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September 28, 2018

A spectacular fall weekend is coming up, so be sure to take advantage. Grab a banned book at the library, craft a customized bubble tea, then get outside at one of these events. Hope to see you there!​​

Little Red Lighthouse Fesitval

Saturday, September 29...

September 27, 2018

• From selling handmade soaps from a table on 125th Street to selling his company to Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever and pocketing $850 million, this is the story of Richelieu Dennis, the 49-year-old cofounder of Sundial Brands. [Forbes]

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September 27, 2018

The Renzo Piano-designed Forum, the third building to rise on Columbia's growing Manhattanville campus, opened today and will now begin serving as a university meeting area, conference center, and site for a variety of academic and public programs.

The ground...

September 24, 2018

The new "Joker" movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has started shooting around New York City, and with it has come a string of fun sightings.

The first real action was spotted in Harlem last week. The film's production vans, filled with props including dummies of...

September 21, 2018

So many things to check out this weekend, so little time–from a dance festival in the empty Highbridge Park pool to the new Das Bronx lager at the Bronx Brewery. Hope to see you there!

Mott Haven Bagel & Barista

Open 7 days a week, 6am-5pm

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September 21, 2018

• Arthur Mitchell, the groundbreaking ballet star who co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem and "showed the way for black dancers," died yesterday at the age of 84. As the news spread, the Apollo Theater paid tribute on its iconic marquee. Earlier this year the Wallac...

September 19, 2018

The Boxers in Washington Heights (3820 Broadway at 159th Street) had its grand opening this past weekend, and uptown's new gay bar is already a hit, judging by the line in front on Friday night.

And it's not alone. Plywood is up around many Broadway storefront...

September 18, 2018

Harlem is becoming quite the destination for stars looking to drop their most recent sneaker collabs, fashion collections, and more.

Last Friday A$AP Rocky was the latest big name to head uptown, this time for the launch of the new skate sneaker he d...

September 17, 2018

Did you catch last week's great piece on the late-summer fish fry in The New York Times? It explained the significance of these gatherings in the African-American community, for whom fried fish dinners have been a tradition since the era of slavery.


September 14, 2018

New York City beaches closed for the summer last weekend, but that doesn't mean you should stop going. In fact, some of the most popular shorefront destinations have a completely different set of attractions once the lifeguards have left for the season.

Take O...

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