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Uptown Links: finding authentic jazz in Harlem, Beyoncé pays it forward, and more

April 19, 2018

 

• Harlem's proud jazz roots are on display at American Legion Post 398, a music-filled basement that's "one of the last authentic jazz venues in Harlem." [NY Times]

 

• Not done with sprinkling her magic this week, Beyoncé donated clothing from her Ivy Park line to the young women of Figure Skating in Harlem, then invited them to model the latest looks. The girls hit the ice and struck a pose at Riverbank State Park Skating Rink. [Time]

 

• Finally! The statue of Dr. James Marion Sims, the physician who performed experiments on enslaved back women, was removed from its East Harlem perch on Tuesday. The city will move the controversial monument to the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried. [CNN]

 

• A proposed new historic district in Harlem–between W 130th and W 132nd Streets between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard–got unanimous support from local residents at a Landmarks Commission hearing. [Curbed NY]

 

• If you missed it, here's the insane video of the 145th Street subway station on the 1 line turning into a waterfall during Monday's deluge. [amNY]

 

• A huge new mega-project–which would include New York's first soccer stadium–might be coming to the Harlem River Yards in the South Bronx. [New York YIMBY]

 

• Did you know NY1's Errol Louis grew up in (the modernist) Manhattanville Houses? Follow him on a tour of his old housing project with the recently departed NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye. [NY1]

 

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