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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

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 23, 2019

Climate Week NYC kicks off today, making it the perfect time to ask yourself what you can do to protect the environment. Yes, you.

As it turns out, it's not that hard. There are a number of relatively painless–and truly effective–green steps you can take immediately and...

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.


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...

June 27, 2019

• Norman Foster–the architect behind New York's Hearst Tower and London's "Gherkin"–is designing a new two-story boathouse on the Harlem River for Row New York, a non-profit that offers rowing training and academic support to kids of all backgrounds. [...

May 12, 2019

The Sisyphus Stones–the stacked rock sculptures that self-taught artist Uliks Gryka has been building (and rebuilding when they are knocked down) by the banks of the Hudson since July of 2017–are not the easiest to find. But with a little planning, a sunny afternoon pr...

May 3, 2019

Explore East Harlem's first historic district, get your bike blessed at the stunning St. John the Divine Cathedral, peek into the studios of over 50 artists in the South Bronx, and more–all this weekend and beyond.

Jane's Walk NYC

Various locations

Fri, May 3-Sun, May 5


May 3, 2019

• In what is becoming a ritual for Democratic presidential hopefuls, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited Sylvia's on Monday to break bread with Rev. Al Sharpton. He's now the second candidate to do so this year–Sen. Kamala Harris stopped by in February. Who's next?...

April 26, 2019

Stroll down nine blissfully car-free blocks in Washington Heights, check out Mott Haven's cool new indie bookstore, and explore founding father Alexander Hamilton's garden–all this weekend.

Car Free Earth Day–Washington Heights

St. Nicholas Ave between 181st and 190th St...

April 26, 2019

• The city approved a plan to add bike lanes and other safety improvements to a dangerous stretch of Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 155th Streets. It is working around local Community Board 9, which has opposed the changes. One collision per day on this section of...

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