streets of Washington Heights and beyond.