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Uptown links: MTA's just-approved capital plan includes funding for 3 new East Harlem subway stations, and more

September 26, 2019

 

• The MTA Board unanimously approved its $51.5 billion capital plan for 2020-2024, which includes funding for three new subway stations in East Harlem as part of the Second Avenue subway extension. [CNBC]

 

• The Africa Center will get $25 million in donations to finish building its 70,000-square-foot, three-story space on Fifth Avenue. [WSJ]

 

• Oprah interviewed author Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Apollo on Monday to kick off her newly launched book club with Apple Books–Coates' novel "The Water Dancer" is her first pick. They both went to separate neighborhood restaurants (Red Rooster, BLVD) after the event. [Page Six]

 

• Now that Inwood has been rezoned, half of a 30-foot-tall rock on Cooper Street has been put on the market for close to $3 million. [NY Times]

 

• When he got priced out of a storefront on Malcolm X Boulevard, Linward Dillard changed tack and created Harlem's first mobile barbershop. His upgraded van is parked at 350 Lenox Avenue. [Black Enterprise]

 

• A Harlem ad from two Compass real estate agents is being called out as an example of gentrification. [Inman]

 

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