Category: Announcements about HCL

October 5th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

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 Treasure Chest Flea Market on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street.

There will be live music, prepared food from some of the best restaurants along FDB, and of course local fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, and wine for purchase at the farmer’s market.

What a great idea and opportunity to stock up on good healthy produce.  Thank you FDBA for reaching out to those of us here at HarlemCondoLife about this event.  See you at Harlem Pop-Up Thursday night!

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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.

Jado Sushi

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.

Jado Chicken

Crunchy California

Jado Sushi Bar

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.

Tempura Ice Cream

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
212-866-2118

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July 14th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

Greyhound bus company needs to hire 600 bus drivers, no experience nor CDL license is needed. They will train those hired. Applicants need to be over 25 years old and be able to pass drug screening test, – there are some positions for those 22-24 years old. The starting salary is $25.00 per hour. Interested parties should contact John Hall for further information at 773 925-1572 or 773 972-8196 or click the following link. www.greyhound.com/en/drivingcareers.aspx/ <http://www.greyhound.com/en/drivingcareers.aspx/>

Shared with HCL by PAIMAAN LODHI, AICP
District Manager, Manhattan Community Board 10
215 West 125th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027

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June 20th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

BBQ Competition Harlem Fairway

COMPETITION OVERVIEW:
• The Daily News will present the BBQ IN THE BOROS to showcase the BBQ talents of the residents of the New York Boroughs.
• The top 5 recipes from each of the 5 boroughs (25 recipes total) will be featured in the June 21, 2012 BBQ In The Boros section of the Daily News and will also be invited to a cook-off at the Harlem Fairway on June 21, 2012 to grill up the goodness.

WHO CAN ENTER?
• Each entrant can submit one (1) original recipe.
• Entrants must be residents of New York City.
• No professional chefs may enter.
• Anyone 18 years of age or older at the time of entry may enter.
• No purchase is necessary to participate.

• Anyone entering the contest MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE in the cook-off at Harlem Fairway at 2328 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10027 on June 21, 2012.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-daily-news-bbq-boros-official-rules-article-1.1083313#ixzz1w4huvscA

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April 24th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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 at the same time. Topics will include weatherization, solar panels, green roofs and healthy homes. The program will run from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center (3rd Floor Gymnasium) 127 West 127th Street New York, NY.  The event is FREE but registration is mandatory. Lunch will be served.

English Online Registration Form

Spanish Online Registration Form

This event is co-sponsored by West Harlem Group Assistance, New York State Senator Bill Perkins and New York City Council Member Robert Jackson.

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March 23rd, 2012 by Native New Yorker

This Saturday, March 24th from 12 noon – 3:00PM you can join “Walk It Out!” at the 2012 Annual Family Walk and Run! This is a fun-filled, physical activity-centered, free, family event that seeks to bring awareness of the need for participation in community programming to support health in Harlem!  This year’s event highlights senior fitness and intergenerational community health.  The walking will be indoors, at the Harlem Children’s Zone Armory.  The team with the most revolutions wins a prize! Free Registration, which includes a Healthy Lunch. Free Health Screenings by Harlem Hospital Center.  Free Exercise Demonstrations by New York Road Runners. 

The Harlem Children’s Zone Armory is located at 40 West 143rd Street – between Lenox and Fifth Avenues

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March 5th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Londel Davis, longtime Harlemite & owner of Londel’s Supper Club at 2620 Frederick Douglass, has opened his new “L” Lounge about 25 blocks south of his well known restaurant. There is no sign on the door yet but friends who attended a pre-opening private event say the lounge is named for the long since dismantled 8th Avenue elevated train, pictures of which adorn

Pushcart vendors under the 8th Avenue elevated train at West 145th Street, Harlem, May 8, 1939.

8th Avenue El, May 1939

this classy new addition to Harlem’s “Gold Coast”. Fans of Londel’s unique blend of “continental, Cajun, and traditional Southern cuisine” will still have to travel to the 139th Street establishment – his new place is a bar lounge, not a restaurant.

(Historical image courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Image ID 1811327)

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February 28th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

The “First Saturday” of each month, the Schomburg Center presents a family-oriented program.  This Saturday, March 4th, internationally acclaimed fashion designer Imani McFarlane will show your children how to use gorgeous fabrics and African styles to highlight their hair. For ages 12 and up. All materials will be provided. Free!

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcom X Blvd at 1
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.35th Street

For registration, go to www.schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com or call  (212) 491-2040      .

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February 4th, 2012 by harlemhouse

If your looking for a good spot to watch the game this Sunday check out Harlem Tavern  SuperBowl Redzone Party 2012.   Indoor and outdoor seating with DJ.  Last call for brunch is 1:30pm.  Doors will reopen for Super Bowl party at 3pm.  First come first served for seating.  Come early!  This is one of the best places to see sporting events in the area so it’s going to be packed.  See you there.

LET’S GO GIANTS!

For more information-
facebook.com/harlemtavern 

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October 18th, 2011 by harlemhouse


By HarlemHouse

You do not want to miss this special event at Nectar Wine Bar Saturday October 22nd.  Join the Nectar team as they turn over the kitchen to Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson.  Experience why he won Rocco’s Dinner Party with his flair at turning the ordinary into extraordinary.  Guests will be delighted with four pairs of food & wine from Napa’s handcrafted Joseph Carr Winery.  Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson & Joseph Carr will engage guests with their insights on this autumnal menu of culinary delights.

We are long time fans of both Nectar and Harlem Vintage (see our original review NECTAR) and look forward to enjoying another one of their wine dinners.  The last event I attended was several years ago at Amy Ruth’s Restaurant (upstairs) that HarlemVintage collaborated with Amy Ruth’s and it was delicious!

Nectar Pairing Event – at Nectar Wine Bar 2235 frederick Douglass Blvd #212-961-9622.
Date – Saturday, October 22, 2011
At 6PM there will be a Champagne Reception.  The Pairing Presentation will be at 7PM – 9PM.
Tickets are $50 per person (order online at nectarpairingevent.eventbrite.com)

See you there!
HH

* Deejay Amanda Diva will be spinning at Saturday Spin After Party.

Limited number of seats available  – Get yours today!
For tickets visit eventbrite.com link above.
 
Saturday Spin After Party with 
TV Personality/ Artist / Deejay Amanda Diva 
Open to Public  – free admission
 
For more information contact:
events@nectarwinenyc.com or call 212.866.wine

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