Category: Press coverage about HCL

August 9th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Harlem residents craving the return of Stormin Normans Sundae Sermon – NY Daily News.

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July 5th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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March 29th, 2013 by HarlemGuy
HarlemCondolife’s commentary was included in an editorial review of an article on emerging neighborhoods in New York City, which included Harlem.
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March 29th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

The Curbed Network delivers intelligence on dining & nightlife, shopping & fashion, and design & real estate to an affluent and influential urban audience.  Their brands include Curbed, Eater and Racked.

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In their own words:

Curbed‘s city sites breathe life into real estate and neighborhood news with witty and insightful coverage of the country’s most vibrant urban centers. Our editors relentlessly report on sales and rental prices, new developments, neighborhood trends, and celebrity deals.

Eater is  the source for people who care about dining and drinking in the nation’s most important food cities. A favorite of industry pros and amateurs alike, Eater has an uncanny knack for finding out what’s opening where, who’s serving what, and how it’s all going down. Since its launch in New York in 2005, Eater has opened its doors in 16 more cities around the country. And Eater National brings Eater’s signature coverage to parts far and wide, with beefed-up reporting on celebrity chefs, reality TV, and national dining trends.”

Racked obsesses about retail and shopping—from sidewalks to catwalks—in the country’s most influential fashion centers. Our editors take particular pleasure in being first in line, whether the story is a hot sample sale, a flagship store opening, or a burgeoning retail trend. In New York City since 2007, Racked opened in Los Angeles in early ’08. This winter we broadened our scope with Racked National, a site dedicated to online sales, celebrity fashion, and national retail.”

Click here for a full list of Curbed Network stories to which HarlemCondoLife has contributed or in which HarlemCondoLife has been featured.

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March 29th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

HarlemCondoLife was featured in A Nous Magazine’s annual travel edition A Nous Cities. A Nous is based in France.

A Nous reporters traveled to Berlin, Istanbul, La Havane, Liverpool, Londres, Milan, New York, Odessa, Phnom Penh, Stockholm, Tallinn and Yalta in search of what’s new.

Their visit to New York City focussed on the renaissance of the “quartier” of Harlem. During their visit reporter Murielle Bachelier elected to contact HarlemCondoLife.

The piece covers a variety of people and places in Harlem. HarlemCondoLife has it’s own section as the featured blog. The piece includes some of HarlemCondoLife’s recommended hot spots.

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March 29th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

The Morningsider profiled HarlemCondoLife on 12/30/2011.

“HarlemCondoLife frequently posts job opportunitiesreal estate newsrestaurant reviews, and polls, all of which help readers interact and learn about what’s popular among Harlem-enthusiasts. HarlemCondoLife also provides some intellectual stimulation by posting motivational quotationsbook reviews, and playlists and podcasts.”

View the full article here:  A Tribute to Our Fellow Harlem Bloggers | MORNINGSIDER.

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March 29th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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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 experience everything that Harlem has to offer – all of which was recently showcased in AMNewYork’s two page spread on Harlem featuring (twitter: @HarlemHCL).

If you are thinking about visiting New York City and/or visiting Harlem try searching AIRBNB today.

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March 15th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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HarlemCondoLife is honoured to be featured in AMNewYork’s excellent two full-page spread on South Harlem (SoHa).  The piece by reporter Lisa Fraser appeared on 3/14 in AMNewYork’s paper and digital editions.

The piece is well written and provides a great deal of history and current reference information about  this little corner of the village of Harlem.   Including  real estate, transportation, education, shopping, eating, the arts, the parks, the people and “the buzz”.

Below is one of several quotes:

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The article makes clear that this slice of Harlem continues to mature from when we  first coined it Harlem’s Restaurant Row into something even more special.  A place that we – the current writers for,  all of whom are original founders as well – call “home”.

We want to thank AMNewYork’s Lisa Fraser for reaching out to us a few weeks back and including in the research for her article.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to see more press coverage featuring, including the New York Times.

Herve’ Jean-Baptiste a.k.a HarlemGuy | Current writer for and an original founder of

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July 17th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Jado Sushi Harlem

With the new wave of diverse restaurants opening in Harlem it seems there is no need to go below 110th Street anymore.  All you need is right here.   Jado Sushi the latest addition to Harlem’s Restaurant Row is no exception.  We posted earlier about Jado’s opening night (see post) and wrote that we have been enthusiastic for it to open since hearing from owner Nobu Otsu last year.  Well it was well worth the wait.

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Last Wednesday night at 7PM when two other bloggers from HarlemCondoLife, a neighborhood friend and myself arrived at Jado it was a full house.  We waited at the bar for our reservation and tried a couple of their Delectable Cocktails.  I recommend the Gin Cuke, the Ginger Whiskey or for a vodka drink with fresh berries on the sweeter side the Kurenai.  They also have a Mojito drink.  You can see all the choices and their entire future menu here online menu.

Nobu greeted us graciously and apologized that there might be a little wait.  We really didn’t wait that long for our table considering how long you may have to wait at a trendy downtown restaurant.  The place is nicely layed out and as I had mentioned in an earlier post the decor is elegant and sophisticated.  However, it is not stuffy at all.  My friend said it was tastefully done very much like The Winery which is another business in Harlem that Nobu runs.  As you walk in the bar area is to the right and to the left are two and four top tables grouped together.  As you continue to walk through in the back there are decorative booths on the right side and a sushi bar that was very crowded on the left.  Very smart design and multifunctional without feeling crowded.  Each of the four areas inviting in their own way.

