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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

August 30, 2019

There's no better way to squeeze the last bit of summer out of the weekend than by spending it outdoors. Here are five fun ways to do so–and each is one-hundred percent The Curious Uptowner-approved:

1. Say farewell to Riverside Park's goats. Earlier this summer Ri...

August 30, 2019

• A Harlem house of worship in a prime location–La Hermosa Christian Church on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street–is seeking approval for a 33-story residential building with about 50 affordable units. [Curbed NY]

• Last weekend President Donald Trump tweeted a...

August 28, 2019

In what is now a yearly tradition, some of the best street artists in the world gathered in East Harlem last weekend for the 39th Annual Graffiti Hall of Fame meetup.

For two days, legendary muralists including BG183, Bio and Nicer brought their spray can...

August 27, 2019

It took a pair of brothers with a forward-thinking attitude, but it finally happened. The ground floor of the long-empty Corn Exchange Building at 81 East 125th Street has a new tenant: the Ginjan Cafe.

And it checks all the boxes: It's a small business o...

August 26, 2019

Trailblazer Althea Gibson's statue is being unveiled at the U.S. Open today, honoring the tennis champion's many historic achievements.

Gibson was not only the first African-American to compete in the U.S. Open, but the first black player to win a Grand Slam (the F...

August 23, 2019

After years of little-to-no retail activity–Spirit Halloween, we hardly knew ye–the front entrance of the former Hamilton Theater at 3560 Broadway has been divided into two storefronts and is now undergoing renovations.

Spectrum is coming to the north space, b...

August 22, 2019

• Hudson River Community Sailing, a center offering affordable sailing lessons in Inwood, invites locals to sail for free for one hour during special community days. [NY Times]

• An Associated supermarket is coming to the old Payless space at 3805 Br...

August 21, 2019

It was closed for most of the summer–for a while there was even a "for lease" sign in the window–but now the Harlem location of artisanal ice cream shop Mikey Likes It is back in business.

An employee at the pop-culture themed ice cream parlor at 2500 Frederick Douglass...

August 19, 2019

Season 3 of Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" premieres later this year– December 6 to be precise–but the show hasn't wrapped yet, continuing to film throughout New York.

Today the cast and crew of the popular TV series headed to Harlem.

Dressed in period costume...

August 19, 2019

Harlem Restaurant Week kicks off today, and this year the event–originally launched in 2010–unites businesses from Central, West and East Harlem for the very first time.

For the following two weeks, up to 40 restaurants will be offering special prix fixe menus and dishe...

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