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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

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 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...

July 19, 2019

To beat the heat over the next three days–temperatures are expected to climb to 96 degrees on Saturday and Sunday–the city is extending pool hours to 8pm in all Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools. That's one full hour longer.

Above 96th Street, there are...

July 16, 2019

Hidden from view, Harlem's backyard patios are the perfect place to escape the city's hustle and bustle.

Head to these urban oases when you're looking for a serene–and in a few cases green–spot to enjoy a well-crafted sip or bite. From south to north:...

July 10, 2019

Spending time in nature has always been a good thing. But now a growing number of experts are promoting a type of deep-woods therapy called "forest bathing" that might actually improve your health.

According to the New York Times, "Some small studies...suggest that spen...

May 31, 2019

• The Lincoln Correctional Facility, an eight-story prison on Central Park North with views of the park and lower Manhattan, is closing and will be sold off in the next 90 days. Plenty of locals, like Jose Bryson, fear rents will rise. He also told the...

April 29, 2019

If your idea of celebrating Cinco de Mayo–it's coming up this Sunday–involves a plate of soft, tasty tacos and a margarita or two to wash them down, you're in luck: Harlem's taco game is strong.

But there have been some changes to report since last May. Two sp...

March 20, 2019

Now that spring is here and we're all itching to get outside, it's a good time to check in and see what's new at Harlem's historic parks, the neighborhood's four leafy jewels with exciting projects in various stages of development. Look out for restored landmarks, refu...

January 31, 2019

If you're planning on watching the big game at an uptown bar this Sunday, you've got plenty of choices: from neighborhood pubs to boisterous beer gardens, there's truly something for everyone. 

But what if you're just not that into football and would...

January 16, 2019

Cold-but-clear winter days are made for ice skating outdoors. Luckily, there's Lasker Rink in Harlem. Located on the quiet northern edge of Central Park, it's open every day–and blissfully free of the crazy crowds found at most of the city's other outdoor rinks....

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