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October 10, 2018

Even if you're not training for the upcoming marathon, fall in New York is for running. Sunny days accompanied by cooler temperatures mean that conditions are practically ideal for putting sneaker to pavement.

Still, it's not always easy to find a route w...

June 28, 2018

• On Sunday, Netflix ran a much-buzzed-about ad during the BET Awards called "A Great Day in Hollywood," featuring the many black artists–from Spike Lee to Laverne Cox–who work for the streaming company. The shoot was inspired by "A Great Day in Harlem," Art Kane's cla...

June 28, 2018

Not only did all of New York City's public pools open today, but five special Cool Pools also made their debut.

As part of a pilot program, the city's Parks Department gave a makeover straight out of HGTV to five outdoor pools, one in each borough. Harlem's...

June 7, 2018

• Harlem's Rucker Park is about to become a whole lot more famous. The summer comedy Uncle Drew–based on a popular Pepsi Max ad starring the NBA's Kyrie Irving–follows the titular septuagenarian as he takes a cross-country trip to gather a team for the legendary R...

May 24, 2018

From national chains looking to make their first move in Harlem to local businesses opening their next neighborhood joint, there are quite a few expansions currently underway uptown. From south to north, here are the ones generating the most buzz:

Ta...

April 18, 2018

A colorful little pop-up selling vintage camping and hiking gear has opened inside the nine-month-old Steep Rock West Bouldering on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus.

Brooklyn-based Monroe Garden Vintage Outdoor Gear has taken over the bouldering...

April 17, 2018

Car Free Earth Day is now an annual event the Saturday before Earth Day when a few sections of the city are blissfully closed to traffic. Uptowners can take part in the exhaust-free fun this weekend on St. Nicholas Avenue between 181s...

February 15, 2018

• Boxing trainer Reese Scott just opened Women's World of Boxing, New York's first all-women's boxing gym, and it's in East Harlem. "It's daunting going into a boxing gym," Scott told Eyewitness News. "They don't feel comfortable. If I don't feel comfort...

January 26, 2018

The Winter Olympics in South Korea are only two weeks away, which means (after a four year hiatus) we'll all soon be debating which country's ice skating darling had the best triple Lutz–or was it a Salchow?

In the meantime, why not get a jump s...

December 14, 2017

• Excellent news! New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission will review whether to designate a new historic district in Central Harlem: approximately 130th to 132nd Streets between Lenox and Seventh Avenues.


• It's for real: Gucci and designer Da...

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