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Uptown links: NYC's creatives are moving to Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

• A new report by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on the city's always-shifting creative economy reveals that people working in creative industries like film and the performing arts are leaving neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side and moving to more affordable areas including Washington Heights, Inwood and Central Harlem. []

• Korey Wise, one of the Exonerated Five portrayed in the award-winning Netflix series "When They See Us," will be one of the three grand marshals at Harlem's annual "Parade of Lights" down 125th Street on Wednesday, November 20. [amNewYork]

• In a recent interview, Lin-Manuel Miranda said that filming "In the Heights" in Washington Heights this year "was one of the most gratifying artistic experiences" of his life. The musical hits theaters Summer 2020. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Community-run urban farm Harlem Grown, which already has 12 farming sites in Harlem and produced 8,000 pounds of produce this year, plans to open a new 2,000-square-foot farm and office space within the Lenox Terrace complex next year. [amNewYork]

• The empty lot at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue will soon be home to Harlem Academy's newest building, which will allow the school for promising local students to double in size. [Harlem Academy]

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