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The Peralta Project Asks: What Is An Uptown Girl?

Twitter:@danieluh "A go-getter, a hustler- a girl that lives above 96th Street but still has Downtown dreams," is just one of the responses to the question presented by The Peralta Project at the …
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Lin Miranda on the Hispanic Vote

Twitter: @BarbotRobot Not brand new, but relevant. With "Found in Translation," Tony award winner Lin Miranda for Movimiento Hispano, rapping about why the election is important to Latinos. Quit buggin' that the subtitles are …
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Juan Bago & O Join the Debate

Twitter: @BarbotRobot Just in time to capitalize on how amped and loud everyone is from watching the debate last night, Juan Bago & O have released the video they teased a while back looking …
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Shit Gentrifiers Say is Our Favorite Twitter of the Week

Twitter: @BarbotRobot Goddamn you, Rachel Figueroa-Levin. Goddamn you and your brilliant brilliance. In addition to your column work for NBC Latino and other outlets, you brought us the sheer joy of El Bloombito, a …
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Inwood Box Turtle Probably Dead, but Tweeting anyway

Twitter: @BarbotRobot You may remember our good friend the Inwood Box Turtle, and the adventures he went on Uptown. Wait, did you remember? Because we almost didn't. Much to my surprise, I woke this morning …
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Happy Birthday! Our Best Juan Bago Articles

Twitter: @BarbotRobot Today marks the anniversary of Mike Diaz, a.k.a. Juan Bago was born. I imagine it went something like this: Instead of Pride Rock, it was Connecticut, though. And Sr. Bago was just …
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Ca$hflow: Faces of Hope Needs Your Help

Ca$hflow is Remezcla’s dive into the world of internet crowdfunding.Know of an awesome Latin project that deserves attention? Send an email to tips@remezcla.com ________________________ The Faces of Hope project needs your help. The …
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New Hecho A Mano Series

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone: it is, at least unofficially, the summer of 2012. Time to get fresh! “Un Verano en Nueva York” (A Summer in New York) is artist/designer M. …
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The Uptown Driving Manual Part 1

This is written for anyone who has either never driven Uptown or those who have but didn’t make out too well. You have to understand; driving Uptown takes a whole different mindset. …
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Uptown Barbershop Trending Topic: Infidelity

Before we get into this, it is a must I provide a little context. My barbershop is the quintessential Dominican barbershop. Tons of people, music blaring, barbers dancing as they perform their …
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Take a Ride in NYC's Future Taxis

Hanging out by Penn Station today? Don't bother with the A or C train. Hunt down the free taxi rides being offered by Nissan, who won the contract for NYC's new taxi …
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Ear to the Street Q&A: Download Frankie P's Latest

Twitter: @Led_Black Frankie P is about his craft. For the last few years, Frankie P has been putting down, brick by brick, a solid foundation of next level, genre-bending music. Whether it’s working …
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El Pale: Part 1– Los Sueños

Twitter: @Led_Black If you don’t know what a "pale" (pronounced pa-le) is, chances are you are not Dominican. A pale is any combination of 2 numbers that a person chooses as their pick …
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What Dominican Independence Day Means (GUEST POST)

Today, Dominicans, it is our day to celebrate. Not that Dominicans need any more reasons to celebrate. We celebrate anything and everything! Dominicans over-celebrate! As anyone that has ever been to a baby …
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Guest Post: The Nutcracker

Above photo: Rafael Jimenez Led Black originally posted this piece last year on Uptown Collective. In it, he details the latest borderline illegal drink to take over Uptown. It's not quite Boardwalk Empire, …
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Pitbull jacks Juan Bago's swag. Maybe.

The guy-that-raps-on-everyone-else's-song Pitbull has just released his own take on Jay-Z and Kanye West's Ni**as in Paris off last year's hugely hyped Watch the Throne. Mr. 305's version is called Latinos in …
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55 Brings House Parties Uptown

When you think of Washington Heights and Inwood, you think of the Dominican people, food, and all the places where you can dance merengue, salsa, and bachata late night. To many, the neighborhood …
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Ca$hflow: New Webseries Shows Off Life Uptown

Ca$hflow is Remezcla’s weekly dive into the world of internet crowdfunding. Know of an awesome Latin project that deserves attention? Send an email to tips@remezcla.com ________________________________________ Webseries are the future. Don't believe me? Okay. Tell me: …
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Uptown Artist Dominican Pie Honored in Mujer Única

Congratulations to Uptown artist Paola "Dominican Pie" Soto for being featured in the cover story of Dominican magazine Mujer Única. The piece is titled Promesas del cine dominicano, and features a photoshoot with …
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Maluca Poses for French Magazine

It's been a big weekend for alums of The Spot. Everyone's favorite self appointed Uptown "hood hipster" Maluca Mala posed for French magazine Jalouse, and she looks pretty fierce. Glad to see she's …
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Interview: Mike Diaz vs. Juan Bago

T.I has an album called "T.I vs T.I.P" which takes you on a journey of exploration into the two personalities that make up the man known as Clifford Harris. The story of …
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¡WEPA! finds a new spot Uptown

Joann Jimenez never thought that her neighborhood bars and lounges of Washington Heights and Inwood would ever open their doors to a party that consisted of an eclectic crowd, clotheslines hanging from …
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