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Uptown links: Harlem goes haute, Senegalese comfort food comes to the Africa Center, and more

September 6, 2018

 

 

• The September issue of Essence is out and features quite the collaboration. For the fashion story "Haute in Harlem," legendary documentary photographer Jamel Shabazz captured supermodel Naomi Campbell and designer Dapper Dan together on the streets of Harlem. [Photo by Jamel Shabazz via @essence]

 

• Chef Pierre Thiam, born and raised in Senegal, plans to open a restaurant called Teranga in Harlem's Africa Center this October. The menu will be inspired by the foods of his native country as well as Nigeria, Mali, Ivory Coast and Guinea. [NY Times, @chefpierrethiam]

 

• Here's an evocative history of Harlem in the 20th century through the life and times of boxer William Ward, who bought a brownstone at 191 Edgecombe in 1922. [City Journal]

 

• Will Harlem's burger joints take a hit when Shake Shack opens this fall? [amNewYork]

 

• At this year's Harlem's Fashion Row 2018 gala and fashion show, LeBron James unveiled his first signature women's basketball shoe for Nike, which he designed with the help of three HFR fashion designers. Dapper Dan was also honored. [Vogue]

 

• This guide to Harlem's African restaurants is like a mini tour of the continent itself, from Senegal to Somalia. [Essence]

 

• A Jewish revival is taking place in Harlem. [Jewish Week]

 

• Developers spent $200K lobbying for Inwood's rezoning. Is anyone surprised? [Curbed NY]

 

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