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TV’s “The Strain” gives East Harlem Love

The Strain

One of our favorite TV shows is The Strain.

One of the reasons we love it so much is that East Harlem is prominently referenced several times during each episode.

Below is the trailer, a synopsis, and a link to the book on Amazon on which the show is based.   The series can also be purchased on Amazon.

The Strain – Extended Trailer 2014 New Horror Show – YouTube.

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best of the Month, June 2009: Who better to reinvent the vampire genre than Guillermo Del Toro, the genius behind 

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best of the Month, June 2009: Who better to reinvent the vampire genre than Guillermo Del Toro, the genius behind Pan’s Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan, master of character-driven thrillers like Prince of Thieves? The first of a trilogy, The Strain is everything you want from a horror novel–dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. But, be forewarned, these are not like any vampires you’ve met before–they’re not sexy or star-crossed or “vegetarians”–they are hungry, they are connected, and they are multiplying. The vampire virus marches its way across New York, and all that stands between us and a grotesque end are a couple of scientists, an old man with a decades-old vendetta, and a young boy. This first installment moves fast and sets up the major players, counting down to the beginning of the end. Great summer reading. –Daphne Durham

and Chuck Hogan, master of character-driven thrillers like Prince of Thieves? The first of a trilogy, The Strain is everything you want from a horror novel–dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. But, be forewarned, these are not like any vampires you’ve met before–they’re not sexy or star-crossed or “vegetarians”–they are hungry, they are connected, and they are multiplying. The vampire virus marches its way across New York, and all that stands between us and a grotesque end are a couple of scientists, an old man with a decades-old vendetta, and a young boy. This first installment moves fast and sets up the major players, counting down to the beginning of the end. Great summer reading. –Daphne Durham



The Strain (Paperback)

By (author): Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan

“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”
—Salon.com

“Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the best of each.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.

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Congratulate the 4 African American MacArthur Fellows Genius Grant recipients

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 12.49.17 PM The MacArthur Foundation named 21 “extraordinarily creative people” as the 2014 recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellows Program—widely referred to as the “genius” grants.

Four African Americans are among this year’s consortium.

These individuals were nominated by an anonymous and esteemed group of people who are experts in their fields. The fellows had to demonstrate not only that they are brilliant self-starters in their respective professions but also that they are pushing the limits on future work that has “the potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work,” the foundation’s site reads.

via 4 Black People Named as Recipients of the 2014 MacArthur Fellowship – The Root.

Which Harlem Restaurants Deliver?

Many Harlem restaurants have embraced home delivery.  Some take your call directly. Others subscribe to one or more services, like Seamless, Grubhub and Delivery.com, to name a few.

Most restaurants handle food delivery well.  Some are excellent at it (Harlem Shake).  And some have a way to go.

Seamless is currently our favorite way to ensure your restaurant food is delivered well, hot and fast.

Food Delivery Harlem Seamless

We’d love to know what your experience has been with Seamless, any other service, or any particular restaurant.

 

 

45th Annual African American Day Parade Sunday Sep 21

African Day ParadeJoin us for the 45th ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE in Harlem.   It’s the largest Black Parade In America. On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014. 1:00 P.M.  IN HARLEM. 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street.

Featuring:

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Rev. Al Sharpton

David Paterson

David Dinkins

Dr. Adelaide Sanford

Congressman Charles Rangel

Imam Izal-El M. Pasha

Lillian Roberts

The event will showcase positive black achievements

For Further Information, Call Abe Snyder or Yusuf Hasan ,Tamara Norman

(917) 294-8107

via Home – African American Day Parade Online.