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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

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...

December 22, 2019

If you're a fan of all things dulce de leche, you're in luck: Chilean pastry shop Dulceria–the kind of place where the chef might spend seven hours making ten pounds of the caramel spread from scratch–just opened at 2220 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (between 119th and...

December 19, 2019

City Island hibachi restaurant Ohana is getting ready to open at 101 W 132nd Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.

A worker at the corner space said the restaurant would debut next month.

A peek inside the eatery revealed a series of large hibachi tables where food like stea...

December 16, 2019

Open less than a year, Hamilton Heights restaurant L'Argot closed abruptly right before Thanksgiving, but just debuted with a new name, executive chef and menu.

The new spot, L'Artista, serves up a Northern Italian menu designed by chef German Rizzo, who is or...

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