If you haven’t dropped by Art in FLUX Harlem’s current BLACK & WHITE show at ALOFT Harlem, they are also hosting an artist discussion on June 8th where you can meet these talented creators. Don’t miss it!
ALOFT Harlem is located at 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 123 and 124th Streets.
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:
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.
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.