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Uptown links: Inwood's rezoning gets the green light, DJ Khaled tours Harlem, and more

August 9, 2018

 

• Despite protests, yesterday the City Council approved the rezoning of Inwood–centered mostly on an industrial area east of Tenth Avenue. Critics fear that a wave of market-rate apartments would quickly follow the planned affordable units, eventually displacing longtime residents. [NY Times]

 

• DJ Khaled swung by Harlem last week and shopped for sneakers at Blue Jeans on Broadway, then ate steamed snapper at El Puerto Seafood on 125th Street. "Harlem love, baby!" he says in the clip he posted on Instagram, in which he also promotes his latest single, "No Brainer." "Every time I come to New York, Harlem,  I come to El Puerto. They have the best fish." In a second clip he's swarmed by fans in front of the Apollo. [@djkhaled via Instagram]

 

• Yet another supermarket is coming to Harlem. Shop Fair will take over the first two floors of the historic Alhambra Building on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 126th Street. The food market chain has just signed a 15-year lease. [Patch]

 

• LeBron James, Dapper Dan and others will be honored at Harlem’s Fashion Row’s style awards and fashion show on September 4th. The event's dress code is black tie and Nikes. The sneaker brand is presenting the event. [WWD]

 

• Melba's, Red Rooster, Patsy's Pizzeria, and Oso are among the restaurants participating in Harlem Restaurant Week from August 21-26. [NY Daily News]

 

• Harlem Late Night Jazz held a listening party for Macy Gray's new album at Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall on Tuesday night. [@harlemlatejazz via Instagram]

 

• If you want to see the biggest rental and condo developments coming to Central Harlem, check out this map. [Curbed NY]

 

• Here's the rendering of the modern-looking HAP NINE, a rental building coming to 247-249 East 117th Street in East Harlem. [NY YIMBY]

 

Photo: Google Maps

 

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