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November 29, 2018

• Big news, folks. Lyft, the parent company of Citi Bike, has agreed to dramatically expand the city's popular bike share program, promising to invest $100 million and double the service area. Although the new boundaries haven't been determined yet, there are strong hi...

November 29, 2018

For the next few weekends Harlem will be bursting with holiday markets where you can check off everyone on your list. Schedule your time wisely, though, for they'll be gone in the blink of a Christmas tree light. Listed in chronological order (a few events run on multi...

November 28, 2018

Looking for a refresh button on the usual holiday fare? Look no further than these uptown productions putting a clever spin on three Christmas classics.

A Christmas Carol in Harlem

Aaron Davis Hall at CCNY, Nov 25-Dec 8

Based on the Charles Dickens novel, this w...

November 26, 2018

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's four holiday gift guides rolling out over the next month. This Monday's theme? Gifts designed, conceived and written by some of uptown's most famous denizens. These folks sure have been busy!...

November 21, 2018

As the biggest food holiday of the year approaches, you might be wondering how to help a neighbor who can't afford groceries or doesn't have access to hot meals. 

Thankfully, a number of organizations offer lists of soup kitchens and food pantries. Here a...

November 19, 2018

Change may be synonymous with New York, but the current construction boom in Harlem and its surroundings–a historic area that has long looked much the same–has been positively dizzying. Just so you're not completely disoriented, here's what to expect from three skyline...

November 16, 2018

So many great things to see and do uptown, and never enough time. Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Harlem Chamber Players Annual Bach Concert

Friday, November 16, 7pm

One of the Harlem Chamber Players' most popular annual concerts is finally here. Tonight's pe...

November 15, 2018

• Marvel comics legend Stan Lee, who died on Monday at age 95, grew up in Washington Heights, living for a time on Fort Washington Avenue. "On Saturdays I could walk...to the Loews theater on 175th Street and Broadway," he once reminisced to the New York Times. The nei...

November 14, 2018

Earlier this year an astounding number of new restaurants seemed poised to debut in Hamilton Heights. A few months later, an Asian cuisine boomlet looked ready to follow.

Of course, opening a dining spot isn't necessarily a linear process–especially...

November 14, 2018

Jackie Robinson Park–one of Harlem's four magnificent historic parks–is getting ready for its $4.4 million makeover.

The ten-block city landmark was recently selected to be a part of the city's Parks Without Borders program, which aims to make eight deserving parks...

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