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Uptown links: the hidden gems of upper Broadway, the music of "Luke Cage," and more

June 21, 2018

 

• Here's a fun walking tour of Broadway, with a rare focus on the northern stretch. It's led by Fran Leadon, a City College architecture professor and the author of a new book, “Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles.” Even though Hamilton Grange is located three blocks east of Broadway, it's prominently featured. I understand–I find it pretty irresistible myself! [NY Times]

 

• If you're a fan of the music in "Luke Cage"–Season 2 comes out tomorrow and features artists including Method Man, Jidenna, and Faith Evans–then watch this behind-the-scenes featurette about how the black music experience has been woven into the show and its fictional nightclub, Harlem's Paradise. [Gizmodo]

 

• In her latest work, artist Firelei Báez found inspiration in the Schomburg Center's archives, including Maya Angelou's typed flower orders on Mother's Day and Angela Davis's precisely written letters from prison. [T The New York Times Style Magazine]

 

Grub Street heads to Harlem to check out the new Harlem Hops, calling it a "real-deal craft-beer bar." [Grub Street]

 

Top Chef runner-up Adrienne Cheatham's next Sunday Best roving dinner party is this weekend at Clay.

 

• After three years, the beautification of Morningside Park is complete. Improvements include new trees, flowers, and even a new lawn near the pond. [Patch]

 

NY1 explores the nooks and crannies of the Dyckman Farm House in Inwood, including the summer and winter kitchens of this last remaining Dutch colonial farmhouse. [NY1]

 

• The Rennie, the new condo building that has replaced the historic (but ultimately unsalvageable) Renaissance Ballroom & Casino, is preparing for a sales launch at the end of this month. The market-rate apartments will go for $530,000 to $1,700,000, while the affordable units will be in the $300,000 to $350,000 range. [Real Estate Weekly]

 

• A massive neo-Tudor on Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights has hit the market for the first time in 50 years. [6sqft]

 

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