It's your weekly dose of Uptown Love people... You already know the motto "Spread Love It's the Uptown Way!"
Follow on Twitter Friend of Facebook
Your Weekly Dose of Uptown Love!

                                                                  Photo: Chris Kelly | @chriskellynyc

Oh hell naw. The Supreme Court and the GOP have decided to undo decades of progress in one fell swoop. A woman’s right to choose is sacred. It is not negotiable. We must organize, fight and agitate with everything we got. The future hangs in the balance. Last night, Uptown came together in Bennett Park to process the devastating news as well as to prepare for the battle ahead. We are not going back. Keep in mind that this is not really about abortion after all but about the exercise of raw, naked power. The GOP has weaponized abortion to institute an autocracy. Do not doubt for a moment that if the GOP controls all the levers of government they will make abortion illegal. What we do now will determine whether or not that dreaded eventuality will occur.

Check out: #UptownForChoice: The Recap

The United Palace
will screen the seminal 1989 movie Do the Right Thing on Sunday, May 15 followed by a talk back with Uptown superhero Lin-Manuel Miranda and film director, producer, actor, professor, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Spike Lee. FREE tickets will be made available for reservation at at 9 am on Monday, May 9. Click below for more info.

Check out: 05/15/22: Do The Right Thing @ The United Palace

Once again it’s on. After a two-year pandemic-related delay, the Inwood Film Festival makes its return, picking up where they left off in 2020, with in person programming over four days from Thursday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 5th at the Campbell Sports Center located in Inwood at 218th Street and Broadway. 

Check out: Spread Love: 5th Annual Inwood Film Festival

One of the main reasons that this country is reverting to the bad old days is because of Fox News. To get even more specific, there is Tucker Carlson. As a matter of fact, in my house, we replace the first letter of his name with an f. Anyway, The NY Times produced an excellent 3 part series on the rabid right winger who holds so much sway with a significant portion of the population.

Check out: UC Must-Reads: American Nationalist

Gregg McQueen of the Bronx Free Press gave us the wonderful news that “Mayor Eric Adams announced a new initiative to provide free doula services to pregnant women, many providers viewed it as a landmark opportunity to improve birth outcomes in the city’s most vulnerable communities.”

Check out: City’s new doula initiative seeks to improve maternal health outcomes | Bronx Free Press

The Manhattan Times reported on the release of A Know Your Rights Guide On Police Encounters For New Yorkers by The Legal Aid Society.

Check out: Know Your Rights As A Protester | Manhattan Times

Back in 2019, Hypebeast took us inside the multi-million dollar atelier Gucci built for Dapper Dan in Harlem. Shout out to the King of Uptown Style, Dapper Dan, for a storied career that has spanned decades.

Check out: Uptown Video: Inside the Multi-Million Dollar Gucci Atelier in Harlem with Dapper Dan

The Tweet of the Week goes to the one and only George Takei for speaking straight facts.

Check out: The Tweet of the Week: I am a pro-choice voter

Make sure you stop by Buunni Coffee Inwood to catch Uptown Perspectives

Check out: The Heights Perspective Collective Presents Uptown Perspectives

This summer, DOE and DYCD plan to serve a record number of students through Summer Rising, a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K-8. Enroll ASAP to get your preferred location.

Check out: Summer Rising Enrollment is Open!

You have until May 9 to apply for the Apollo Theater’s Technical Stage Production Internship for rising seniors attending NYC high schools. 

Check out: Uptown Opportunities: 2022 Technical Stage Production Internship Applications Open Now

Nothing says a return to normalcy like a Karaoke Night. With that said, hit up Tubby Hook Tavern (4946 Broadway) every Thursday to sing your little heart out with host DJ Derek Wise.

Check out: Thursday Uptown: Karaoke Night @ Tubby Hook Tavern

We leave you with this back in the day pic of the GWB courtesy of @old.newyorkcity. See you next week familia.

Check out: #TheGramUptown: Build Bridges Not Walls 

We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at

As always, check us out at

WHIN & Spread Love

Led Black
The Uptown Collective
The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive,
transformative and community-based force
impacting the arts, culture, business and New York
City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan.
Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine
Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres
via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives
and functions.


Copyright © 2022 Uptown Collective, All rights reserved.