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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

June 28, 2019

New York's massive Pride March is this Sunday at noon, but you don't have to get on a train if you don't want to–there are plenty of spots where you can celebrate uptown.

Start at Harlem Pride, marking its 10th anniversary, this Saturday, June 29 for an aftern...

June 27, 2019

• Norman Foster–the architect behind New York's Hearst Tower and London's "Gherkin"–is designing a new two-story boathouse on the Harlem River for Row New York, a non-profit that offers rowing training and academic support to kids of all backgrounds. [...

June 27, 2019

Thanks to the return of the NYC Parks Department's Cool Pool initiative, Harlem now has two brightly renovated outdoor pools to dip into this summer.

Last year it was the Sheltering Arms Pool at W 129th Street that got the Cool Pool treatment, this year it's W...

June 25, 2019

The Mt. Morris Baths, once the only gay bathhouse in New York to admit African American men, has been closed since 2003.

But the basement of 1944 Madison Avenue, today the martial arts studio Sword Class NYC, still holds a few of its secrets.

A recent...

June 24, 2019

Urban Umbrella, the industry-disrupting scaffolding company that began prettifying New York sidewalks in 2017, has finally made its way up to Harlem.

Its signature white scaffolding–resembling a series of Art Nouveau umbrellas–recently went up around the Greater Zion Hi...

June 21, 2019

It's the first day of summer, and uptown is ready! Check out these three events where you can kick off the season right with music, shopping and bites.

Make Music New York on East 125

E 125th St between Fifth and Lexington Aves

Fri, June 21 from 3pm

Celebrate the...

June 21, 2019

• Analyzing cell phone data and social media geotagging to figure out where to expand in New York, Chipotle recently narrowed its search down to Hamilton Heights and what's being called "Washington Heights South," two areas with growing populations of millennials. The...

June 20, 2019

The latest artist to take over the famed Bowery Wall on Houston Street is Queen Andrea (aka Andrea von Bujdoss), the New York-based graffiti artist known for her neon-bright murals with an old-school hip hop vibe.

Her new mural–urging us to "Believe" and "Love More" in...

June 17, 2019

Chef Russell Jackson, a longtime West Coast restaurateur as well as Food Network star and the founder of the long-running underground supper club known as SubCulture Dining, is gearing up to open his seventh restaurant–and in Harlem, no less....

June 14, 2019

New Yorkers have until Sunday, June 23 to enjoy this year's Sing for Hope pianos–the 50 artist-designed pianos placed temporarily in parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs.

Haven't had a chance to tickle the ivories in public just yet? Head strai...

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