BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

If you listen intently, with your ears to the ground, you will hear the winds of change blowing through Uptown. You can hear it in the restaurants, the bodegas and the barbershops, east of Broadway and west of Broadway alike. These winds are remixing, revitalizing and redefining the social, cultural, political, and economic landscape. This phenomenon has a name and that is the Uptown Renaissance (I like the sound of that) and we are the Uptown Collective. Our mission is to witness firsthand that resurgence, document it in real time and help to shape it. Hit us up at [email protected].

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  • James Bosley
    June 24, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I like it. It harkens back to the Harlem Renaissance of the 20s and 30s when downtown hoi polloi shuttled Uptown, making a reverse cultural commute. UP Theater Company’s mission is to make our area a cultural destination, and we applaud Uptown Collective for helping to unite us.

  • uptownco
    June 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Thanks James for the comment as well as for your pioneering endeavor. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift Uptown and I thought it would be imperative to give that shift a name and try to harness that energy as well. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come…


    July 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

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