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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 3, 2019

Greek street food spot Whaddapita opened near City College at the end of last year, then abruptly shuttered over the summer, announcing it would undergo renovations.

Now, after a black paint job and a revamped menu, the restaurant at 1625 Amsterdam Avenue has reope...

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 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 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 11, 2019

By now, most people who have been curious enough to try Popeyes' chicken sandwich–the one it famously ran out of in August and resumed selling last week–have done so. Yes, that includes Justin Bieber.

The sandwich, complete with pickles and a smear of mayo on a toa...

October 30, 2019

Improvements to the infrastructure surrounding Montefiore Square in Hamilton Heights have been underway since the fall of 2016.

But last week the city held an official event announcing the $15.5 million capital project to renovate and expand the park–and also gave...

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 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

• HBO just released the trailer for its documentary about The Apollo, packed with gorgeous archival footage. It comes out November 6th. [Gothamist]


• Bronx-based artist Vinnie Bagwell's proposed 18-foot winged angel was chosen to replace the controversial statue o...

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...

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