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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

July 3, 2018

It's back! Free summer theater at Marcus Garvey Park is returning for the sixth year in a row, and this time the Classical Theatre of Harlem is taking "Antigone," the famous Greek tragedy by Sophocles, and giving it an Afropunk twist.

Like most Ancient Greek t...

May 3, 2018

• The foundation for the Victoria Theater redevelopment on 125th Street is now complete, which means the building–set to be one of the tallest in Harlem and the future home of a Marriott hotel–will be rising soon. [New York YIMBY]

• First Chipotle, now Shake Shack....

April 7, 2018

Like many actors, Paterson Joseph–who you might recognize from TV shows like HBO's The Leftovers and NBC's Timeless–dreamed of performing in a costume drama, complete with wigs and waistcoats. But as a black Briton, lead roles were few and far between.

So he spent hours...

March 29, 2018

• Hurray! Three East Harlem beauties were landmarked on Tuesday: the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics (formerly the Benjamin Franklin High School), the former Richard Webber Harlem Packing House, and the former Public School 109. (Photo: nyc.gov)


January 10, 2018

Turn down the lights and raise the curtain–uptown's got a brand new theater company!

Inspired by downtown's indie theater scene that got its start in the '60s (La MaMa, etc), a group of uptown writers, actors and directors have joined together to form The National...

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