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July 31, 2018

Yesterday the Bronx got its first dockless bike share program courtesy of Jump, an Uber-owned company that is testing 200 electric bikes in the Fordham area for the next four months. (Citi Bike's dockless bikes are also coming there in a few weeks.)

Although I don't liv...

July 31, 2018

For the August issue of Vogue, the magazine didn't have to go far to find the beautiful locations featured in its main fashion story.

Shot by famed documentary photographer Martin Parr, the 12-page spread entitled "Seize the Day" follows a parade of models wearing the l...

July 27, 2018

If you're a New Yorker whose weekend plans involve getting into a car and heading to points south, west or north, there's a good chance you'll find yourself driving "under the apartments," as they're often called in traffic reports.

Also known as the "Bridge A...

July 27, 2018

• Harlem Week, which is actually more of a month, starts this Sunday with the day-long "A Great Day in Harlem" festival at the U.S. Grant National Memorial Park–look for dance performances, a gospel concert, and more–and runs through the end of August. Other fun event...

July 26, 2018

Judi Desire, founder of the 11-month-old Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy, is on a mission to promote bicycle riding throughout Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

To achieve her goal, this Harlemite dreams up fun group rides that encourage people to expl...

July 24, 2018

Love exploring the foods of New York but haven't made it to the Bronx yet? You'll get your chance this weekend at the Bronx Night Market, a new monthly food festival that will take your tastebuds on a ride through the Boogie Down and beyond.

Organizers Marco S...

July 24, 2018

Season 2 of "The Tick," the Amazon series based on the 1980s comic book character, has been shooting all over New York City this spring and summer, including Bayside, Queens, and Harlem.

Last Thursday the production resurfaced in Upper Manhattan, using a perenniall...

July 20, 2018

Since it opened in February, Harlem Chocolate Factory has been rolling out all sorts of mouthwatering handcrafted treats, from Champagne-infused truffles to sweet-and-salty chocolate "pretzato" clusters.

Now that summer's in full swing, there's finally ice cre...

July 20, 2018

• Did you know that jazz great Billy Strayhorn–who famously composed "Take the A Train" for the Duke Ellington orchestra–lived at 315 Convent Avenue? Discover those details and more in this fun guide to Hamilton Heights. [amNY]

• Large, afforda...

July 17, 2018

Long-planned but slow to change on the street level, Manhattanville's burgeoning Factory District is now really starting to transform before our very eyes.

Not only are the final two developments by Janus Property Company coming along quickly, but more ne...

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