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November 1st, 2013 by Native New Yorker
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Photo by HarlemCondoLife

By NativeNewYorker

You’ve probably noticed it when you go across 116th Street – the colorful  entrance is hard to miss.  But if you’ve never gone inside, you are missing one of Harlem’s more unique experiences.  Stepping through the whimsical entrance is like making a quick visit to west Africa.  In addition to a wide selection of

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

traditional African garb and the inevitable T-shirts,  the merchants offer beautiful handmade jewelry, original craft items like dolls and small sculptures, and an array of natural skincare products.  For the music lover with ecclectic tastes, you can also find CDs of contemporary African music.  The prices are pretty reasonable but if you don’t like the price, feel free to bargain – the merchants seem to enjoy it.

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

Photo by HarlemCondoLife

“Malcom Shabazz ~ Harlem’s Market” is located on the southern side of West 116th  Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The market is open year round,  9am to 5 pm,  7 days a week.

April 1st, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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By NativeNewYorker

This is National Public Health Week – a great time for all of us to focus on the health and safety of our homes and our community.  Check out the APHA (American Public Health Association) website for daily tips to prevent injuries and illness at home, at school, in the workplace and while travelling.  

Here are a few of today’s tips about preventing injuries in your home:

Did You Know?

  • The majority of fire-related deaths happen at home. Someone dies in a fire every 169 minutes and about two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes without working  smoke alarms.

WHAT You CAN DO:

  • Smoke alarms can double your chance of surviving a fire, so install alarms on every floor of your home and test that they’re working monthly. While you’re at it, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every floor of your home as well.
  • Help prevent fires — as well as serious health problems and chronic diseases — by making your home tobacco- and smoke-free.

Did You Know?

  • Nine out of every 10 childhood poison exposures happens at home, with medications being among the top culprits.

WHAT You CAN DO:

  • Keep potentially dangerous household products, such as cleaning products, cosmetics and prescription medications, locked up and out of children’s reach. Also, never store household chemicals in old food containers or in the same place you keep food items. Learn more at http://www.upandaway.org/.
  • Put this number on your fridge and in your cell phone: 1-800-222-1222. It will automatically connect you to your regional poison control center and often life-saving information.

Did You Know?

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among people ages 65 and older. Each year, one out of every three adults ages 65 and older experiences a fall.

WHAT You CAN DO:

  • Assess your home, or the home of a loved one, for factors that could contribute to a fall, such as: poor lighting, uneven flooring, throw rugs and clutter.  For more infomations on falls prevention go to CDC Focus on Preventing Falls.

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March 31st, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Happy Easter Harlem from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife.  With Easter being such an important holiday for many of us here in Harlem (and around the globe) we hope you have a healthy and happy Easter with your family, friends and loved ones.  And take a little time to reflect and give thanks.  Be grateful for today and every day and for those less fortunate than you, send some extra love their way.  For those of you also going to church this morning, where are you having your Easter Sunday lunch/dinner?  Get ready Harlem, it is going to be a busy and blessed day!

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Thank you to all of our loyal readers and followers here at Harlem Condo Life after all these years.  We are happy and grateful to be able to help contribute our little part to the Harlem community at large.  We will continue to keep our blog and content positive, enjoyable and informative.  The original founders of HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, @HarlemHCL are all still here (minus one) and we are HarlemGuy, NativeNewYorker, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem.  We are grateful to our guest bloggers who add various posts, breaking news and their own perspective and views on issues whenever they are able to help us out.  As we say in our Bio,  “We remain a group of friends from diverse backgrounds living in Harlem and sharing news and events with our community and around the globe.  Harlem is universal.  It is an identity known throughout the world.”  We are happy and blessed to be part of Harlem.

