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Uptown links: an "unheard of" price in Harlem for two adjacent brownstones, a do-good skating organization gets its closeup, and more

January 10, 2019

 

• A record-setting Harlem property just hit the market. Two adjacent historic brownstones on Mount Morris Park West could be yours for a cool $27 million (image via Google Maps). [The Real Deal]

 

• Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization that aims to build confidence and academic success in girls of color via ice skating, gets its much-deserved closeup in the paper of record. [NY Times]

 

• Ball icon and "Pose" consultant Hector Xtravaganza (born Crespo), died at the end of last year at the age of 53. From a profile in the Times: "On weekends, they attended balls at the Elks Lodge in Harlem, where Mr. Crespo and Mr. Villa-Chauvin walked runway and collected trophies for 'Butch queen runway,' 'Butch queen face' and 'labels, labels, and more labels.'" [NY Times]

 

• Demolition permits have been filed for the historic St. James Methodist Episcopal Church at 45 East 126th Street, built in 1871. [New York YIMBY]

 

• The good news? "Dapper Dan's Harlem," a new book shot by filmmaker and photographer Ari Marcopoulos, is out. The bad news? It's limited-edition (there are only 500 copies). [WWD]

 

• Did you know the 1 train is now skipping the 168th Street stop due to repairs? Here are some handy workarounds. [amNewYork]

 

• Have you checked out Victor Garcia's street art at East River Plaza? [amNewYork]

 

• After living in five apartments in four years, this young Alabama transplant found his dream place in East Harlem. [NY Times]

 

• An 1880 Victorian bed and breakfast is for sale in South Harlem. [6sqft]

 

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