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August 8, 2019

• About 1,900 market-rate rentals in East Harlem and Roosevelt Island–all in former Mitchell-Lama properties like The Heritage, above–will be converted back into affordable apartments. [Curbed NY]

• "Motherless Brooklyn," the Ed Norton movie filmed throughout Harlem las...

July 22, 2019

The dog days of summer are officially here, and The Curious Uptowner will be posting on an abbreviated schedule for the next few weeks. In the meantime, try out these warm-weather ideas below or simply scroll through the archives—there’s plenty to discover either way.


July 17, 2019

Upper Manhattan's Citi Bike drought is finally coming to an end, most likely by next year.

Yesterday the de Blasio administration and Lyft, the parent company of Citi Bike, announced the new boundaries of the bike share's planned expansion over the next five years, and...

June 4, 2019

The big-screen adaptation of "In the Heights," Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical, began filming this week on location in Inwood and Washington Heights–the very same neighborhood where the original play is based.

Fans who hope...

May 31, 2019

A free talk by the son of legendary lensman Art Kane of "Harlem 1958" fame, a season-closing classical music concert, and a monthlong celebration of the arts uptown.

Art Kane: Harlem 1958 presented by Harlem School of the Arts

Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas...

May 28, 2019

Did you know you can hike from Central Park to Fort Tryon Park using a special green trail that connects through seven Northern Manhattan parks? Incredibly, very few city streets are involved.

It's called the Giraffe Path (named after the animal it resemb...

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...

May 10, 2019

• At approximately 25,000 square feet, Target's just-announced Washington Heights location–coming to 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in 2020–will likely be one of its small-format stores selling a select mix of food, clothing and beauty. Its corporate site ex...

March 14, 2019

• In the latest affordable housing lottery news: You can now try joining a waitlist for the 89 below market-rate apartments at El Barrio's Artspace PS 109. Applications are due April 11, and the waitlist will be active for two years. [Patch]

• T...

March 7, 2019

• For the next month you can travel back in time to the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance via the glamorous studio portraits of photographer James Van Der Zee, famed for capturing the lives of black New Yorkers from the 1920s to the 1950s. Photo: James Van Der Zee,...

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