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Uptown links: a boathouse by architect Norman Foster is coming to Upper Manhattan, and more

June 27, 2019

 

• Norman Foster–the architect behind New York's Hearst Tower and London's "Gherkin"–is designing a new two-story boathouse on the Harlem River for Row New York, a non-profit that offers rowing training and academic support to kids of all backgrounds. [Architectural Digest]

 

• Another day, another dispiriting story about a beautiful old Harlem church. This time it's the Church of All Saints on Madison Avenue and 129th Street. The Archdiocese of New York is planning to sell the building but wants to remove the stained glass windows first because it considers them devotional objects that would be profaned if the church was used for other purposes. [Daily News]

 

• Harlem historian Michael Henry Adams writes about his neighborhood's "cultural suicide" in a piece about how historic properties are being bulldozed for the sake of new housing. [The Guardian]

 

• This Saturday, June 29 is your last chance to see "125th and Freedom," a performance piece by the Black National Theater that goes from river to river in Harlem. The work tackles issues such as racial injustice and a gentrifying Harlem. [NY Times]


• Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson has a new audio book out called "Our Harlem"–an adaptation of his restaurant cookbook with actual visits to the places he writes about.  [Forbes]

 

• Watch ASAP Ferg bike around Harlem and knock back juice shots at Next Level Juice. [Complex]

 

Photo: Foster + Partners

 

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