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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

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 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...

May 3, 2019

• In what is becoming a ritual for Democratic presidential hopefuls, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited Sylvia's on Monday to break bread with Rev. Al Sharpton. He's now the second candidate to do so this year–Sen. Kamala Harris stopped by in February. Who's next?...

March 1, 2019

• A true Harlem skyscraper: See the renderings for a 42-story tower–mostly residential–planned for a lot right behind the Apollo Theater at 260-270 West 126th Street (see above, image via Google Maps). It would also be very close to the 28-story Victoria Theater develo...

February 22, 2019

• A housing lottery is under way for 38 affordable apartments at 847 St. Nicholas Avenue, a new brick building in the lovely Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Northwest Historic District; the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the previous property owner, will have...

September 10, 2018

It's just about time to head to the polls again, citizens of New York! Registered party members will be voting this week in New York's (mainly Democratic) primary races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and more.

The race getting a...

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