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FUEL Harlem looks ready to open

FUEL READY TO GO

Walking on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 123rd yesterday, we noticed that the butcher paper is off the windows of Fuel and it seems almost ready to go.  We can’t wait to try it!

Custom Fuel Pizza
2288 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, N.Y.
646-524-5636
(Opening January 27th in NYC)
Website Custom Fuel Pizza

*More info see our previous posts Fuel for the Neighborhood – Harlem

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Custom FUEL Interior

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Fuel for the Neighborhood – Harlem

In a followup to our earlier post, the exciting new pizza place replacing the convenient but sometimes mediocre Pizzeria 123 is called Fuel (custom pizza•salads) and according to their website, the vintage gasoline station-themed cafe seems to be the first New York outpost of a North Carolina (and Washington DC) chain, although according to their website the originators are from New York:

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The online menu seems to have quite a few pizza, sandwich, salad and wing choices. Hopefully this will be another solid and inexpensive dining choice in the neighborhood. Welcome to the neighborhood Custom Fuel Pizza.

See our previous post Word On The Street (Fuel) in Harlem

Fuel – Menu & website
http://www.fuelpizza.com/

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New Life on Once Iconic Block

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Finally a sign of life in the empty retail space on Adam Clayton and 124th st announcing an establishment called New Harlem Restaurant Lounge.

This block, which now has nondescript housing, was once the retail domain of Harlem-reared sports superstar Sugar Ray Robinson who owned a string of businesses on this block, including the popular nightclub Sugar Ray’s, the Golden Gloves Barbershop, Sugar Ray’s Quality Cleaners and Edna May’s (the fighter’s wife) Lingerie Shop.  Last year this stretch of Adam Clayton Powell was renamed Sugar Ray Robinson Way in tribute to the champ.

We look forward to seeing the development of this new restaurant on a once iconic block.

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The 44th Annual African American Day Parade brings out Political Heavy Hitters

Always a colorful feast for the senses, the 2013 African American Day Parade also brought out the stars of the current New York political scene. A convertible ferrying Grand Marshals Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins led the charge up Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, followed by former Controller and perhaps-Mayoral runoff candidate Bill Thompson.

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Bronx Borough President and Independent Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion marched closely behind.  Council member and Public Advocate candidate Letitia James was also there waving to the crowds, as was Manhattan Borough President and Democratic Controller hopeful Scott Stringer.

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Toward the end, current Public Advocate and Democratic Mayoral primary winner –who in past parades walked toward the front– was this time riding large on a float with his wife and a live band.

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Of course it’s not all about the politics, it’s also about the people.

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