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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 15, 2019

• A new report by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on the city's always-shifting creative economy reveals that people working in creative industries like film and the performing arts are leaving neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side and moving to more affordable areas...

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...

June 11, 2019

Now that "When They See Us" is finally out, here's a look back at the time director Ava DuVernay and her film crew came to West Harlem to shoot scenes for the Netflix series.

The drama shines the spotlight on the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers from Ha...

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...

May 24, 2019

• A new spot called The Expat, serving "Southeast Asian pub grub," is coming to 195 Claremont Avenue between Riverside Drive and Tiemann Place in Morningside Heights. The owners are behind such other uptown eateries as The Handpulled Noodle and Tampopo Ramen. [New...

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]

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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,...

January 31, 2019

• Broad City's Abbi and Ilana kicked off their fifth and final season with a walk from the "tippity top" of Manhattan to the bottom, and engaged in some hijinks along the way. The uptown part includes stops at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Red Rooster, and, well, you can w...

January 28, 2019

Sugar Hill was awash today in 1960s details for the upcoming TV series "Godfather of Harlem," starring Forest Whitaker as infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson.

The Epix show has been filming all over Harlem for the past few months, and the production just mo...

December 21, 2018

• North End Food Hall–Washington Heights' very first food hall–finally has an opening date: March 2019. Vendors coming to the 6,000-square-foot space include tried-and-true uptown favorites such as Jin Ramen, Harlem Public and La Chula. One of the most "promising stall...

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