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May 31, 2018

• Streetbird Rotisserie is now the third Harlem business in recent weeks to surprise its fans by closing, joining Morningside Coffee and Artist & Craftsman Supply (A&C won't actually shut its doors until June 8). Chef Marcus Samuelsson's casual...

May 30, 2018

Celebrating all things art and culture in northern Manhattan, the 16th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll is here–and it's vast, stretching from 135th Street in Harlem all the way to 220th Street in Inwood at the tippy top of the island.

Whether it's a concert–jazz, ba...

May 29, 2018

Ambitious beer joints keep multiplying in Harlem, and two more are getting ready to join them. This duo will be close enough to each other that you'll soon be able to plan a serious new–albeit mini–Central Harlem beer crawl. Here's where to go and what to look for:...

May 24, 2018

• Barrier-breaking fashion legend André Leon Talley was at the Schomburg Center on Tuesday night to attend a screening of The Gospel According to André, filmmaker Kate Novack's new documentary about his life. According to a profile in the...

May 24, 2018

From national chains looking to make their first move in Harlem to local businesses opening their next neighborhood joint, there are quite a few expansions currently underway uptown. From south to north, here are the ones generating the most buzz:

Ta...

May 22, 2018

Pop into any of Harlem's growing number of excellent wine stores and you'll find that rosé season is already in full swing. Front-of-store displays–from lilac-filled tables to rustic carts–are piled high with bottles of what's become the unofficial drink of summer.

An e...

May 21, 2018

One of the top moments of the royal wedding had to be watching young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason perform three moving pieces–including Maria Theresia von Paradis' "Sicilienne" and Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria"–for the guests inside St George's Chapel (top photo via...

May 18, 2018

The weather has been a tad soggy lately, but Summer on the Hudson is already in full swing up and down Riverside Park.

This weekend the river-hugging West Harlem Piers at 125th Street will host the Sweet Spot Music + Art Festival. The afternoon has a West Afri...

May 17, 2018

• U2 will play the Apollo Theater in June. Here's your chance to hear "Angel of Harlem" in Harlem (how could they not sing it?), although you have to be a SiriusXM subscriber to get tickets. [NY Post]

• "Creating Spaces," a two-day auction...

May 17, 2018

A string of Tiffany & Co. ads featuring Elle Fanning recently surfaced on a quiet block in Hamilton Heights–not the first part of Harlem you'd think the luxury jeweler would pick to unveil the campaign for its new Tiffany Paper Flowers line.

But a d...

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