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Uptown Links: Movies Return to the United Palace, and More

the United Palace in Washington Heights Is Bringing Movies Back to the Big Screen

• The lavish United Palace in Washington Heights—built in 1930 as one of Loew’s five “Wonder Theatres”—is bringing movies back to the big screen starting January 2022. You have until January 3 to vote for your top five from a list that includes everything from "Black Panther" to "Mamma Mia!" [United Palace]

• The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem will share ownership of the archives of photographer James Van Der Zee, famous for his stylish studio portraits of Harlemites during the Harlem Renaissance. [New York Times]

• JJ Johnson's rice-focused restaurant Fieldtrip, which first opened in Harlem in 2019 and just received a new round of funding, will likely open two new stores near Columbia University and in Washington Heights. [Crain's New York]

• A Chick-fil-A is opening soon at 601 181st Street in Washington Heights (right opposite the new Target). [Patch]

• A new proposal that has the backing of the incoming council member imagines 125th Street with bus lanes running down the center, dedicated bike lanes, plus a lot more trees and containerized trash cans. [Patch]

• After six years, Indian restaurant Chaiwali on Lenox Avenue is closing. The last day is this Sunday, December 12. [Eater NY]

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