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This Week The 5 and Diamond – Special Extended Easter Brunch

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Come visit The 5 and Diamond for Passover and Easter this week and make sure to make a reservation for their special extended Easter Sunday brunch from 11 am to 9 pm.

The 5 and Diamond

2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
917-860-4444

Harlem’s Restaurant Row Goes Mobile – Here come the Foodtrucks!

Harlem Restaurant Row Goes Mobile

HarlemCondoLife is happy to see that “Harlem Restaurant Row” (the phrase, the concept, the place) is  maintstream, as friend to our publication Michael Feeney reinforces in his latest piece in the Daily News.

After several delays earlier this year, food trucks arrived on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  It was a huge success.  Which translates into more trucks coming soon – starting May 10th.

We love a good food truck.  Our one hope is that Harlem businesses will broaden their brand and their reach by setting up and/or bringing their own food trucks to the party.  See our previous post Harlem Food Truck Rally.

Welcome one.  Welcome all.  Welcome food trucks to Harlem Restaurant Row.      See the full NY Daily News article below.

Harlem’s Restaurant Row to offer food trucks and vendors starting May 10 – NY Daily News.

Brunch In Harlem

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Saturday and Sunday Brunch in Harlem is serious business – an event that is not to be missed.

It’s all about legendary, newly established and up and coming restaurants, often at full capacity, serving a wide variety of great food, to well-dressed locals and visitors from the world over, in one of The City’s hottest neighborhoods.

Stay tuned as we identify several of our favorite places below, which include the Five and Diamond, Red Rooster, Melbas, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Chocolat, Sylvia’s, Lido, Maison, Kitchenette and Vinateria – to name just a few.

A word to the wise.  Harlem’s Restaurant Rows are easy to stroll.  However be warned:  Be hungry.  Have a place in mind.  Pick a backup. Get there early.  Don’t always expect to be seated right away it may take a few minutes.  Don’t rule out making a reservation  which you can do via Opentable, etc.   Basically, apply the same rules you would apply elsewhere in NYC.  But whatever you do, do check out Brunch in Harlem!

For the latest news on restaurants in Harlem, follow us on twitter @HarlemHCL.  Also check-out our extensive list of restaurants on Harlem Restaurant Row Reviews for our latest thoughts on all the great food and drink Harlem has to offer.

Thanks again for reading HarlemCondoLife – Your Gateway to Harlem.

Quote: Norm Lewis (Broadway’s 1st Black Phantom)

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“Just show up

Just have a presence

And just make a loud noise

because we all want to be heard”

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“Phantom of the Opera” featuring Norm Lewis begins on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater.  “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest running show in Broadway history. It’s a turn-of-the-century tale of a deformed composer haunting the Paris Opera House, where he lures in a young singer.  Thirteen men have played the role of Phantom on Broadway, but the one making headlines is Norm Lewis.  Norm Lewis plays Sen. Edison Davis on ABC’s “Scandal,” but the role as Phantom is his biggest yet.

via Person of the Week: Norm Lewis Becomes Broadway’s 1st Black Phantom – ABC News.