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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

January 11, 2019

And now a few messages from local organizations and readers that have reached out in the past weeks:

• Want to have a real impact on what happens in your neighborhood and solve issues relating to parks, transportation and more? It all comes down to joining you...

December 12, 2018

Changes are coming to the St. Nicholas Park Dog Run, the pup playground on the sloping hills of St. Nicholas Park–and now the community group The Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park wants to make sure its users are informed and involved.

The large...

September 28, 2018

A spectacular fall weekend is coming up, so be sure to take advantage. Grab a banned book at the library, craft a customized bubble tea, then get outside at one of these events. Hope to see you there!​​

Little Red Lighthouse Fesitval

Saturday, September 29...

May 15, 2018

Our local city parks give us so much: a visual break from all that concrete and glass, flowers in the spring followed by deep green foliage throughout the summer, a riot of fall color, a peaceful bench on which to relax, a grassy spot to enjoy the sun or picnic with fr...

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...

January 12, 2018

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Harlem is the perfect place to find events throughout the weekend that will honor the civil rights giant's words and spirit. Here's a shortlist:


ConSERVE NYC: MLK Day Service at St. Nicholas P...

November 30, 2017

• Didn't catch the fun Bruno Mars special "24K Magic Live at the Apollo" on TV last night? There's still time to watch the full episode on CBS. And here's a piece where the pop star talks about why playing at the Apollo meant so much to him. (Photo: CBS)...

November 21, 2017

As we prepare to gather around the dinner table and give thanks, you might be wondering how we can help our neighbors who aren't as fortunate.

The fact is there are many people who do need help–and many ways to give.

Worried in par...

October 27, 2017

Whenever I walk to the 1 train at 137th Street on the weekends, I make sure to take the long way around so I can drop by the unofficial flea market that groups in the vicinity of Montefiore Park on Saturdays and Sundays.

For anyone who loves to rummage through othe...

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