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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

December 13, 2019

A song-and-dance-filled "A Christmas Carol in Harlem," the neighborhood's first night market, the annual reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and visit to Clement Clark Moore's grave–and more fun you can only find uptown:

"A Christmas Carol in Har...

December 12, 2019

Zaro's, the fourth-generation bakery known for its quintessentially New York goodies–everything from bagels to black and white cookies to cheesecake–just opened its first shop in Harlem.

Like most of its other locations, this newest one on East 125th Street (1825 Park A...

December 11, 2019

It's getting to be an increasingly common sight: subway commuters getting off the train in Harlem, Washington Heights and beyond, carrying bulging Trader Joe's bags in each hand.

It seems that like the rest of New York, people who live up...

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...

December 3, 2019

Greek street food spot Whaddapita opened near City College at the end of last year, then abruptly shuttered over the summer, announcing it would undergo renovations.

Now, after a black paint job and a revamped menu, the restaurant at 1625 Amsterdam Avenue has reope...

November 26, 2019

Geisha Sushi, the first sushi spot to arrive in Hamilton Heights a little over five years ago, has moved next door–and will eventually grow in size.

The neighborhood pioneer, popular for its affordable sushi, sashimi, bento boxes as well as cocktails, wine and...

November 26, 2019

For the next few weekends Harlem will be bursting with holiday markets where you can check off everyone on your list. Schedule your time wisely, though, for they'll be gone in the blink of a Christmas tree light. Listed in chronological order (a few events run on multi...

November 20, 2019

Don't worry about who's bringing the pie this Thanksgiving, because these local bakers have got your covered. From desserts made using old family recipes to the latest gourmet confections, there's a pie for every taste. Here's where to find them:...

November 13, 2019

New shops continue to debut at the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Station Market, which first opened more than two years ago.

Uptown roaster Buunii Coffee, specializing in single-origin Ethiopian beans, just unveiled two locations inside the main terminal on the...

November 11, 2019

By now, most people who have been curious enough to try Popeyes' chicken sandwich–the one it famously ran out of in August and resumed selling last week–have done so. Yes, that includes Justin Bieber.

The sandwich, complete with pickles and a smear of mayo on a toa...

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