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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 29, 2017

With the end of the year just a few days away, I thought I'd use this abbreviated week to count (in no particular order) the many reasons I–a former downtowner–love living uptown. Some are personal, some a bit more general–but all are unique to a part of the city that...

December 28, 2017

With the end of the year just a few days away, I thought I'd use this abbreviated week to count (in no particular order) the many reasons I–a former downtowner–love living uptown. Some are personal, some a bit more general–but all are unique to a pa...

December 27, 2017

With the end of the year just a few days away, I thought I'd use this abbreviated week to count (in no particular order) the many reasons I–a former downtowner–love living uptown. Some are personal, some a bit more general–but all are unique to...

December 26, 2017

With the end of the year just a few days away, I thought I'd use this abbreviated week to count (in no particular order) the many reasons I–a former downtowner–love living uptown. Some are personal, some a bit more general–but all are unique to...

December 22, 2017

As the end-of-year holidays approach, dreams of burrowing deep into your couch–maybe with a favorite drink in hand–are probably swirling in your head.

Of course, you could take a more proactive approach to enjoying your time off. And everyone knows that one of the best...

December 21, 2017

• A hip East Harlem-based coffee shop is coming to Columbia's new Manhattanville campus. The university's sleek Renzo Piano-designed Jerome L. Greene Science Center has its second tenant, Dear Mama Coffee. The cafe will occupy a bi-level s...

December 20, 2017

It's almost the new year, and I'm not even close to having read and watched all the books and movies on my list for 2017.

Two releases in particular were critical hits and relate to life uptown each in their own way, so I'm sharing them here in case you missed them...

December 19, 2017

Before I moved uptown a few years ago, I would take the subway to Hamilton Heights to visit my friend Carol, who lives on the third floor of a beautiful Beaux-Arts style townhouse that at some point had been converted into four apartments.


The ornat...

December 18, 2017

It's crunch time for gift-getting–which means if you still need to find someone a present, you should probably keep it simple. My suggestion? An art or photo book that's easy to buy and enjoy. Luckily, there are many great new (and a few perennial)...

December 15, 2017

Holiday decorations are now fully up all around the city, and uptown is no exception. From east to west, here are some of the best spots to find festive cheer to melt even the coldest, weariest heart:

It's always fun to take a stroll past Neil Patrick Harris's...

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