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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...

September 27, 2019

There's something for everyone this weekend–and most of it is free–including outdoor movies, music, art and, yes, jousting and jesters. Here's where to find the fun:

Movies Under the Stars: "Claudine"

Marcus Garvey Park

Friday, Sept 27 at 7pm; Free

Bring a blank...

September 20, 2019

• Here's why the closing of the McDonald's on 125th Street and Broadway–part of Columbia University's expansion into Manhattanville–"hurts." [Gothamist]

• New details have been revealed about the twin towers going up at 233 West 125th Street, aka the Victoria Theater re...

September 4, 2019

The NYC Department of Transportation has started putting up flyers along Amsterdam Avenue in Morningside Heights and West Harlem, previewing the many safety improvements coming to the busy stretch between 110th and 155th Streets this month.

According...

August 30, 2019

• A Harlem house of worship in a prime location–La Hermosa Christian Church on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street–is seeking approval for a 33-story residential building with about 50 affordable units. [Curbed NY]

• Last weekend President Donald Trump tweeted a...

August 19, 2019

Harlem Restaurant Week kicks off today, and this year the event–originally launched in 2010–unites businesses from Central, West and East Harlem for the very first time.

For the following two weeks, up to 40 restaurants will be offering special prix fixe menus and dishe...

July 3, 2019

Carousel season is well underway in Riverbank State Park, home of the utterly one-of-a-kind Totally Kid Carousel (with bonus views of the Hudson River).

And it's about to get even better. Expanded summer hours start this Fourth of July, and going forward will include no...

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...

June 7, 2019

Hell's Kitchen sports bar 123 Burger Shot Beer–its name refers to the menu concept: $1 sliders, $2 shots and $3 beers–just announced it's coming to Harlem this summer.

According to information posted on Instagram, it'll be "right next to Dinosaur BBQ on 125th....

May 10, 2019

Shop for–or with–Mom at two fun pop-ups, spend an afternoon listening to live jazz, and check out the latest mural by East Harlem artist Manny Vega–all this weekend.

La Marqueta Retona Mother's Day Artisan Pop-Up

La Marqueta, 1590 Park Ave and 115th St

Sat, May 11 at 11am

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