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Uptown links: a Harlem dance video goes viral, and more

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Dance Theatre of Harlem ballet video "Dancing Through Harlem"goes viral
A screen grab of "Dancing Through Harlem" by the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

• A clip of "Dancing Through Harlem" has unexpectedly gone viral. Created by the Dance Theatre of Harlem for this summer's virtual Harlem Week—it shows members of its company dancing everywhere from the City College of New York to the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building—the video was posted to the Twitter account Ballet Archive on October 12 and is now up to 6 million views. [@balletclips]

• The People For the American Way has collaborated with the Amsterdam News on a new public art project that wraps around the newspaper's Harlem headquarters at 2340 Frederick Douglass Boulevard. It features five political images created by partner artists including Carrie Mae Weems and Shepard Fairey. [People For the American Way]

Dump Trump art in Harlem by Carrie Mae Weems, Shepard Fairey and more.
The New York Amsterdam News building covered in art by Carrie Mae Weems, Shepard Fairey and more.

• Italian restaurant Anchor Wine Bar at 3508 Broadway in Hamilton Heights has quietly closed for good. A new restaurant from the Fumo team, The Chick Inn, plans to open in the same space by the end of the year. [@harlem2point0]

• Harlem interior designer Sheila Bridges has partnered with Converse x Union on a pair of limited-edition sneakers featuring her Harlem Toile print, which depicts African American culture in classic French toile scenes. [The Root]

• The nine-story building that is set to replace the East Harlem Pathmark on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, now named Harlem Headquarters, has a completion date: 2022. [Building Design + Construction]

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