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Uptown links: Paris Blues owner Samuel Hargress Jr. gets an obit in the Times, and more

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

Samuel Hargress Jr., who owned beloved Harlem jazz bar Paris Blues, recently died of the coronavirus

• Paris Blues owner Samuel Hargress Jr., who recently died of the coronavirus, received a loving obituary in New York's paper of record. The article also says his son will keep running the cherished Harlem jazz bar. [New York Times]

• A deep dive (with amazing photos) into stately Harlem apartment building Graham Court, built in 1901 and first home to oil-company presidents, then Harlem Renaissance luminaries like Zora Neale Hurston, and today modern tastemakers like designer Shelia Bridges. [New York Magazine]

Mario César Romero, a historian who championed East Harlem artists, has died of the coronavirus. Among his lasting contributions are the costumes he made for El Museo del Barrio's iconic Three Kings Day parade. [New York Times]

• The cast of Scandal paid to have meals by Fieldtrip delivered to the staff at Harlem Hospital Center. [Time Out New York]

• Tren’ness Woods-Black of Sylvia's has been appointed to the New York State Reopening Advisory Board. [Eater NY]

• A roundup of favorite WFH lunch spots in Harlem. [Thrillist]

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