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Uptown links: Netflix's new ad is a nod to a famous Harlem image, Washington Heights is a millennial hotspot, and more

June 28, 2018

 

• On Sunday, Netflix ran a much-buzzed-about ad during the BET Awards called "A Great Day in Hollywood," featuring the many black artists–from Spike Lee to Laverne Cox–who work for the streaming company. The shoot was inspired by "A Great Day in Harlem," Art Kane's classic black-and-white photo of a group of jazz legends in front of a Harlem brownstone. Image: Netflix [Variety]

 

• Washington Heights is the new Williamsburg, says the New York Post. According to the latest census data, the Upper Manhattan neighborhood currently has way more millennials than Williamsburg, Crown Heights, and even Bushwick. [NY Post]

 

• It's also number three on the list of the 10 best New York City neighborhoods for college grads, according to Brick Underground. Washington Heights gets four out of four stars for its affordability and commute. [Brick Underground]

 

• Explore East Harlem through a recent spate of terrific stories by WNYC reporter Jessica Gould. Topics range from the Graffiti Hall of Fame to a former cafe owner paying it forward. [WNYC]

 

• Five months after opening Harlem nail salon Junie Bee Nails, Teyana Taylor's uptown roots are on display again. "A Rose in Harlem," a track on her new album, talks about how she overcame adversity in her hometown. [Pitchfork]

 

• Douglas Elliman's retail queen Faith Hope Consolo just came out with the summer edition of her "Harlem Happenings" newsletter. The latest restaurants and shops coming to the neighborhood include Paint 'n Pour on 2080 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, a spot that pairs art classes and cocktails. [The Faith Report]

 

• So many Harlem spots made the cut on Eater NY's list of the city's top Southern restaurants, including Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken and Melba's. [Eater NY]

 

• Harlem's beautiful Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church, built in 1871, is close to a deal with a developer that would spell the building's doom. [NY1]

 

• Last week Harlem's Mohamed Bamba became the highest draft pick from New York City in 19 years. Although he'll be playing for The Orlando Magic, he still sees himself as a kid from Harlem. “At the end of the day, this is where I call home," he told amNY. [NY PostamNewYork]

 

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