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Rainey’s DR Adventure: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Well my amigos, looks like it’s officially a wrap! My two weeks out on the Quisqueyan motherland are up and I’ve touched back down in the Big Apple. I want to thank Palo Mamajuana for inspiring the trip, the…

Rainey’s DR Adventure: Expanding Horizons

Aside from the fear of flying, culture shock probably has to be one of the most common feelings to strike the average international traveler. Some of us, however, the braver ones, embrace the surprise, exchanging most of that currency…

Rainey's DR Adventure: The Departure

Departures are exciting! Some people get nervous, others get giddy, but there’s no denying that something about airports and air travel always stirs up the juices. I was no exception. Here’s a look into the first leg of what’ll…

Bon Voyage Rainey Skates

Peace my Uptown peeps! So I’ve decided to do things a little bit different and prepare something special for the UC this time around. I’ll be going on a bit of a business trip soon, you see. Mr. Skates…

Q&A With Daniel Sieberg

BY Rainey Skates (@raineyskates) Photo Credit: Rafael Jimenez | R2 Studios Local neighborhood “pusher” and UC contributor, Rainey “Skates” Cruz, had the chance to sit down with renowned technology expert and brand-new Washington Heights resident, Daniel Sieberg. Rainey caught…

Behind the Hit: Enharmonic Productions

BY Rainey Skates (@raineyskates) Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or maybe the 190th St A train station – a huge rock – chances are that you’ve probably come across “Pan Con Queso.” No, not the Dominican breakfast…

Guns N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle – Wash Heights Style

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This excerpt from Stephen Davis’s Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N’ Roses was brought to our attention by one of our long-time readers in the comments section of another post. The excerpt appeared…

Uptown Club Poster Tour

BY Rainey Skates (@raineyskates) Posters are iconic by nature. Some revolutionize the spread of information. Some influence the rise and fall of entire political regimes. And others? Well, others we’re not so sure of yet. And so, I’d like…

Uptown 2.0

BY Rainey Skates (@raineyskates) With 2011 arriving via more tweets than phone calls or mass texts, I think it’s pretty safe to hail 2010 as the “Year of Social Media”. It’s everywhere now. But perhaps more importantly, it’s certainly…