Uptown links: La Marina's reopening is in limbo, the Queen of Swing has died, and more

Updated: Mar 17


• Troubled waterfront restaurant La Marina doesn't have the permits to re-open by Memorial Day, according to lawyers for the city's Parks Department. [The City]

• Norma Miller, the "Queen of Swing," recently died at the age of 99. Born in Harlem, she was a member of the Lindy Hoppers, the all-black troupe that got its start at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom and popularized the Lindy Hop. [NY Times]

• As many as 15,000 people are expected at Harlem EatUp! this weekend. The annual food festival in Morningside Park is now in its fifth year. [NBC New York]

• The success story of the Harlem Pie Man: from hawking desserts up and down 125th Street to selling at the now-defunct Mart 125 to making it onto the shelves of Whole Foods. [NY City Lens]

• Harlem's only indoor public pool has closed indefinitely as part of ongoing renovations. [Patch]

• A new 60,000-square-foot public plaza–complete with benches and cafe tables–is coming to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center this fall. [6SQFT]

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