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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

May 31, 2019

A free talk by the son of legendary lensman Art Kane of "Harlem 1958" fame, a season-closing classical music concert, and a monthlong celebration of the arts uptown.

Art Kane: Harlem 1958 presented by Harlem School of the Arts

Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas...

May 31, 2019

• The Lincoln Correctional Facility, an eight-story prison on Central Park North with views of the park and lower Manhattan, is closing and will be sold off in the next 90 days. Plenty of locals, like Jose Bryson, fear rents will rise. He also told the...

May 29, 2019

Two new waterside attractions are coming this summer to West Harlem Piers, the sunny park stretching from W 125th to W 135th Streets along the Hudson River: a floating cafe and boat tours of Upper Manhattan.

The Baylander Cafe, opening on the de...

May 28, 2019

Did you know you can hike from Central Park to Fort Tryon Park using a special green trail that connects through seven Northern Manhattan parks? Incredibly, very few city streets are involved.

It's called the Giraffe Path (named after the animal it resemb...

May 24, 2019

Harlem has a swanky new cocktail bar, and its soft opening is tonight.

Serving up a menu of 30 craft cocktails, Sugar Monk at 2292 Frederick Douglass Boulevard is the brainchild of two artists, Simon Jutras and Ektoras Binikos (also a mixologist at the no...

May 24, 2019

• A new spot called The Expat, serving "Southeast Asian pub grub," is coming to 195 Claremont Avenue between Riverside Drive and Tiemann Place in Morningside Heights. The owners are behind such other uptown eateries as The Handpulled Noodle and Tampopo Ramen. [New...

May 22, 2019

The Public Theater's free, open-air productions of Shakespeare in the Park are back for another summer, and kicking off the season is an inclusive "Much Ado About Nothing" that features an all-black cast (Danielle Brooks from "Orange Is the New Black" plays B...

May 21, 2019

The twenty-four goats brought by the Riverside Park Conservancy to tackle the park's invasive plants are finally here–and hungry.

At a festive inaugural event today packed with local politicians, residents, schoolchildren and reporters, the goats were introduced to...

May 20, 2019

Norma Miller, raised across the street from Harlem's legendary Savoy Ballroom and a star Lindy Hop dancer on its stage by the time she was a teenager, has died at the age of 99. Touring the U.S. in the 1930s and '40s with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and appearing in such mo...

May 17, 2019

Head to the fifth annual Harlem EatUp! festival in Morningside Park this weekend, then take your pick of these other fun events taking place around the neighborhood.

Harlem EatUp!

Morningside Park, W 112th St and Manhattan Ave

Sat, May 18 & Sun, May 19 12:30pm-5:30pm

Now i...

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