Sylvia Woods, Soul-food Restaurateur, Is Dead At 86

Ms. Woods’s namesake Harlem soul-food restaurant was frequented by local and national politicians, international celebrities, tourists, epicures and ordinary neighborhood residents.

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  • Sylvia Woods, Soul-Food Restaurateur, Is Dead at 86
    Sylvia Woods, whose eponymous Harlem soul-food restaurant was frequented by local and national politicians, international celebrities, tourists, epicures and ordinary neighborhood residents, died on Thursday at her home in Westchester County, N.Y. She was 86.
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    Mourners gathered in Harlem this morning to celebrate the life of famed soul food restaurant owner Sylvia Woods, who was remembered by famous patrons, neighbourhood locals, tourists, and friends as a welcoming trailblazer who turned her small eatery into a ...
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  • Harlem says goodbye to Sylvia Woods
    Sylvia Woods, the queen of soul food, whose restaurant Sylvia's has been a cornerstone in Harlem since 1962, died last week. The nearby Apollo Theater gave tribute to the restaurateur (above). Sylvia's, at Lenox Av. near 127th Street in NYC, was seen in ...
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