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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 15, 2019

• A new report by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on the city's always-shifting creative economy reveals that people working in creative industries like film and the performing arts are leaving neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side and moving to more affordable areas...

November 8, 2019

A green plywood fence is now up around the old Baptist Temple Church at 18-20 W 116th Street–as is the demolition permit–meaning the building's days are officially numbered.

In 2016 New York YIMBY reported that a new 11-story development with 28 apartments would ta...

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...

September 26, 2019

• The MTA Board unanimously approved its $51.5 billion capital plan for 2020-2024, which includes funding for three new subway stations in East Harlem as part of the Second Avenue subway extension. [CNBC]

• The Africa Center will get $25 million in donations t...

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 16, 2019

• A new food hall is coming to Columbia's Manhattanville campus next summer, with possible vendors offering Spanish tapas, Sicilian-style pizza and Israeli hummus. The food court will be located in the glassy new Jerome L. Greene Science Center at 3227 Broadway and W 1...

June 27, 2019

• Norman Foster–the architect behind New York's Hearst Tower and London's "Gherkin"–is designing a new two-story boathouse on the Harlem River for Row New York, a non-profit that offers rowing training and academic support to kids of all backgrounds. [...

June 21, 2019

• Analyzing cell phone data and social media geotagging to figure out where to expand in New York, Chipotle recently narrowed its search down to Hamilton Heights and what's being called "Washington Heights South," two areas with growing populations of millennials. The...

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 9, 2018

• Cardi B's just like us: She loves being coddled by her grandparents. For a profile in the current issue of W Magazine, the rapper chose to meet at her abuelos' modest walk-up in Washington Heights. She relaxed barefoot on their brown suede so...

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