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“Harlem is unquestionably happening…” says NYC and Company


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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 includes hotspots both legendary and new alike, including the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center, Aloft Harlem, Sylvia’s , Amy Ruth’s,  Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne, Bier International , Billie’s Black, and the Studio Museum.

“The Harlem and Washington Heights communities have rich cultural legacies that continue to thrive,” said Deputy Cultural Affairs Commissioner Margaret Morton. “From the iconic stages at the Apollo Theater and Harlem Stage, to the rich collections of the Cloisters and Studio Museum, arts organizations in these neighborhoods provide extraordinary opportunities for visitors and residents to engage with a wide range of unique cultural activities.”



iPhone Soundtrack for Central Park’s Harlem Meer

I love taking in the Park after a weather event like the one we experienced yesterday.

As I was prepping for my walk I read about this new audio-experience and plan on trying it today.   Music especially composed for different parts of Central Park driven by “location-aware” software.  I can’t wait to hear what they have done for Harlem Meer.

Read more here.

Let us know what you think about the composition for Harlem Meer.

Vote On Your Favorite Harlem Barbershops

The Daily News reports on some of what they call “the best” local barbershops.

Audubon Barbershop

Washington Heights

61 Audubon Ave. (212) 923-5649


East Harlem

1400 Fifth Ave., (212) 289-3200,

Levels Barbershop

East Harlem/Harlem

2032 Lexington Ave., (212) 427-1766,

Ray’s Barber Shop


634 W. 207 St., (212) 569-4090,

Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop


2469 Frederick Douglass Blvd., (212) 690-0015,

Victor’s Barber Shop


163 Malcolm X Blvd., (212) 222-2063

Shining Barber Shop

Washington Heights

53 Audubon Ave., (212) 928-2059

Harvey’s Barbershop


2143 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., (212)-864-9810

For more information:  Best Harlem barbershops for quality haircut, shave and experience.

What’s Your Vote?

POLL Who Has The Better Burger?

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