BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The UC Holiday Bash at La Marina was a rousing success. First of all, much love goes out to the good folks at La Marina (348 Dyckman) for allowing us the use of their absolutely gorgeous venue. To me, the Uptown Collective is all about celebrating Uptown excellence and La Marina [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The wait is finally over. The elegant and expansive South Beach Restaurant and Lounge (1390 Saint Nicholas Ave) is now open for business. Think of it as Washington Heights meets the Cheesecake Factory. The place is big, bold and brash. It has 2 floors, several bars, private rooms, an adjacent take-out [...]
The Uptown Collective Holiday Bash La Marina (348 Dyckman) Monday, December 17th @ 7pm RSVP Only: http://bit.ly/UC-Holiday-Bash It’s that time of the year again folks. What better way to end the year and celebrate another incredible year of the Uptown Renaissance than with the annual UC Holiday Bash? And this go around we have the [...]
The holidays are upon us and while many of us are busy either celebrating, preparing to celebrate or buying gifts for loved ones, there are many in our neighborhood that are doing without and could use a little Christmas cheer. Enter La Marina’s Operation Toys For Cocktails: From now until midnight on December 24th, you [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) We here at the Uptown Collective have been unabashed supporters of La Marina and what it means for this neighborhood since it first opened it’s doors. For many of us who are long time residents and have lived through the troubles, tumult and tribulations that are a part of the not [...]
La Marina has been on a roll as of late. First it was Leonardo DiCaprio stopping by a few weeks back and then it was the first couple of the music world, Jay-Z and Beyonce, dropping in with entourage in tow. Now US Weekly has ranked our very own La Marina as #1 on its [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Say it ain’t so. The 2012 Uptown Summer is now one for the record books. Since the chill in the air is a not so subtle sign that it is once again sweater weather, I think it is only right that we end the season like we do every year, with [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Uptown Twitterverse was aflutter yesterday as the most important couple in the world; outside of Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyonce were in attendance at La Marina. With people still talking about a visit to La Marina from Leonardo DiCaprio a few weeks ago, La Marina has arguably become the [...]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I am a Dominican York. According to the Urban Dictionary, a Dominican York is either a Dominican immigrant living and working in New York City or an American-born person of Dominican descent who was raised in NYC. Originally the term was used derisively to refer to the drug dealers and criminals [...]
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