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.
• 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]
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.
• 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)