RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

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RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

First Time a Harlem, NY Restaurant Awarded​ This Title

On Tuesday evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.

THE CECIL will be named the ​2014 ​Best New Restaurant in America.

THE CECIL, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is New York City’s first Afro-Asian-American brasserie.

Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora its goal is to connect communities through food, comfort and hospitality.  Afro / Asian / American cuisine is a fusion of the best of what each of those distinct food cultures has to offer.

It traces the global migration of African-descendant people through the influence of African spices, textures and cooking techniques on traditional American, Latin and Asian dishes.

Guided by this concept, Executive Chef Smalls and Chef de CuisineJoseph “JJ” Johnson have conspired to create unique plates that combine the familiar with the unexpected.

Location: 210 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10026

MANHATTA TODAY: INDIGENOUS ART OF N.Y.C.

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An Art Fundraiser honoring Rev. Robert Chase of Intersections International and Kamala Cesar of Lotus Music and Dance and Drums Along the Hudson, to benefit Nitchen, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded to advocate for New York City’s Native American children.

OPENING RECEPTION & HONORING CEREMONY

Wednesday, October 15th, 6-9pm

Performances by Indigenous Dancers and Drummers

Suggested donation for Reception – $10

Exhibition & Art Sale continues through November 14

Gallery Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12noon-6pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-7:30pm; and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Exhibiting Artists include Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan), Priscilla Bell (Taino), Esteban Cabeza de Baca (Apache/Navajo/Mestizo), Robert Cangiano (Maya), Khadijah Canns (Abenaki/Cherokee), Tommy Cheng (Hawaiian), Amaru Chiza (Quechua), Ermelinda Cortes (Taino), Alexie Cruz (Taino), Barbara Little Bear Delisle (Mohawk), Paul Deo (Powhatan), Shannon Flynn (Chippewa), Kae Gabrielle (Quechua/Mohawk), Guadalupe García-Vásquez (Mexica), Joseph Quillsong Gullo (Cherokee), Pamela Ifandy (InterIndigenous), Tlisza Jaurique (Mexica/Yaqui), Joseph W. Kabance (Prairie Band Potawatomi), Jesi Kelley (Cherokee/Nottoway/Seminole), Karen “Aiki” Kelley (Cherokee/Nottoway/Seminole), Towanna Miller (Mohawk), James Murphy (Cherokee), Phyllis Sanfiorenzo (Taino), Barbara James Snyder (Paiute/Washoe), Surge Velez (Taino), and Marcus Zilliox (Cheyenne/Pima/Mexica).

 

Harlem Salsa @ MIST Oct. 10, 2014

Harlem Salsa MISTREMINDER THIS FRIDAY
HARLEM SALSA IS AT 
MIST HARLEM @ 46 WEST 116 STREET
Between Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave.
Oct. 10, 2014
Harlem Friday After Work Salsa 
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
Harlem, NYC -
6:00 to 11:00 PM

YouTube Promo http://youtu.be/UUinECP2iQM

A long-running classic salsa event catering mainly to a mature crowd.

Admission price: $10

Plenty of classic salsa and cha cha by Salsa Warrior DJ Jose http://www.salsawarriors.com/

Salsa Classes from 6pm – 7pm Jesse Hamilton & Mambo Fanatics Instructors: Jesse Hamilton

email Harlem125Salsa@gmail.com 646 396 1735

FRIEND THEM ON FACE BOOK FOR UPDATES!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/harlem.salsa?ref=tn_tnmn

Note: Oct. 24 Harlem Salsa last time at RiverBank Grill until next Summer

How to get there: Take the #2 or #3 train to the 116th Street Station. Buses: The # 7, 116, 102 to 116 Street and Malcolm X Blvd Parking Two Parking lots in the Area

Harlem Real Estate Market Key Indicators as of Sat Oct 4 2014

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Click here to view for sale, for rent and vacation rental listings in Harlem.

 




Harlem is perhaps the most famous, iconic neighborhood in the United States. A bastion of freedom and the capital of Black America, Harlem's twentieth century renaissance changed our arts, culture, and politics forever. But this is only one of the many chapters in a wonderfully rich and varied history. In Harlem, historian Jonathan Gill presents the first complete chronicle of this remarkable place.

From Henry Hudson's first contact with native Harlemites, through Harlem's years as a colonial outpost on the edge of the known world, Gill traces the neighborhood's story, marshaling a tremendous wealth of detail and a host of fascinating figures from George Washington to Langston Hughes. Harlem was an agricultural center under British rule and the site of a key early battle in the Revolutionary War. Later, wealthy elites including Alexander Hamilton built great estates there for entertainment and respite from the epidemics ravaging downtown. In the nineteenth century, transportation urbanized Harlem and brought waves of immigrants from Germany, Italy, Ireland, and elsewhere. Harlem's mix of cultures, extraordinary wealth and extreme poverty was electrifying and explosive.

Extensively researched, impressively synthesized, eminently readable, and overflowing with captivating characters, Harlem is an ambitious, sweeping history, and an impressive achievement.
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