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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 14, 2019

Make it a fun weekend with these events you'll only find uptown, including an exhibit featuring long-hidden Harlem art, a classic Hitchcock screening in a spectacular venue, and a brand new documentary film festival celebrating black filmmakers and topics.

Har...

October 24, 2019

• Just in time for ice skating season, the Trump Organization has removed the Trump name from the two ice skating rinks it runs in Central Park, including Lasker Rink in the park's north end. [Washington Post]

• For a cool $1.59 million, you can live abov...

September 20, 2019

• Here's why the closing of the McDonald's on 125th Street and Broadway–part of Columbia University's expansion into Manhattanville–"hurts." [Gothamist]

• New details have been revealed about the twin towers going up at 233 West 125th Street, aka the Victoria Theater re...

August 30, 2019

• A Harlem house of worship in a prime location–La Hermosa Christian Church on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street–is seeking approval for a 33-story residential building with about 50 affordable units. [Curbed NY]

• Last weekend President Donald Trump tweeted a...

August 17, 2019

The uptown celebration known as Harlem Week–a total misnomer because it lasts a whole month–is in full swing this weekend, and you won't want to miss both Saturday's and Sunday's events. Oh, and Black Woodstock is also marking its 50th anniversary in Marcus Garvey Park...

July 18, 2019

The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells pays a visit to the 12-seat, 275-square-foot restaurant Belle Harlem, and enjoys eating at a spot where everything–from the food to the service–is firmly in the hands of the two proprietors. [NY Times]

• Direct...

July 11, 2019

• The Harlem home of poet Langston Hughes is one of 22 sites to get funding as part of a National Trust initiative helping preserve African-American history. [National Trust for Historic Preservation]

• Happy 114th birthday, Alelia Murphy! The Harlemite is believed...

May 10, 2019

• At approximately 25,000 square feet, Target's just-announced Washington Heights location–coming to 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in 2020–will likely be one of its small-format stores selling a select mix of food, clothing and beauty. Its corporate site ex...

April 26, 2019

• The city approved a plan to add bike lanes and other safety improvements to a dangerous stretch of Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 155th Streets. It is working around local Community Board 9, which has opposed the changes. One collision per day on this section of...

March 22, 2019

• Harlem churches with dwindling congregations are struggling with the area's development boom–Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church on East 126th Street, set to be demolished and replaced by condos, being the latest. Some churches have found success leasing (...

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