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November 21, 2019

Spectacular art, dance, music and more to brighten up your weekend–and you can only find it uptown:

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm; through March 22, 2020

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th St...

November 14, 2019

Make it a fun weekend with these events you'll only find uptown, including an exhibit featuring long-hidden Harlem art, a classic Hitchcock screening in a spectacular venue, and a brand new documentary film festival celebrating black filmmakers and topics.

Har...

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.

If...

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 25, 2019

Fall in New York is for exercising outdoors. Sunny days accompanied by cooler temperatures mean that conditions are ideal for putting sneaker to pavement.

And if you live uptown–an area known for its many neighborhoods with the word "Heights" in them–you'...

August 30, 2019

There's no better way to squeeze the last bit of summer out of the weekend than by spending it outdoors. Here are five fun ways to do so–and each is one-hundred percent The Curious Uptowner-approved:

1. Say farewell to Riverside Park's goats. Earlier this summer Ri...

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 17, 2019

New York City may be cracking down on spots that serve CBD in their food and drinks, but selling packaged versions of the hemp product (aka acting as a third-party distributor) will remain legal.

Which is why the arrival of Come Back Daily, Harlem's first shop...

March 6, 2019

New York City is going through a golden age of public art, but searching for the latest must-see mural can leave even the most intrepid urban explorer walking in circles. And good luck learning the artist's name, past work, or any other relevant history....

March 4, 2019

Upper Manhattan boasts some of the hilliest terrain in New York–there's a good reason why so many neighborhoods have the word "Heights" in them–so you know there's good sledding when it snows. Here are some of the best spots, from north to south:

Inwood Hill Park

Be...

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