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October 31, 2019

• Keith Haring's recently renovated "Crack Is Wack" mural in East Harlem reopened to the public last weekend. [Hyperallergic]

 Chef  JJ Johnson's new fast-casual rice concept Fieldtrip is a New York Times Critic's Pick. [NY Times]

• Many East Harlemites w...

October 25, 2019

Harlem is the place to be this weekend, with some of the neighborhood's biggest cultural institutions and landmarks inviting you to come on by. There is truly something for everyone–shoppers, literature buffs, dancers, history hounds, kids and, yes, even your fur frien...

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 18, 2019

• HBO just released the trailer for its documentary about The Apollo, packed with gorgeous archival footage. It comes out November 6th. [Gothamist]


• Bronx-based artist Vinnie Bagwell's proposed 18-foot winged angel was chosen to replace the controversial statue o...

October 3, 2019

• Ming, famed tiger of Harlem–he was raised in apartment 5E in the Drew Hamilton Houses (pictured above) before being taken to an animal sanctuary–has died. [NY Times]

• Kanye West shared his new album, "Jesus Is King," and accompanying IMAX film at a closed-door event...

October 2, 2019

Paint N Pour debuted a little more than a year ago at 2080 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (between 112th and 113th Streets), offering Harlemites a local spot to tap into their inner Picassos with cocktail in hand.

Now owners Tinesha Sharpe and Tyson Belgrave–a married cou...

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...

August 28, 2019

In what is now a yearly tradition, some of the best street artists in the world gathered in East Harlem last weekend for the 39th Annual Graffiti Hall of Fame meetup.

For two days, legendary muralists including BG183, Bio and Nicer brought their spray can...

August 22, 2019

• Hudson River Community Sailing, a center offering affordable sailing lessons in Inwood, invites locals to sail for free for one hour during special community days. [NY Times]

• An Associated supermarket is coming to the old Payless space at 3805 Br...

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