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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 30, 2019

Want to ride on the very same subway cars that inspired jazz great Billy Strayhorn to write "Take the A Train" in 1939?

For the next five Sundays–and for the price of a regular swipe–you can. The MTA is bringing back its holiday nostalgia trains on December 1, 8, 1...

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...

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...

September 30, 2019

The Epix series "Godfather of Harlem," starring Forest Whitaker as infamous 1960s crime boss Bumpy Johnson, is finally out and getting solid reviews for its performances and high production values.

Harlemites got to preview the striking sets last fall and wint...

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 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...

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:...

May 15, 2019

As Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport comes to life again today as the TWA Hotel, it's a good time to check in with some of Upper Manhattan's most notable examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture. They might not be as famous at Saarinen's masterpiece,...

April 3, 2019

It's not too late to catch the small-but-mighty Faith Ringgold exhibit at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum. The show was recently extended through Sunday, April 14.

"Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold" features work inspired by the Harlem neighborh...

February 22, 2019

• A housing lottery is under way for 38 affordable apartments at 847 St. Nicholas Avenue, a new brick building in the lovely Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Northwest Historic District; the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the previous property owner, will have...

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