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Uptown links: Harlem School of the Arts set to undergo major renovations this summer, and more

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

The Harlem School of the Arts is set to undergo a major renovation

• Bye-bye, Brutalism! The Harlem School of the Arts is about to undergo a major renovation–think updated glass exterior, new main gallery and other improvements–thanks to a $9.5 million gift from the Herb Alpert Foundation. Renovations are set to begin in August. [NY Times]

• Here's more on the Second Avenue subway's potentially huge impact on East Harlem (if the MTA ever gets its funding). According to this report in The City, preliminary plans "require taking over dozens of properties and displacing hundreds of people along the Q train’s future path." [The City]

• Rose Morgan, a pioneer who owned a five-floor beauty parlor in Harlem that employed more than 30 people, just got her "Overlooked No More" obituary. [NY Times]

• Washington Heights was named New York's top neighborhood for recent college graduates in a just-released study. [Patch]

• In case you missed the viral video of a Harlem police officer wiping out on a dirt bike he had just confiscated, here it is again. [NY Post]

• Forgotten New York is turning 20! For those who don't know, the website is a great place to discover all of New York's obscure wonders–like the Omega Oil ghost sign on West 147th Street in Harlem. [NY Post]

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