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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

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 25, 2019

Fall in New York is for exercising outdoors. Sunny days accompanied by cooler temperatures mean that conditions are ideal for putting sneaker to pavement.

And if you live uptown–an area known for its many neighborhoods with the word "Heights" in them–you'...

August 6, 2019

Typically, Harlem's basketball courts are places where you pay attention to who's playing and how, not what's beneath the players' feet. That's all changed since three neighborhood courts got colorful makeovers over the past year.

Thanks to organizations such...

October 2, 2018

From its roots in a converted garage on St. Nicholas Avenue to its current modern space on 152nd Street, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is a cultural treasure worth getting to know. It is home to both the eponymous dance troupe famous for its diversity and...

July 13, 2018

If gyms aren't your thing but you still have trouble finding the motivation to exercise on your own, here's an idea: NYC Parks has a roving fitness mobile that will get your heart pumping in no time–and it's all for free.

On Fridays this summer, you'll find the snazzy b...

May 2, 2018

Here in the Big Apple, the first week of National Bike Month–yes, the one we're in right now–kicks off with Bike Expo New York this Friday and the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday. Uptown, it's also the first spring since Citi Bike expanded into Harlem–there are now al...

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