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April 30, 2018

The first two of nine new eateries slated to open this spring and summer in Hamilton Heights are finally here (and based on the number of papered-up storefronts in the neighborhood, even more will be joining these nine).

After a few weeks in soft-open mode, Bu...

April 27, 2018

In 2016 the City Fresh Market on East 116th Street was in danger of closing for good, much to the dismay of the community. But after a strong show of support–including a 2016 rally that attracted local politicians–the grocery store managed to hang on to its locati...

April 26, 2018

• Hillary Clinton stopped by the "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics" show at the Museum of the City of New York–and got to see her own Oscar de la Renta pantsuit that she wore when she was sworn in as New York's junior senator. [Museum...

April 25, 2018

Now in its eighth year, the Jane's Walk NYC festival invites you to explore the city's most fascinating corners via free guided walking tours–and, not surprisingly, Upper Manhattan has more than its fair share of gems.

Inspired by the work...

April 24, 2018

Africa is the theme at Harlem Stage next week, when three modern choreographers who were born on the continent share new and re-imagined works as part of E-Moves, the performing arts venue's signature dance series.

Each piece offers a different vision of Afric...

April 23, 2018

Mikaila Brown wants to be the Anthony Bourdain of fashion, exploring all the world's underappreciated shopping havens. "The same way [Bourdain] would say to you in Madrid, This is what they eat, this is why they eat it, this is where you should eat when you go to Madri...

April 20, 2018

Tomorrow is the two-year anniversary of Prince's tragic death, and although Paisley Park in Minnesota serves as a mecca for die-hard fans, visitors to Harlem can find a few places to honor the Purple One right here.

The Apollo Theater

Prince played the Apo...

April 19, 2018

• Harlem's proud jazz roots are on display at American Legion Post 398, a music-filled basement that's "one of the last authentic jazz venues in Harlem." [NY Times]

• Not done with sprinkling her magic this week, Beyoncé donated clothing from her Ivy Park line to t...

April 18, 2018

A colorful little pop-up selling vintage camping and hiking gear has opened inside the nine-month-old Steep Rock West Bouldering on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus.

Brooklyn-based Monroe Garden Vintage Outdoor Gear has taken over the bouldering...

April 17, 2018

Car Free Earth Day is now an annual event the Saturday before Earth Day when a few sections of the city are blissfully closed to traffic. Uptowners can take part in the exhaust-free fun this weekend on St. Nicholas Avenue between 181s...

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