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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

April 29, 2019

If your idea of celebrating Cinco de Mayo–it's coming up this Sunday–involves a plate of soft, tasty tacos and a margarita or two to wash them down, you're in luck: Harlem's taco game is strong.

But there have been some changes to report since last May. Two sp...

April 26, 2019

Stroll down nine blissfully car-free blocks in Washington Heights, check out Mott Haven's cool new indie bookstore, and explore founding father Alexander Hamilton's garden–all this weekend.

Car Free Earth Day–Washington Heights

St. Nicholas Ave between 181st and 190th St...

April 26, 2019

• The city approved a plan to add bike lanes and other safety improvements to a dangerous stretch of Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 155th Streets. It is working around local Community Board 9, which has opposed the changes. One collision per day on this section of...

April 25, 2019

Two new spots–one focusing on wine, the other on craft beer–will be debuting on Broadway in Hamilton Heights.

Harlem Wine Room at 3454 Broadway between 140th and 141st Streets will offer wine from around the world as well as "the best carpaccio in Harlem," accordin...

April 24, 2019

It's the 20th anniversary of E-Moves, the dance series at Harlem Stage celebrating choreographers of color, and this year it's shining the spotlight on hip-hop and its ability to inspire.

The series' two programs–each running on separate weeks–will feature new...

April 22, 2019

Last week scaffolding appeared around 695 Lenox Avenue, the boarded-up building that once housed the Hotel Olga, the premiere hotel for African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. It was the first real sign that the historic three-story building on the corner of W...

April 19, 2019

Uptown Easter Egg Hunts

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (Central Harlem) and Pleasant Village Community Garden (East Harlem), Saturday, April 20 

Morningside Park (South Harlem) and Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden (Washington Heights), Sunday, April 2...

April 19, 2019

• Harlem's historic main street continues to boom. The commercial real estate company Colliers says it is “actively working with two big, international-name retailers looking at 125th Street." [NY Post]

• It turns out Hudson Yards raised $1.2 billion via a pro...

April 17, 2019

New York City may be cracking down on spots that serve CBD in their food and drinks, but selling packaged versions of the hemp product (aka acting as a third-party distributor) will remain legal.

Which is why the arrival of Come Back Daily, Harlem's first shop...

April 16, 2019

Hamilton Heights beer-and-burger spot The Draft House, which opened four years ago at 3473 Broadway between 141st and 142nd Streets, has shuttered without notice.

The space won't remain empty for long, however. Leaflets in front of the store announce the arrival of...

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