Month

May 2011

The evolution of a Harlem bodega

By Austin2Harlem Since the beginning of April, one of my favorite Harlem bodegas has been going through a major transformation. It’s the bodega on the corner of West 112th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. I spoke with the owner recently and… Continue Reading →

Bier International (sidewalk seating)

By HarlemHouse                                                                                … Continue Reading →

Gil Scott-Heron

By HarlemHouse Gil Scott-Heron, poet and musician, has died at 62.  A Harlem resident and neighbor who resided on East 112th street who was  considered by many as the Godfather of Rap.  He died on May 27, 2011 on Friday… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Maya Angelou

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” — Maya Angelou

Central's Competitive Hours

By HarlemGuy When I first moved here years ago there was one supermarket that I often frequented because it was on my way home from work – Central Market on 110th just West of Frederick Douglass Circle.   I like… Continue Reading →

Central’s Competitive Hours

By HarlemGuy When I first moved here years ago there was one supermarket that I often frequented because it was on my way home from work – Central Market on 110th just West of Frederick Douglass Circle.   I like… Continue Reading →

Morningside Park Farmers Market returns May 28

It seems just like yesterday I was buying organic honey, nuts, and bread outdoors from Morningside Park Farmers Market. Where did the year go? Now I have to get my grocery list ready because shopping at Morningside Park begins this… Continue Reading →

First East Harlem International Film Festival starts June 1

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife There are several international film festivals that take place throughout New York City. However, how many actually take place uptown in Harlem? Not that many that I am aware of. Now Harlemites do not have to… Continue Reading →

Bad Horse Pizza – Customers Calling

By HarlemGuy I am a huge fan of Bad Horse Pizza. I’ve talked it up to all of my friends. And it’s now a favorite when having friends over for dinner. And my experience with the food, the service, etc… Continue Reading →

Harlem Tavern is hiring

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife Listen up Harlemites! Looking for work in Harlem. Maybe Harlem Tavern is the place? They are having an open call this coming Friday, May 27th from 1:00 to 4 PM. They are hiring all front and back… Continue Reading →

Crepes on Columbus – Review

CREPES ON COLUMBUS By HarlemHouse This is becoming one of my favorite new breakfast and lunch spots near to lower Harlem.  Though just on the outer skirts of what is considered the official Harlem line, they do deliver to lower Fredrick… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s 125th Street featured in Gothamist’s Lunch Quadrant

HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife Have you ever heard of the Lunch Quadrant by Gothamist? Harlem’s 125th Street is featured this week! For the Lunch Quadrant, they checked out the lunch options at Island Salad, Fishers of Men at 121 West 125th… Continue Reading →

Part 5: NYLean25 fitness challenge in Harlem turning out results

For the month of April, we have been hearing about the NYLean 25 fitness challenge from our HarlemCondoLife reader.  That month came and went. So what’s next? Our HCL reader tells us she has decided to extend the program into… Continue Reading →

New Real Estate Buds In Harlem – The Morningside AG Series

By HarlemGuy Just when you thought that there was no more room for new real estate in Harlem, there’s something new going up @ 306 West 116th street, adjacent to the Garden of Love.  It’s also in the backyards of… Continue Reading →

Petition signing for Lido Harlem sidewalk seating

By HarlemCondoLife We were at Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar a few days ago enjoying their Happy Hour along with some crostino. While there we were approached about signing a petition for Lido Harlem on Frederick Douglass Blvd to receive… Continue Reading →

Drug Shoppe PHARMACY

By HarlemHouse Drug Shoppe Pharmacy is a reliable little store and a great alternative to Rite Aid for most items.   It is located on Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 112th and 113th street directly next door to 5 and Diamond.  They… Continue Reading →

Spanish Harlem girls school in Vanity Fair

By HarlemCondoLife A big congrats to The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) and its founder Ann Tisch for getting a nice mention in the June issue of Vanity Fair. The article mentions how Tisch started the all girls school 18… Continue Reading →

Help kickstart the ‘Changing Face of Harlem’

HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife A few years ago a good friend of mine, who is a documentary filmmaker in New York City, wanted me to meet fellow filmmaker Shawn Batey. My good friend knew I was interested in all things positive… Continue Reading →

Quote: Langston Hughes

By HarlemGuy What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy… Continue Reading →

Ambassades Buffet is open on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

By HarlemCondoLife We stopped by yesterday (May 21) to check out the new and second location for Les Ambassades at 341 Lenox Avenue. The place is nice and spacious. It is much bigger than their first location in Harlem. When… Continue Reading →

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