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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

March 30, 2019

It's that time of year again. Participatory Budgeting NYC is back, giving you a chance to vote on a range of capital projects in your district, including upgrades to schools, parks, libraries and public housing. Those with the most votes in each district are guaranteed...

March 28, 2019

• Safe street advocates joined New York City Council Member Mark Levine at a vigil for Erica Imbasciani, the young woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hamilton Heights over the weekend. They have been voicing their support for a redesign of Amsterdam Avenue...

March 27, 2019

Part historical examination, part magical fashion exhibit, Haitian-born artist Fabiola Jean-Louis's new show at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx reimagines the past through a series of beautiful, if haunting, portraits–and the paper gowns the models wear....

March 26, 2019

Three stylish Harlem brands are coming to always-fun burger spot Harlem Shake for a night of eating and shopping.

Clothing and home line Royal Jelly Harlem, luxury candle purveyor The 125 Collection, and skincare label Hamlin Apothecary will be there to make you Si...

March 25, 2019

It's back! The Kit Film Noir Festival is returning to Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts for the second year in a row. And just like last year, it's open to the public.

"Into the Night: Cornell Woolrich and Film Noir" focuses on the work of short story master Cornel...

March 22, 2019

In the space of just a few months, two destination-worthy new bakeries have opened in East Harlem–and both are close to excellent free art, making for a perfect afternoon in El Barrio.

Start off at Pabade Bakery, which debuted in January at 135 E 110th Street. Chef and...

March 22, 2019

• Harlem churches with dwindling congregations are struggling with the area's development boom–Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church on East 126th Street, set to be demolished and replaced by condos, being the latest. Some churches have found success leasing (...

March 20, 2019

Now that spring is here and we're all itching to get outside, it's a good time to check in and see what's new at Harlem's historic parks, the neighborhood's four leafy jewels with exciting projects in various stages of development. Look out for restored landmarks, refu...

March 19, 2019

It's an opportunity that doesn't come around every day: a treasure trove of vintage portraits by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee is now up at the Howard Greenberg Gallery.

A photographer who opened his first studio in Harlem in 1918, Van D...

March 18, 2019

Harlem is like a living museum of 20th-century black history, where a walk down almost any block reveals a plaque, mural, statue or street name honoring a celebrated African-American.

Do a bit of extra digging and you'll find that many of the homes where these famo...

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