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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

March 31, 2018

Still haven't done your part to celebrate Women's History Month (which, as a reminder, ends tomorrow)? Here's an easy one: dine or order in from a woman-led restaurant.

Grubhub has made it super easy with a new initiative called RestaurantHER that works in a few ways. T...

March 29, 2018

• Hurray! Three East Harlem beauties were landmarked on Tuesday: the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics (formerly the Benjamin Franklin High School), the former Richard Webber Harlem Packing House, and the former Public School 109. (Photo: nyc.gov)


March 29, 2018

Do you like sushi? How about sweet plantains? If you said yes to both, it's time for you to check out MamaSushi. Plenty of fans are already flocking to this restaurant known for its Japanese food with a Caribbean twist, and its original location in Inwood has quickly s...

March 27, 2018

You could easily spend a few days making your way through the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Smithsonian museum that opened in Washington, D.C. in late 2016.

There is so much absorbing history to cover, from the barbaric years of th...

March 27, 2018

If you're an art lover, no visit to Washington, D.C. is now complete without a visit to see the utterly original Obama portraits, unveiled earlier this year at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

And if you're a fan of the Studio Museum in Harlem, uptown's muse...

March 23, 2018

Last night, an FDNY firefighter died while battling a blaze on the Harlem set of "Motherless Brooklyn." Two of his colleagues were seriously injured as well.

Firefighter Michael Davidson, 37, was the first to brave the flames, according to the New York Daily News. The f...

March 22, 2018

Atlas Obscura came out with a great piece about Regina Anderson, the impressive Harlem Renaissance librarian who hosted some of the most famous figures of the movement in her apartment on St. Nicholas Avenue. Later in her life–nevertheless, she persisted!–Anderson be...

March 20, 2018

It may not feel like it today, but spring is finally here! Looking for a way to celebrate the change of seasons once the weather finally catches up to the calendar? Why not sign up for a tour of the many colorful bird murals dotting Hamilton Heights and Washington Heig...

March 19, 2018

Now that three of uptown's five biggest museums have closed their galleries for renovations, it's a good time to go further afield looking for great art. Perfect in size–neither too big nor too small–and always free is the Bronx Museum.

Currently there's...

March 16, 2018

The changes to Manhattanville wrought by Columbia University's new campus, documented through evocative photos and interviews by Nathan Kensinger, is the subject of a fascinating essay in Curbed NY.

For decades this western patch of Harlem right...

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