Uptown links: Charles Pan Fried Chicken in Harlem is expanding into a citywide chain, and more


The most recent location of Charles Pan Fried Chicken at 2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd (now closed).

• Charles Gabriel of Charles Pan Fried Chicken has teamed up with investors to turn his iconic fried chicken restaurant in Harlem into a citywide chain. Locations will include a new uptown address at Edgecombe Avenue and 145th Street as well as others on the Upper West Side and in Brooklyn. [Grub Street]


• Governor Cuomo got his Covid vaccine at a popup clinic in Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem. [Daily News]


• Construction will finally begin this spring on a new pool and rink facility coming to Harlem Meer in Central Park, including a fancy boardwalk along the lake that will double as a skating ribbon in the winter. [Patch]


• Eleven "Open Culture" Streets in Harlem will be available for free or ticketed outdoor cultural performances this summer. The city-run program is now accepting applications. [Patch]


• Marcus Garvey Village, a new affordable housing development coming to 224 W 124 Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, will feature an LGBTQ center. [Gay City News]


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