Posts Tagged ‘The Bronx’

Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part II

Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part II

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. In Part I, we looked at what impulsive buying is and some of its motivations. Let’s now explore some ways to control those urges and avoid unwanted [...]


Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part I

Money = Power: Are You An Impulse Buyer? Part I

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. Certainly, we can agree there’s a significant difference between need and want. Maybe we don’t always willingly distinguish between them, though. I love classic movies, in particular, [...]



Uptown Video: Latino Stereotypes for DUMMIES

Uptown Video: Latino Stereotypes for DUMMIES

In response to the lack of Latinos on Saturday Night Live (SNL), the Comedy Girls ask Lorne Michaels the question all Latinas have been asking since 1975 – Why are there Still No Latinas on SNL? Check out: http://thecomedygirls.com/


Uptown Video: Interracial Relationships & the De Blasio Family

Uptown Video: Interracial Relationships & the De Blasio Family

Welcome back to the first episode of Project Bronx Season 2!! Adam tackles the subject of interracial relationships and asks Bronxites their opinions on what Mayor De Blasio’s interracial relationship means for the city. Check out: The Best of the Boogie Down: Project Bronx


Best of the Boogie Down: The D.Piper Twins

Best of the Boogie Down: The D.Piper Twins

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) In keeping with the spirit of the evolution of Bronx fashion, the D.Piper Twins, Danielle and Chantelle are international fashion entrepreneurs that are sweeping the borough and the nation with their forward designs. Formerly known as Kastle Designs, the ladies re-launched their brand last year to bring forth their unique style [...]


Heroin Selfies

Heroin Selfies

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What a small world. All this time, I thought I was the only one that took selfies of their heroin induced downward spiral. Just kidding, of course, if you know me, you know that I don’t do… selfies. I kid – I kid. I find heroin almost as abhorrent as selfies. [...]


Money = Power: Free Income Tax Preparation

Money = Power: Free Income Tax Preparation

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. New Yorkers live fast-paced, full lives — and we pounce on bargains. This time of year calls for us to handle that annual requirement — filing your [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Idriss Alison-Konteh

Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Idriss Alison-Konteh

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Standup comedy has always been a free forum to talk about embarrassing moments, complain about what makes someone tick, and of course the raunchier side of life; but every now and then, there’s a comedian armed with clean comedy who becomes a household name like Bill Cosby or Ellen DeGeneres. Meet [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Bistro SK – A Little Bit of Paris in the BX

Best of the Boogie Down: Bistro SK – A Little Bit of Paris in the BX

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Stephane Kane is a busy man, having just opened his second French restaurant, we had the chance to briefly discuss his success and the cuisine of City Island’s, Bistro SK. Born in Northeastern France, Kane attended culinary school for three years and continued his culinary experiences throughout the world in such [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: The ‘New Bronx’ Proposal & the State of the Borough Address

Best of the Boogie Down: The ‘New Bronx’ Proposal & the State of the Borough Address

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) At the State of the Borough address held this week at Hostos Community College, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr detailed a plan of action that would help revitalize the borough. Similar to the State of the Union address given by POTUS a few weeks ago, Diaz hit points that explained the [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Valentine’s Day For Everyone!

Best of the Boogie Down: Valentine’s Day For Everyone!

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Ahh, Valentine’s Day – a day full of commercialized gifts and overwrought gestures for couples. I know what you’re thinking, after my Single Girl Saga pieces, you’re thinking – why does she even care about Valentine’s Day? Well, I don’t. I simply look forward to breaking into the box of Godiva [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Havana Café

Best of the Boogie Down: Havana Café

A Little Bit of Cuba in the Bronx BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Every corner of the Bronx is lined with Chinese food or a Cuchifrito spot but keep searching and you’ll find a special restaurant were classic Cuban favorites are being dished out. Lining East Tremont Avenue with the undeniably tempting aromas of ropa vieja, [...]


