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Uptown Restaurant Shuffle Takes Over Harlem

Uptown Restaurant Shuffle Takes Over Harlem

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK — Beginning in the Harlem Renaissance years, New Yorkers flocked uptown where nearly every eatery served traditional African-American dishes — fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, and macaroni and cheese. But with waves of gentrification crashing into Harlem, a number of soul food restaurants have closed their doors.

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