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Uptown Links: Chick-fil-A Opens in Washington Heights and Is Headed to Harlem Next, and More

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

• Chick-fil-A just opened its first location in Washington Heights—and is headed to Harlem next. The new store, located at 601 W 181st Street, sparked a minor debate online due to the company's history of supporting anti-LGBTQ+ organizations. Its second uptown outpost will be at 216 W 125th Street. [Patch, NBC New York]

• This year's 10 recipients of the Harlem Entrepreneurial Microgrant Initiative—a program that gives $10,000 grants from BET to local small businesses and organizations—includes Harlem Jazz Boxx, Harlem Doggie Day Spa, the Children's Art Carnival and Super Nice Coffee and Bakery. The initiative's other partners are the Apollo and the 125th Street BID. [Harlem World]

• The Civil Rights Museum headed by Rev. Al Sharpton has pulled out of the controversial One45 development on 145th Street in Harlem. [NY 1]

• Save the date: Harlem rapper Big L, who was murdered more than 20 years ago, will get a street named after him at a ceremony on May 28 at noon. The corner of 140th Street and Lenox Avenue will be known as “Lamont ‘Big L’ Coleman Way.” [Complex]

• Here's a look at what various attendees wore to a recent gospel concert in Harlem. [Curbed]

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