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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 9, 2019

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's holiday gift guides rolling out every Monday this holiday season.

Last week's featured objects with a touch of "Harlem"–yes, literally.​​​​​​

Up next? Back by popular demand, gifts for those...

December 6, 2019

Reimagined classical theater, soul-stirring photography, Harlem's first night market–and more fun you can only find uptown:

A Christmas Carol in Harlem

Through December 21, Wednesday-Sunday

Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, Convent Ave and 135th St

Based on...

December 4, 2019

Can't make it to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting tonight? Not to worry–there are plenty of terrific tree lighting events taking place uptown over the next 10 days. Here are some of the biggest and best, listed in chronological order:

Fourth Annual Harlem...

December 2, 2019

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's holiday gift guides rolling out every Monday this holiday season.

Today it's all about gifts with a touch of "Harlem"–yes, literally:
 

Harlem City Map Notebook, $15

Live out your Harlem drea...

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 29, 2019

Preparing to tackle your holiday shopping this weekend? Here are seven Harlem spots where you're sure to find loads of irresistible gifts. From south to north, they are:

1. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W 116th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves

Lined with...

November 26, 2019

For the next few weekends Harlem will be bursting with holiday markets where you can check off everyone on your list. Schedule your time wisely, though, for they'll be gone in the blink of a Christmas tree light. Listed in chronological order (a few events run on multi...

November 25, 2019

The Harlem Tree Corner, on the southwest corner of Broadway and 145th Street, is back and officially open.

The first batch of trees arrived last night under the cover of darkness–2am to be precise–and are now neatly lined up on the sidewalk and ready for sale.

Decor...

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 1, 2019

Unlike Halloween, Día de los Muertos–Mexico's famous holiday honoring the dead–is celebrated over three days and includes colorful altars and offerings of sweet bread. This year it runs from Thursday, October 31 until Saturday, November 2. To sample the holiday's fun t...

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