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Uptown links: the latest on the plans to rezone Lenox Terrace, new electric buses on 125th Street, and more

February 6, 2020

 

• A developer's contested plan to rezone Lenox Terrace cleared another hurdle when the city's Planning Commission voted in favor of the changes. The 1950s apartment complex would gain five 28-story buildings with 1,600 units of mixed-income housing and 160,000 square feet of retail. The City Council makes its decision next. [Gothamist]

 

• Have you been on one of the new all-electric buses in Harlem? The MTA is testing them on the M60 line, which crosses 125th Street into Queens. [Patch]

 

• There's a new plan to build an exit ramp connecting the RFK Bridge directly with the Harlem River Drive, alleviating traffic and pollution around E 125th Street in East Harlem. [amNewYork]

 

• Dos Toros is opening its first location near Columbia (2911 Broadway between 113th and 114th Sts) on February 12. (Ilovetheupperwestside.com)

 

• A food truck that will hire former prisoners is coming to East Harlem in the spring. Applications are being accepted until February 14. [Uptown Grand Central]

 

• If you're looking to buy a roomy apartment at half the price of most Manhattan homes, try these three neighborhoods: Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and Hamilton Heights. [Patch]

 

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