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Uptown Links: Hillary Clinton visits her own pantsuit, reserved street parking for residents gets a serious look, and more

April 26, 2018

 

• Hillary Clinton stopped by the "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics" show at the Museum of the City of New York–and got to see her own Oscar de la Renta pantsuit that she wore when she was sworn in as New York's junior senator. [Museum of the City of New York Instagram]

 

• Suburban commuters who park their cars in residential neighborhoods before heading to work in midtown may have to rethink how they travel. A group of City Council members are introducing two bills that would reserve curbside spots for city residents (one is limited to Manhattan above 60th Street). Council member Mark Levine, whose district includes Morningside Heights, West Harlem, and Washington Heights, is a fan: “For too long suburban commuters have taken advantage of free street parking in Northern Manhattan and crowded out the people who actually live in our neighborhoods." [Curbed NY]

 

• The gorgeous brick parking garage in Hamilton Heights known as the Carriage House was just sold to a developer. [NY Times]

 

The New Yorker sure knows how to go see a show at the Schomburg Center: its reporter tagged along with photographer Deborah Willis–one of its former curators and a MacArthur Fellow–and Hank Willis Thomas, her artist son. [The New Yorker]

 

• Speaking of the Schomburg, the center is getting a massive new jazz archive: 230 concerts and 96 interviews filmed at the International Jazz Festival Bern from 1983 to 2002. [NY Times]

 

• Here's a moving story about a friendship that led to a rent-stabilized one-bedroom in a Harlem brownstone. [NY Times]

 

• NY1 checked in with Spelman Beaubrun, one of the survivors of the townhouse fire on St. Nicholas Avenue in Hamilton Heights. [NY1]

 

• It's nice to see Sylvia's included in this roundup of New York's best old-school restaurants. [Eater NY]

 

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