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Uptown links: a lost chapter from Malcolm X finds the right home, a guide to Harlem's "hit" restaurants, and more

August 2, 2018

 

• An unpublished chapter of Malcolm X's autobiography resurfaced out of the blue at an auction last week. Luckily for scholars and the public at large, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture scooped it up. [NY Times]

 

• A whopping 21 restaurants made it onto this list of "Hit Harlem Restaurants to Try." While you might not agree with every choice, it sure is nice for the neighborhood's rich food scene to get some love. [Eater NY]

 

• Watch these two dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform choreographer Robert Garland's beautiful pas de deux inspired in part by Arthur Mitchell, the company's co-founder. They'll be performing for free at this weekend's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. [NY Times]

 

• A parking lot in Inwood used to be a slave burial ground. Thanks to the Dyckman Farmhouse and local politicians, it's now being memorialized. [WFUV.org]

 

• The city's SROs (single-room occupancies)–widespread in upper Manhattan neighborhoods like Harlem–are a dying breed. Here's what it's like to live in one. [NY Post]

 

• Oso is one of nine spots on Grub Street's best fish taco list. I heartily agree with New York magazine's critics! [Grub Street]

 

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