Category Archives: Gardening

Protect Harlem’s Community Gardens from development

Community gardens are a cultural link that allow neighbors to come together in a public green space, to grow fresh food, to learn about healthy diets and lifestyle choices, where the old mingle with the young, or simply cool off … Continue reading

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Help Rebuild Urban Garden Center in East Harlem

Those of us here at HarlemCondoLife were deeply saddened to learn that Urban Garden Center located directly across the street from the 2 buildings that exploded and collapsed in East Harlem experienced extensive damage.  Luckily none of their staff were … Continue reading

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Harlem’s last vestiges of Fall

We thought we had missed it. But we managed to glimpse it. The last whispers. Voiced in stunning visual vocabulary. Carried by crisp brisk breezes. Across Harlem’s ice blue sky.

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Harlem’s newest trees are here!

Many weeks ago rectangular openings filled with dirt but level to the ground appeared dotting the cement sidewalks lining Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th avenue).  See our previous post A Million Trees coming to Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem? These … Continue reading

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A Million Trees coming to Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem?

Call us crazy or of a wishful thinking mind but we don’t recall these tree pits ever being on the West side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem between 115 and 116 in front of Harlem Shambles. Regardless we certainly … Continue reading

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A lost garden at Fields Court in Harlem

I used to love to walk by this apartment on my way West to the pool or when just wandering. This used to be the most wonderful garden. Am curious to know what happened.  I miss it.

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“Harlem is unquestionably happening…” says NYC and Company

  New York’s official marketing and tourism organization NYC and Company‘s latest “Neighborhood X Neighborhood” unveiled its latest campaign on  Wednesday highlighting Harlem and Washington Heights , including a multipage article on Harlem’s Foodie Renaissance and a Destination:Harlem page that … Continue reading

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Harlemgrown – Leading the greening of Harlem

I was walking through Harlem the other day and came upon a sign for in an empty lot across the street from Red Rooster, Sylvias, Etc. I decided to learn more  about it abd wanted to share it with … Continue reading

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AIRBNB Adds Harlem Community Profile

AIRBNB,  a leading travel accommodations booking site, has added a Harlem community profile. AIRBNB is a perfect way for anyone wanting to visit new york city for vacation or business to find the perfect vacation rental and stay in Harlem and … Continue reading

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Bring more shades of colour to Harlem

Spring is all about renewal. And what better time than now to help spur some urban renewal by requesting a free tree for your block via the MillionTreesNYC program. Please let us know the nature of your experiences with this … Continue reading

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