Take a Tour of First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright's Four Favorite Spots Uptown

Where does First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright like to spend her free time Uptown? Neighbors recently found out.

Kelly Moffitt-Hawasly
May 22, 2023

Sheena Wright, First Deputy Mayor of New York City, was born in the South Bronx and has lived in Harlem since she was 17 years old. A die-hard New Yorker, Wright recently spoke with Neighbors about how Upper Manhattan shaped her and her career trajectory.

Sheena Wright

She also took a moment to share the uptown spots that she returns to time after time. Below, find the four uptown spots that never fail to bring a smile to her face. 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

"I love The Schomburg," Wright said. "It’s a beautiful library. I spent a lot of time there studying for the bar when I was in law school, but they have great exhibits and events. It’s a really special place."

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W. 116th Street

"I like to go shopping at the 116th Street African Market," Wright said. "There’s beautiful art and clothing for the warm weather."

The Edge Harlem

101 Edgecombe Avenue

"I like to eat a lot, so wonderful places like Melba's and BLVD Bistro are always top of my list," said Wright. "There’s a great restaurant called The Edge that’s near my house that is really delicious and wonderful. So many good restaurants!"

Low Library Steps

116th Street and Broadway

"On Columbia's campus, the Low Library steps are just so iconic and beautiful," Wright said. "I was recently on campus for an event and I just wanted to sit right there and hang out on the steps. I’ve also been experiencing more of the Manhattanville Campus and really love all the things to do there."

You can learn more about the indelible influence Upper Manhattan has had on Wright here

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