August 9th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

 

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New York’s official marketing and tourism organization NYC and Company‘s latest “Neighborhood X Neighborhood” unveiled its latest campaign on  Wednesday highlighting Harlem and Washington Heights , including a multipage article on Harlem’s Foodie Renaissance and a Destination:Harlem page that includes hotspots both legendary and new alike, including the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center, Aloft Harlem, Sylvia’s , Amy Ruth’s,  Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne, Bier International , Billie’s Black, and the Studio Museum.

“The Harlem and Washington Heights communities have rich cultural legacies that continue to thrive,” said Deputy Cultural Affairs Commissioner Margaret Morton. “From the iconic stages at the Apollo Theater and Harlem Stage, to the rich collections of the Cloisters and Studio Museum, arts organizations in these neighborhoods provide extraordinary opportunities for visitors and residents to engage with a wide range of unique cultural activities.”

 

http://www.nycgo.com/neighborhoods/

 

 

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August 2nd, 2012 by harlemhouse

Looking for something to do tonight?  Swing by Billie’s Black for their August Afterwork Affair (see flyer below) Thursday, August 2nd at 6PM – Midnight.  Music by DJ Breeze, No Cover  and $5 Happy Hour from 4 – 7PM!

Also the CEO/Founder of Curvy Girlz Lingerie, Precious Williams will be hosting a meetup.  So come out tonight after work and enjoy the great weather and Happy Housr drinks with great “gourmet soul.”

Billie’s Black
271 West 119th Street
(Bet. Frederick Douglass & St. Nicholas Ave.)
212.280.2248

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June 16th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                      Please check out Billie’s Black Five Years of Serving “Gourmet Soul” in Harlem.  They will mark this important milestone with the following Fifth Anniversary Week Events all to be held at Billie’s Black.

Tuesday, June 21 – Outdoor karaoke & Special Live Performance featuring Benita Charles & Friends, 5pm

Wednesday, June 22 – Salute To Harlem Women Business Owners: “Five Years of Success: A Collective Achievement”

Thursday, June 23 – VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 – “Billie’s Black All Star Jam Parts 1. And 2.”  Red Carpet Arrivals 6pm, Performances 8pm – Featuring over 20 Billie’s Black  “alumni” performers including Kevin Anthony, Nakia Henry, Vivian Sessoms, Mika and many others.  Hosted by vocal powerhouse Lorenda Robinson and Def Poetry Jam spoken-word artist ‘ButtaFly Soul”.

(Check out flyer below for more information)

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June 16th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                      Please check out Billie’s Black Five Years of Serving “Gourmet Soul” in Harlem.  They will mark this important milestone with the following Fifth Anniversary Week Events all to be held at Billie’s Black.

Tuesday, June 21 – Outdoor karaoke & Special Live Performance featuring Benita Charles & Friends, 5pm

Wednesday, June 22 – Salute To Harlem Women Business Owners: “Five Years of Success: A Collective Achievement”

Thursday, June 23 – VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 – “Billie’s Black All Star Jam Parts 1. And 2.”  Red Carpet Arrivals 6pm, Performances 8pm – Featuring over 20 Billie’s Black  “alumni” performers including Kevin Anthony, Nakia Henry, Vivian Sessoms, Mika and many others.  Hosted by vocal powerhouse Lorenda Robinson and Def Poetry Jam spoken-word artist ‘ButtaFly Soul”.

(Check out flyer below for more information)

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September 24th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

Frederick Douglass Blvd. street sign

Frederick Douglass Blvd is in the news again! Some entities are clearly getting it that FDB from 110th Street to 125th Street is the place to be! DNAinfo.com and The New York Times have recently filed stories about FDB and how it’s experiencing a boom in drinking and eating establishments. These articles even mention the buzz words “restaurant row.” Hmm…sounds familiar?

Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Circa 2008)

On September 23, DNAinfo wrote about the booming restaurant and bar business along FDB.  It was a good story. They introduced us to new information about what the Livmor is up to with their commercial space. However, I was wondering why they left out other notable places, such as Mojo, Billie’s Black Bar, Questan’s and Cafe Amrita? Amrita is at the base of 110th and FDB. Mojo and Billie’s are technically on 119th Street, they are less than a block away from FDB and Mojo and Questan’s opened for business in the last five years. I think all these venues deserved a mention in DNAinfo and The Times. Also, why not mention the proposed Cupcake Suite opening on FDB, Aloft Hotel or the rumored Busboys and Poets coming to Harlem? I guess there is so much action happening on or near FDB, it is a challenge for these news outlets to keep track!

Frederick Douglass Blvd. today

In addition, I noticed that both publications did not mention much about vacant commercial space. What are The Douglass and Gateway Condominiums planning for their commercial space? I would bet that they are aggressively trying to sell their space. I hear Society Cafe is interested in expanding their space right next door once Gateway finishes their construction. If that ends up being true, that would be great for them. They appear to have outgrown their current space.

Overall, it is awesome media coverage for Harlem once again. I love it! Out of the two articles, I will end with my favorite quote from Chris Pollok, co-owner of bier international. “My sense is that this [Frederick Douglass Blvd.] is going to be the Restaurant Row of Harlem.” I will drink to that, Chris! Strawberry beer, please!

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