Uptown Links: Colorful New Radio Hotel Opens in Washington Heights, and More

Updated: Jul 30


Colorful New Radio Hotel Opens in Washington Heights
The new Radio Hotel on Amsterdam between 180th and 181st Streets.

• You'll be hard-pressed to miss Washington Heights's colorful new Radio Hotel, which opened earlier this week. Its bright facade—think Lego-like sections in green, yellow, blue, orange, red and purple—takes up the entire block of Amsterdam Avenue between 180th and 181st Streets. [Time Out]


• Summer Streets, the car-free corridor from Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street taking place on Saturdays in August, will now extend all the way to East Harlem—109th Street, to be exact. Look for art workshops, performances from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and much more near the new Uptown Rest Stop (E 109th Street and Park Avenue) on August 6, 13 and 20. [Streets Blog NYC]


• The end is nigh for the historic Harlem Savings Bank building at 124 E 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues—a developer has filed plans to demolish the building, constructed in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [Patch]


• NBA champ Kevin Durant stopped by youth development organization BroSis to celebrate the opening of its new rooftop basketball court, which was sponsored by his charity. [@brosis512]


• Did you catch Harlem's very own youth gospel choir Sing Harlem on America's Got Talent? [@singharlem]


• Chef Tami of neighborhood food cart Harlem Seafood Soul tells new Netflix series "Street Food: USA" that what she's really serving up "is some ol' school mama love." [@harlemseafoodsoul]


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