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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

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 8, 2020

If you're looking to recreate the now-famous "Joker" stairs scene–the one in which Joaquin Phoenix's character dances down a set of steep city steps–you'll need to head to W 167th Street between Shakespeare and Anderson Avenues in the Highbridge section of the Bronx....

December 31, 2019

Noteworthy new restaurants, bars and coffee shops kept opening this year in Harlem and beyond–almost too many to count. Here's a shortlist, divided into a few handy categories:

[Updated 1/7/2020]

Restaurants with star chefs

Big-name chefs were behind a trio of the m...

December 11, 2019

It's getting to be an increasingly common sight: subway commuters getting off the train in Harlem, Washington Heights and beyond, carrying bulging Trader Joe's bags in each hand.

It seems that like the rest of New York, people who live up...

December 9, 2019

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's holiday gift guides rolling out every Monday this holiday season.

Last week's featured objects with a touch of "Harlem"–yes, literally.​​​​​​

Up next? Back by popular demand, gifts for those...

November 20, 2019

Don't worry about who's bringing the pie this Thanksgiving, because these local bakers have got your covered. From desserts made using old family recipes to the latest gourmet confections, there's a pie for every taste. Here's where to find them:...

November 15, 2019

• A new report by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on the city's always-shifting creative economy reveals that people working in creative industries like film and the performing arts are leaving neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side and moving to more affordable areas...

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...

October 31, 2019

• Keith Haring's recently renovated "Crack Is Wack" mural in East Harlem reopened to the public last weekend. [Hyperallergic]

 Chef  JJ Johnson's new fast-casual rice concept Fieldtrip is a New York Times Critic's Pick. [NY Times]

• Many East Harlemites w...

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...

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