Richard Parsons on the New Harlem

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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]