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December 2013

Some End Of The Year Thoughts To Consider For The New Year, 2014

People say never talk about religion (or politics) because everyone has their own beliefs and opinions and it always ends in an argument.  Keeping this in mind, here are some end of the year thoughts on all religions to consider… Continue Reading →

Where To Celebrate in Harlem this New Years Eve 2014!

If you want to avoid all the overcrowded downtown clubs with tourists and long lines, celebrate New Years Eve in Harlem!  It is not too late for many of the best venus uptown to make reservations for tomorrow night.  Here… Continue Reading →

“BLUE SKIES” Vol. 2 (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz)

Available now for download on iTunes Blue Skies (Vol. 2).  A smooth blend of classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right.  This FREE DOWNLOAD is a continuation of Blue Skies (Vol. 1) which is also… Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas Harlem (Holiday Mixes)

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) You might also enjoy the following Holiday mixes, by RhythmDB for HarlemCondoLife.com. Mix 1 – Christmas Mix 2012 Mix 2 – Soothing Sounds for the Holidays- Podcast

Harlem based battery startup featured in Scientific American

Urban Electric Power is a Harlem based battery startup located 10 blocks from City College and which has received funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA–E). The company hopes to turn the familiar alkaline battery into a cheap way to store… Continue Reading →

Tonnie’s Minis in Harlem closed? (temporarily)

It appears Tonnie’s Minis in Harlem has been closed for the last few weeks.  A couple weeks ago friend to our blog DestinationHarlemTV mentioned it to us and I thought I’d give it a little time before posting to see… Continue Reading →

What the census reveals about key changes shaping Harlem

The recently updated US Census Explorer tool provides an easy way to visualize trends and changes over time from from 1990 – 2012. The Harlem maps below illustrate what is happening in terms of household median income, which is rising… Continue Reading →

How wired is Harlem in terms of broadband access?

Today the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the launch of the NYC Broadband Map.  The map is “an interactive record of the broadband infrastructure available in the city, as well as the go-live launch of several free… Continue Reading →

How much should I tip the staff in my building for the holidays?

Curbed.com’s annual holiday tipping guide is out, courtesy of Brick Underground.  This advice is ever more useful given the explosion of new real estate in Harlem over the last 7 years. -Super, resident manager: $75 -$175 on average. -Doorman, concierge:… Continue Reading →

Update: On One Morningside Park in Harlem

A large crane was spotted the other day at One Morningside Park in Harlem on 110th Street and Manhattan Ave.  The exterior of the building looks to be near completion, however there still seems to be a lot of work needed… Continue Reading →

Update: Gas station on 110th and Central Park West to become apartments

As previously reported, New York City Economic Development Corporation has taken the former BP gas station in Harlem on 110th and FDB in Harlem’s SOHA for development as a mixed-use project with more than 50 apartments. Artimus Construction, the developer behind… Continue Reading →

110th Street Gas Station In Harlem Has Closed

The very busy gas station and store on 110th street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard has closed.  It is now a Western Union.   This must have just happened because they were still there the last couple of days. Cars and… Continue Reading →

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels shakes up Harlem

Scandinavian architect Bjarke Ingels and The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been hired to design a residential project on East 125th St. The site will be between Lexington and Third avenues opposite Pathmark.  It is known as Gotham Plaza and… Continue Reading →

CHLOE THE YOGI – Free app all week!

Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park  This week a special offering of Lara Lands “CHLOE THE YOGI” for FREE!  Go to the link and take advantage of this great offer for the Holidays! CHLOE THE YOGI iTunes Chloe… Continue Reading →

Quote: Asimbonanga – Soweto Gospel Choir

Shoppers in a Johannesburg Woolworth experience Soweto Gospel Choir flashmob – many of whom posed as workers – to perform Asimbonanga (We have not seen him), a call for freedom written during Mandela’s incarceration in prison. The lyrics are as… Continue Reading →

“BLUE SKIES” (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz) MIX

It’s been awhile since our last podcast but we are happy to say that Blue Skies (Vol. 1) is now ready for FREE DOWNLOAD on iTunes for your listening pleasure.  On this mix you can expect to hear a few… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Fats Waller

King of the stride, Fats Waller was a colorful comedic personality and jazz legend in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Waller was an influential pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork… Continue Reading →

Harlem Stands With Sandy Hook

On the First Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, Harlem Remembers the Children of Sandy Hook and Their Own  Vigil and Exhibition Basketball Game with the    Half-time Show with Organizing For Action Fellows & Friends  Sunday, December… Continue Reading →

Twitter Founder visits Harlem’s Apollo Theatre

Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of mobile payments processor Square. He will appear at the Apollo Theater next week as part of Square’s nationwide “Let’s Talk” series. The goal is to bring small businesses together to… Continue Reading →

Harlem getting the biggest free WiFi network in America

Harlem will soon follow Chelsea in having free outdoor Wifi.  Chelsea’s free Wifi is courtesy of Google.  Harlem’s free Wifi is courtesy of financier Glenn Fuhrman,  a former Goldman Sachs managing director who now heads MSD Capital and his wife Amanda,… Continue Reading →

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