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Uptown links: Lin-Manuel Miranda's mini tour of the Heights, JJ Johnson's new fast-casual re


• Lin-Manuel Miranda just took the "In the Heights" movie team on a tour of the neighborhood–the film hits theaters in June 2020–and his stops included the iconic 190th Street tunnel, the United Palace theater, as well as a bodega, a car dispatcher, and a spot with a fantastic view of the George Washington Bridge. [Broadway World]

• Big Harlem food news! Chef JJ Johnson (formerly of Minton's and The Cecil) will be opening Field Trip, a new grain- and rice-focused fast-casual restaurant at 109 Lenox Avenue between 115th and 116th Streets. [NY Post]

• If you're looking for a way to "remind yourself of America's spirit," says opinion writer Roger Cohen, it's a great time to reread the Langston Hughes poem, “Let America Be America Again." [NY Times]

• A critic for The New York Times enjoyed the "ambitious design" of The Classical Theatre of Harlem's staging of "Antigone"–this summer's free play in Marcus Garvey Park. [NY Times]

• Here are the five things you should know about Harlem Hops, the craft beer bar that just opened on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. [Eater NY]

• This food editor calls Lolo's Seafood Shack "a cool place in Harlem" where he likes to go for backyard seafood boils. [Eater NY]

• Huh. There's a test-track for self driving cars in Sweden that was made to look like Harlem–and the photos of this Potemkin village are hanging in a photography festival in Arles, France. [NY Times]

• This young couple went looking for an apartment in the $2,000 price range and found one in Hamilton Heights that had "every single thing on [their] list." [NY Times]

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