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Gardening

Protect Harlem’s Community Gardens from development

Community 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… Continue Reading →

Help Rebuild Urban Garden Center in East Harlem

Those of us here at HarlemCondoLife were deeply saddened to learn that Urban Garden Center located directly across the street from the 2 buildings that exploded and collapsed in East Harlem experienced extensive damage.  Luckily none of their staff were… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s last vestiges of Fall

We thought we had missed it. But we managed to glimpse it. The last whispers. Voiced in stunning visual vocabulary. Carried by crisp brisk breezes. Across Harlem’s ice blue sky.

Harlem’s newest trees are here!

Many weeks ago rectangular openings filled with dirt but level to the ground appeared dotting the cement sidewalks lining Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th avenue).  See our previous post A Million Trees coming to Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem? These… Continue Reading →

A Million Trees coming to Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem?

Call us crazy or of a wishful thinking mind but we don’t recall these tree pits ever being on the West side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem between 115 and 116 in front of Harlem Shambles. Regardless we certainly… Continue Reading →

A lost garden at Fields Court in Harlem

I used to love to walk by this apartment on my way West to the pool or when just wandering. This used to be the most wonderful garden. Am curious to know what happened.  I miss it.

“Harlem is unquestionably happening…” says NYC and Company

  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… Continue Reading →

Harlemgrown – Leading the greening of Harlem

I was walking through Harlem the other day and came upon a sign for Harlemgrown.org in an empty lot across the street from Red Rooster, Sylvias, Etc. I decided to learn more  about it abd wanted to share it with… Continue Reading →

AIRBNB Adds Harlem Community Profile

AIRBNB,  a leading travel accommodations booking site, has added a Harlem community profile. AIRBNB is a perfect way for anyone wanting to visit new york city for vacation or business to find the perfect vacation rental and stay in Harlem and… Continue Reading →

Bring more shades of colour to Harlem

Spring is all about renewal. And what better time than now to help spur some urban renewal by requesting a free tree for your block via the MillionTreesNYC program. Please let us know the nature of your experiences with this… Continue Reading →

An unlikely garden in Harlem

A short video on one man’s quest to make Harlem that much greener. http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/06/01/nyregion/100000001582983/in-harlem-an-unlikely-garden.html

Book: Straw Bale Gardens for Harlem’s Green Spaces

Harlem is full of green spaces. Straw bale gardens are surely already part of the mix. This best selling book featured in The New York Times is a perfect reference for both the newcomer or the initiated.

Using hay to build gardens in Harlem

I spent many summers on a farm with my family and cousins. We watched large machines pulled by tractors turn fields of waving tan coloured plants into sturdy bales of hay. So it was with great fondness that I read… Continue Reading →

HARLEM POP-UP ‘HOLIDAY BAZAAR’ 12/15/12

The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance invite you to the HARLEM POP-UP ‘HOLIDAY BAZAAR’ Saturday, December 15, 2012. We recently here at Harlem Condo Life posted about the first ever Harlem Pop-Up outdoor evening Farmers Market event this past October, See… Continue Reading →

HARLEM POP-UP / GREENMARKET

FDBA (Frederick Douglass Blvd. Alliance) is joining the NYC Green Market next week to be a part of the city’s first night time Farmer’s Market. The event is a week from today, Thursday Oct. 11th from 4pm – 9pm outside of the Harlem… Continue Reading →

River Art – Harlem and the Upper West Side

If you are looking for something different to do in Harlem on your days off, check out the River Art on the Hudson River along the path. Here are just a few of some of the many works starting from… Continue Reading →

Save Money While Going Green with Team WeAct

By NativeNewYorker This Saturday, April 28th, learn how to make your home more energy  efficient at WE ACT‘s Earth Day 2012 Conference.  A variety of speakers will talk about the ways you can save money and make your home more energy efficient… Continue Reading →

Spanish Harlem’s Urban Garden Center to celebrate grand opening

By HarlemCondoLife It ain’t easy being green in New York City. However, it just got easier for us Harlemites! We have the Urban Garden Center right in Spanish Harlem at East 116th Street and Park Avenue. This week Urban Garden… Continue Reading →

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