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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

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 8, 2019

A green plywood fence is now up around the old Baptist Temple Church at 18-20 W 116th Street–as is the demolition permit–meaning the building's days are officially numbered.

In 2016 New York YIMBY reported that a new 11-story development with 28 apartments would ta...

November 7, 2019

• After a $5.5 million renovation, La Placita, the community space at La Marqueta in East Harlem, has reopened. Look for upcoming events such as the brand new Harlem Night Market, launching this December–it's currently accepting applications from vendors. [Patch, ...

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 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 18, 2019

• HBO just released the trailer for its documentary about The Apollo, packed with gorgeous archival footage. It comes out November 6th. [Gothamist]


• Bronx-based artist Vinnie Bagwell's proposed 18-foot winged angel was chosen to replace the controversial statue o...

October 11, 2019

Columbia's Manhattanville expansion continues with the just-disclosed purchase of 3300 Broadway between W 133rd and W 134th Streets for $33.6 million, reported yesterday in the Commercial Observer.

The three-story industrial building belonged to the family of self-stora...

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...

October 3, 2019

• Ming, famed tiger of Harlem–he was raised in apartment 5E in the Drew Hamilton Houses (pictured above) before being taken to an animal sanctuary–has died. [NY Times]

• Kanye West shared his new album, "Jesus Is King," and accompanying IMAX film at a closed-door event...

September 26, 2019

• The MTA Board unanimously approved its $51.5 billion capital plan for 2020-2024, which includes funding for three new subway stations in East Harlem as part of the Second Avenue subway extension. [CNBC]

• The Africa Center will get $25 million in donations t...

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