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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

Uptown links: Langston Hughes' Harlem home gets a preservation grant, and more

July 11, 2019

 

• The Harlem home of poet Langston Hughes is one of 22 sites to get funding as part of a National Trust initiative helping preserve African-American history. [National Trust for Historic Preservation]

 

• Happy 114th birthday, Alelia Murphy! The Harlemite is believed to be the oldest person in the U.S. [Today]

 

• Harlem style legend Dapper Dan's memoir is out. [Robb Report]

 

• Korey Wise, one of the five men to be wrongfully accused in the Central Park jogger case, just bought a $960K apartment in Harlem. [NY Post]

 

• Pharrell Williams just offered all 114 graduates of Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy an internship. [Buzzfeed News]

 

• Looking for a fun tour of Harlem? Start here, with stops at Sugar Hill Creamery, the National Jazz Museum and more. [amNewYork]

 

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