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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

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...

October 17, 2019

There are two types of wine, explains Leonel Arias, the owner of a bright new wine shop in Hamilton Heights: The kind you recognize from, say, a Super Bowl commercial, and the kind you've never heard of.

The latter–the wine with little-to-no marketin...

October 1, 2019

Bookmark these four fun Halloween events in Harlem, then start planning your pup's costume, a float-worthy jack o'lantern, and more.

Crypt Crawls: Spotlight on Halloween

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Friday, Oct 25 and Satur...

August 7, 2019

When City College students return later this month, they'll find a tempting new spot to grab a tasty (and filling) drink: Tidal Tea, a just-opened bubble tea shop across the street from the main campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 135th Street.

Offering more than 30 types of...

July 9, 2019

The year is now more than half over, and it's clear that Hamilton Heights remains one of uptown's fastest-evolving neighborhoods. Three ambitious places to eat and drink have opened in the last six months, and more are coming soon. Here's a quick rundown:...

December 12, 2018

The area around City College in Hamilton Heights hasn't always been a hotbed of good food, but that's starting to change. Now you can choose from a handful of terrific restaurants for a sit-down meal–OsoFumo and The Grange quickly come to mind–as...

November 14, 2018

Earlier this year an astounding number of new restaurants seemed poised to debut in Hamilton Heights. A few months later, an Asian cuisine boomlet looked ready to follow.

Of course, opening a dining spot isn't necessarily a linear process–especially...

October 31, 2018

Still no Halloween plans? Here are some fun events taking place tonight–no reservations needed:

Halloween Scarefest at City College


For the first time ever, City College is offering free-to-the-public guided tours of its secret tunnels. The school is a neo-Gothic...

October 17, 2018

The Harlem Renaissance–the famous flowering of African-American music, art, literature, and thought–had its start about 100 years ago, right as World War I was coming to a close.

Now Harlem Renaissance 100, a project led by Harlem-based tour operator Harlem One Stop, is...

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