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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka “Officially” Move to New York: Welcome to Harlem!

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More and more celebrities continue to flock to Harlem New York.  Neil Patrick Harris Harlem days aren’t over—in fact, they’re just about to begin!  Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka who recently purchased property in Harlem in 2013, “Officially” move to New York.

The Burtka-Harris family is trading sunny California for Harlem, NY.  Neil told Us Weekly last year “Our plan is to reroute ourselves and have our kids start to go to school here.  Neil is also starring in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

I hope that many of the new hot and hoppin restaurants located on Harlem’s Restaurant Row, Vinateria, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Maison Harlem, Cedric Bistro, The 5 and Diamond, Melbas, Jado Sushi, The Park 112, and all the many other great spots throughout New York, will extend child friendly accommodations.  Two places in particular that are very kid friendly in Harlem are Bier International on FDB and Harlem Shake NYC on Lenox Avenue.

See more info here, E News

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New York City to repair decaying Harlem buildings

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The city’s Alternative Enforcement Program fixes decaying buildings.  According to various reports, of the 19 buildings currently selected for the program, all are above 96th Street, including 593 Riverside Associates, which owns three buildings in Harlem: 590-593 Riverside Drive, 49 St. Nicholas Terrace and 608 West 139th Street.

via City steps in to repair decaying Harlem buildings.

A new resource to help Harlemites subjected to gentrification abuses

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Harlem‘s gentrification continues.  There are arguments for the good and the bad of it.  But one thing for certain is that there are abuses and resources to help people impacted by them deal with them.

One such resource has been created by The New York State Homes and Community Renewal agency.  It is a Tenant Protection Unit.  It is specifically designed to “protect the rights of rent regulated tenants” and “detect landlords’ fraudulent acts and non-compliance with housing law.”

Click here for more on this important topic.

East Harlem community board expands retail footprint of Harlem’s tallest building

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An East Harlem community board unanimously approved  a plan to grant more retail space and less parking to what could become Harlem’s tallest buildings.

The additional retail will include 63,200 square-feet of ground and second floor space and reduce parking from 304 to 123 spots in a complex consisting of 682 residential units and 32-stories.  

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/tallest-towers-nod-e-harlem-board-article-1.1619177#ixzz2uHyIa2tV