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Uptown Links: the Audubon Sculpture Project will land on Broadway next year, Washington Heights resi

• Uptown will have cool new art to crow about next year when the Audubon Sculpture Project comes to Broadway between 67th and 168th Streets. The installations will feature artist Nicolas Holiber's monumental bird sculptures representing climate-threatened species from our area. Tonight is the kickoff party at the American Academy of Arts & Letters. (Image via Gitler & _).

• To the great dismay of many Washington Heights residents, Coogan's Restaurant announced it will be closing due to a rent hike. Now uptowners (including Lin-Manuel Miranda) are rallying to save it with this petition.

• In this short New Yorker documentary, jazz drummer Phil Young tells two moving tales of how his music has the power to heal. (Now I've got to go to Lenox Saphire on Thursday nights.)

• After a big price chop, Harry Houdini's former Harlem home has finally sold. Sounds like the owner will be thrilled he won't have to spend another Halloween there.

• "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined Mayor de Blasio for a special toy-filled Three Kings' Day celebration in East Harlem for families displaced by last fall's hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Billboard compiled some of Miranda's best tweets from the event.

• Harlem-born ballet trailblazer Arthur Mitchell donated his archive to Columbia University, and now it's part of an upcoming exhibit devoted to the dancer at the Wallach Art Gallery.

• With its thoughtful seasonal menu, Clay is shaping up to be one of Harlem's must-try new spots. A recent review admires not just the food, but how the restaurant took inspiration from Perk's, the intimate jazz club that once occupied the same corner.

• Vy Higginsen has a bona fide hit with her Mama's One Sauce, which is flying off the shelves at the Whole Foods in Harlem. Good she lives only a block away.

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