May 20th, 2015 by Native New Yorker

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October 4th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Harlem Real Estate Market Trends

Courtesy of Trulia.com.  Click here for additional details.

Click here to view for sale, for rent and vacation rental listings in Harlem.

 

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September 19th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Passing along a real estate update from Robb D. Pair, President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.  From the Polo Grounds to a “field of dreams”, Harlem has come a long way.

From 1998 to the present, here are some real estate charts and status reports and interesting sales statistics from townhouses to condominiums presented by the President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.

A Word From Robb

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January 15th, 2014 by Native New Yorker

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If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections!  The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental justice organization, and several other community groups.  The seminar will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm at the WE ACT offices at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

You can RSVP to www.haveyouconsideredrunning.eventbrite.com or contact Charles Callaway at Charles@weact.org with any questions regarding this event.
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December 6th, 2013 by HarlemMom

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An Evening with Rachel Brown, Thursday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m., $10.00
Rachel Brown is a self-taught artist, born and raised in New York City with Ethiopian and Bermudian heritage. She plays with a band of African and Caribbean musicians, making for a worldly sound that fuses hip-hop, pop, and island. The recent Harvard graduate is a regular performer on the NYC nightlife scene where her audiences have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Beyonce, John Stamos, Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese, and she has opened for numerous acts, including Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and John Legend. Upon releasing her EP, Building Castles, Brown has caught the attention of many, including Wyclef Jean, Jaden Smith, Perez Hilton and Glamour.

Tickets cost $10.00, and are available here (8:00 p.m.) and here (10:00 p.m.)
Tickets without a dinner reservation are standing room only. To make a dinner reservation during the show, call Ginny’s Supper Club at 212-421-3821.

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Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue (at 125th St)
Harlem, NY 10027

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October 18th, 2013 by harlemcondolife
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A return to elegance in the historic village of Harlem.  The day has come for Minton’s to open officially to the public Monday, October 21st.  The Cecil next door and jointly owned just opened last month with a bang and hasn’t stopped since.  Already considered in a league of it’s own in this area.  See our previous write up on The Cecil Restaurant in Harlem (Review).

We look forward to celebrating the reopening of Minton’s with such a past history of Harlem’s jazz greats when it was once called Minton’s Playhouse.  This venue will require that men wear jackets.  The attire (dress code) is formal and it will be nice to see women and men fill the room with a diversity of styles while enjoying live jazz music.  A very timely decision to open (reopen) this historic jazz club with Harlem on the pulse now more than ever in the New York scene.

Looking forward to experiencing Minton’s next week.  Dress to impress and come out to enjoy good jazz and what looks like to be great food.  Take a peek at the menu below.

Here are a couple photos of entrees you can expect from the menu.  Looking forward to trying the Rib-Eye steak.  Minton’s MENU.

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Photo: Melissa Hom – Wagyu Rib-eye with bone

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Photo: Melissa Hom – Crisp Skate Wing with Manila Clams

Minton’s Supper Club
206 West 118th Street
New York, New York 10026
(212) 243-2222
www.mintonsharlem.com

*Photos from Grub Street and Minton’s Facebook Page.

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October 12th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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If you have run out of space and are looking for more room this 6 day on the market townhouse is for sale on historic Strivers’ Row.   This 5 beds, 4 baths, 4,480 sq.ft home is on sale for $2,500,000 in Central Harlem.

See LINK for more information on this property.

(Open House Sunday, October 13, 11:30 – 1:00)

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September 25th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

West Harlem PiersFor 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 Paula WIlsonRiverside 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!

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August 30th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

Kitchenette is offering a great value.  10 breakfast dishes for $10 before 10 a.m. They are one of our favorite eateries in Central Harlem.  If you don’t visit them in person, remember they have a home delivery service for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with fresh baked goods for the entire Harlem area.

See their website MENU.  The Kitchenette Uptown is located in Harlem on 1272 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.  Phone #212-531-7600.

