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January 5, 2020

What do you get when the weather outside turns a balmy 50 degrees (for New York in January) and the river temperature hovers somewhere in the low 40s?

A foggy spectacle is what.

Yesterday those exact conditions along the Hudson River created a rare effect: a thick f...

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 14, 2019

The trailer for "In the Heights"–Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about a young Dominican immigrant who runs a bodega in Washington Heights–is finally here,

The almost two-and-half-minute teaser includes a cameo of Miranda working as a klutzy piragua (shaved ice)...

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...

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