Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reminiscing About Harlem

by Fabsheeba for @HarlemHCL I would have to say that Harlem will remain a part of me no matter where I live now. It is where I landed when making the west to east coast transition 17 years ago. I was … Continue reading

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Harlem Real Estate Heats Up’s VP of Research Sofia Song indicates that while prices across Manhattan have remained relatively flat since last year’s first quarter, Central Harlem has seen a 6.6 percent increase in median closing price.  This is the highest of any neighborhood … Continue reading

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Jimmy Scott Live at Ginny’s in Harlem

Harlem you do not want to miss this. The legendary Jimmy Scott will be performing for three nights live at Ginny’s Supper Club. I recently just had the privilege of seeing him perform in Tribeca at Duane Park to a … Continue reading

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Harlem Arts Festival Gala a Huge Success @HarlemHCL The Harlem Arts Festival gala fundraising event on May 16 at the Alhambra Ballroom was a smashing success raising $6,000 bringing the total amount of money raised to over $18,000 with all proceeds going directly to artists. The … Continue reading

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Apollo Theater Spring Gala will feature a tribute to Whitney Houston





Legendary singer Chaka Kahn will perform a tribute to the legendary late singer Whitney Houston next month at the Apollo Theater’s seventh annual fundraiser.

Khan is not the only celebrity singer that will be saluting a recently-deceased legend.

Eddle Levert will perform in honor of the late founder of Soul Train, Don Cornelius, while Valerie Simpson will sing a tribute to her late husband Nick Ashford.


The June 4 spring gala will also feature the induction of Lionel Richie and the late Etta James into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.


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QUOTE: Joe Louis

“Once that bell rings you’re on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.” – Joe Louis *Joe Louis – Boxer, lived in Harlem at 555 Edgecombe Avenue. Follow us on twitter @HarlemHCL

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Construction Begins on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue

Construction has begun on the corner of West 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue.  The lot has been vacant for sometime as the previous building was demolished a few years back and finally a crane has appeared and the ground has … Continue reading

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Missing Cat On Harlem’s Restaurant Row

LOST CAT – MAY 18 2012 Small Gray Striped Female Tabby (some orange) Missing since Wednesday (5/16) from 111th Street (bet. 7th and 8th).  Friendly but shy.  Distinguishing slit/notch at top of right ear. If seen place contact Lisa & … Continue reading

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QUOTE: Lena Horne

“I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.” – Lena Horne * Lena Horne – Singer and actress, lived in Washington Heights at … Continue reading

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A Great Night In Harlem – The 11th Annual

This Thursday night on May 17th the 11th Annual “A Great Night In Harlem” concert will be held at the Apollo Theater.  The event starts at 7PM and tickets are still available for this star studded event including an exciting … Continue reading

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