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August 27th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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Naima – WXYZ at Aloft

Last night was the finale of Uptown Battle Of The Bars at Harlem Tavern and the winner was Naima Williams –  from WXYZ Lounge at the Aloft Hotel in Central Harlem.  Second place went to Thanos Rigas from La Marina in Washington Heights/Inwood and Third place went to Claudia Whitely from Harley’s Smokeshack in East Harlem.

Congratulations to Harlem Park To Park (the presenters), the winners Naima, Thanos & Claudia, and Harlem Tavern for hosting a great event.  Stop by and visit WXYZ at the Aloft Hotel on Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 124th Street to congratulate Naima and have a cocktail or two while you’re there.

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July 24th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Harlem Welcomes 2647, A New American Fusion Concept Bar, Lounge and Restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard which will open August 3rd, 2013.

2647 Harlem Bar, Lounge & Restaurant features 11 high definition televisions as well as an 80-inch HD flat screen serving as a centerpiece directly behind the 1,000 square foot main bar. With ample room for large groups, 2647 will incorporate an 800 square foot lounge area, a separate 1,000 square foot VIP room for private events and bottle service, and an open-air 400 square foot outdoor patio.

The Grand Opening of 2647 will be Saturday, August 3rd at 9pm, with a registered media event and soft opening on August 1st.  If you are interested in attending the registered media event contact info2647harlem.com.   Considering how crowded Harlem Tavern is nightly on Frederick Douglass & 116th Street, 2647 Harlem should also do well higher up on the Boulevard on 141 Street.  Looking forward to checking it out soon.

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2647 Harlem
2647 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, New York 10030

(301) 520-5555

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July 15th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Tune into Bravo this week Wednesday July 17th, 2013 for the “Harlem Shake” episode of Million Dollar Listing New York featuring our very own neighborhood, Harlem!

This is a great series about New York real estate and we are happy that Harlem will be featured in it.  Congratulations to Harlem Lofts for your work in this and not to mention great exposure.  We look forward to the episode.

As you may remember we first reported  Million Dollar Listing Caught Filming in Harlem  back on March 18th, 2013 referring to Harlem Lofts and how much exposure that Harlem in general, was getting as of late.

Million Dollar Listing New York Sneak Peak

*Thanks Robert for the tip of when it will air Wednesday, July 17th at 9pm.

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July 5th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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April 29th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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The Shrine Bar Restaurant is all kinds of fun.  Literally, with its World Music Venue in Harlem you can expect to hear a wide variety of different music every week.  I was there recently with friends just passing through (not for a particular event), and was happy to meet Francois Maheux, the man responsible for Bookings and  Promotions.  We were discussing Harlem, Apollo Theater and just music in general and how vital live music is to Harlem and the history of Harlem.  There are many great spots to hear music in Harlem and Shrine is no exception.  It is the perfect size venue, roomy but not too big with a comfortable, inviting and festive interior.  I especially enjoy that you can hear jazz, hip hop, funk, world, reggae, Latin, rap, blues rock on any given night as they keep it interesting, current and on the pulse.  Here is a list of upcoming events you can see at Shrine Bar Restaurant/World Music Venue.  Recently friend to our blog, Harlem born and raised “John O” of Tha Gecko Brothas, perfromed there and I’m sure that they will return over the summer months.  It is worth passing through if you have not been there yet to check out their food and drinks MENU.  Every once in a while there is a cover for special events like an AIDS benefit, or a fundraiser where customers are more than happy to contribute.  The Shrine has great drinks if you like margaritas and pina coladas.  My friend recommended the pina colada (with a splash of grand  marnier on top) which was very good especially with a side order of wings.  You cannot go wrong with that combo.  Next time I would like to sit in their outdoor seating and try their Fela Burger and also their Afro Chicken which both looked good.  But then definitely come back inside to enjoy some great live music!
(Make sure you check out The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session which is each and every Sunday)

*Stay tuned as HarlemCondoLife will continue to keep you posted with events at the Shrine.

