The Scoop: Abyssinian Turns 200!

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Wynton Marsalis will be premiering his first Jazz Mass at the Time Warner Center in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist church, New York State’s oldest African-American congregation. [APNews]

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of Emancipation is the first full fledged performance at the Aubudon Ballroom since before Malcolm X’s assassination. [NYTimes]

John Lindsay was New York’s mayor in 1968 when Martin Luther King. Jr. was assassinated. This Republican mayor is remembered for his Democratic way of politics. [NYSun]

The dispute over who’s the rightful heir to Patsy’s gets more confusing following the verdict. [NYPost]

Cynthis Kirkpatrick, founder and executive of the Sister Power Resource Center for Girls in East Harlem offers girls of ages 8-18 a haven for support and empowerment. [AmstNews]

East Harlem residents and advocates are filing a suit with the Supreme Court to halt the construction of sports fields on Randall’s Island. [WNYC News]

A writer and a team of photographers go to West Harlem to get opinions on the Manhattanville expansion project. [ColSpect]