Gran Piatto D’Oro

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by HarlemHouse Great Italian Restaurant opened 2 months ago in the hood: Gran Piatto d’Oro. The atmoshpere is relaxing and inviting, the service is top notch, and most importantly, the food is delicious! It is not as inexpensive…

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Harriet Tubman Memorial “Swing Low”

  As you walk along Frederick Douglass Boulevard, one of the most striking sights is the statue of Harriet Tubman nestled in the triangle at 123rd Street where St. Nicholas Avenue crosses FDB.  This remarkable sculpture is the work…

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End of summer visit the the Drummers Circle

A few weeks’ back I visited Marcus Garvey Park to see and hear the famous Drummers Circle. It was fantastic.  They took over the former BBQ pit which I had hoped to try one day.  I had a great…

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New Bike Shop Coming To FDB and 114th

Fellow bikers will be pleased to learn that a NEW BIKE SHOP is opening up on 8th and 114th.  It’s called Modsquad Bike Shop.   It replaces an old favorite – the bike store on 110th right off the circle…

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New Rental Building on Manhattan Avenue

The West-most corner of Harlem north of 116th (who some call South Harlem and others call Upper West Side) will be getting little busier.   A new rental building called Susan Court appears to be ready for occupancy. Renters…

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Another Potential Biz on Harlem's Frederick Douglass

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By HarlemGuy I was walking along the busy streets of Harlem the other day – between 114th and 115th – and aside from seeing all the cranes I noticed the gates were up on a retail space (See…

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Another Potential Biz on Harlem’s Frederick Douglass

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By HarlemGuy I was walking along the busy streets of Harlem the other day – between 114th and 115th – and aside from seeing all the cranes I noticed the gates were up on a retail space (See…

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Experience Harlem Concert In Morningside Park 9/21/08

This afternoon (9/21) Experience Harlem sponsored a DJ’d House party in the upper reaches of Morningside Park. Families of all persuasions and racial compositions lounged on blankets strwen about the Lawn, noshing with friends and loved onsm while…

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Where is Bank of America?

Over the last three years a number of bank branches have opened up on the gateway to Harlem, 8th avenue between 110 and 118.  First there was WAMU on 116.   Followed by the large Chase complex on 118th. …

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