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June 2013

(NEW) Silvana in Harlem – (Restaurant Review)

Last weekend we visited the newest addition to Harlem Restaurant Row  Silvana’s, located on 116th Street just off FDB on the South West corner.  Their opening party was last Friday night and it was packed!  We waited to go the following… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Nelson Mandela “Courage”

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

The 5 and Diamond – Whatever You’re Proud About – Come Celebrate!

Today Sunday, June 30th all day long and into the evening hours come celebrate Harlem Pride at The 5 and Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row!  Starting with the new weekly “Soulful Sunday Brunch” from 11 am to 5 pm getting a… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Chet Baker

This week we celebrate two versions of My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker.  The first, his classic studio recording which in my opinion was one of the best versions of My Funny Valentine ever recorded.  The second shows footage of… Continue Reading →

UFO’S over Harlem???

Last night when I exited the subway at 125th street, there were groups of people looking at the sky and pointing. Of course, I looked up too……but saw nothing.  Shrugging my shoulders I started walking south when I saw a… Continue Reading →

Harlem Pride 2013 in New York City this Weekend

There are a lot of celebrations happening this weekend in Harlem for Gay Pride.  After a momentous and triumphant week for the LGBT community, people are really ready to celebrate gay pride. A few places in Harlem where you can… Continue Reading →

CHOCOLÀT’S Sneak Peek Of New Menu – Harlem

Harlem Condo Life had the pleasure of  joining the owner of Chocolàt, Leon Ellis and their new Executive Chef, Joseph Guitierrez, along with fellow bloggers for a VIP Tasting at Chocolàt Restaurant Lounge in Harlem this week. Joseph Guitierrez previous… Continue Reading →

Quote: Martin Luther King

Quoting Chief Justice Ginsberg’s dissenting opinion regarding the Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act. “The great man who led the march from Selma to Montgomery and there called for the passage of the Voting Rights Act foresaw progress, even… Continue Reading →

Mega Fruit Stand on Frederick Douglass Boulevard – Harlem

We came across this Mega Fruit Stand on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th facing Harlem Tavern late Saturday night. A group of us friends leaving tavern bought fresh fruit for juicing, for breakfast and for the week…. Continue Reading →

(NEW) Silvana Opens This Week in Harlem

(UPDATE: We did go there this weekend. Our review coming soon!) A few weeks back we stopped by Slivana’s and visited with the owners who were hard at work but gave us a tour of their new place.   Sivan… Continue Reading →

Jadore Jado Sundays – Starting July 7th at Jado Sushi

Recently the owner and general manager of Jado Sushi reached out to HarlemCondoLife about a new event they will be hosting.  To celebrate the diversity of the community and their 1-year anniversary, Jado Sushi will launch a new weekly social… Continue Reading →

Make Music NY – Friday June 21 at Harlem Food Bar!

Make Music New York!  Over 1,000 free outdoor concerts and music across the city on the first day of summer Friday, June 21, 2013.  Harlem Food Bar as well as many other businesses up and down FDB and around Harlem,… Continue Reading →

Lenox Avenue Sidewalks Sizzle on June 18th

  Much of Central Harlem‘s new restaurant excitement spotlights Frederick Douglass Boulevard, but beautiful and historic Lenox Avenue has also become quite a culinary epicenter.  And this Tuesday night, eight restaurants on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue will prove that as they… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Gil Scott-Heron – Is That Jazz?

Gil Scott-Heron was a jazz and soul, musician, and author, known for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s.  With a wide range of diverse fans he delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles.  He referred to… Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day!

It is much easier for a “Father” to have children than for children to have a real father.  Happy Fathers Day to all!  Have a beautiful day. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need… Continue Reading →

HARLEM GROOVES (VOL 1 & 2) Podcasts on iTunes

Harlem Grooves Series – Support Music & Art A collection of old and new soul, classic, house, hip hop, jazz  to get your weekend started right with not one but TWO new mixes. Missy Elliot, Fantasia, Elements of Life, Louie… Continue Reading →

HARLEM SHAKE GRAND OPENING Thursday, June 13th

A reminder that the Grand Opening of Harlem Shake is this Thursday June 13th, 7-1o pm. Classic, Soul, House & Afro Beats provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman Celebrate the new Harlem Hot Spot Harlem Shake.  Note: This event is invite… Continue Reading →

Sundae Sermon + St Nicholas = Super Success!

The change of venue didn’t deter the crowds at the first Sundae Sermon of the 2013 season…in fact there were more good people grooving to good music than ever. On a gorgeous sunny Sunday, St Nicholas Park resounded with pumping… Continue Reading →

Quote: President Clinton on Medgar Evers

Photo: Gordon Parks Mr. Clinton said that Washington could learn from Mr. Evers. “The next time you hear people complaining around Washington about what a rough business democracy is, we might do well to remember what it was like 50… Continue Reading →

One Morningside Park – Your West Side Story (Update)

It has been a couple of months since our last update on One Morningside Park , the new condominium development on West 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue.  Comments are still coming in (both good and not so good) on previous posts while… Continue Reading →

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