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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

January 21, 2020

Harlem's signs, whether they're neon, flashing with bright bulbs, painted by hand or issued by the city, are a part of what make the neighborhood such a special place.


A captivating blend of old and new, some are lovingly restored remnants...

January 17, 2020

Harlem's the perfect place to find events that celebrate the civil rights giant in big ways and small:

Celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Sugar Hill Children's Museum, 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th St

Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19

A conc...

December 28, 2019

A massive thank you for supporting The Curious Uptowner on its various platforms–here on the blog as well as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter–and being such great followers, tipsters and commenters.

As the year draws to a close, here's a look back at some...

December 18, 2019

On a budget and looking for some local spots that you–and maybe those guests crashing on your sofa over the holidays–can explore? You're in luck: some of the best places to visit in Harlem also happen to be free.

Here are five neighborhood destinations serving...

November 30, 2019

Want to ride on the very same subway cars that inspired jazz great Billy Strayhorn to write "Take the A Train" in 1939?

For the next five Sundays–and for the price of a regular swipe–you can. The MTA is bringing back its holiday nostalgia trains on December 1, 8, 1...

November 22, 2019

It's the last weekend before the holidays–and all the attendant craziness–kick into high gear.

Why not spend it taking a stroll through the neighborhood and exploring the architectural gems throughout?

Here's a tip: start with these seven beautifully preserved stree...

November 18, 2019

In April scaffolding appeared around 695 Lenox Avenue, the boarded-up building on the corner of 145th Street that once housed the Hotel Olga, the premiere hotel for African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance.

It was the first real sign the notable three-story...

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 25, 2019

Harlem is the place to be this weekend, with some of the neighborhood's biggest cultural institutions and landmarks inviting you to come on by. There is truly something for everyone–shoppers, literature buffs, dancers, history hounds, kids and, yes, even your fur frien...

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...

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