Ponty Bistro Harlem (www.pontybistroharlem.com) 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.
“We had really positive feedback last night,” said co-owner Eimear Conway. “People said it was something missing in the area.”
“The core of our business and our business model is more of a bar,” she said. “There are tons of restaurants but there is no real bar scene.”
“We are not here to change the neighborhood we are here to enhance the best of it,” Angelone said. “We make sure to employ from the neighborhood. I think that’s the core of why this works. People of the neighborhood they come in and feel represented.”Click here to read the full post
Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods, recently compared options including Harlem.
“In Harlem, a one-bedroom apartment is asking $1,300/month with no fee. It could be a lot smaller, although the kitchen is definitely not great. ↑ In Bay Ridge, a freshly painted one-bedroom apartment is going for $1,350/month with utilities included. It has bay windows and nice kitchen cabinetry. 100-Square-Foot Upper West Side Rental Is So Sad It Hurts. For $1,150/Month, Is This Sad St. Marks Place Studio Livable? See a 390-Square-Foot Studio Morph Into 5 Different Rooms ↑ This Gowanus “ground floor” studio makes up for being a straight-up windowless basement by including access to a lovely backyard, with is shared with the other two units in the building. It’s asking $1,350/month. ↑ And in Ditmas Park, a studio apartment with new kitchen appliances is asking $1,350/month with no fee. It has a couple closets and one fairly large window. “Click here to read the full post
“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)
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
Harlem Community Development Corporation
Charlie Lewis, Warburg Realty
Day of event check in location: NiLu 191 Lenox Ave
Photo booth: La Bodega 47 (118th St & Lenox)Click here to read the full post