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Uptown links: improvements are coming to Riverside Park above 120th St, and more

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

The northern part of Riverside Park stretches up to the George Washington Bridge.
The northern part of Riverside Park stretches up to the George Washington Bridge.

• Thanks to its North Park Initiative, the Riverside Park Conservancy announced a series of upgrades coming to the under-invested section of the park above 120th Street. Included are a new bike education center, playground equipment, adult fitness machines, three years of free public programming, and $2.3 million dollars in capital improvements from the city. [Riverside Park Conservancy]

• Two competing developers have revealed their plans to reimagine the historic Hamilton Theater on Broadway, and the local community board is asking residents to vote for their favorite by September 30. Both proposals include building affordable apartments above the old theater, although neither involve fully preserving its old interior. [Patch]

• Bread and Yoga will be closing its Inwood studio for good on September 30th. [@breadandyoga]

• The Studio Museum in Harlem—currently closed as it builds its new home on 125th Street—has named its four latest artists-in-residence, including two photographers and a mid-career artist. This year the program will feature virtual studio visits and online public programs. [NY Times]

• Alibi Harlem, one of 10 LGBTQ+ owned businesses to receive funding from the Human Rights Campaign and Showtime's "Queer to Stay" initiative, got a celebratory Flower Flash this week from Lewis Miller Design. [@lewismillerdesign]

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