Month

February 2014

Taste Of India – A Bollywood Benefit in Harlem for a good cause At Red Rooster / Ginny’s Supper Club

Listen up and mark your calendar.  Lara Land of Land Yoga will be hosting a very special event in Harlem on March 18th called “Taste Of India.” Event Details Join us for a glamorous Bollywood night.  Ticket includes two hours… Continue Reading →

Harlem will benefit from Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative

President Obama unveils his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative today.  It’s goal is to find ways for “business and civic leaders to help keep young black men and other men of color on a successful course”. The centerpiece of the effort… Continue Reading →

Diversity and the Oscars

Lee & Low is a children’s book publisher focussed on bringing diverse voices to the forefront and promoting related conversations. They produced this info graphic of the Academy’s track record on honoring the work of minorities.  The backdrop to this includes an… Continue Reading →

Dear Arizona, A Reminder Of Another Civil Rights Struggle

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dear Arizona, In case you missed it, we’ve already had this conversation.  You don’t get to decide who sits at the lunch counter. Love, America

A new resource to help Harlemites subjected to gentrification abuses

Harlem‘s gentrification continues.  There are arguments for the good and the bad of it.  But one thing for certain is that there are abuses and resources to help people impacted by them deal with them. One such resource has been… Continue Reading →

Custom Fuel Pizza is Finally Opening Now in Harlem – February 26th

Since we first posted about this new pizza joint coming to Harlem back in early December 2013 before the name was even confirmed, we have been promising opening dates. Well it is official Custom FUEL Pizza will open their doors… Continue Reading →

Harlem Biospace (Hb) offers new resources

Harlem Biospace (Hb) helps enhance the reach of Manhattanville, Harlem’s educational hub. An initiative of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC), Harlem Biospace (Hb) recently launched resources open to both incubator members and the biotech community, including an exciting… Continue Reading →

East Harlem community board expands retail footprint of Harlem’s tallest building

An East Harlem community board unanimously approved  a plan to grant more retail space and less parking to what could become Harlem’s tallest buildings. The additional retail will include 63,200 square-feet of ground and second floor space and reduce parking… Continue Reading →

New cancer research center comes to harlem

Harlem continues to attract investments in the latest technologies. A consortium of major cancer centers in NYC, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital have identified an… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Malcolm X “Education is the passport”

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X * Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925.  On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization… Continue Reading →

Review: HarlemCondoLife – The Park 112 – 5 Stars

We ate at The Park 112 last Wednesday and cannot say enough good things about it.  We were impressed with the menu, drinks, service and ambiance. To start with the place is nicely lit has a nice size bar, great… Continue Reading →

Quote: Is Harlem ‘Good’ Now? (Marcus Samuelsson)

“I travel all over the world for work and I am constantly asked to define Harlem. What’s it like, people ask. Is it cool? Is it safe? When I go to places like the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,… Continue Reading →

La Bodega 47 Social Club in Harlem (New)

We stopped by La Bodega 47 Social Club this week in Harlem the night of the pouring rain/snow storm and were pleasantly surprised and relieved when we walked through the red velvet drapes into the welcoming, warm space.  Due to weather,… Continue Reading →

Book: Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the 20th Century

I recently had an opportunity to listen to and then meet Monique W. Morris and Khalil Gibran Muhammad discussing Monique’s new book: Black Stats. This book is a vast compendium of revealing facts about blacks in the 20th Century.  It… Continue Reading →

SOUL (one) Podcast

In honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day for the month of February “SOUL (one)” celebrates a compilation of soul, soul and more soul!  Nothing fancy, no tricks or DJ effects just raw talent.  The mix flows pretty smoothly… Continue Reading →

Soft Launch Tonight at La Bodega 47 Social Club in Harlem

La Bodega 47 Social Club is having their soft opening tonight Tuesday, February 11th, at 5 pm.  It is open to the public – with limited menu and cocktails for the next two weeks as they settle in. This location… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: On finding out who you are (Michaela Angela Davis)

This week’s quote is a short but impactful and critically important video from Michaela Angela Davis – image activist, writer, conversationalist, editorial director, feminist, fashionista, community servant, and CNN contributor. No summary of ours could do her poetic words any kind of… Continue Reading →

Ancestry.com now offers DNA Analysis

Genealogy site www.Ancestry.com now offers DNA analysis so anyone can track their ethnic origins based on their genetic code. Per their site: “Get personalized details about your unique ethnic origins. Discover more about your story with advanced DNA science from… Continue Reading →

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey feels the electricity of small business in Harlem

Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview. Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe. This… Continue Reading →

Central Park North Orthodontics to join Harlem

A friend to our blog from Douglas Elliman recently brought to our attention that a Harlem prewar condominium near Central Park North will be the home to a new much needed orthodontics practice.  “Central Park North Orthodontics” has leased the… Continue Reading →

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