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Shrine Bar Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807

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October 27th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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The Harlem Treasure Chest is an outdoor flea market that opened last spring on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and West 117th Street.  They are partnering with Silent Voices United  to host a Children’s Monster Ball this Sunday afternoon, October 28th from noon to 4 pm.  This free children’s event will include lots of tricks & treats, books, rides and special guest appearances by community celebrities and artists, who will judge the “Pablo Pumpicasso Children’s Art & Best Halloween Costume Contest”.

This is Harlem Treasure Chest’s last weekend. I hope they will return next year.  I have enjoyed browsing there over the last few months and have found a couple of gems amidst the assorted wares.

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September 9th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Writing the Election 2012” is a novel, non-partisan event being planned by the Harlem theater community to encourage all of us to register and vote.  Writers are invited to submit ten-minute plays, short scenes or monologues about the upcoming presidential election.  Subject matter can include any aspect of the political process: the issues, civic life, government, leadership, public service, voting, etc.  Diversity of opinions from all points on the political spectrum are welcome.

Accepted works will be read at a free, public event hosted by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (2031-33 Fifth Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets) on Monday, October 29th from 7:30-10:30pm ( originally scheduled for September 28th).

Yvette Heyliger,
Director, Playwright, Producer

“Writing the Election 2012” is sponsored by Classical Theatre of Harlem and New Black Fest and is being produced by Twinbiz, Harlem playwright Yvette Heyliger’s production company.  Scripts must be submitted no later than September 21st at 11:59pm.  For more information or to submit your play or your directing resume, please contact Yvette Heyliger at Writing the Election 2012.   Plays should be no longer than ten pages, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and in standard playwriting format. Monologues should be one page only and in 12 point Times New Roman font.  Actors with cold-reading skills should email/bring pictures and resume for on-site casting beginning at 6:00pm. There is no submission fee for playwrights. There is no compensation for the actors or directors.

Join Yvette and other members of the Harlem theater community for “Writing the Election 2012” on October 29th when the plays, moderated by a guest political pundit, will be read “to celebrate the joy of democracy and to inspire citizens to get out and vote on Election Day”.

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July 31st, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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May 30th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

StreetEasy.com’s VP of Research Sofia Song indicates that while prices across Manhattan have remained relatively flat since last year’s first quarter, Central Harlem has seen a 6.6 percent increase in median closing price.  This is the highest of any neighborhood in the city. Additionally, the supply of available apartments is down 17.7 percent from 2011.

For instance, One Museum Mile with condos above the Museum for African Art at 1280 Fifth Ave., have seen units selling for as much as $3.1 million.  Nearby The Related Companies have started marketing 1214 Fifth Ave., Mount Sinai’s newest tower, which features 30 floors of rentals and the amenities of a luxury condo, including a pool, fitness center and a screening room.

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May 6th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

Featuring affordable central Harlem Condo Tour.

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March 18th, 2012 by Icare4Harlem

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Community Healthcare Network Helen B. Atkinson Health Center

By Icare4Harlem

Anyone who has gone without medical insurance knows that to see a physician, dentist, or any other medical professional can be a costly experience. Often the uninsured/underinsured simply go without routine preventative care which can lead to life threatening events. The Community Healthcare Network provides medical services at the Helen B. Atkinson (HBA) Health Center, east of Lenox Ave. on 115th St., in Central Harlem. A wide range of services is offered at this center. Patients are able to receive Primary Care, HIV Care, Mental Health Care, Social Services, Health Education, Nutrition Services, Dental Care, Podiatry Services, Reproductive Health Care, and Services for Teens.

The Community Healthcare Network is a not-for-profit organization with several locations throughout New York City. The health centers allow patients to receive care regardless of immigration status, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or ability to pay. The commitment to meet the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care is apparent as you notice posters offering translation services in numerous languages. The Network also ensures that the staff reflects the diversity within the community.

