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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

Uptown Links: a view of Spanish Harlem in the '80s, a hunt for Revolutionary New York today, and more

November 16, 2017


• Step into 1980s Spanish Harlem through the astonishing lens of photographer Joseph Rodriguez. Go see his just-opened show at the Bronx Documentary Center or buy the accompanying new book. (Photo: from "Spanish Harlem" by Joseph Rodriguez, published by powerHouse Books). 


• Follow author Russell Shorto's search for remaining bits of 18th-century history in this present-day tour of Revolutionary New York–including a stop at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.


 • So the reason behind that "top secret" shoot of Colin Kaepernick in Manhattanville is finally out: the quarterback has been named GQ's "Citizen of the Year." Here's the slick behind-the-scenes video.


• For the 11th year in a row, a mailman in East Harlem will be organizing a free Thanksgiving dinner for the people in his community.


• Miss the cooking of JJ Johnson at the old Cecil in Harlem (which has been turned into a steakhouse in the meantime)? You can now find the critically-acclaimed chef creating dishes like cornmeal crusted sea bass at the Chefs Club in Nolita, where he is currently in residence.


• If you dream of a home that's historic on the outside but modern on the inside, this new-to-market Hamilton Heights house is for you.

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