My husband, daughter and I recently had lunch at Frederick Café Bistro located at 2104 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and enjoyed it very much. I had the lentil soup and the Norwegian Smoked Salmon Panini. My husband had the chicken soup and the Ham and Cheese Croissant. The service was attentive and the place has a nice casual vibe. My daughter was in a stroller and they accommodated it. We will be back to enjoy some more delicious food and to try out their brunch.
Please check out their website for their full menu and more information.
For the last time this summer, you can go west coast swing dancing in Harlem. West coast swing is one of my favorite dances – sort of a cross between Lindy-style swing and salsa. It is danced to all kinds of music – R & B, pop, blues, rock, even hip-hop and country.
The event is run by Paula Wilson – an amazing dancer, in partnership with Riverside Park as part of their Summer on the Hudson programming. I saw Paula & her partner Ken Kreshtool perform at a party a couple of weeks ago at Stepping Out Studios. What a treat! I was lucky enough to get a dance with Ken, who is a terrific leader with a lot of musicality and some very smooth moves. The dancing goes from 6 pm – 9 pm this Saturday, September 28th at West Harlem Piers Park (West 125th St. and the Hudson River). Paula will teach a lesson at about 7 pm and the entire event is free. If you know West Coast, come and show your stuff; if you’ve never done the dance, come out and give it a try!
Yesterday the New York Post wrote that “A major Harlem site opposite the Metro-North station is about to get the neighborhood’s tallest building.”
It is stated that this once stalled project, will feature towers at 320 feet at 1800 Park Ave. between 124th and 125th streets. The post writes “the buildings will soon host 650,000 square-foot twin residential towers that will include 70,000 square feet of retail.
As The New York Post first reported back in April, Ian Bruce Eichner picked up the site for $65 million. Under the 80/2o program, the development will include 120 affordable units and roughly 380 market-rate apartments that will rent at about $60 per foot.
Eichner has hired ODA – Architecture, known for the quirky cantilevered 100 Norfolk and 15 Union Square West.
The new retail and residential at 1800 Park Avenue will be opposite the Metro-North station and the architect confirmed that “it will have two very large towers” which will be the tallest building to date planned for Harlem. Stay tuned for more information from HarlemCondoLife on this developing Real Estate story.
Check out FRIDAY HARLEM NIGHTS at Ginny’s/Red Rooster with DJs mOma, Rich Knight &Stormin’ Norman Hosted by Maine & Sinclair from 10:00 pm – 3:00 am on Lenox Avenue & 125th Street. (Details)
Harlem Friday Nights: The integration of inclusive, not exclusive, making Harlem your one stop destination on Friday nights. Come pregame at 8 pm with the sounds of Stormin Norman at the front doors, continue on downstairs to party with Moma and Maine and Rich Knight and friends. The Nook located inside Red Rooster, will be open until 3 am for Late night snacks.
So come and check out Harlem Nights all summer long at Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club on Fridays. See you there!
Vibe: downtown-comes-uptown sexy, hip crowd.
Music: Various. Everything good.
Food: Red Rooster/ Late night snacks from The Nook