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Uptown links: South Bend comes to Harlem, and more

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

Sylvia's in Harlem has become a hotspot for Democratic presidential hopefuls

• In what is becoming a ritual for Democratic presidential hopefuls, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited Sylvia's on Monday to break bread with Rev. Al Sharpton. He's now the second candidate to do so this year–Sen. Kamala Harris stopped by in February. Who's next? [CNN]

• More than three dozen street vendors lost their wares–and much of their livelihood–when a raging fire broke out in the Harlem lot where they stored their merchandise. [NY Post]

• A new HuffPost investigation of James Manning, the homophobic pastor who runs Atlah World Missionary Church on Lenox Avenue, reveals he's running a cultlike school that psychologically abuses children. [HuffPost]

• East Harlem's latest development, which will offer 300 affordable apartments, just broke ground. The 19-story One East Harlem at 201 East 125th Street will also include 65,000 square feet of commercial space. [New York YIMBY]

• New York State has allocated more than $2 million to overhaul 13 Harlem River crossings, making it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross between Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. [Curbed NY]

• The Sol Cinema Café, a center for black indie films, music and art, is coming this summer to 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard. [amNewYork]

• A 16 Handles just opened in Washington Heights, apparently after years of delays. [The Commentator]

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