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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 4, 2019

The film adaptation of "Passing," a novella by Harlem Renaissance author Nella Larsen, was shooting in Harlem today.

Directed by Rebecca Hall, the movie stars Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson.

Set in 1920s Harlem, the story focuses on two light-skinned childhood friends who...

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...

September 26, 2019

• The MTA Board unanimously approved its $51.5 billion capital plan for 2020-2024, which includes funding for three new subway stations in East Harlem as part of the Second Avenue subway extension. [CNBC]

• The Africa Center will get $25 million in donations t...

August 13, 2019

On a budget and looking for some local spots that you–and maybe those summer guests crashing on your sofa–can explore? You're in luck: some of the best places to visit in Harlem also happen to be free.

Here are five neighborhood destinations serving up terrifi...

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 10, 2019

• At approximately 25,000 square feet, Target's just-announced Washington Heights location–coming to 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in 2020–will likely be one of its small-format stores selling a select mix of food, clothing and beauty. Its corporate site ex...

April 10, 2019

Leaf through photographer Silvie Bonne's new book, "NYC Guide for Instagrammers" –or scroll through her popular Instagram feed–and it's easy to admire her natural eye for capturing New York City at its prettiest.

But it turns out Bonne, a native of Belgium who moved to...

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]

• T...

February 25, 2019

However you feel about Green Book winning best picture last night, don't miss out on learning more about the travel guide it's named after–and peeking inside its pages.

A directory for blacks traveling through segregated mid-century America, the book was...

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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