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September 30, 2019

The Epix series "Godfather of Harlem," starring Forest Whitaker as infamous 1960s crime boss Bumpy Johnson, is finally out and getting solid reviews for its performances and high production values.

Harlemites got to preview the striking sets last fall and wint...

September 27, 2019

There's something for everyone this weekend–and most of it is free–including outdoor movies, music, art and, yes, jousting and jesters. Here's where to find the fun:

Movies Under the Stars: "Claudine"

Marcus Garvey Park

Friday, Sept 27 at 7pm; Free

Bring a blank...

September 26, 2019

• The MTA Board unanimously approved its $51.5 billion capital plan for 2020-2024, which includes funding for three new subway stations in East Harlem as part of the Second Avenue subway extension. [CNBC]

• The Africa Center will get $25 million in donations t...

September 25, 2019

Fall in New York is for exercising outdoors. Sunny days accompanied by cooler temperatures mean that conditions are ideal for putting sneaker to pavement.

And if you live uptown–an area known for its many neighborhoods with the word "Heights" in them–you'...

September 24, 2019

As summer turns to fall, apple picking at one of the many orchards surrounding the city might be at the top of your weekend plans.

But if you're pressed for time, here's another option: Head to Convent Avenue and 144th Street and marvel at the apple tree in the fro...

September 23, 2019

Climate Week NYC kicks off today, making it the perfect time to ask yourself what you can do to protect the environment. Yes, you.

As it turns out, it's not that hard. There are a number of relatively painless–and truly effective–green steps you can take immediately and...

September 20, 2019

• Here's why the closing of the McDonald's on 125th Street and Broadway–part of Columbia University's expansion into Manhattanville–"hurts." [Gothamist]

• New details have been revealed about the twin towers going up at 233 West 125th Street, aka the Victoria Theater re...

September 18, 2019

The Central Park Conservancy today unveiled its design for a brand new pool and rink coming to the north end of Central Park.

The $150 million project, the Conservancy's biggest ever, is a joint undertaking with the city, which is contributing a third of the...

September 12, 2019

Happy Ethiopian New Year!

An African country with ancient roots, Ethiopia follows a calendar similar to the old Julian one, traditionally celebrating the start of the New Year on September 11 (or 12, if it's a leap year).

To mark the holiday, why not visit one of Ha...

September 10, 2019

Lately there's been a steady drip of news coming from Columbia University regarding its growing Manhattanville campus–not to mention the school's tantalizing new retail announcements in Morningside Heights. 

Here's what you may have missed this summer, starting with the...

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