Uptown Video: Fernando Mateo Speaks On La Marina, Gentrification & Local Politicians

La Marina

The recent news that Dyckman hotspot La Marina had it’s liquor license revoked and is facing possible bankruptcy has caused quite a stir Uptown. Former owner Fernando Mateo went on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning to set the record straight. Fernando Mateo has played a crucial and understated role in what we here at the UC have termed the Uptown Renaissance as he has moved mountains to make Uptown a popular destination by investing in many of Uptown’s most popular hotspots. It is safe to say, that Dyckman would not be Dyckman without Fernando Mateo. In the insightful interview, Mr. Mateo delves into the constant police harassment that hurt La Marina, gentrification and his disdain for local politicians.


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  • running_bond
    April 30, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    “Mr. Mateo delves into the constant police harassment that hurt La Marina” ???

    In what universe are you living in? More like constant police protection for seven years that enabled grossly illegal activity, protection that finally ended after Mateo was named by witnesses in the NYPD corruption trials.