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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

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...

November 19, 2019

The Studio Museum's old home on 125th Street may be closed while it builds its new David Adjaye-designed space, but that doesn't mean it's stopped putting out great art shows in the neighborhood.

Quite the opposite. The museum recently debuted two new exhibits featuring...

October 31, 2019

• Keith Haring's recently renovated "Crack Is Wack" mural in East Harlem reopened to the public last weekend. [Hyperallergic]

 Chef  JJ Johnson's new fast-casual rice concept Fieldtrip is a New York Times Critic's Pick. [NY Times]

• Many East Harlemites w...

October 30, 2019

Improvements to the infrastructure surrounding Montefiore Square in Hamilton Heights have been underway since the fall of 2016.

But last week the city held an official event announcing the $15.5 million capital project to renovate and expand the park–and also gave...

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...

October 14, 2019

On this Indigenous Peoples' Day, here's an Upper Manhattan landmark worth visiting: Shorakapok Rock.

This boulder in Inwood Hill Park marks the spot where, according to legend, the Lenape tribe “sold"–or more likely traded the right to pass through or use–the islan...

October 1, 2019

Bookmark these four fun Halloween events in Harlem, then start planning your pup's costume, a float-worthy jack o'lantern, and more.

Crypt Crawls: Spotlight on Halloween

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Friday, Oct 25 and Satur...

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'...

September 23, 2019

Climate Week NYC kicks off today, making it the perfect time to ask yourself what you can do to protect the environment. Yes, you.

As it turns out, it's not that hard. There are a number of relatively painless–and truly effective–green steps you can take immediately and...

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