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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 12, 2019

New York is bursting with Instagrammable places like the Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square. Unfortunately, they're also frequently packed with tourists.

Prefer not to follow the pack? Take your camera to Upper Manhattan, which has just as many photo-worthy spots as...

November 4, 2019

The film adaptation of "Passing," a novella by Harlem Renaissance author Nella Larsen, was shooting in Harlem today.

Directed by Rebecca Hall, the movie stars Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson.

Set in 1920s Harlem, the story focuses on two light-skinned childhood friends who...

October 27, 2019

Now that Halloween is less than a week away, it's the perfect time to take a walk through some of Harlem's prettiest neighborhoods and get into the holiday spirit. Choose one–or all–and don't just admire the gorgeous architecture, but the creatively spooky decor while...

October 22, 2019

The area around Strivers' Row has seen an influx of boutique businesses in the last few years, including a popular spin studio, an artisanal chocolate shop, an art gallery and a number of ambitious restaurants.

But what it has lacked so far is a room...

October 20, 2019

Earlier this year Citi Bike announced plans to double its service area, including all of Upper Manhattan.

As part of the expansion, the bike share program is now turning to the section of Harlem between 130th and 155th Streets.

To help with bike station locatio...

October 18, 2019

From a Day-of-the-Dead-inspired musical procession in East Harlem to a chance to enter some of uptown's typically closed-off landmarks, there's lots of great stuff to check out this weekend. Take your pick from these four standout events:

Congo in Harlem...

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...

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

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...

July 19, 2019

To beat the heat over the next three days–temperatures are expected to climb to 96 degrees on Saturday and Sunday–the city is extending pool hours to 8pm in all Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools. That's one full hour longer.

Above 96th Street, there are...

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