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Harlem Real Estate Market Key Indicators as of Sun Aug 17 2014

Below is a snapshot of key indicators for Harlem’s real estate market, courtesy of Trulia.com.  Click here for additional details.

Our humble assessment:  For those seeking value on “the island” (of Manhattan that is) Harlem continues to sizzle.  South Harlem remains desirable and as such continues to become more expensive.  However Harlem is huge.  And people are curious about the buzz.  So they are exploring new markets in Harlem.  Some of our current favorites include but are not limited to: West Harlem including South Harlem (aka SOHA, Harlem Restaurant Row) from 125th to 145th, Central Harlem from 110th to 135th, and East Harlem from 96th to 125th.

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Click here to view our for sale, for rent and vacation rental listings in Harlem, as well as links to our real estate related posts about Harlem.

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If you are thinking about living in Harlem, please check out the seminal work about Harlem, featured below.

 

 

 




Harlem is perhaps the most famous, iconic neighborhood in the United States. A bastion of freedom and the capital of Black America, Harlem's twentieth century renaissance changed our arts, culture, and politics forever. But this is only one of the many chapters in a wonderfully rich and varied history. In Harlem, historian Jonathan Gill presents the first complete chronicle of this remarkable place.

From Henry Hudson's first contact with native Harlemites, through Harlem's years as a colonial outpost on the edge of the known world, Gill traces the neighborhood's story, marshaling a tremendous wealth of detail and a host of fascinating figures from George Washington to Langston Hughes. Harlem was an agricultural center under British rule and the site of a key early battle in the Revolutionary War. Later, wealthy elites including Alexander Hamilton built great estates there for entertainment and respite from the epidemics ravaging downtown. In the nineteenth century, transportation urbanized Harlem and brought waves of immigrants from Germany, Italy, Ireland, and elsewhere. Harlem's mix of cultures, extraordinary wealth and extreme poverty was electrifying and explosive.

Extensively researched, impressively synthesized, eminently readable, and overflowing with captivating characters, Harlem is an ambitious, sweeping history, and an impressive achievement.
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Harlem’s La Bodega 47 Social Club is on Opentable

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Harlem’s La Bodega 47 Social Club is now available for reservations on Opentable.

Click here to book your reservation today!

BOOK: Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography



Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger’s provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images?dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma?and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact?or even imagine?reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power.

“This work speaks to the power images have in framing how we see and react to others.  Critically important in the current era of images,  and given the persistent frisking, shooting, incarcerations and killing of innocent people of color in communities including – and not limited to, our beloved Harlem.”
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Harlem’s Miss Harlem Shake 2014 Contest Down to 9 Semi-Finalists

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The Miss Harlem Shake 2014 contest continues and now it’s time for the people to vote for their favorite contender!  If you missed the latest on ABC News check it out here!

After receiving over 55 applications, Harlem Shake, a modern “burger and milkshake joint” uptown, has narrowed the search for “Miss Harlem Shake” to nine finalists who best represent the neighborhood’s unique culture…and appreciate a good burger!

The restaurant has selected the top nine ladies who will move forward through the next round of voting. Now it’s up to the people to vote for their favorite contestant!

Each order placed at Harlem Shake between July 21st and August 31st will come with a ballot featuring the 9 semi-finalists. There will be a scoreboard on display in the restaurant to track each contestant’s progress. The top five with the most customer votes will continue on to the final ceremony in September where a winner will be chosen by a judging panel of notable Harlem faces.

The lucky lady who is crowned “Miss Harlem Shake” will receive fortune, fame and feast: $1,000 to a charity of their choice, $500 to keep, and best of all, free Harlem Shake burgers for a year.

Stay tuned for more information about the final ceremony on September 13th hosted by pop culture expert and blogger Patrick Riley. All are invited to join the party and watch us crown “Miss Harlem Shake!”

FINALISTS 

 

Profiles

Davisha Davis, 26, Media Specialist

Davisha started her own non-profit organization to teach girls of Harlem to respect themselves and give back to the community.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Project V Inc.

Tavaya Davis, 25, Tax Accountant and Flight Attendant

Tavaya makes Harlem a better place by volunteering and always connecting with her Harlem neighbors from restaurants to front stoops, encouraging them to get involved and donate back to the community.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Grown

Ljeoma Eboh, 23, Health Educator/PhD Student and Blogger

Through her work at Harlem Children’s Zone, Ljeoma encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier so that their generation can continue to inspire the world.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone

Elan Ferguson, 35, Family Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist

By being involved with a neighborhood art museum that highlights artists of African descent, Elan promotes wellness, art, self-expression and family.
Harlem Charity of Choice: The Studio Museum in Harlem

Denise House, 51, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Counselor

Denise has lived in Harlem her whole life. She has alopecia areata and feels her bald head helps her meet new people as she gets compliments from strangers on her unique appearance.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone

Liz Jackson, 32, Inclusion Activist

Liz is known in the neighborhood as the girl with a purple cane and a smile, giving her the local nickname “Smiley.” She is also volunteers at the Harlem non-profit Harlem RBI, which provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play and learn.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem RBI

Amara Korley, 19, Student, Artist and Hostess

Amara grew up in Harlem and feels that as a vegetarian, she can bring a new perspective to the burger world.  Harlem Charity of Choice: The Innocence Project

Casandra Rosario, 24, Food Blogger and Event Planner

By planning community events, Casandra promotes local Harlem businesses to the public. She also enriches local youth by working at the Be G8 Foundation.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Y.U.N.G. Harlem

Danielle Summons, 24, Singer, Songwriter and Actress

Danielle cares about the cultivation of Harlem youth and regularly attends Tuesday night teaching and Sunday service at her church, First Corinthian Baptist.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem School of the Arts

More details

WHEN: In-store customer voting open July 21st -August 31

WHERE: 100 W. 124th Street at Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027

WEBSITE: www.harlemshakenyc.com

Twitter: @HarlemShakeNYC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/harlemshakenyc

Instagram: HarlemShakeNYC

About Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake is a fun, creative take on the classic “burger and milkshake joint,” offering high-quality yet affordable food in a lively setting. The restaurant celebrates the soul of the community and reinvigorates modern Harlem with a bit of nostalgia and a nod to pop culture. Harlem Shake is a NYC go-to for familiar eats like griddled burgers, New York hot dogs, and hand-spun shakes. A unique selection of regional sodas from across the country, a sophisticated wine and beer program, a breakfast menu and seasonal outdoor seating completes the offerings. The restaurant takes its name from the iconic Harlem Shake dance of the 1980’s.