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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

October 23, 2019

An immersive outdoor light installation, a roaming production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and a mass inspired by the life and music of Beyoncé–all free and in Harlem today and tomorrow.


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Public Plaza at the Columbia University Lenfest Cente...

October 11, 2019

Columbia's Manhattanville expansion continues with the just-disclosed purchase of 3300 Broadway between W 133rd and W 134th Streets for $33.6 million, reported yesterday in the Commercial Observer.

The three-story industrial building belonged to the family of self-stora...

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 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 if you were busy this summer,...

August 16, 2019

• A new food hall is coming to Columbia's Manhattanville campus next summer, with possible vendors offering Spanish tapas, Sicilian-style pizza and Israeli hummus. The food court will be located in the glassy new Jerome L. Greene Science Center at 3227 Broadway and W 1...

May 17, 2019

• Troubled waterfront restaurant La Marina doesn't have the permits to re-open by Memorial Day, according to lawyers for the city's Parks Department. [The City]

• Norma Miller, the "Queen of Swing," recently died at the age of 99. Born in Harlem, she was a member of the...

March 25, 2019

It's back! The Kit Film Noir Festival is returning to Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts for the second year in a row. And just like last year, it's open to the public.

"Into the Night: Cornell Woolrich and Film Noir" focuses on the work of short story master Cornel...

March 22, 2019

• Harlem churches with dwindling congregations are struggling with the area's development boom–Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church on East 126th Street, set to be demolished and replaced by condos, being the latest. Some churches have found success leasing (...

March 14, 2019

Dear Mama's huge, atrium-like coffee bar in Manhattanville is up and running–but what you see here now is only the beginning.

Occupying the glassy southwest corner of Columbia's new Renzo Piano-designed science building, the sunny, plant-filled spot is the second outpos...

February 21, 2019

If you've been praying to Zeus for real Greek food to arrive uptown, it's been working: In the space of a few months two new Greek restaurants have opened in Upper Manhattan.

First came Whaddapita, which debuted late last year at 1625 Amsterdam Avenue in Hamilton Height...

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