Category Archives: Community

Protect Harlem’s Community Gardens from development

change.org harlem garden petitionCommunity 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 in the shade on a hot summer day.

Central Harlem needs community gardens like Harlem Valley Garden, Electric Ladybug, Jackie Robinson, and Pleasant Village to continue to grow community, support health, collaboration, and neighborhood solidarity.

We admire Mayor de Blasio’s progressive vision for our city and support the creation of affordable housing in all the boroughs. HPD has an opportunity to do exactly that on empty lots, while preserving the existing gardens.

What cuisines would you like to see in Harlem?

thai market

One of our favorite restaurants is Thai Market.  They are adjacent to Harlem and deliver into Harlem.  They are reliable, courteous, quick, well priced, and the food is always great, always consistent in taste, quality and quantity.   I realized just how much I like them (and just how bad the conditions are in Harlem tonight) when I called and they told me they could not deliver to my area (which includes Restaurant Row) because it is too slippery.  Which I totally understand.

If you have not tried this place, please do.  It’s great.

What other cuisines would you like to see in Harlem?

The 5 And Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row – Super Bowl Sunday

The 5 and Diamond will be having specials on drinks and tasty dishes for Super Bowl Sunday in Harlem!  Specials on mac ‘n cheese, wings (Asian and buffalo), ribs w/ coleslaw, fries and salad.  Stop by if you are looking for a more intimate setting than a sports bar to watch the big game.

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QUOTE: Common “Selma is now”

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“I am the hopeful black woman who
was denied her right to vote.

I am the caring white supporter
killed on the front lines of freedom.

I am the unarmed black kid who
maybe needed a hand but was
instead given a bullet.

Selma has awakened
my humanity.

Selma is now.”

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(* Common and John Legend Win the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song – Motion Picture.)