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Uptown links: Target's new Washington Heights location will likely be a small-format store, and more

May 10, 2019

 

• At approximately 25,000 square feet, Target's just-announced Washington Heights location–coming to 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in 2020–will likely be one of its small-format stores selling a select mix of food, clothing and beauty. Its corporate site explains "the average small-format Target is around 40,000 square feet, about one-third the size of our full-size 130,000 square-foot store." The chain has opened similarly-sized locations in the East Village and the Lower East Side. [6SQFT]

 

• A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with the funeral expenses of Andrea Pollidore and her four youngest children, who all died in a horrific apartment fire in Harlem this week. [GoFundMe]

 

• Oswald Boateng, a British menswear designer of Ghanian descent, crossed the pond and debuted his womenswear collection at an "immersive" fashion show at the Apollo this Sunday. Attended by such high-wattage guests as Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and Harlem's own Dapper Dan, the event was a celebration of the designer's African roots. [NY Times]

 

• Why did Tracee Ellis Ross's Met Costume Gala dress have a large golden frame attached to it? It turns out it was a reference to a 1983 performance piece by Lorraine O'Grady in which she brought similar frames to an African-American Day Parade in Harlem and encouraged the crowd to pose with them. [ArtNews]

 

• A documentary about an interracial blues duo known as Satan & Adam, who began their act in 1980s Harlem and eventually appeared on a U2 album, reveals how much times have changed. [NY Times]

 

Cole Thompson, the co-author of "Lost Inwood," explains how his new photo book about the neighborhood came about, and discusses Inwood's future. [amNY]

 

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