Uptown links: Questlove's 'Summer of Soul' trailer is here, and more

Updated: May 13


Screen grab of "Summer of Soul"

• The first trailer has dropped for Questlove's documentary, "Summer of Soul," about the 1969 Harlem music festival also known as "Black Woodstock." [Gothamist]



• Mayor de Blasio announced plans to fill in the remaining gaps on the Manhattan Greenway, the pedestrian and bicycle path that runs around the island. Included are two sections along the Harlem River: one from 145th Street to Highbridge Park and the other from Sherman Creek to the University Heights Bridge. [Patch]


• Unlike midtown, retail zones like 125th Street in Harlem have rebounded during the pandemic. The commercial strip, according to the Times, "at times felt like its old bustling self, a clamorous mix of chain stores, mom-and-pop shops and sidewalk vendors." [New York Times]


• The stretch of 181st Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue became bus-only on Monday. [NY Post]


• New renderings show the large green space coming to West Harlem's rising Manhattanville Factory District. [Architectural Digest]


• Here's a peek into a reimagined Harlem brownstone owned by a couple with North African and Costa Rican backgrounds. [Elle Decor]


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