On Wednesday, private equity mogul Glenn Hutchins is expected to announce a gift of more than $15 million to create the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, solidifying Harvard’s program as one of the top in its field.
"At the corner of Livingston and Hoyt, artist Steve Powers found his canvas — a 5,000-square-foot concrete parking garage. ‘Really one of the ugliest pieces of architecture I’ve ever had the privilege of decorating,’ Powers says. ”
“At Vinatería, a Harlem restaurant that opened in April, almost every material has had a previous life (or lives), but that’s not what you notice about the room. Instead, you see a subtle layering of color and form and sophisticated details. Yes, the design is environmentally friendly. But above all, Vinatería is chic.”
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