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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

Uptown links: massive Lenox Terrace expansion plan worries residents, and more

October 10, 2019

 

• A zoning plan seeking to add five 28-story buildings to Lenox Terrace has residents worried about the changes it would bring, including gentrification and the end of a black "oasis." Built in the '50s, the Harlem apartment complex is located between Malcolm X and Fifth Avenues and 132nd and 135th Streets. [Gothamist]

 

• A housing lottery has opened for 399 affordable units at 1465 Park Avenue in East Harlem, two blocks from Central Park. [6SQFT]

 

• Drag queen Marti Gould Cummings is running in 2021 for Manhattan's District 7 City Council seat. If elected, they would be the first drag queen to serve on the City Council. District 7 includes Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, Manhattanville and Hamilton Heights. [People]

 

• Here's another deep dive into the issue of when churches in Harlem and elsewhere in New York "decide to play developer." [NY Times]

 

• Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka love raising their 8-year-old twins in Harlem. "[Here], everyone’s so melted together,” said Burtka. [Us Magazine]

 

• The cantilevered Eleven Hancock on 125th Street is part of a wave of brand-new buildings offering plenty of apartments under $1 million. In this case there are 34. [NY Post]

 

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