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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

January 22, 2020

Fairway is apparently in some trouble.

Last night, the New York Post reported that the beloved New York grocer is planning to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

This would mean the supermarket chain would close all 14 of its stores, including the huge Harlem loc...

January 16, 2020

Lately it feels like there's a buzzy new restaurant, coffee shop or bar opening in Harlem and beyond every week. And it's true–uptown's storefronts have become hives of construction activity.

From ramen joints to ice cream shops, here are just s...

January 5, 2020

What do you get when the weather outside turns a balmy 50 degrees (for New York in January) and the river temperature hovers somewhere in the low 40s?

A foggy spectacle is what.

Yesterday those exact conditions along the Hudson River created a rare effect: a thick f...

January 2, 2020

The holiday eat-a-thon is finally over. As you start working on your New Year's fitness resolutions, here are some unique uptown gyms to consider. Listed from south to north:

Women's World of Boxing

2147 Second Ave between E 110th and E 111th Sts


December 9, 2019

In a surprise announcement this September, Columbia signaled it would be demolishing the old McDonald's on West 125th Street.The university had quietly purchased the fast food restaurant six years ago at the same time it was expanding its Manhattanville campu...

December 6, 2019

Reimagined classical theater, soul-stirring photography, Harlem's first night market–and more fun you can only find uptown:

A Christmas Carol in Harlem

Through December 21, Wednesday-Sunday

Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, Convent Ave and 135th St

Based on...

December 4, 2019

Can't make it to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting tonight? Not to worry–there are plenty of terrific tree lighting events taking place uptown over the next 10 days. Here are some of the biggest and best, listed in chronological order:

Fourth Annual Harlem...

October 28, 2019

Fans of the new "Joker" movie starring Joaquin Phoenix have been busy hunting down all of the New York locations that appear in the blockbuster.

They've even turned a set of stairs in the Highbridge section of the Bronx–now known as the Joker Stairs–into a bona fid...

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.


Waterlicht NYC

Public Plaza at the Columbia University Lenfest Cente...

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...

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