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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 30, 2019

Want to ride on the very same subway cars that inspired jazz great Billy Strayhorn to write "Take the A Train" in 1939?

For the next five Sundays–and for the price of a regular swipe–you can. The MTA is bringing back its holiday nostalgia trains on December 1, 8, 1...

November 29, 2019

Preparing to tackle your holiday shopping this weekend? Here are seven Harlem spots where you're sure to find loads of irresistible gifts. From south to north, they are:

1. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W 116th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves

Lined with...

November 26, 2019

Geisha Sushi, the first sushi spot to arrive in Hamilton Heights a little over five years ago, has moved next door–and will eventually grow in size.

The neighborhood pioneer, popular for its affordable sushi, sashimi, bento boxes as well as cocktails, wine and...

November 26, 2019

For the next few weekends Harlem will be bursting with holiday markets where you can check off everyone on your list. Schedule your time wisely, though, for they'll be gone in the blink of a Christmas tree light. Listed in chronological order (a few events run on multi...

November 25, 2019

The Harlem Tree Corner, on the southwest corner of Broadway and 145th Street, is back and officially open.

The first batch of trees arrived last night under the cover of darkness–2am to be precise–and are now neatly lined up on the sidewalk and ready for sale.

Decor...

November 22, 2019

It's the last weekend before the holidays–and all the attendant craziness–kick into high gear.

Why not spend it taking a stroll through the neighborhood and exploring the architectural gems throughout?

Here's a tip: start with these seven beautifully preserved stree...

November 21, 2019

Spectacular art, dance, music and more to brighten up your weekend–and you can only find it uptown:

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm; through March 22, 2020

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th St...

November 20, 2019

Don't worry about who's bringing the pie this Thanksgiving, because these local bakers have got your covered. From desserts made using old family recipes to the latest gourmet confections, there's a pie for every taste. Here's where to find them:...

November 19, 2019

The Studio Museum's old home on 125th Street may be closed while it builds its new David Adjaye-designed space, but that doesn't mean it's stopped putting out great art shows in the neighborhood.

Quite the opposite. The museum recently debuted two new exhibits featuring...

November 18, 2019

In April scaffolding appeared around 695 Lenox Avenue, the boarded-up building on the corner of 145th Street that once housed the Hotel Olga, the premiere hotel for African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance.

It was the first real sign the notable three-story...

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