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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

June 28, 2019

New York's massive Pride March is this Sunday at noon, but you don't have to get on a train if you don't want to–there are plenty of spots where you can celebrate uptown.

Start at Harlem Pride, marking its 10th anniversary, this Saturday, June 29 for an aftern...

June 25, 2019

The Mt. Morris Baths, once the only gay bathhouse in New York to admit African American men, has been closed since 2003.

But the basement of 1944 Madison Avenue, today the martial arts studio Sword Class NYC, still holds a few of its secrets.

A recent...

June 21, 2019

• Analyzing cell phone data and social media geotagging to figure out where to expand in New York, Chipotle recently narrowed its search down to Hamilton Heights and what's being called "Washington Heights South," two areas with growing populations of millennials. The...

June 6, 2019

• Today it's an unused bus depot, but in the 1660s a small plot of land in East Harlem was the only place where people of African descent could be buried. Known as the Harlem African Burial Ground, it is a space the city is hoping to turn into a cultural center and mem...

June 3, 2019

June is World Pride Month–marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots here in New York– and Harlem is joining in on the celebration in a big way. Here are some of the best Pride events to look for uptown:

Pride: Photographs of Stonewall...

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,...

September 19, 2018

The Boxers in Washington Heights (3820 Broadway at 159th Street) had its grand opening this past weekend, and uptown's new gay bar is already a hit, judging by the line in front on Friday night.

And it's not alone. Plywood is up around many Broadway storefront...

April 10, 2018

Earlier in the year the swanky 1950s took over Hamilton Heights, but now the grimy '80s are here. On the heels of Ed Norton's '50s-era film shoot for Motherless Brooklyn comes Ryan Murphy's circa-1980s production for his upcoming TV series Pose.

A musical drama in...

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