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Uptown Links: the Hispanic Society's "Dazzling" Main Building Reopens in March, and More

the Hispanic Society's "Dazzling" Main Building Reopens in March
The Hispanic Society's ornate entrance gate.

• The Hispanic Society Museum & Library will reopen the doors to its "dazzling" main building, closed for renovations since 2017, in March. Its centerpiece is the Spanish Renaissance-style Main Court, home to Goya's famed portrait of the Duchess of Alba. [NY Times]

• Major improvements are coming to Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, including renovations to the locker rooms and the resurfacing of the outdoor track and turf field. The $26 makeover is set to be completed by the spring. [Gothamist]

• The 113-year-old dome of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine—designed by architect Rafael Guastavino—has been repaired to the tune of $17 million. [NY Times]

• Jim, Harry and Phil, the three peacocks that have roamed the grounds of St. John the Divine for almost two decades, are retiring upstate. All are welcome to the coffee hour being held in the birds' honor on Sunday, January 15. [@stjohndivinenyc]

• The Times takes a peek—inside and out—at Columbia Business School's new $600-million complex in Manhattanville. [NY Times]

• The Forever Wild Path, Riverside Park's own urban forest at 120th Street, has been cleared of debris and is back open. [@riversideparknyc]

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