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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

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...

April 19, 2019

• Harlem's historic main street continues to boom. The commercial real estate company Colliers says it is “actively working with two big, international-name retailers looking at 125th Street." [NY Post]

• It turns out Hudson Yards raised $1.2 billion via a pro...

March 25, 2019

It's back! The Kit Film Noir Festival is returning to Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts for the second year in a row. And just like last year, it's open to the public.

"Into the Night: Cornell Woolrich and Film Noir" focuses on the work of short story master Cornel...

February 25, 2019

However you feel about Green Book winning best picture last night, don't miss out on learning more about the travel guide it's named after–and peeking inside its pages.

A directory for blacks traveling through segregated mid-century America, the book was...

February 15, 2019

• A documentary about the Apollo Theater–called, you guessed it, "The Apollo"–will kick off this year's Tribeca Film Festival. It'll debut at the iconic theater on April 24. [Variety]

• After images of a Gucci balaclava resembling blackface surfaced onlin...

February 7, 2019

• Barry Jenkins' Oscar-nominated film "If Beale Street Could Talk" includes a scene in Showmans on 125th Street, a Harlem jazz bar that first opened in 1942 and remains in business to this day. "Showmans is a place where I would go to unwind if I lived in the neighborh...

December 21, 2018

• North End Food Hall–Washington Heights' very first food hall–finally has an opening date: March 2019. Vendors coming to the 6,000-square-foot space include tried-and-true uptown favorites such as Jin Ramen, Harlem Public and La Chula. One of the most "promising stall...

December 14, 2018

• The Shake Shack at 1 W 125th Street finally has an opening date: Tuesday, December 18. The first 100 customers in line when doors open at 11 a.m. will receive free hot chocolate and Shake Shack merch. [Patch]

• Insomnia Cookies is the latest food chain coming to 125th...

November 16, 2018

So many great things to see and do uptown, and never enough time. Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Harlem Chamber Players Annual Bach Concert

Friday, November 16, 7pm

One of the Harlem Chamber Players' most popular annual concerts is finally here. Tonight's pe...

November 9, 2018

So many great things to see and do uptown, and never enough time. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

Through Friday, November 16

This film series at Columbia showcases movies exploring the black experience–from documentaries t...

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