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TV’s “The Strain” gives East Harlem Love

The Strain

One of our favorite TV shows is The Strain.

One of the reasons we love it so much is that East Harlem is prominently referenced several times during each episode.

Below is the trailer, a synopsis, and a link to the book on Amazon on which the show is based.   The series can also be purchased on Amazon.

The Strain – Extended Trailer 2014 New Horror Show – YouTube.

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best of the Month, June 2009: Who better to reinvent the vampire genre than Guillermo Del Toro, the genius behind 

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best of the Month, June 2009: Who better to reinvent the vampire genre than Guillermo Del Toro, the genius behind Pan’s Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan, master of character-driven thrillers like Prince of Thieves? The first of a trilogy, The Strain is everything you want from a horror novel–dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. But, be forewarned, these are not like any vampires you’ve met before–they’re not sexy or star-crossed or “vegetarians”–they are hungry, they are connected, and they are multiplying. The vampire virus marches its way across New York, and all that stands between us and a grotesque end are a couple of scientists, an old man with a decades-old vendetta, and a young boy. This first installment moves fast and sets up the major players, counting down to the beginning of the end. Great summer reading. –Daphne Durham

and Chuck Hogan, master of character-driven thrillers like Prince of Thieves? The first of a trilogy, The Strain is everything you want from a horror novel–dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. But, be forewarned, these are not like any vampires you’ve met before–they’re not sexy or star-crossed or “vegetarians”–they are hungry, they are connected, and they are multiplying. The vampire virus marches its way across New York, and all that stands between us and a grotesque end are a couple of scientists, an old man with a decades-old vendetta, and a young boy. This first installment moves fast and sets up the major players, counting down to the beginning of the end. Great summer reading. –Daphne Durham



The Strain (Paperback)

By (author): Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan

“A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.”
—Salon.com

“Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films…The Strain brings out the best of each.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.

List Price: $16.99 USD
New From: $8.24 USD In Stock
Used from: $3.45 USD In Stock

#LENOXSIZZLES UPDATE – July 22nd almost sold out!

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Summer Sizzles on Lenox (#SummerSizzles) is rescheduled for Tuesday, July 22 tomorrow night.  Buy your advance tickets before midnight tonight, 2-for-1 for discounted price.  Tickets are $10 at the door for one.

Buy here Summer Sizzles on Lenox

See below for menus:

A. Barawine 200 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: tomato mozzarella bruschetta, mini tuna tartar wakame, cheese and charcuterie sampler; DRINK: Select wines $5

B. Blvd Bistro 239 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: fried Natchez okra, short rib taco, turkey slider;
DRINK $5: select wine, beer and spiked sweet tea

C. Chéri 231 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: mini zucchini stuffed w/ratatouille, goat cheese & vichyssoise;
DRINK $5: Sangria

D. Chez Lucienne 308 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: assorted pass hors d’oeuvres
DRINK $5: well drinks, wine and beers

E. Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Hawaiian chicken skewers, veggie rolls, summer chickpeas and cucumber salad;
DRINK $5: Carver Melon Hendricks cocktail

F. Cove Lounge 325 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: fried truffle mac and cheese ball, island wings, spiced fries;
DRINK $5: select beers, Carver Punch, Hendricks Gin cocktail

G. Harlem Shake 100 W 124th St
EAT $5: Sizzlin’ Sonoran Dog, Classic Harlem Happiness (Harlem Classic burger with cheese), Summer Jam milkshake (Summer peach with peach pieces), Fly Fry combo (Chicken Strips, ½ Fries, Honey Mustard Dip), Sweetie Pie Combo (Sweet Potato Pie, Coffee);
DRINK $5: Cheap White and Cheap Red wine glass, Lil Sumtin’ for Beer Lovers (Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ or Sugar Hill Pint)

H. Lenox Saphire 341 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Fataya ,Nems ,Yassa Poulet , Dibi Lamb; DRINK $5: select beer, wine and saphire shot

I. LaBodega 47 161 Lenox Avenue (bracelet pick up)
EAT $5: chicken tacos, veggie spring rolls, curry chicken bowl, steak bowl;
DRINK $5: Hendricks punch, Rum chocolate-tini punch, National rum day punch

J. Red Rooster Harlem 310 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: ‘Red Deviled’ Eggs;
DRINK $5: Lenox Lightening

K. Settepani 196 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Eggplant rolls with tomatoes and mozzarella, Salmon cured with Hendricks with cucumbers served on endives, Lamb sliders with caramelIzed onions and sesame; Dessert: Carver-licious sorbet with Hendricks Gin;
DRINK $5: Italiano – Hendricks martini with red bell pepper and basil, white sangria

L. Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Mac and Cheese Bites, Assorted Wings Sampler, Collard Green Spring Roll

Carver Federal Savings Bank 75 W 125th St (bracelet pick up)

Specials are subject to availability and to change without notice. Visit the participating restaurants for more details and additional specials.

Sweet Spot Festival Jamaican Indepen-DANCE!

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Ring The Alarm!!! Your favorite sound is playin!!

Celebrate all things Caribbean at The Sweet Spot Festival

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 2nd

Pack your picnic blanket, cooler & solo cups & join us for Jamaican Indepen-DANCE

Featuring music by resident Herbert Holler & NYC Champion Sound RICE &PEAS: DJ Gravy, Max Glazer, Orijahnal Vibez & Micro Don

The Sweet Spot Pop-Up Market returns with an array of food, vintage and craft vendors.

Performance by Nardo Ranks
Free Dance Hall Moves session by Tanisha Scott
Plus Free kids art workshops by The Laundromat Project

This celebration of life is made possible by LMCC, & Presented by Summer on the Hudson in partnership with NYC Parks and Riverside Park Conservancy #SOH #SweetSpotFestival #WHPP

Toast Your Team at 5 and Diamond

Watch World Cup Soccer at the 5 and Diamond on Harlem restaurant row with $5 Specials ~ Asian Wings / 5 and D Mac & Cheese / Meatballs / Cheese Fries / Margarita’s / Sangria and their International Gamer Drink Special !

The 5 and Diamond are open from 11:30 am until ….
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd. NY, NY 10026
(917) 860-4444

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