March 19th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker 

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On Saturday, March 23rd at 7pm and again on Sunday, March 24th at 3pm, students of Figure Skating in Harlem will honor musical greats such as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Lena Horne  – on the ice!  Tickets are $15 and proceeds will benefit the Figure Skating in Harlem program, which is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.  This pioneering not-for-profit organization provides girls ages 6-18 with educational enrichment and skating opportunities that build self-worth and promote physical well being and academic achievement.  For more information, call (646) 698-3440 or email  Events@FigureSkatinginHarlem.org.  The entrance to Riverbank Sate Park is located at 145th Street and Riverside Drive.  OPPURTUNITY

 

 

March 15th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

 

By NativeNewYorker

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC NEW YORK ALUMNAE CHAPTER

cordially invites you to view a Pictorial History of the Chapter and a Salute to Women’s History Month Leaders.  You can view the exhibit from 1 – 5 pm on Saturday, March 16th at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building ART GALLERY (163 West 125th Street -2nd Floor).  For additional viewing hours please call 212-969-0434 or email info@dstnyac.org.

November 15th, 2012 by harlemhouse

The L Lounge

If you have not yet stopped by the L Lounge in Harlem, you are definitely missing out.  Visually it is an attractive hang out space with its colorful brightly lit bar and smooth comfortable lounge area located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 115th Street.  Many nights you can catch some live jazz as well which only adds to the ambience.

Stop in Tuesday through Saturdays and visit with one of the friendly bartenders next time you are looking for a spot to meet up with your friends.

See our previous post by NativeNewYorker on L Lounge and it’s connection to Londel Davis, owner of  Londel’s Supper Club.

The L Lounge
2141 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
(Neighborhood Bar: Harlem)

(212) 961-1010

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October 27th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

The Harlem Treasure Chest is an outdoor flea market that opened last spring on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and West 117th Street.  They are partnering with Silent Voices United  to host a Children’s Monster Ball this Sunday afternoon, October 28th from noon to 4 pm.  This free children’s event will include lots of tricks & treats, books, rides and special guest appearances by community celebrities and artists, who will judge the “Pablo Pumpicasso Children’s Art & Best Halloween Costume Contest”.

This is Harlem Treasure Chest’s last weekend. I hope they will return next year.  I have enjoyed browsing there over the last few months and have found a couple of gems amidst the assorted wares.

October 4th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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By NativeNewYorker

Voting is both our right and our responsibility.  It has been reported that New York State ranks 47th in the nation, with less than 64% of eligible residents registered.  The last day to register in New York and be able to vote in the November election is October 9th.  You can register in person, by mail or online.

September 9th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Writing the Election 2012” is a novel, non-partisan event being planned by the Harlem theater community to encourage all of us to register and vote.  Writers are invited to submit ten-minute plays, short scenes or monologues about the upcoming presidential election.  Subject matter can include any aspect of the political process: the issues, civic life, government, leadership, public service, voting, etc.  Diversity of opinions from all points on the political spectrum are welcome.

Accepted works will be read at a free, public event hosted by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (2031-33 Fifth Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets) on Monday, October 29th from 7:30-10:30pm ( originally scheduled for September 28th).

Yvette Heyliger,
Director, Playwright, Producer

“Writing the Election 2012” is sponsored by Classical Theatre of Harlem and New Black Fest and is being produced by Twinbiz, Harlem playwright Yvette Heyliger’s production company.  Scripts must be submitted no later than September 21st at 11:59pm.  For more information or to submit your play or your directing resume, please contact Yvette Heyliger at Writing the Election 2012.   Plays should be no longer than ten pages, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and in standard playwriting format. Monologues should be one page only and in 12 point Times New Roman font.  Actors with cold-reading skills should email/bring pictures and resume for on-site casting beginning at 6:00pm. There is no submission fee for playwrights. There is no compensation for the actors or directors.

Join Yvette and other members of the Harlem theater community for “Writing the Election 2012” on October 29th when the plays, moderated by a guest political pundit, will be read “to celebrate the joy of democracy and to inspire citizens to get out and vote on Election Day”.

July 1st, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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Extreme heat can be dangerous, according to the New York City Department of Health.  High temperatures and humidity can cause heat-related illnesses including heat stroke, an often fatal condition.  Older adults have the highest rates of illness and death from extreme heat exposure, but people of all ages are at risk, especially those with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and breathing condition such as emphysema; and those taking diuretics, or medications for psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia or dementia.

Heat victims are often overcome by heat in their own homes so please check on family, friends and neighbors who live alone, especially if they do not have working air conditioners.

Updates on weather conditions are available from the National Weather Service and the NYC Office of Emergency Management.