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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

January 16, 2019

Cold-but-clear winter days are made for ice skating outdoors. Luckily, there's Lasker Rink in Harlem. Located on the quiet northern edge of Central Park, it's open every day–and blissfully free of the crazy crowds found at most of the city's other outdoor rinks....

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...

February 16, 2018

Black Panther is finally here! Already getting rave reviews for, well, everything, the epic stars Chadwick Boseman as the panther mask-wearing superhero who fights evil in the high-tech (fictional) African nation of Wakanda.

With its stellar majority...

January 26, 2018

The Winter Olympics in South Korea are only two weeks away, which means (after a four year hiatus) we'll all soon be debating which country's ice skating darling had the best triple Lutz–or was it a Salchow?

In the meantime, why not get a jump s...

December 8, 2017

Two of Upper Manhattan's most beautiful old homes are not just welcoming visitors during the holidays, they're also less than a half-hour walk from each other. And this weekend both have concerts that you can enjoy while taking in their historic vibes. So why not make...

November 17, 2017

This Sunday is World Toilet Day, created to raise awareness of the fact that 4.5 billion people on this planet still don't have access to safe toilets (or any sanitation at all). Yikes!

There are many ways you can get involved, starting with a visit to the World Toilet...

November 10, 2017

Two icons come together in this weekend's uptown mash-up.

Malecon, the famed Dominican roast chicken restaurant in Washington Heights, has long been one of my favorites–even when I lived way downtown. One taste of their crispy-on-the-outside-juicy-on-the-inside bird and...

November 3, 2017

Here are two reasons you must go to El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem now–as in, this weekend: It's not only closing on Monday November 6 for a months-long renovation, but this is also the last weekend to see the work of Belkis Ayón, a Cuban printmaker whose mysteriou...

October 27, 2017

Whenever I walk to the 1 train at 137th Street on the weekends, I make sure to take the long way around so I can drop by the unofficial flea market that groups in the vicinity of Montefiore Park on Saturdays and Sundays.

For anyone who loves to rummage through othe...

October 20, 2017

The signs (and decorations) are everywhere: Halloween is fast approaching. And Harlem, particularly its historic parts, is an especially fun place to walk around this time of year. It's a great excuse to check out some of the area's prettiest neighborhoods.

But before y...

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