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Once again, La Sala 78 (111 Dyckman St) shows its support of local artists by allowing Mr. I Love my hood, Dister, to bless its wall with a mural. Brought to you by Uptown’s very own the Sound of Art (SOA), Dister and company broke night this weekend to bring forth some visual eye candy to the popular local eatery. Check out the pics below of Dister doing what he does best.

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BY Led Black

That’s right folks, Liga Masiva has a brand spanking new website. Like I’ve said before, you need this coffee in your life. This is not Bustelo. This is that pure, unadulterated, organic java straight from the Dominican countryside. Liga Masiva practices what is referred to as “Direct Trade” paying the coffee farmers up to 200% more then they would earn otherwise. Liga Masiva is the real deal, helping struggling Dominican farmers in the DR and providing a superb product for consumers around the world. By purchasing Liga Masiva’s coffee you get to participate in that circle of awesomeness. To sweeten the deal, if you sign up for the monthly delivery service, you will not only get free shipping but you’ll also get the first month free. From the DR to your door, what could be better than that? If you are still not convinced stop by La Sala 78 (111 Dyckman St) and pick up a bag. You won’t be disappointed.

Check out the site: ligamasiva.com/

For the free coffee offer: ligamasiva.com/coffee/

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BY Led Black

I have to give it up to Time Out NY, not for just highlighting the ‘hood but for doing it right. They talked to the right people, talked about the right places and painted an accurate picture of the Washington Heights of today. Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz waxed eloquent on the greatness of the community, cuisine and culture of this neighborhood. He goes on to say, “181st Street and Audubon is the heart of the Dominican community. That’s where you can see, feel, hear, taste and share the stupendous human energy of a people being changed by a culture, and changing that culture in turn. This is the energy that made America. To be immersed in it is to touch the United States’ raw, protean core.” Damn, that man is good.

Friends to the UC, Manny Perez (La Soga) and Jason Devereaux of Nostylgia were also consulted for the article. The article talked about many of the restaurants that are regular UC haunts such as Corcho Wine Room, Altus Café, Mamajuana, and La Sala 78 among many others. In short, the writer of the piece, Kristen Drybread, did a great job on showing our neighborhood in its proper light.

Check out the full article: newyork.timeout.com/

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BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

This has been our first summer as the Uptown Collective (UC) and what a summer it has been. Therefore, on the cusp of fall, it is only fitting that we take a look back at the summer that was. We hit up all the great Uptown restaurants, parks, businesses, happenings and festivals and went to a movie premiere or two. In short, the Uptown Collective was ubiquitous. Don’t get me wrong, we will continue our Uptown omnipresence throughout the year but there is something oh so special about summer in Washington Heights and Inwood. So without further ado, here it is, the UC’s stirring, multi-media ode to the summer that is now but a memory.

What would an Uptown Summer be without an opened fire hydrant?

Briana E. Heard

We took a trip down memory lane and revisited Highbridge Park, which went from being a place that you would have to be insane to enter to a must visit park that is now also a mountain biking Mecca in NYC. I even got lost in those woods during the Hike the Heights.

We hung out with Monster99, barber to such heavyweights as Manny Ramirez, Dwight Howard and Paul Pierce among others. Check out some of the outtakes from the R2 Studios photo shoot.

Rafael Jimenez|R2 Studios

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BY Led Black

The opening reception for the Sound of Art’s (SOA) Art Trek: Uptown celebrating the work of artist Don Rimx at La Sala 78 was, as usual, an absolute blast. Not only was the packed house treated to some really mind-blowing artwork courtesy of Don Rimx, scrumptious treats from the kitchen of La Sala 78 as well as wine but we also had the distinct pleasure of being serenaded by the musical styling of Drew Torres and his acoustic guitar. Don Rimx’s unique; Graffiti inspired work completely transformed the familiar La Sala 78. The work is on display and on sale, so if you want to get some Don Rimx in your personal abode or business, it is best you act fast.

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STRAIGHT FROM PUERTO RICOOOOO!!!! The Sound of Art introduces you to Don Rimx, one of Sound of Art’s newest recruits, and you are being invited to help celebrate the debut of his exhibit at Inwood’s La Sala Cafe/ Gallery. Don Rimx’s presence at La Sala is like no other artists that has exhibited in their space before; he created La Sala’s first in-store mural. The reaction to it has been visceral
FRI. 08.06.10

6PM-9PM

LA SALA 78 CAFE/ GALLERY
111 Dyckman Street
New York, NY 10034

rsvp@soundofart.net

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BY Marlynn Snyder

Nestled on a block in a still ‘transitional’ part of Dyckman St, a stone’s throw from the uptown 1 train, is one of my favorite neighborhood spots, La Sala 78 (111 Dyckman St; 212 304 0667; free delivery; http://www.lasala78.com). As a longtime lover of the café culture, I happened to roll in one night after work, a little over a year ago, curious and hungry. The spot is a completely comfortable café/art gallery space that feels like you’re in someone’s home (“la sala” means “living room”). Although I’ve tried over and over to work my way through the menu’s well-edited café staples-with-a-twist on several visits, I seem stuck on repeat, constantly going back to my favorites.

I can’t seem to get enough of the Grilled Chicken w/Mango Chutney (with curry mayo, mixed greens & tomatoes), served up on 7-Grain sliced bread. The Chicken Pesto Wrap (that homemade basil pesto mayo grilled chicken salad is everything!) keeps calling my name, and I willingly answer back. The grilled Turkey & Brie Panini usually holds my attention – and taste buds – through every amazing bite. I usually pair it with their excellent fresh-squeezed Sangria Lemonade w/mixed fruit. La Sala is the perfect spot to chill, read, meet up with friends and have a healthy, delicious meal.

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