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Uptown Links: the Caribbean Cultural Center Expands Into a New 5,000-Square-Foot Space, and More

Updated: May 5, 2022

CCCADI is expanding into One East Harlem at 201 E 125th Street.
CCCADI is expanding to One East Harlem at 201 E 125th Street. Photo: Google Maps

• The Caribbean Cultural Center Africa Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the 49-year-old arts and culture organization located in a landmarked East Harlem firehouse, is expanding to a new mixed-use building one block away. The group's second 5,000-square-foot space will be in One East Harlem, a complex at 201 E 125th Street that will include 300 affordable apartments as well as a Food Bazaar grocery store. [Hyperallergic]

• After remaining empty for 17 years, the 1930s-era Metro Theater at 2626 Broadway between W 99th and W 100th Streets will soon become a "multi-screen cinema center, with restaurant facilities and community meeting rooms on a rental basis," according to the owner. [NY Post]

• Christie's is collaborating with City College Center for the Arts on an exhibition and silent auction featuring 30 works that celebrate Harlem, including a screenprint by Faith Ringgold. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the artists and the CCCA's Youth Arts Empowerment Program. [Christie's]

• While the Broadway version of "In the Heights" won four Tonys, the movie version hasn't been nominated for a single Oscar. [Entertainment Weekly]

• New Washington Heights spot Dutch Baby Bakery will start selling flowers by a local flower designer. [Patch]

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