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October 10, 2019

• A zoning plan seeking to add five 28-story buildings to Lenox Terrace has residents worried about the changes it would bring, including gentrification and the end of a black "oasis." Built in the '50s, the Harlem apartment complex is located between Malcolm X and Fif...

February 9, 2018

Come Valentine's Day, many of you will be searching for the perfect restaurant–one that's unique, intimate, and where guests rave about the food.

In Harlem, spots like Belle Harlem and Tastings Social presents Mountain Bird–small gems...

February 8, 2018

• Did you hear Oprah was at the Apollo yesterday? She was getting back to her talk show roots hosting SuperSoul Conversations, including interviews with Salma Hayek, Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Trevor Noah, and Jordan Peele– plus 2...

February 1, 2018

• NPR's book critic picks three "revelatory" Harlem Renaissance novels to review–half of the six books by African-American writers that Penguin Classics is reprinting for Black History Month. The groundbreaking The Blacker the Berry by Wallace...

January 10, 2018


Turn down the lights and raise the curtain–uptown's got a brand new theater company!

Inspired by downtown's indie theater scene that got its start in the '60s (La MaMa, etc), a group of uptown writers, actors and directors have joined together to form The National...

December 20, 2017

It's almost the new year, and I'm not even close to having read and watched all the books and movies on my list for 2017.

Two releases in particular were critical hits and relate to life uptown each in their own way, so I'm sharing them here in case you missed them...

December 14, 2017

• Excellent news! New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission will review whether to designate a new historic district in Central Harlem: approximately 130th to 132nd Streets between Lenox and Seventh Avenues.


• It's for real: Gucci and designer Da...

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