Category Archives: Harlem

Former Yuengling Brewery In Harlem Gets Landmarks Hearing

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Prohibition nearly killed it, but time could destroy it. That’s the situation for the last remaining brewing complex in Manhattan. The former D.G. Yuengling Brewery Co. complex in Harlem is under consideration for landmark designation and a public hearing was held last Thursday. This complex is part of the Landmarks Preservation…

Three Manhattan Churches Get Another Chance For Landmark Designation

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A number of religious institutions were considered for landmark designation at a public hearing held by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last Thursday. It was the commission’s final public hearing – and second for Manhattan properties – in its effort to clear its backlog of 95 properties calendared for consideration prior…

Paint Nite with Ruthy Valdez at Corner Social in Harlem


Ever want to see if you can paint?  This is your chance to try it out in a cool setting with a fantastic instructor at Harlem’s trendy Corner Social.  Read below for the exact details of this unique event in Ruthy’s own words.  Click here to purchase tickets, space is limited. Tonight: Monday, May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) at the Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave.  New York, NY 10027.


“Paint with me while sipping on a cocktail. I will walk you through the painting so you can create your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night.  You will be amazed at what you will create.  We provide all you will need to create: canvas, paints, brushes and smock… well as 2 cocktails.
Unleash your inner Picasso. It’s simple and completely stress free. Absolutely, no painting experience is needed. The Event will last approximately two hours, at the end you get to take home your new masterpiece. We will use acrylics in primary colors and provide a 11′ x 14″ canvas.

DRINK CREATIVELY!  See you Monday!

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 Ruthy Valdez Website

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Celebrate Summer Solstice On June 21, 2015


The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015.  This is also Father’s Day.  Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.

Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.

The June solstice dates vary.  For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.

*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL.  Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.


‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)