Posts Tagged ‘Led Black’

Open For Business: Buddha Taco Bar

Open For Business: Buddha Taco Bar

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Buddha Beer Bar (4476 Broadway) makes some damn good bar food to complement their deep selection of craft beers. From the wings, to the burgers, to the Mexican fare, to the pizzas, Buddha Beer Bar has been dishing out some outstanding grub since it first opened its doors in 2012. They […]


Manhattan BP votes no to Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

Manhattan BP votes no to Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The BP is not OK with the plan. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has issued her recommendation to the City Planning Commission (CPC) on the proposed Inwood rezoning, voting no with conditions. In her April 26 document to CPC, provided as part of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Brewer […]


Op-Led: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! – 911 Callers In Washington Heights Mistake Raccoon For A Tiger

Op-Led: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! - 911 Callers In Washington Heights Mistake Raccoon For A Tiger

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I am going to go out on a limb and say that the folks that reported seeing a tiger in Washington heights recently were not longtime residents of Uptown. First of all, longtime residents only call 911 in the event of a real emergency. We are not trying to get 5-0 […]


Op-Led: Hudson Heights Doesn’t Exist

Op-Led: Hudson Heights Doesn’t Exist

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the NY Times but I am just not rocking with the Hudson Heights moniker for the more affluent parts of Washington Heights. Just from the title of the piece I knew I would not be a happy camper. Titled Hudson Heights: A Hidden Gem, Gaining […]


03/18/18: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Holds Affordable Housing Now! Tour

03/18/18: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Holds Affordable Housing Now! Tour

True to the promise that he made this past Monday at the Inwood Rezoning Forum, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is holding his 100% Affordable Housing Now! Tour to demand 5,000 affordable units at part of the Inwood Rezoning on Sunday, March 18 from noon to 1 pm. The starting point is 204th Street and 10th Avenue. […]


Save The Date: 04/29/18 – The State of Development in Northern Manhattan

Save The Date: 04/29/18 – The State of Development in Northern Manhattan

NYC Council Member, Ydanis Rodriguez will be hosting a community meeting regarding the Inwood Rezoning and the overall state of development in Northern Manhattan on April 29 at 2:30 pm at the Manhattan Bible Church (3816 9th Ave – btwn @ 204th & 205th). Make sure your voices are heard by attending and help to […]


Revisiting the Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

Revisiting the Inwood rezoning | Manhattan Times

BY Sherry Mazzocchi In a sweeping presentation to a packed auditorium, Congressman Adriano Espaillat reiterated support for “truly affordable housing” in Inwood. Espaillat convened the town hall on Mon., Mar. 12th at the Washington Heights Academy. The Congressman, who is from Washington Heights, said, “If the city really wanted to provide affordable housing, they could […]


Uptown Tonight: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Hosts Community Forum On Inwood Rezoning & 100% Affordable Housing

Uptown Tonight: Rep. Adriano Espaillat Hosts Community Forum On Inwood Rezoning & 100% Affordable Housing

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a community forum to discuss the Inwood rezoning effort and his call for 100% affordable housing on Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST at the Washington Heights Academy located at 202 Sherman Ave (by 204th Street), New York. Rep. Espaillat will be joined by Manhattan Borough President, […]


Save The Date: 03/05/18 – The Up Theater Company Honors Elizabeth Ritter

Save The Date: 03/05/18 – The Up Theater Company Honors Elizabeth Ritter

It’s that time again folks. The Onward & Upward annual shindig is going down on Monday, March 5 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 West 181st). Seriously folks, there is no better way to bring in the Spring than with this annual celebration of the arts Uptown. This year’s […]


The Disappearing Dominicans | Manhattan Times

The Disappearing Dominicans | Manhattan Times

Housing costs driving Dominicans from Northern Manhattan, study says Story by Gregg McQueen Change is here. So says a new study from the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) that details how rising housing costs are driving Dominican residents out of the Washington Heights and Inwood sections of Manhattan. Though the […]


TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Prom’ Stops at Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School | NY Metro Parents

