There is a rose in Spanish Harlem, an abundance on East 116th Street

By HarlemGal
Do you remember the song by Ben King called “There is a rose in Spanish Harlem?” It is an oldie, but goodie hit! We thought of this song recently when we passed by the flower stand on the northwest corner of East 116th Street and Lexington Avenue this past weekend.
This particular flower stand has an abundance of fresh roses, sunflowers, daisies and mixed flowers for sale-more so than other Bodega stands in Harlem. The flowers at this stand are all beautifully stacked and grouped accordingly where it makes the street-walker stop, look and buy. That’s what happened to us. We ended up buying two dozen colored roses for $10 and a bouquet of daisies for $5! What a deal! This stand has to be one of the least expensive places with gorgeous product in the area. We wanted to buy more flowers, such as the mustard colored sunflowers for $5 or mixed flowers for $8! However, we only had two sets of hands. We’re going back though. After our two dozen roses finish blooming!
As the song goes, there is a rose in Spanish Harlem beautiful and inexpensive, and it’s on 116th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Author: Harlem Condo Life

4 thoughts on “There is a rose in Spanish Harlem, an abundance on East 116th Street

  1. Ohhh I remember The Drifters but my ‘woooo’ is because Aretha can really sing that song! I’m happy about the flower stand too.

  2. @Lynn Aretha released a cover version in 1971 after Ben King from The Drifters…at least that’s what the internet says! And yes go by there. Gorgeous fresh flowers!

  3. Wooo…..It’s Aretha! and it’s in my mp3 player
    Looking forward to walking over and checking this out.
    Thank you for this.

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