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Uptown Links: H Mart opens in Morningside Heights, Harlem fashion icon Lana Turner strikes a pose, a

H Mart opens in Morningside Heights

• Uptowners now have one less reason to schlep elsewhere for their Asian groceries: the new H Mart in Morningside Heights is finally here! The official grand opening is March 1, but the huge store is already up and running. Stop by for an impressive range of Asian goods, including fruit and vegetables, condiments, noodles, rice, fish, meat, prepared foods, snacks and much, much more.

• Harlem fashion icon Lana Turner, known for her vintage fashion collection that includes more than 500 hats, is the subject of a new photo exhibit. Although the show is in St. Louis, you can see some of the beautiful images in this Vogue slideshow.

• Permits have been filed for the Bro/Sis Center, the new home of the impactful youth development organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol. According to New York Yimby, the building will wrap around the group's existing townhouse on 143rd Street in Hamilton Heights. Check out an image (and contribute to the campaign) here.

• Charles Gabriel of Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken is among the semifinalists in the James Beard Award's Best Chef in NYC category. Stay tuned (March 14) to see if he makes it to the next round.

• Sliced by Harlem Pizza Co., an offshoot of Harlem Pizza Co., is coming to Morningside Heights.

• The owners of the gorgeous James Bailey mansion (of Barnum & Bailey fame) still haven't renovated the house's turret, but say they plan to turn it into a dining room one day.

• What a great idea: the couple behind this cheery alcove studio featured in Apartment Therapy asked a plant designer at East Harlem's Urban Garden Center to help them find plants that worked with the lighting in their new home.

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