Posts Tagged ‘The Bronx’

7/19/14: Catch C-Rock & Dyckman Fireworks @ Word Up Books

7/19/14: Catch C-Rock & Dyckman Fireworks @ Word Up Books

Come by to Word Up Books on July 19th at 7:30 pm to enjoy two documentaries based on the unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx, C-Rock and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.. RSVP: Word Up – C-Rock and Dyckman Fireworks Documentary Screenings.


Uptown Video: Hit ‘Em Hard Showcase VI Cipha Ft. Sean Price

Uptown Video: Hit 'Em Hard Showcase VI Cipha Ft. Sean Price

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8/16/14: Willie Colón @ Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

8/16/14: Willie Colón @ Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

By special request from the salseros; Willie Colon returns to Lehman Center, “La Casa de la Salsa” for an exclusive performance of all his greatest hits. De Vuelta al Barrio is an evening of remembrance of one of the best salsa eras. With his unique style, fans will enjoy El Gran Varon, Oh Que Sera, [...]


Uptown Tonight: Hit Em Hard Showcase @ Arka Lounge

Uptown Tonight: Hit Em Hard Showcase @ Arka Lounge

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Money = Power: The Student Loan Crisis

Money = Power: The Student Loan Crisis

BY Fabian Baez (@FabianBaez) (Credit: Makc via Shutterstock/Salon) The Uptown Collective’s Money = Power column intends to inform our dedicated readers on matters of financial literacy and empowerment to better understand money. Unless a college-bound, young person qualifies for financial aid, or some type of scholarship, chances are they’ll need to take out a student [...]


New Music: Black Rose Familia Ft. J McFly & Sol-Leks – Up On Broadway

New Music: Black Rose Familia Ft. J McFly & Sol-Leks - Up On Broadway

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Uptown Tonight: Hit Em Hard Showcase Ft. Saigon

Uptown Tonight: Hit Em Hard Showcase Ft. Saigon

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5/24/14: C-Rock X Rooftop Films

5/24/14: C-Rock X Rooftop Films

Back in April of 2012, we ran an article on the Indiegogo campaign to fund the making of a documentary film about the kids that fearlessly dive off of the enigmatic C-Rock. Well, the film will be screening this coming Saturday, May 24th as part of the Rooftop Films 2014 Summer Series. For more info: [...]


Uptown Video: Street Art vs Graffiti

Uptown Video: Street Art vs Graffiti

We asked the people of the Bronx, if there is a difference between Street Art and Graffiti? The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip Hop, breakdancing and Graffiti “bombing” as documented in: Style Wars. We here at Project Bronx also asked Bronx residents if Street Art hurts or helps the community? Do art murals hold [...]


Money = Power: Taming The Credit Card Monster

Money = Power: Taming The Credit Card Monster

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. Following up on our previous post, I’d like to share some strategies on controlling credit card spending. Essentially, buying with borrowed money can be a short-term aid [...]


Money = Power: The Credit Card Lasso

Money = Power: The Credit Card Lasso

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. Before writing this humble contribution I thought about how when you begin your college career whether you’ve declared a major or not — there are basic core [...]


Uptown Video: Does The Bronx TURN UP?

Uptown Video: Does The Bronx TURN UP?

This week Adam Levine-Peres asked people of the Bronx if they listen to Hip Hop and if they know what the popular phrase “TURN UP” means. Is it TurnT Up? Is it Turned Up? & finally Can we turn down? Check out: The Best of the Boogie Down: Project 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 [...]

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