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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

February 27, 2018

A fair portion of New York City sidewalks are minefields of dog waste, and Harlem is no exception. Five years ago there was even a rash of stories in The New York Times and the New York Daily News covering the problem.

Of course, we all hate dodging the stuff,...

February 27, 2018

It only takes a quick walk around Hamilton Heights to see that changes big and small are coming to this western pocket of Harlem. As many as a dozen empty storefronts are showing new signs of life, and a handful of businesses have even put up signs to announce their ar...

February 23, 2018

For Black Panther's record-breaking premiere weekend, hordes of fans flocked to movie theaters dressed in their best African looks, from bold dashikis to head wraps in colorful African prints.

Their inspiration was the movie's fictional African country of Waka...

February 22, 2018

• Uptowners now have one less reason to schlep elsewhere for their Asian groceries: the new H Mart in Morningside Heights is finally here! The official grand opening is March 1, but the huge store is already up and running. Stop by for an impressive range of Asian good...

February 21, 2018

A historic part of Harlem got a comic-book makeover yesterday as shooting took place for Season 4 of the Fox TV series "Gotham." Its mid-season premiere is next week.

Yesterday the show's production team turned Lenox Avenue between 120th and 121st Streets into a scene s...

February 20, 2018

After a swirl of media coverage in Vogue, Page Six and WWD and an opening party last Thursday with guests including Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim, Teyana Taylor's Junie Bee Nails finally opened today on Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

A collaboration between the recordi...

February 16, 2018

Black Panther is finally here! Already getting rave reviews for, well, everything, the epic stars Chadwick Boseman as the panther mask-wearing superhero who fights evil in the high-tech (fictional) African nation of Wakanda.

With its stellar majority...

February 15, 2018

• Boxing trainer Reese Scott just opened Women's World of Boxing, New York's first all-women's boxing gym, and it's in East Harlem. "It's daunting going into a boxing gym," Scott told Eyewitness News. "They don't feel comfortable. If I don't feel comfort...

February 14, 2018

Two years behind schedule and $17 million over budget, the revamped George Washington Bridge Bus Station finally re-opened last May, making it easier for uptowners to access both the local commuter buses and the subway.

Since then, its retail ar...

February 13, 2018

Inwood's residents are already familiar with Choc NYC, their very own wonderland of jewel-like pastries, cakes and chocolate bon bons. But if you don't happen to live on the northern tip of Manhattan and crave a sweet-yet-sophisticated bite, then a visit to...

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