Category Archives: HarlemCondoLife

Breakfast best at Ponty Bistro Harlem


Ponty Bistro Harlem ( is  a welcome addition to Harlem.  It opens at 8 a.m. serving a full breakfast menu. The West African-inspired bistro offers a variety of eggs, pancakes, crepes and fresh fruit.

Ponty Bistro Harlem  2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10030 (212) 234-6474.

Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue Restaurant Crawl

Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue

“Summer Sizzles on Lenox” restaurant crawl /food and drink event organized and presented by Experience: Harlem and Harlem Park to Park, comes to Harlem again this Summer, featuring  great Harlem restaurants along Lenox Avenue,  Tuesday, July 21st.

Visit Harlem Restaurant Row for more great Harlem Restaurants.


$10 at the door
2-for-1 in advance (online only)

Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue

Participating Summer Sizzles on Lenox Restaurants:

Babbalucci 331 Lenox Ave

Barawine 200 Lenox Ave

Chéri 231 Lenox Ave

Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave

Cove Lounge 325 Lenox Ave

Harlem Shake 100 W 124th St

Lenox Saphire 341 Lenox Ave

LaBodega 47 161 Lenox Avenue

NiLu 191 Lenox Ave

Red Rooster Harlem 310 Lenox Ave

Ristorante Settepani 196 Lenox Ave

Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Lenox Ave

Carver Bank
Harlem Community Development Corporation
Hendrick’s Gin

Charlie Lewis, Warburg Realty

Day of event check in location: NiLu 191 Lenox Ave

Photo booth: La Bodega 47 (118th St & Lenox)

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NYTimes: Should I Respond to My Mechanic’s Racist Poster?

The Ethicists consider when and how to call out another person’s prejudice.

Blujeen Restaurant in Harlem presents 1st Annual Black Chef Summer Series

Black Chef Summer Series
The Black Chef Summer Series (BCSS) presented by BluJeen Restaurant, is a nine-week highlight of astounding African American chefs with diverse and distinctive palettes and skill sets from across the country. The Black Chef Summer Series gives foodies the opportunity to explore the wide range of variety that these chefs have to offer. With a prix-fixe dinner set at $65, each Monday night throughout the summer Chef Irie, Chef Russell Jackson, Chef James Robinson and a host of other amazing chefs will present multiple courses filled with the flavor of Harlem along with a signature cocktail. Kicking off on Monday July 13th,   guests will have the option of reserving seating at 6pm and at 9pm. The series will continue throughout the summer until September 7, 2015.


About Black Chef Summer Series:

Founded by Chef Lance Knowling, Chef Maxcel Hardy and Alize Beal, the Black Chef Summer Series focuses on promoting the diversity within the profession. In response to the 2012 article posted by the Chicago Tribune asking readers “Where are the Black chefs?” the founders felt that it was time to shed light on the increasing numbers of African Americans that are breaking barriers into the culinary industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms a 3% increase in Black chefs and head cooks from 2012 to 2013. With the increasing amount of African Americans becoming chefs and heads cooks we know that without the proper exposure it will be difficult for these chefs to truly succeed. The Black Series serves as a platform to highlight African American chefs across the country by partnering with Black owned restaurants and inviting African American chefs to take over the kitchen, they will have the opportunity to showcase their skill and diversity in their menu. To learn more about the chefs and the next city we will visit, please visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@BlackChefSeries).

About Food Bank for New York City: Food Bank for New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget.

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