BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Good Riddance Mike Bloomberg! I am SOOOOOO happy that you will no longer be the Mayor of this great city. You have no idea. I REALLY MEAN THAT! (All caps on purpose – so take that.) I am ridiculously elated that starting tomorrow, I will no longer have to hear your [...]
BY Paul Gallay Call it the broken windows theory applied to environmentalism. This spring, Riverkeeper helped mobilize a crew of 80 to clean up trash at Inwood’s North Cove, a reclaimed wetlands area on the Harlem River where wildlife now flourishes amid steel and cement. The biggest cleanup of 72 on our second annual day [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It’s the Holidays folks and there is a bunch of stuff happening this holiday weekend. So without further ado, here it goes. Due to popular demand, the Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way Tees are now available at Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th Street). While you are there, [...]
By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) I love my hood! Many bellow this mantra but, a pertinent question would be; does the hood love back? As of late, the answer is not as clear as I would like it to be. There was a time where one would not be able to pay me to believe [...]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) First of all, I have to thank the good people at Ford for hooking a brother up with simply killer seats for the 14th Annual Latin Grammys. Secondly and more importantly, I have to say that I was completely and utterly blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the Latin Grammys. [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people; I have the distinct honor of covering the 14th annual Latin Grammys. This is the biggest night of the year for Latin Music. Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes awesomeness. The star-studded affair goes down on Thursday, November 21st at 8 pm est [...]
By ALEX VADUKUL A tall plastic soup container is filled with ice, over-proof rum, cheap liqueurs and fruit juices and stashed in a brown paper bag. Some money changes hands. What happens after that, at least for the buyer, can get blurry. The potent street cocktail is called a nutcracker. It is best known in [...]
Words: Led Black – Video: Nelson R. Salcedo – 2nd Camera: Art By Dj Boy – Photography: Emil Baez – Sound: Ray Rodriguez This past summer, the usual Uptown Collective crew of Art By Dj Boy, Ray Rodriguez, Emil Baez, Jon Ullman and myself embarked on a pilgrimage to the brewery where Dyckman Beer works [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Research & Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination) Washington Heights resident, 16-year-old Lillian Mojica, was most probably consumed with thinking about the big Valentine’s Day School Dance that was taking place the very next day. Everyone in school could not get off the topic. She never made it.
Bill deBlasio GOTV Rally in Northern Manhattan St. Jude’s Church 431 West 204th St. (Between 9th and 10th Avenues) Friday, November 1st, 2013, 7:00 PM Mark our words: Come Election Day, Uptown will come out strong for the only candidate for Mayor that has our best interests at heart, True Progressive, Bill de Blasio. This [...]
Words & Pics by Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown is making moves baby. Case in point: The Flagrant Club, a skate-shop/apparel-line/boutique, which is the latest venture from longtime artist, designer and entrepreneur Azad Gonzalez. Located at 1530 Saint Nicholas Ave (btwn 186th & 187th Street), The Flagrant Club is the spot to get your new board plus [...]
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The Perfiles series gives a positive portrayal of the Latino community throughout New York City. Pride, passion and perseverance are common denominators amongst the cast, whose roots span from New York City to South America. Through their personal stories and shared insights into tradition, misconceptions associated with Latinos in pop culture, and the future of [...]
Jon Ullman and Led Black will discuss their upcoming documentary feature film, Nutcracker Inc, and preview select clips. Beverages (ahem) will be served. The story of the enigmatic and elusive elixir known as the Nutcracker, the film not only explores the history of the illicit street drink but delves into its relationship with the Washington [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) DigiBunch, one of the nation’s most influential Hispanic communities online, recently announced it’s list of 20 Latino cultural leaders for its 2nd annual Latino Trailblazers video series and I was chosen as one of a very select few. This is to date, the biggest honor of my career and I feel [...]
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