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Uptown links: a $198 million jackpot ticket and a $9.45 million condo make headlines in Harlem, and

The Circa just sold the most expensive uptown apartment ever.

​• A mystery buyer just snapped up the most expensive Harlem condo ever. The top-floor apartment at the Circa on Central Park North sold for a whopping $9.45 million. [WSJ]

• On the heels of this headline-making sale comes another uptown pad that just hit the market for $12 million. Naturally, it also overlooks Central Park. [Curbed NY]

• The person who bought one of two winning Powerball tickets in a Harlem deli last weekend will be able afford to buy dozens of pricey condos uptown–or anywhere else. They'll be taking home $198.1 million (that's half of the cash payout). The winner hasn't been announced yet, but the deli owner thinks it was one of his regulars. [NY Post]

• Michelle Obama thrilled students at Democracy Prep Harlem High School with a pep talk in a surprise video chat. [Teen Vogue]

• The one-year-old Steep Rock West climbing gym on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus is home to the Harlem Rock Club, a nonprofit that offers free access and training to local children via schools and youth advocacy organizations. [Columbia Spectator]

• The location of the former LaGree Baptist Church (now demolished) will be the site of a fancy new condo project called 11 Hancock Place. The developer is planning for a "$91 sellout." [The Real Deal]

• The Michelin Bib Gourmands–the French guide's annual cheap eats picks–have been announced for 2019 in New York. Uptown restaurants (there's also a spot from the Bronx) include Jin Ramen, La Morada, Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too, Oso, and Sottocasa. [Eater NY]

• If you're looking for "uptown spots that feel like downtown spots" in Harlem, head to Mountain Bird, Clay, and Oso. [The Infatuation]

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