Richard Parsons on the New Harlem

The dining room at Minton's. Photo: Melissa Hom

"Harlem is now really kind of experiencing its second renaissance ... It's coming up after a long winter's sleep. But this time it's different. The renaissance of the twenties was intellectual. This is a commercial one." The former Citigroup chairman and Time Warner CEO, who now owns the Cecil and Minton's, says it's possible to reference the neighborhood's past without having to turn it into a museum. [New York, Related]