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Uptown links: two Harlem restaurant openings "you need to know about" this fall, and more

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

The gate art at JJ Johnson's new Fieldtrip restaurant opening this fall

• Chef JJ Johnson's Fieldtrip on Lenox and chef Pierre Thiam's Teranga at The Africa Center are two of the "32 Fall Restaurant Openings You Need to Know About," according to New York Magazine. Coincidentally, both Harlem eateries will have a focus on grains–the former on rice, the latter on West African fonio. [Grub Street]

• Before the reshaping of Inwood starts in earnest, a photographer took a tour of the neighborhood and documented its wild shoreline. [Curbed NY]

• Peek inside the Convent Avenue prewar apartment of Harlem style icon Lana Turner, filled to the rafters with hat boxes holding her vast collection of eye-catching toppers. [The Cut]

• After an 11-year battle, there's finally an intersection in Harlem named after Zora Neale Hurston. [The Guardian]

• A long strip of upper Manhattan has been dubbed "Little Dominican Republic" in honor of the local Dominican community and its contributions. Food and cultural tours start in October. [Little Dominican Republic, WNYC]

• Harlem favorite Seasoned Vegan got a very nice write-up in the The Gray Lady. Recommended dishes include lemon-crusted “chicken” nuggets; “crawfish” barbecue sandwich; “shrimp” po’ boy; and the ice “cream” sandwich. [NY Times]

• If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in one of the city's new passive-house buildings–in this case, Perch in Hamilton Heights–read on. [NY Times]

• The United Palace theater in Washington Heights is the backdrop for a new Woolrich ad starring Lauryn Hill. [The Uptown Collective]

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