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Uptown Links: a workshop to discuss Hamilton Theater's future expands, a rally to save old-schoo

Hamilton Theater

• A workshop to plan the future of Hamilton Theater will take place this Saturday, January 20 from 10am-1pm–ideas include a community space for the arts, retail and housing. Due to the high number of people who have already signed up, the location has changed from the Harlem Boys & Girls Club to Aaron Davis Hall at City College. Register here. (Image via

A handshake agreement has saved beloved Washington Heights pub Coogan's for now. Next in line for help is neighboring restaurant Galicia, which can't afford its massive rent hike. A rally is planned for this Sunday January 21.

• The GoFundMe campaign that's raising money for Harlem Boys & Girls Club kids to see "Black Panther" has more than doubled its goal.

• A Harlem Latina's perspective on wearing hoop earrings.

• Here's a great little tour of Martin Luther King Jr's New York, including the former Blumstein's department store in Harlem. And here's a sneak peek slideshow of "King in New York," the new MLK. exhibit at The City of the Museum of New York.

• R. Buckminster Fuller's radical vision for Harlem in 1965–a weird terrain dotted with 15 identical structures that resemble nuclear power plants–has spurred a thinkpiece about the neighborhood's past and future.

• Three casual spots to try near the B train's 135th Street stop, including a shop selling "hip hop-inspired ice cream," and a restaurant serving fried chicken that has "set the solid-gold standard."

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