The dinning experience was everything I had hoped it to be.  We ordered a lot of food so I won’t describe everything only the small plates, sushi and main dishes.  First of all last Monday, July 9th, was the soft opening and this is Nobu’s sample menu.  Their will be more dishes to choose from and more classics after the Grand Opening which will happen in a week or two.  When I asked Nobu what he recommended from the sampler menu he said “Everything on this menu is good.  They are all my favorite dishes” and after eating there I would have to agree.  All the guests at my table joked saying lets come back again tomorrow night.  It was that good.

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We were greeted by Juan at the door who asked us to wait at the bar and that our table would be ready shortly.  He was very busy yet polite and pleasant.  We waited about 15 minutes at the bar with drinks and commented at how crowded it was.  Nobu was extremely friendly and very hands on with the service, refilling water glasses at tables and doing his best to accommodate the crowd.  It almost seemed he was surpassed that it was this crowded.  He told us it has been busy like this since day one.  Of course this is good for any business and people would rather wait a few extra minutes than to sit in an empty restaurant.

We were seated at a comfortable booth near the back by the Sushi Bar.  We ordered a sample of small plates and sushi.    We ordered the soy calamari $6, lettuce Wrap Shrimp $7, Spice Rubbed Ribs $9, Panko Fried Oyster $7 and the Crunchy California Roll $8.  They had already run out of the calamari so we switched to the Jado Chicken $6.  This turned out to be one of my favorites but honestly everything was good and the combination of flavors together were delicious.  I would have preferred to try a bit more sushi but we had big meat eaters at the table.  It felt very authentic while dinning and looking over at the active Sushi Bar.    I was thinking after a long days work in the future it will be nice to come solo and sit at the sushi bar for a healthy dinner.  Very inviting.

Chicken Teriyaki

Back to the food.  We then ordered four entrée’s two orders of the Miso Black Cod $18 (delicious!) the Almond Salmon $18 and the Chicken Teriyaki $15.  I loved the Chicken Teriyaki and it was a large plate of food.   One complaint I had heard through the grapevine was that the portions are small.  I felt they were proportionality sized with the price.  The only other negative, which turned out not to be a negative, was that my friends Salmon dish she felt was too salty.  The waitress sent Nobu over and he replaced it immediately and explained the seasoning might have been over salted.  She had the Salmon Sushi and said it was delicious.  Nobu was very gracious and hospitable about the situation and my friend was happy.  Everything we had here was good.  It had a five-star rating on Yelp last week.  The Tuna Steak and Braised Pork looked very popular as well though we did not try it.  As Nobu had said, he hand-picked all of his favorites  for the soft opening menu so you really can’t go wrong here.

I went in with two enthusiastic friends and one skeptical friend about sushi and did not know if they would like it.  Not only did my friend like it but she has already gone back there with her husband.  I thought it was interesting she had mentioned her husband and her had dinner at the recently opened HarlemFoodBar the night before and last night at Jadu Sushi and how great it is to have so many different choices now in Harlem for eating out.  With Bier International, Melbas, Les Ambassades, 67 Orange, Chocolat, Amy Ruths, Harlem Tavern, The Five & Diamond, Red Rooster, Corner Social, Zoma, Native Restaurant, Billie’s Black, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Bad Horse Pizza, Cedrics, Harlem Food Bar, The L Lounge, Sylvias just to name a few,  you have such a variety in cuisine and could go out every night to a different place and have a great experience.

So if you like Sushi or if you are unfamiliar and want to try something different here in Harlem I highly recommend Jado Sushi.  Nobu is already running a succesful business here in Harlem on 116th Street  The Winery and has learned a thing or two about customer service, quality and what the neighborhood needs.  I  am happy to see Jado Sushi well received.  I experienced nothing but curious people walking in and smiling faces walking out.

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Just one last note you have to try this desert Tempura Ice Cream $7.  It was delicious and my newest sweet tooth craving.

The official Grand Opening will be in about two weeks.  I recommend you make a reservation before you go.

Jado Sushi
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Harlem, New York 10026

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December 31st, 2011 by HarlemGuy
The Morningsider Blog was recently covered in the The New York Times in December, and announced as much on their Blog.  In doing so they were gracious enough to mentiong HarlemCondoLife as one of the many blogs in Harlem that highlight civic activities, cultural happenings, new retailers, and entertainment choices in the area.


“Today, we wanted to introduce a few of our favorite Harlem blogs that are must-reads before your next trip uptown (or around the corner)!  Combined, the blog network is sure to provide a wonderful guide to experience the diversity of living Uptown in the New Year.”


Described as “your gateway to Harlem,” HarlemCondoLife was founded by five Harlem newbies who moved to the neighborhood to seek new experiences. Today, Harlem Guy, NativeNewYorker, and Icare4Harlem, HarlemHouse still post regularly about their lives in Harlem from a variety of perspectives and first-hand accounts.

HarlemCondoLife frequently posts job opportunitiesreal estate newsrestaurant reviews, and polls, all of which help readers interact and learn about what’s popular among Harlem-enthusiasts. HarlemCondoLife also provides some intellectual stimulation by posting motivational quotationsbook reviews, and playlists and podcasts.

If you’re looking for Harlem news and inspiration, we suggest starting here: 

The full story.

Thank you for including HarlemCondoLife.

And to all our readers, a safe and happy new year.

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