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February 28, 2019

The corner of Macombs Place and 150th Street–just off Frederick Douglass Boulevard–is about to become quite the destination.

The first reason is already here: Pizza by Lucille's. The step-above slice joint is the latest venture from Matthew Trebek (the son of ...

February 26, 2019

See you later, Chelsea. Hello, Harlem!

The Claire Oliver Gallery, formerly located in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district, is moving on up to 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

The ground-floor Harlem space, right next door to coffee shop Proof (f...

February 25, 2019

However you feel about Green Book winning best picture last night, don't miss out on learning more about the travel guide it's named after–and peeking inside its pages.

A directory for blacks traveling through segregated mid-century America, the book was...

February 22, 2019

Here's an idea for the weekend: hit the pavement and go on The Curious Uptowner's DIY walking tour of Harlem's inspirational black monuments. From point A to F it should take you about an hour and a half on foot. Not only is it an amazing opportunity to explore th...

February 22, 2019

• A housing lottery is under way for 38 affordable apartments at 847 St. Nicholas Avenue, a new brick building in the lovely Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Northwest Historic District; the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the previous property owner, will have...

February 21, 2019

If you've been praying to Zeus for real Greek food to arrive uptown, it's been working: In the space of a few months two new Greek restaurants have opened in Upper Manhattan.

First came Whaddapita, which debuted late last year at 1625 Amsterdam Avenue in Hamilton Height...

February 19, 2019

Artist Rico Gatson's mesmerizing new subway mosaics may be located in the Bronx–the 167th Street Station on the B and D lines, to be precise–but they happen to feature a handful of true Harlem icons: writers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde, musician Tito Puente and poet...

February 16, 2019

If your idea of fun is climbing to the highest point in any given area–and you still haven't been to the one in Manhattan–here's your next field trip: Bennett Park.

Directly outside the Fort Washington Avenue exit of the 181 Street station (A line), this well-tended par...

February 15, 2019

• A documentary about the Apollo Theater–called, you guessed it, "The Apollo"–will kick off this year's Tribeca Film Festival. It'll debut at the iconic theater on April 24. [Variety]

• After images of a Gucci balaclava resembling blackface surfaced onlin...

February 14, 2019

It's back! Harlem Perspectives, an exhibit celebrating artists who live and work uptown, has returned to Faction Art Projects for the second year in a row.

Co-curated this year by Leanne Stella of uptown arts initiative Art In FLUX, the show highlights the wo...

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