While the countdown to the coronation of you know who draws ever closer, it’s that time of year to take a look back at the Top Posts of 2016. By the way, we are super proud to have been chosen to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List. We will continue to bring you the best of Uptown in the coming year. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Posts of 2016. Enjoy!
#10: Improv with a side of sazon…
The funny folks at Room 28 had one hell of a year. They were literally everywhere. Edgar Peña penned a heartfelt ode to the sketch comedy troupe.
Check out: Improv with a side of sazon…
#9: UPinion: Get Off The Fence – The Top 5 Reasons To Vote For Bernie Sanders
Damn, don’t you wish it were Bernie that was headed to the Oval Office instead of American Hitler. The UC was feeling the Bern from the beginning. Check out this great post from Robin Kilmer about why she was voting for Bernie.
#8: Op-Led: Borderline Racist Opinion Piece In The NY Daily News Upsets Many Uptown
Newish resident writes a super tone-deaf piece in the NY Daily News that literally broke the Uptown Twitterverse.
#7: About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace
The very first UC Revue was simply awesome. Check out the incredible pictures of the night courtesy of Emmanuel Abreu. Shout out to Audubon, Tess and April Oneil for standout performances.
#6: #InstagramUptown – Uptown Snowpocalypse 2016
Winter Storm Jonas kicked our collective asses but at least we have these cool pics of the mega storm.
Check out: #InstagramUptown – Uptown Snowpocalypse 2016
#5: Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand
This piece was penned the very night that you know who won the election. I still cannot fathom that we will have such a racist, misogynist, demagogue, ignoramus for President. God help us!
Check out: Tyranny is at hand
#4: Cross Broadway and Think Big
The Uptown Collective held a panel on gentrification in August that it seemed the entire community came out for. I moderated the panel that included Congressman Adriano Espaillat, writer Raquel Cepeda and historian Robert W. Snyder. Robert wrote a pointed recap of the occasion.
Check out: Cross Broadway and Think Big
#3: The Wall
Local novelist A.J. Sidransky conjured up a future America after a Trump victory. Written before the election, the picture it paints ain’t pretty.
Check out: The Wall
#2: The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz
Junot Diaz is one of my heroes. Please read our illuminating Q&A with this Dominican super hero.
Check out: The Future Is Ours – A Q&A With Junot Díaz
#1: Deeply Rooted – A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco
Elvis Nolasco is Washington Heights to the bone. He is also a super star. For the last 2 seasons he has played pivotal roles in ABC’s American Crime series as well as a host of other projects. For this video Q&A we went back to where it all started, George Washington High School. Shout out to Emmanuel Abreu for the superb video and pictures.
Check out: Deeply Rooted – A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco