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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

Uptown Links: Alex Katz shows in Harlem, Conan does the Apollo, and more

November 9, 2017

 

• Painter Alex Katz (who's 90!) has three floors' worth of mesmerizing new work up at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in West Harlem.

 

• Conan O'Brien has been filming his late night show at the Apollo all this week, and tonight is his last night. Find all the funny Harlem bits on the Team Coco website, including segments where he works behind the counter at soul food spot Sylvia's and gets styled by iconic Harlem designer Dapper Dan ("We're going to Swagville!" proclaims the fashion legend).

 

 

• Leave it to intrepid Eater food critic Robert Sietsema to always include an Upper Manhattan culinary gem or two in his food roundups–this time it's Harlem's Floridita in his list of standout Cuban restaurants.

 

• This new tour of East Harlem by Untapped Cities is just great. (Note to self: Must go see Keith Haring's "Crack is Wack" wall one of these days.)

 

• The same day Gothamist was shut down by its evil overlord last Thursday (sob!), it featured a great fall guide with a mention of this cool new photo exhibit of 1980s Spanish Harlem by Joseph Rodriguez.

 

• Speaking of urban photography worth seeing, here's a fascinating obituary of Bronx-born lensman Mel Rosenthal, who had a knack for capturing the humanity of his borough in its worst days.

 

• Despite the price cut, this mansion in Hamilton Heights is still out of reach.

 

• Hooray for the new skate park in East Harlem!

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