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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

November 14, 2019

Make it a fun weekend with these events you'll only find uptown, including an exhibit featuring long-hidden Harlem art, a classic Hitchcock screening in a spectacular venue, and a brand new documentary film festival celebrating black filmmakers and topics.

Har...

November 4, 2019

It was a near-perfect day for a marathon on Sunday, with sunny skies accompanied by a crisp high of 55.

And Harlem, with its historic brownstones and wide, tree-lined streets, served as the ideal backdrop.

After crossing the Madison Avenue Bridge into Manh...

September 18, 2019

The Central Park Conservancy today unveiled its design for a brand new pool and rink coming to the north end of Central Park.

The $150 million project, the Conservancy's biggest ever, is a joint undertaking with the city, which is contributing a third of the...

August 30, 2019

• A Harlem house of worship in a prime location–La Hermosa Christian Church on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street–is seeking approval for a 33-story residential building with about 50 affordable units. [Curbed NY]

• Last weekend President Donald Trump tweeted a...

August 26, 2019

Trailblazer Althea Gibson's statue is being unveiled at the U.S. Open today, honoring the tennis champion's many historic achievements.

Gibson was not only the first African-American to compete in the U.S. Open, but the first black player to win a Grand Slam (the F...

August 22, 2019

• Hudson River Community Sailing, a center offering affordable sailing lessons in Inwood, invites locals to sail for free for one hour during special community days. [NY Times]

• An Associated supermarket is coming to the old Payless space at 3805 Br...

July 19, 2019

To beat the heat over the next three days–temperatures are expected to climb to 96 degrees on Saturday and Sunday–the city is extending pool hours to 8pm in all Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools. That's one full hour longer.

Above 96th Street, there are...

June 5, 2019

Harlem is getting a new sports bar, Ouaga, at 2280 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and 134th Street.

But banish any ideas of a typical American pub. Instead, imagine a chic space with a copper bar straight out of a Paris bistro matched with bold industrial fixtures, in...

May 24, 2019

• A new spot called The Expat, serving "Southeast Asian pub grub," is coming to 195 Claremont Avenue between Riverside Drive and Tiemann Place in Morningside Heights. The owners are behind such other uptown eateries as The Handpulled Noodle and Tampopo Ramen. [New...

April 5, 2019

• Don't expect to see new buildings rising anytime soon on the south side of East 125th Street between Madison and Third Avenues. Any type of development by the Durst Organization and Extell, which between them own three vacant sites on that part of the strip, may be c...

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