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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

July 16, 2019

Hidden from view, Harlem's backyard patios are the perfect place to escape the city's hustle and bustle.

Head to these urban oases when you're looking for a serene–and in a few cases green–spot to enjoy a well-crafted sip or bite. From south to north:...

March 14, 2019

Dear Mama's huge, atrium-like coffee bar in Manhattanville is up and running–but what you see here now is only the beginning.

Occupying the glassy southwest corner of Columbia's new Renzo Piano-designed science building, the sunny, plant-filled spot is the second outpos...

September 28, 2018

A spectacular fall weekend is coming up, so be sure to take advantage. Grab a banned book at the library, craft a customized bubble tea, then get outside at one of these events. Hope to see you there!​​

Little Red Lighthouse Fesitval

Saturday, September 29...

May 15, 2018

Over the weekend two Harlem spots announced big moves.

After a little more than a year in business, biscuit purveyor Morningside Coffee at 547b Malcolm X Boulevard between 137th and 138th Streets shuttered abruptly.

"Unfortunately today was Morningside Coffee's last...

May 11, 2018

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day date with Mom? Wow her with an afternoon of fashion and flowers–it just so happens that two of the most spectacular displays in the city happen to be in Upper Manhattan right now.

Monday night's annual celeb-packed Met Gala...

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