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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

January 23, 2020

There's hardly any signage outside and you can't sit down to eat, but, yes, Maria Piadina is open.

The new Italian spot at 128 Hamilton Place between 142nd and 143rd Streets is a delivery-friendly "concept" with a menu by chef Roberto Passon, who owns...

January 22, 2020

Fairway is apparently in some trouble.

Last night, the New York Post reported that the beloved New York grocer is planning to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

This would mean the supermarket chain would close all 14 of its stores, including the huge Harlem loc...

January 18, 2020

The forecast says snow, meaning it's the perfect weekend for grabbing a hot chocolate and walking in a winter wonderland. Here's where to indulge uptown:

Little Bean Coffee

111 Central Park North at Lenox Ave

This indie cafe is just across the street from Lasker Rink...

January 17, 2020

Harlem's the perfect place to find events that celebrate the civil rights giant in big ways and small:

Celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Sugar Hill Children's Museum, 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th St

Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19

A conc...

January 16, 2020

Lately it feels like there's a buzzy new restaurant, coffee shop or bar opening in Harlem and beyond every week. And it's true–uptown's storefronts have become hives of construction activity.

From ramen joints to ice cream shops, here are just s...

January 14, 2020

The Old World has made way for the New World.

Cuban eatery Havana Heights just opened at 4081-4083 Broadway in a space that was once home to Galicia, the 25-year-old Spanish restaurant that closed in 2018 due to a rent hike.

Galicia's old-fashion...

January 13, 2020

Food Bazaar–the ever-expanding Tri-state supermarket chain where you can fill your cart not just with Cheerios but with things like bitter melon, goat meat and conchas–just opened a new 80,000-square-foot location in the Bronx Terminal Market....

January 7, 2020

Harlem's got a new French sandwich shop, and this one's a little obsessed with getting its baguettes just right.

The crispy, airy loaves at Le Petit Parisien at 151 Malcolm X Boulevard–there's another location in the East Village–aren't just made with imported Fren...

December 31, 2019

Noteworthy new restaurants, bars and coffee shops kept opening this year in Harlem and beyond–almost too many to count. Here's a shortlist, divided into a few handy categories:

[Updated 1/7/2020]

Restaurants with star chefs

Big-name chefs were behind a trio of the m...

December 23, 2019

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's holiday gift guides rolling out once a week this holiday season.

Last week's featured colorful coffee table books about–or with roots in–Harlem. So easy for you to buy and others to enjoy a...

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