Uptown, New York Citybased artist, Dister, would rather beg forgiveness than ask for permission. The rebel visionary was recently featured in a short for WNYC about how his “I Love My Hood” project strives to artistically boost the self esteem of his neighborhood and communities around the globe.
Now that the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights is on the map thanks to MTV’s new reality series, media outlets like The New York Times have been taking notice of the burgeoning creative community and what it has to offer. Case in point, they recently sat down with show star, Jonathan Perez (Audubon), and peered into the inspiration behind the series. Kudos to those Uptown kids and their really wellspoken ideas and platform. Extremely refreshing to see considering the notsopositive postJersey Shore reality television landscape out there! Check out the interview in this recent Media and Tech episode of Times Cast.
The Uptown New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights gets the reality show treatment thanks to MTV’s brandnew “docuseries” Washington Heights. The show follows a cast of bright teens hailing from the infamous neighborhood that are looking for their own piece of the American pie via music, fashion and athleticism. Sprinkle in drama among friends and love interests and you’ve got yourself a probable hit!
Our friends over at APT 78 (New York City) are getting ready to welcome legendary HipHop producer, DJ Premier this evening. He’ll be the second guest of their landmark 2012 Summer Series. The fun starts early so get their on time kiddies! And just in case you think we’re making up the “historic” part, here’s Questlove of The Roots with a midset speech last week.
The Peralta Project, Vault and Goliath have teamed up to present this Summer’s Defend Uptown Leaguea collection that pays homage to the New York City neighborhoods of East Harlem, Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Check out some of the lookbook pics then head over to the shops (online or in person) for your personal “picks”!
Señor M. Tony Peralta drops his signature Hecho A Mano series for the summer and things can’t get any hotter, literally. There’s tanks, hats, crop tops, tees, you name itall in the spirit of Uptown Manhattan (Wash Heights) and the hot, sticky season that New York City is so famous for! Cop it here.
Part 3 of our profile on Congressional candidate, Clyde Williams, takes place at a local hardware store where two generationsa father and son duocome together day in and day out to keep the family business thriving and food on the table. Check out the conclusion to our series as Clyde gets a twoforone special on issues concerning business in the neighborhood from Luis Minaya and Luis Minaya Jr.
With the electricity of election season in the air, here’s a profile on an interesting candidate that’s running for an equally interesting congressional district in New York City.
This threepart series follows Democrat, Clyde Williams and his plans for the communities of Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwoodbetter known as Uptown Manhattan or District 13.
Check out Part 1 as Clyde heads up to the Northern tip of the island and gets an insiders look into the community and its history via local entrepreneur, Leopold Vasquez.