Last week NY1 showed an entire segment on the renewed energy on Frederick Douglasss Boulevard between 110th and 124th streets. Businesses and residents working together to make the strip a destination for all of the neighborhoods shopping needs. They quote “What you’re now seeing is Frederick Douglass Boulevard is really becoming sort of the Gateway to Harlem“. A phrase we developed here at HarlemCondoLife “Your Gateway To Harlem” when we created our site. They go on to mention some of the businesses on the Boulevard including Bier International, Harlem Flo, Harlem Vintage, MCMB Cleaners, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Nectar, Lido Restaurant and Bar all of which we have mentioned and reviewed here at HCL. They also include short interview clips with owners Jai Jai Greenfield of Harlem Vintage, Louis Gagliano of Harlem Flo, Marcelo Orbe of MCMB Cleaners and Selene Martinez of 5 and Diamond. Here is a link to the video clip NY1 video clip.
This area continues to stay in the news and get more recognition. Congratulations to the businesses mentioned in this report and to all of the businesses on FDB and the surrounding area.
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How hot is Harlem?
One indication is the number of times it has been featured on Selling New York, one of the best shows on real estate, in our opinion.
Harlem has been featured on three episodes recently: west, central and east. The neighborhood looks great, and the units are spectacular. Two weeks ago they featured the Apex Condominiums which are located above the Aloft Hotel on West 124th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. The client was so impressed with the neighborhood and the condo that he ended up purchasing an additional unit in the same building. Last weeks episode included an old church that had been beautifully renovated into a living loft on East 112th Street and 2nd Avenue. The broker stated that East Harlem is an up and coming neighborhood attracting a lot of Downtowners. For the Grand Opening and viewing of this property they hired a DJ and The Harlem Gospel Choir performed.
Check it out for yourself, on HGTV. You can find “Selling New York” on Thursdays at 9:30PM on HGTV channel 64.
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Come join us tonight for a tribute party at Aloft. This event was passed onto me by my friend DJ Nessdigital. Check out the details below. I hope to see you all there!
Time: Today at 8:00pm – Tomorrow at 1:30am
Location: Aloft Harlem 2296 8th ave bet 123/124th st
Created By: Ernesto Johnson
This Saturday, Id like to take folks along on a soulful expedition featuring the sounds of two of my favorite female artists, the late Amy Winehouse and the Queen, Mrs. Mary J. Blige.
Amy Winehouse is one of my favorite present day artists. I dig on Amy not only for her nostalgic ballads, not only for her bravado, but musically, this sistah has the chops of giants. Amy’s style ranks with some of biggest and brightest legends, and in recognition of her dope songs, I’ll be paying tribute with a lil Amy in my set. I know you’re gonna dig this. ((No bandwagon))
I’ll also be rocking joints from another one of my all time favorites, the Queen, Miss M.J.B. Mary’s so bad, when you throw on one of her songs; you either start dancing or singing, including tough guys. Expect to hear the jams we all know and love.
Join Us and tell a friend!
Grooves Provided by Dj NessDigital HipHop/RnB/Remixes/Exclusives/Neo-Soul/Amy Winehouse + Mary J Blige Special Tribute.
Attire: The good stuff in your closet/No Cover/Ciroc + Patrone Drink Specials/No Jive Turkeys/8pm-1am
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nessdigi.podomatic.com
Twitter: Djnessdigi Facebook: Dj Ness Digi 646 407 8365
photo credit: * http://www.danechong.com/ http://facebook.com/danechong
Posted in Art and Culture, Community, Drink, Harlem, Music, Restaurants Tagged with: 124th street, 125th street, Aloft, Aloft Hotel Harlem, Amy Whinehouse, DJ Nessdigital, Frederick Douglass Boulevard, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemHouse, Mary J Blige, RhythmDB