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EAST HARLEM — It’s Rio on the Harlem River.
What once was a graffiti-adorned lot on 120th Street overgrown with weeds is now a little slice of Carnivale.
Ramiro Silos, who used to decorate window displays for Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, took the derelict space and opened Vidigal, an open air restaurant inspired by his native Brazil.
He added a plastic roof cover last week.
“Before, we used to have to close when it rained,” he said.
The restaurant is still a work in progress but the concrete slab looks