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June 29, 2018

Sushi Sushi has moved about seven blocks north from Morningside Heights to Manhattanville in Harlem. The mini sushi chain–there's also one on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village–relocated from 54 Tiemann Place to 1504 Amsterdam Avenue (near 134th Street) a month...

June 28, 2018

• On Sunday, Netflix ran a much-buzzed-about ad during the BET Awards called "A Great Day in Hollywood," featuring the many black artists–from Spike Lee to Laverne Cox–who work for the streaming company. The shoot was inspired by "A Great Day in Harlem," Art Kane's cla...

June 28, 2018

Not only did all of New York City's public pools open today, but five special Cool Pools also made their debut.

As part of a pilot program, the city's Parks Department gave a makeover straight out of HGTV to five outdoor pools, one in each borough. Harlem's...

June 26, 2018

Over the years, Hamilton Heights artist Tom Sanford has found plenty of inspiration in the residents of the Harlem enclave where he has lived since 2002. So when his friend Avi Gitler, owner of the local art gallery Gitler & _, invited him to exhibit some recent work t...

June 25, 2018

As was nicely documented when it first premiered in the fall of 2017, HBO's "The Deuce" used a number of blocks in Washington Heights as stand-ins for New York in the 1970s.

The series' design team did an almost uncanny job recreating a gritty Times Square whe...

June 22, 2018

Harlem's bulletproof hero is back!

Season 2 of "Luke Cage" is out today on Netflix.

Naturally, the uptown marvel's neighborhood features prominently in the show again.

"The character of Harlem is as important to the story as any of us," said actor Mike Col...

June 21, 2018

• Here's a fun walking tour of Broadway, with a rare focus on the northern stretch. It's led by Fran Leadon, a City College architecture professor and the author of a new book, “Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles.” Even though Hamilton Grange is loc...

June 20, 2018

Tomorrow, June 21, is the longest day of the year–hurray! To help the city celebrate, the 12th annual Make Music New York is bringing jazz, hip hop, folk, punk, opera and much more to a sidewalk or park near you.

The day-long music festival...

June 18, 2018

These days there are so many new coffee shops in Harlem, it can be hard to stand out. But Common Good Harlem, a cafe set to open in July on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 149th Street, has a sure plan: it will be the first spot in Upper Manhattan to serve n...

June 15, 2018

Take a walk along the northern edge of Marcus Garvey Park and you're bound to catch sight of a mysterious new structure resembling a massive bird's nest. Head around to the eastern section and you'll pass another large arrangement of branches, this one resembling a gro...

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