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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 13, 2019

New shops continue to debut at the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Station Market, which first opened more than two years ago.

Uptown roaster Buunii Coffee, specializing in single-origin Ethiopian beans, just unveiled two locations inside the main terminal on the...

November 2, 2019

Miles 21 through 23 of this Sunday's New York City Marathon go down Fifth Avenue in Harlem. It's a section of the route–from E 138th Street to E 96th Street, with a detour around Marcus Garvey Park–with a less-crowded, almost small-town feel.


October 22, 2019

The area around Strivers' Row has seen an influx of boutique businesses in the last few years, including a popular spin studio, an artisanal chocolate shop, an art gallery and a number of ambitious restaurants.

But what it has lacked so far is a room...

September 10, 2019

Lately there's been a steady drip of news coming from Columbia University regarding its growing Manhattanville campus. Not to mention the school's tantalizing new retail announcements in Morningside Heights. 

Here's what you may have missed if you were busy this summer,...

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:...

June 28, 2019

New York's massive Pride March is this Sunday at noon, but you don't have to get on a train if you don't want to–there are plenty of spots where you can celebrate uptown.

Start at Harlem Pride, marking its 10th anniversary, this Saturday, June 29 for an aftern...

April 9, 2019

You asked,* The Curious Uptowner answered!

Question (from a follower on Instagram): What are some good coffee shops between 125th and 160th Streets on the West Side?

Answer: The number of independently-owned coffee shops west of Edgecombe Avenue in Harlem has ballooned i...

April 6, 2019

You can finally spend all morning, afternoon and evening at Lucille's, the stylish new destination from the team behind Oso in Hamilton Heights.

The month-old spot on the corner of Macombs Place and 150th Street debuted as a coffee bar run by Manhattanville Coffee....

March 22, 2019

In the space of just a few months, two destination-worthy new bakeries have opened in East Harlem–and both are close to excellent free art, making for a perfect afternoon in El Barrio.

Start off at Pabade Bakery, which debuted in January at 135 E 110th Street. Chef and...

March 20, 2019

Now that spring is here and we're all itching to get outside, it's a good time to check in and see what's new at Harlem's historic parks, the neighborhood's four leafy jewels with exciting projects in various stages of development. Look out for restored landmarks, refu...

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