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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 6, 2019

Reimagined classical theater, soul-stirring photography, Harlem's first night market–and more fun you can only find uptown:

A Christmas Carol in Harlem

Through December 21, Wednesday-Sunday

Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, Convent Ave and 135th St

Based on...

November 1, 2019

Unlike Halloween, Día de los Muertos–Mexico's famous holiday honoring the dead–is celebrated over three days and includes colorful altars and offerings of sweet bread. This year it runs from Thursday, October 31 until Saturday, November 2. To sample the holiday's fun t...

October 17, 2019

There are two types of wine, explains Leonel Arias, the owner of a bright new wine shop in Hamilton Heights: The kind you recognize from, say, a Super Bowl commercial, and the kind you've never heard of.

The latter–the wine with little-to-no marketin...

October 9, 2019

There's no drink better suited for Halloween than the smoky cocktail. Looking like something from an underworld cauldron, it's bound to put you in an appropriately eerie mood.

Happily, Harlem has some truly fantastic versions, crafted with the k...

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...

August 7, 2019

When City College students return later this month, they'll find a tempting new spot to grab a tasty (and filling) drink: Tidal Tea, a just-opened bubble tea shop across the street from the main campus on Amsterdam Avenue and 135th Street.

Offering more than 30 types of...

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:...

July 9, 2019

The year is now more than half over, and it's clear that Hamilton Heights remains one of uptown's fastest-evolving neighborhoods. Three ambitious places to eat and drink have opened in the last six months, and more are coming soon. Here's a quick rundown:...

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...

June 21, 2019

• Analyzing cell phone data and social media geotagging to figure out where to expand in New York, Chipotle recently narrowed its search down to Hamilton Heights and what's being called "Washington Heights South," two areas with growing populations of millennials. The...

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