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Uptown links: Gayle King's favorite drink in Harlem, a new public plaza in Washington Heights, and more

July 6, 2018

 

• Gayle King has picked the perfect summer drink–and she found it in Harlem. The refreshing juice from Home Sweet Harlem combines pineapple, mint, lemon juice and fresh ginger. [Oprah]

 

• Despite some protests last year, Manhattan Community Board 12 finally green lighted a new public plaza in Washington Heights. It will be located on Haven Avenue between W 169th and Fort Washington Avenue right next to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. [Streetsblog NYC]

 

• Hurry–you have until tomorrow to apply for the six middle-income apartments in a new Washington Heights building that meets passive house standards. [6SQFT]

 

• One of New York's just-announced dockless bike programs is coming to Fordham in the Bronx. [Curbed NY]

 

• Maren Hassinger's "Monuments" was one of two outdoor art installations that Vogue.com recently found enchanting. [Vogue.com]

 

• Here's a great segment about the Audubon Mural Project–the eye-catching murals of birds threatened by climate change that can be found all over John James Audubon's old neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. [NY1]

 

• Check out the results of a gut-renovated century-old Harlem townhouse given an "industrial-chic" makeover courtesy of architectural firm Opera Studio. [Curbed NY]

 

• “A lot of people get hung up on what Harlem is becoming, or what they think it’s becoming, [but] this is a neighborhood that has always been good,” said Grid Properties Managing Director Scott Auster in this article about the neighborhood's growth. [Bisnow]

 

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