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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

January 29, 2020

Harlem is getting its very own Krispy Kreme shop—one of a handful coming to New York this year.

The iconic doughnut brand, which announced it was building a 4,500-square-foot Times Square flagship last year, has decided to add five more stores to the city in 2020....

January 29, 2020

Wouldn't it be nice to celebrate the end of Dry January–the monthlong break from booze coming to a close this weekend–not with a string of mediocre drinks, but with one great cocktail?

Luckily, Harlem has an increasingly wide array of intimate bars where you c...

January 28, 2020

Harlem, we have a new mini art district.

After 18 years in Chelsea, the Claire Oliver Gallery has moved to the ground floor of a four-story brick townhouse at 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard between W 134th and W 135th Streets.

It joins two other new art...

January 27, 2020

This year Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, a notoriously difficult day to find reservations at a sought-after spot. And if the restaurant is small, the odds of getting a table are even harder.

So with less than three weeks before the romantic holiday, here's a reminde...

January 24, 2020

Want to hear what the future holds for Morningside Park after last month's tragic incident that led to Barnard student Tessa Majors' death?

Come to the Morningside Park Community Forum next Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30pm at the Police Athletic League, 441 Man...

January 23, 2020

There's hardly any signage outside and you can't sit down to eat, but, yes, Maria Piadina is open.

The new Italian spot at 128 Hamilton Place between 142nd and 143rd Streets is a delivery-friendly "concept" with a menu by chef Roberto Passon, who owns...

January 22, 2020

Fairway is apparently in some trouble.

Last night, the New York Post reported that the beloved New York grocer is planning to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

This would mean the supermarket chain would close all 14 of its stores, including the huge Harlem loc...

January 21, 2020

Harlem's signs, whether they're neon, flashing with bright bulbs, painted by hand or issued by the city, are a part of what make the neighborhood such a special place.


A captivating blend of old and new, some are lovingly restored remnants...

January 18, 2020

The forecast says snow, meaning it's the perfect weekend for grabbing a hot chocolate and walking in a winter wonderland. Here's where to indulge uptown:

Little Bean Coffee

111 Central Park North at Lenox Ave

This indie cafe is just across the street from Lasker Rink...

January 17, 2020

Harlem's the perfect place to find events that celebrate the civil rights giant in big ways and small:

Celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Sugar Hill Children's Museum, 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th St

Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19

A conc...

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