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Uptown Links: First Look at New Amazon Series "Harlem," and More

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

• "Girls Trip" writer Tracy Oliver gives a first look at her new Amazon Prime series "Harlem," which was filmed in the neighborhood. Premiering on December 3, the ten-episode show follows four best girlfriends navigating their 30s while living in Harlem. [EW]

• A ceremony celebrating progress on the Studio Museum in Harlem's new home was attended by Mayor Bill de Blasio, architect David Adjaye and Thelma Golden, the museum's director and chief curator. Construction on the building is expected through 2022. [Patch]

• Harlem River Housing, built in 1937 and the city's first federally-funded housing project, will get a major facelift courtesy of two private developers. [Patch]

T Magazine takes a deep dive into the Harlem Y on W 135th Street, "where the dream of Black America began." [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

• A Harlem church located in the newly designated Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District is struggling to survive. [NY Times]

• A project called "Sign of the Times," led by local preservationist group While We Are Still Here, will install 25 signs throughout Harlem next spring commemorating the neighborhood's notable sites, figures and more. [Columbia Spectator]

• An updated guide to the best restaurants in East Harlem, written by yours truly. [The Infatuation]

• Harlem is one of Time Out New York's "Five red-hot neighborhoods for 2021." [Time Out New York]

• A handy list of local news sites in Upper Manhattan, including this one right here. [Columbia University Neighbors]

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