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February 21, 2020

• Two new bike lanes are coming to Upper Manhattan. One on Fifth Avenue will connect the ten blocks between Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park, while the other will run up St. Nicholas Avenue between W 165th and 170th Streets. [Patch]

• Bikers who use the path in Riverside Park should start planning an alternative route this spring: a stretch of bike lane from about 110th to 125th Streets will be closed to make repai...

February 13, 2020

• "Godfather of Harlem," the Epix series about Harlem crime boss Bumpy Johnson who returns to the neighborhood in the early 1960s, has been renewed for Season 2. The first season was filmed throughout Harlem; reports say the production is returning to New York later this year. [Deadline]

• The big Harlem real estate news of the week: CNN anchor Don Lemon is selling his two-bedroom in Harlem (2280 FDB) for $1.75 million, with th...

February 6, 2020

• A developer's contested plan to rezone Lenox Terrace cleared another hurdle when the city's Planning Commission voted in favor of the changes. The 1950s apartment complex would gain five 28-story buildings with 1,600 units of mixed-income housing and 160,000 square feet of retail. The City Council makes its decision next. [Gothamist]

• Have you been on one of the new all-electric buses...

January 21, 2020

Harlem's signs, whether they're neon, flashing with bright bulbs, painted by hand or issued by the city, are a part of what make the neighborhood such a special place.


A captivating blend of old and new, some are lovingly restored remnants of the past, while others have been around for only a handful of years, already leaving their mark.

Still others are in such a sorry state of disrepair, the...

January 9, 2020

In this special edition of Uptown Links, a look at what some of your favorite local celebs have been up to recently:

• Cardi B welcomed Vogue to the hood for this "73 Question with Cardi B" video filmed in her grandmother's apartment in Washington Heights, the "happy place" where the rapper frequently spends her downtime. [YouTube]

• Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka gave a tour of their 1800s Harlem brownstone–it w...

December 28, 2019

A massive thank you for supporting The Curious Uptowner on its various platforms–here on the blog as well as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter–and being such great followers, tipsters and commenters.

As the year draws to a close, here's a look back at some of your favorite posts, with a few fun comments sprinkled in:

Your personal takes on the most Instagrammable spots in Upper Manhattan are what really bring t...

December 9, 2019

In a surprise announcement this September, Columbia signaled it would be demolishing the old McDonald's on West 125th Street.The university had quietly purchased the fast food restaurant six years ago at the same time it was expanding its Manhattanville campus across the street.

Now comes word that the school will be building in its place a 34-story tower at 600 West 125th Street that will house students and faculty....