December 2008

Duke Ellington Memorial Sculptor dies at age 70

By HarlemGal The Associated Press reported on Sunday that Robert Graham, the Mexican/American sculptor who created the Duke Ellington Sculpture at 110th Street and 5th Avenue in East Harlem, died on Saturday at the age of 70.  Graham designed a number… Continue Reading →

In Memory of Eartha Kitt

 Eartha Kit was born on January 17 1927 on a cotton plantation in South Carolina.  She was raised by a woman called Anna Mae, who she believed was her mother.  The singer later said that her father was the white… Continue Reading →

Bright wishes for the holidays

The blogging family of would like to extend bright wishes to everyone for the holidays! May everyone enjoy this time with family and friends! Until after the 25th… Happy Holidays!

Soothing Sounds for the Holidays- Podcast

By HarlemHouse As we drift into the holidays, HarlemCondoLife would like to share a  deliciously smooth custom blend of old and new melodies that are sure to warm hearts and souls. Enjoy.

In Celebration of Principle

By NativeNewYorker For the past several years, my family and I have celebrated Kwanzaa as well as Christmas.  Kwanzaa, which is neither religious nor political, was established to celebrate African American culture.  It begins on December 26th and lasts for… Continue Reading →

Harlem for the Holidays

  By HarlemGuy Through January 2, more than 40 Harlem retailers, restaurants, bakeries, theaters, and museums have partnered with NYC & Company to celebrate the neighborhood and the holiday season, with more than 20 merchants offering savings and promotions.   Mention… Continue Reading →

A snowy Friday in Harlem

By HarlemGal I was home today preparing for the upcoming holiday. I could not resist going out and taking pictures of our first snow fall for this part of the year- the first that I can remember at least. This… Continue Reading →

Camelot Sighting in Harlem

By HarlemGal Several news reports said on Thursday that Caroline Kennedy was seen having lunch at Sylvia’s.  I believe Caroline is a Brooklyn Gal now (readers tell me if I am wrong?), however Harlem is such a cool place and Sylvia’s… Continue Reading →

Where can I get a holiday tree in Harlem?

By HarlemGal It’s that time of year where some in Harlem want to go green. Not environmental green, but holiday green! Well, look no further. HarlemCondoLife went to the corner of 116th and Lenox Avenue and found a ton of… Continue Reading →

Uptown Magazine

By HarlemHouse Recently I added this relatively new magazine to my reading material.  It comes out bimonthly and it covers articles on entertainment, culture, real estate, music, style, food, sports, travel and much more.  Many Harlem restaurants, lounges & real… Continue Reading →

UPDATE: MODSquad Grand Opening-December 12-13th

By HarlemGal I went by MODSquad for the Grand Opening this past weekend to check it out…and let me tell you the place is very nice inside! And the owners, who are Harlemites, are super cool!  Here’s the lowdown on some… Continue Reading →

Lenox Wines Open for Business: Tasting this Wednesday, 12/10

By NativeNewYorker I needed a congratulatory gift for a colleague at work, so I stopped in at Harlem’s newest wine shop, Lenox Wines on the northwest corner of Lenox and 129th Street.  I immediately liked the space and enjoyed the… Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem For The Holidays

By HarlemGuy Wanted to share an informative and interesting  short video featuring local venues:  The Brownstone, The Studio Museum in Harlem,  and Zoma.   Zoma is a personal all time favorite in the heart of South Harlem’s hottest strip.  It’s right… Continue Reading →

Lemon Cake at Lee Lee’s in Harlem

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife (twitter: @HarlemHCL) Not too long ago I had guests in town visiting from Florida who once lived in NYC. They wanted to walk the streets of Harlem. So I took them down the fabulous and famous… Continue Reading →

Lemon Cake at Lee Lee’s in Harlem

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife Not too long ago I had guests in town visiting from Florida who once lived in NYC. They wanted to walk the streets of Harlem. So I took them down the fabulous and famous Frederick Douglass… Continue Reading →

Double Dutch Holiday Classic Sunday December 7th

By NativeNewYorker If you want to see some world class jump rope, check out the Double Dutch Holiday Classic this Sunday, December 7th from 1 – 4 pm at Harlem’s APOLLO Theatre.  If you’ve never seen competitive Double Dutch, you… Continue Reading →

December Coffee Bark this Saturday Dec 6th from 9am-11am

FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST. NICHOLAS PARK The St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark happens this Saturday, December 6th from 9am-11am.  Come kick off the holiday season at the Dog Run with some coffee, donuts and fun while socializing… Continue Reading →

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

By HarlemHouse America’s greatest cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, now stands open for the public to view in it’s full glory.  It is located on Amsterdam and 112 th St. right here in Harlem.  Since the fire… Continue Reading →

St. Nicholas Park Holiday and Tree Lighting Festival

By FRIENDS OF ST. NICHOLAS PARK HOLIDAY AND TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL Starring Tamara Tunie of TV’s Law and Order! On Saturday, December 6th from 3:00-6pm, the Friends of St. Nicholas Park will be hosting our Annual Holiday Festival at the… Continue Reading →

Update: Mod Squad Bike Shop Now Open!

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