Month

January 2014

Cheerios and the Superbowl: A great start to Black History Month

The Superbowl kicks off the first weekend of Black History month.  And what better time for General Mills to air it’s second Cheerios add featuring an interracial family. A few months ago General Mills aired the first commercial “featuring a manly… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Bad Horse Pizza Delivers Wine!

FACT:  Harlem’s Bad Horse Pizza delivers wine! A fun fact we uncovered while ordering-in from one of our favorite Harlem eateries –  while loving this year’s Grammy (which are AMAZING). Enjoy! Bad Horse Pizza | Thin-Crust Pizza NYC | Pizza… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust * Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la… Continue Reading →

A gorgeous stamp. A momentous change.

I was at the post office recently.  A rarity these days. I have always enjoyed going to the post office, walking up to the counter, seeing what new stamps were available, and bringing some home. I did not realize how… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral. Community Board 9 approved a resolution… Continue Reading →

Should I rent or buy in harlem?

With New York City real estate prices climbing and affordable neighborhoods disappearing, there is tremendous angst over – and pressure to buy. This short Khan Academy video is a great resource to put that decision into perspective. While not about… Continue Reading →

Harlem Celebrates Martin Luther King

Join us in Harlem to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday.   SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Riverside Church Hosts Rev. Michael Walrond, Martin Luther King III & Others to Celebrate MLK Jr.’s Legacy.  2:00-3:30 PM in the Nave, 490… Continue Reading →

Neighbors From Hell – Let the Good Guys Win!

New Yorkers are no strangers to navigating the politics of living in very close quarters.  Newcomers often learn the ins and outs the hard way. But even the most seasoned veterans can come across vexing situations.   And with the… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Martin Luther King, Jr. “Love will have the final word”

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the… Continue Reading →

Central Harlem penthouse lists for $4,300,000 (millions)

A four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath duplex penthouse on W. 118th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem’s SOHA Condominiums is the most expensive residential property in the area, topping the next in line by $100,000.  It is for sale and listed… Continue Reading →

Have you every considered running for public office?

If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections!  The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental… Continue Reading →

FUEL Harlem looks ready to open

Walking on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 123rd yesterday, we noticed that the butcher paper is off the windows of Fuel and it seems almost ready to go.  We can’t wait to try it! Custom Fuel Pizza 2288 Frederick Douglass Blvd,… Continue Reading →

Enjoying the ubiquity of the Harlem Globetrotters

We are really enjoying the fact that the Harlem Globetrotters seem to be everywhere.     One of our favorite examples of their omnipresence is their pistachio commercial. So colorful and fun.  And it reminds us of our favorite Superbowl… Continue Reading →

Enjoying the ubiquity of the Harlem Globetrotters

We are really enjoying the fact that the Harlem Globetrotters seem to be everywhere.     One of our favorite examples of their omnipresence is their pistachio commercial. So colorful and fun.  And it reminds us of our favorite Superbowl… Continue Reading →

Evidence of Free WiFi in New York City’s Harlem Appears

I was putting my new year’s resolution into action the other day at the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to see the following wireless signal pop-up on my iPhone. Truth be told the signal has been intermittent and slower than… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Benjamin Franklin “Keep in the sunlight”

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Harlem residents seek traffic changes to Morningside Ave safe for kids

Residents have long complained about speeding motorists along an 11 block stretch of Morningside Ave. between W. 116th and W. 126th Sts.  This stretch runs along Morningside Park and contains numerous playgrounds and other facilities used by kids, parents, families and… Continue Reading →

Harlem leads New York City’s push to build a thriving biotech industry

New York is developing a thriving biotech industry, especially in Manhattan.  Harlem is a cornerstone of that effort. The city’s plan includes providing life sciences startups with inexpensive suitable workspaces.  That includes the Alexandria Center for Life Science on the… Continue Reading →

Google Doodle honors Harlem Renaissance icon Zora Neale Hurston

We love a good Google Doodle.  Today’s especially.  Featuring Zora Neale Hurston. Brief BIO: Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, AL Died: January 28,… Continue Reading →

The Park 112 in Harlem (Review)

We recently visited The Park 112 for dinner on a Wednesday night in December.  The Park is conveniently located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 112th Street (Harlem Restaurant Row) sandwiched in-beween 67 Orange and the 5 and Diamond Restaurants.  Great… Continue Reading →

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