• Don't expect to see new buildings rising anytime soon on the south side of East 125th Street between Madison and Third Avenues. Any type of development by the Durst Organization and Extell, which between them own three vacant sites on that part of the strip, may be complicated and thus delayed by the MTA's plans for the Second Avenue subway extension. [NY Post]
• The New York Times journalist chosen to travel to 52 places this year recently stopped in New York City and attempted to walk the length of Manhattan–but only made it to Harlem. Conveniently, it's where the author lives: "Strolling through Hamilton Heights, where dusk looks like light streaming through a million coffee filters, I took comfort in the familiarity of it all. We called it a day over subtly spiced stews at Tsion Cafe, a neighborhood favorite." [NY Times]
• The Times' Hungry City columnist headed uptown, too, stopping by Paladar in East Harlem to try the churrasco. "But what meat: taken seething off the grill, juices racing, and sliced seemingly by swords." [NY Times]
• In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theater of Harlem (and its upcoming performances at New York City Center), current and former members of the company reflected on co-founder Arthur Mitchell's legacy. [NY Times]
• Althea Gibson's path as a tennis champ is rooted in the streets of Harlem. [ESPNW]
• Two of the ideal date-night restaurants on this list–Clay and Mountain Bird–can be found uptown. [Eater NY]
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