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Uptown links: Harlem's Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts to anyone who's vaccinated, and more

Harlem's Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts to anyone who's vaccinated

• Krispy Kreme's Harlem location is participating in the donut chain's new giveaway. The shop at 319 W 125th Street is offering one free original glazed donut per day to anyone who shows their Covid-19 vaccination card, whether they've had one or both shots. The offer is good through the end of the year. Even those who choose not to get vaccinated can get a free donut on Mondays between 3/29/21 and 5/24/21. [Krispy Kreme]

• The 181st Street Busway in Washington Heights finally has a launch date: April 26. The half-mile stretch will bar most cars, taxis and vans in an effort to speed up bus service along the busy thoroughfare. Included are the blocks between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue heading east and Amsterdam and Wadsworth Avenues heading west. [NY Post]

• El Museo was the host of Manhattan's first Open Culture program, a new initiative presenting outdoor performances across the city. It featured the all-woman drumming group Fogo Azul. [@elmuseo]

• A recent guide to New York by chef Marcus Samuelsson includes stops at Harlem Haberdashery, Flamekeepers Hat Club, and Patisserie des Ambassades. [Financial Times]

• A portion of the sales from Levain's limited-edition Cafe Con Leche cookie is going to the youth-based community organization Harlem Grown. [6sqft]

• Alibi Lounge, the Black-owned LGBTQ bar by Strivers' Row, is still struggling to stay open after a year of pandemic restrictions. [Eater NY]

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