TLC's 'Say Yes to the Prom' Stops at Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School | NY Metro Parents

By Caitlin Sawicki Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School was selected as the winner of TLC and Seventeen magazine’s Win a Dream Prom for Your School contest. As part of the prize, the team, including Monte Durham, of TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom brought a personalized shopping experience to the seniors at the Washington […]


The United Palace of Cultural Arts features Led Black in their Community Spotlight series

The United Palace of Cultural Arts features Led Black in their Community Spotlight series

Head over to the blog of the United Palace of Cultural Arts for a cool Q&A with our Editor-In-Chief Led Black. While you are there check out the side bar for all the cool happenings at the Palace. You can even sign up for a free historical tour of the theater on Sunday, February 11. […]


Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2018

Spread Love: Dead of Winter 2018

Right in the nick of time comes the Up Theater Company’s Dead of Winter play series. So fight the primordial urge to hibernate and get out in the cold for some smoking hot theater. That’s right; 4 plays every Sunday for 4 weeks for free. How do you like them apples?


12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Thursday, December 14 Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm United Palace, 4140 […]


A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

A Toast To Fort Tryon 2017 – The Recap

Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) A little drizzle could not put a damper on the festivities. The annual Toast To Fort Tryon benefit bash did not, as usual, disappoint. Event goers were treated to fine wines, delectable food and craft beers courtesy of the Dyckman Beer Company. By the way, you have to try their […]


The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 28 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2017 List

The Uptown Collective Selected to Brick Underground’s 28 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2017 List

We did it again Uptown. For the second year in a row, we have made it to Brick Underground’s best NYC neighborhood blogs list. This is quite an accomplishment and we are super proud to once again be recognized as one of the best NYC blogs. Our mission is to spread that Uptown Love and […]


Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures…

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures...

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it seems to have spread from just being a Dyckman thing to all parts of Uptown and the Bronx. As usual the UC was there to capture the magic […]


Spread Love: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

Spread Love: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

Fresh off the awesome news that Lin-Manuel was honored with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the music video for Miranda’s “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” off “The Hamilton Mixtape” just dropped. Check it out above, you won’t be disappointed. Related: The Year of Hamilton ‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for […]


07/13/17: A Toast to Fort Tryon 2017

07/13/17: A Toast to Fort Tryon 2017

It’s that time of year again folks. A Toast to Fort Tryon will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 6 pm and you absolutely need to be there. This awesome event is an annual rite Uptown and raises money to sustain the majestic Fort Tryon Park. For a mere $50 you not only do […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Unnatural Election” is an art project that gathers creative responses from around the world. The project was launched on November 9th, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. A Word From Andrea Arroyo I have been doing this because I truly believe that art can change the world. I […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #UptownLove

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #UptownLove

Both of these grew on Dyckman StreetBut I think one of them got more sunlight and water#UptownLove pic.twitter.com/uvBjKlK8TD — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 28, 2017 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.


05/03/17: Led Black’s Social Media 101

05/03/17: Led Black's Social Media 101

LED BLACK’S SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Wed, May 3, 2017 – 6 pm to 8 pm CLOTH TECHNOLOGY CENTER (2113 B Amsterdam Ave @165 St) Social media has changed, literally, everything. It has toppled governments, upended regimes and cast much-needed light on atrocities across the globe. Events that take place halfway around the world are beamed […]


04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights – Coming together against hate & fear…

04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights - Coming together against hate & fear...

Join NMCIR and the community as we unite Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to stand together with love and compassion against hate. We will be demanding an end to detention and deportation, collaboration between ICE and local police, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure. If you would like to […]


Want To Escape? Harlem Holds A Unique, Black-Owned Option | Blavity

Want To Escape? Harlem Holds A Unique, Black-Owned Option | Blavity

By Namon Eugene “What in the world is an escape room?” I asked that question several times throughout the years and never got a clear answer. In 2015, while interning at a radio station in Manhattan, I was hearing about escape rooms on a daily basis. I never had time to go and I never […]

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