UPinion: The State of the Union & The Boogie Down

UPinion: The State of the Union & The Boogie Down

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Every year, the President makes it a point to expand on what has happened in the past year and what is in the works for the year to come. 2014 was no different, and while I was live-tweeting the event, I noticed one thing: Bronxites are not too happy about the [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Spotlight Check-in – Christopher Estrada

Best of the Boogie Down: Spotlight Check-in – Christopher Estrada

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) My news feeds were buzzing with the news that Christopher Estrada was releasing his first single, “Music is My Only Love”, from his album set to release later this year. Last year, when we featured him, it was from a music video on youtube I stumbled upon from his cover of [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Designer Darius Haigler

Best of the Boogie Down: Designer Darius Haigler

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) The style of the Boogie Down is one that is not only eclectic but also unexpected. If you look closely, the streets are filled with different kinds of styles based on the different neighborhoods you walk into. Colorful and bright, throwbacks and innovative creations, leather and lace, classic designs and some [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: A New Year, A New You, A New Way

Best of the Boogie Down: A New Year, A New You, A New Way

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) It’s a new year and what does that mean? Well, 2013 was an amazing one. After all, I had the opportunity to show all of you just a small part of how beautiful, fresh, and innovative the Boogie Down Bronx can be! We have some dope coffee shops to visit when [...]


Uptown Tonight: American Justice – Death of A Bride On Crime & Investigation Network

Uptown Tonight: American Justice – Death of A Bride On Crime & Investigation Network

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) September 26th, 1999 was supposed to be a special day for Gladys Ricart. Her family had gathered at her Bergen County home and the entire house was abuzz with preparation for her marriage to James L. Preston Jr. It seemed that the long, dark shadow cast by her former abusive boyfriend, [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – John Carl Martin

Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – John Carl Martin

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) It’s not every day you come across a well-established artist with a vision that is unique, classic, and urban. I was introduced to John Carl Martin through a dear mutual friend who, at first, wanted me to try his amazing airbrush skills on my body! After heavy consideration upon viewing his [...]


Bread and Yoga’s Coworking Space Opens in January | DNAinfo

Bread and Yoga's Coworking Space Opens in January | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Inwood’s artists, telecommuters and freelancers will have an alternative to the coffee-shop-as-office next month, when Bread and Yoga launches its ambitious new co-working space. The space, located in the kitchen of Bread and Yoga’s newly opened 5000 Broadway studio, will feature a large table, Wi-Fi, coffee and a lounge that [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga – The Death of Online Dating

Best of the Boogie Down: A Single Girl from the Bronx Saga - The Death of Online Dating

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Alright, I proclaimed what seemed to be impossible for anyone to believe. I am done with online dating. Done. Over it. White flag up in the air all day. I know just a couple of weeks ago I was raving about the tips and tricks to online dating, but after some [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: A Very BX Christmas!

Best of the Boogie Down: A Very BX Christmas!

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) It is only a few days until Christmas and what does that mean? You’re literally scrambling (but probably not) to see any and all deals you can find for that tablet, cell phone, or really just the XBOX One. Not to mention your relatives are flying in and they all want [...]


Bread And Yoga’s Holiday Market Returns

Bread And Yoga's Holiday Market Returns

Inwood’s only Annual Holiday Market featuring local merchants and artisans opens in December bringing a one-stop shopping experience to residents of Upper Manhattan. Bread and Yoga, Inwood’s community focused yoga studio is proud to announce the launch of it’s 4th Annual Holiday Market. This is an initiative to create a neighborhood holiday shopping experience and [...]


Best of the Boogie Down: After School Programs to Decrease Bomb Threats

Best of the Boogie Down: After School Programs to Decrease Bomb Threats

BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) Where do I even begin? Is it that our youth is in such desperate unadulterated boredom that rather than wanting to be with their friends in school, they’d rather devise an entire plot to emptily threaten to bomb their school? The Daily News reported a small child of sorts whispered “I [...]

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