Dr. Sheree Morgan, DMD

Recently I had a chance to experience dental services at the HBA Health Center. I was able to see Dr. Sheree Morgan, DMD. She had a warm, jovial, and professional manner that put you at ease from the moment she asked the proverbial question, “When was your last dental visit?” At one time I did not have dental coverage so I sheepishly admitted that I was overdue for a check-up–no punitive remarks or glaring eyes as Dr. Morgan proceeded with the examination. I would also like to note that her assistant was very efficient. My x-rays were available before Dr. Morgan finished cleaning my teeth. During the procedure, I found out that Dr. Morgan had a previous career as a chemist. Patients at the HBA Health Center should feel confident that Dr. Morgan is not only competent in dentistry but also understands the chemical interactions of the medications used in her line of work.

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Helen B. Atkinson Health Center

81 West 115th St.

New York, NY 10026

212-426-0088

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March 12th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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By NativeNewYorker

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 9 out of 10 Americans have too much salt (sodium chloride) in their diets.  For those of us who have or are at risk for developing high blood pressure, reducing sodium intake is particularly important.

Food Labels

Not adding salt to cooked foods is a good first step but most of the salt we eat comes from processed foods and foods prepared in restaurants.  Sodium is already part of processed foods and cannot be removed but we can select lower sodium foods when possible and cook more foods ourselves, to better control how much sodium we eat.   Read the Nutrition Facts label while shopping 

Difference in Sodium

to find the lowest sodium options of your favorite foods.

According to a recent national CDC study, the leading sources of overall sodium consumption are bread and rolls, cold cuts/cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches such as cheeseburgers, cheese, pasta mixed dishes such as spaghetti with meat sauce, meat mixed dishes such as meatloaf with tomato sauce, and savory snacks like chips and pretzels. Together, these account for more than 40% of sodium consumption.  For kids, hotdogs and ready-to-eat cereals are in the top ten.   Click here to learn about things you can do at home, when eating in restaurants and while shopping to cut back on salt.

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February 21st, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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February is Heart Health Month, and unfortunately, most of us know someone who has heart disease or has had a stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States – for both men and women.

In the U.S., one in every three deaths is from heart disease or stroke.  In our beloved community of Harlem, the prevalence of heart disease and the risk of death from heart disease is even higher than the national average.  There are things that each of us can do to improve our heart health.

Let’s fight back against heart disease and strokes by making heart-healthy choices about what we eat and how we live.   For more information about how to make heart healthy choices, check out the New York City Department of Health or American Heart Association websites.

* If you’re not already please follow us on twitter @HarlemHCL.

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January 16th, 2012 by Icare4Harlem

Timberly Leite - Innovative Therapy Solutions

By Icare4Harlem

The grand opening of Innovative Therapy Solutions was a huge success as seen by the numerous attendees, sounds of children enjoying educational toys, and concerned parents excited about the availability of Speech Therapy services in Harlem.

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Timberly Leite, New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner/Director of Innovative Therapy Solutions, has brought to Harlem a much needed service to address the speech therapy needs of children ages birth to 21. Traditionally, therapy is delivered in the school/preschool settings, through home programs via approved providers, hospitals, clinics, or rehabilitation centers. Often there are waiting lists and parents travel long distances to obtain this necessary service.  So having Timberly in the neighborhood is truly a welcomed addition.

   

Innovative Therapy Solutions is not limited to speech therapy. Timberly also provides evaluations, parent education courses, and the ability to purchase therapy materials to ensure carryover outside of the formal therapy setting. Future services include adding Occupational and Physical Therapy.

At the onset of meeting Timberly, one immediately senses the warm and caring concern emanating from this creative professional. She brings to Harlem experience, energy, and a desire to meet the local speech therapy needs.

Wishing Timberly much success in her new endeavor!

Innovative Therapy Solutions

2236 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. BLVD (between 131st & 132nd)

New York, NY 10027

646-406-2765

www.ny-speechtherapy.com

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August 30th, 2011 by Icare4Harlem

Caregiver Support Tips from VNS

By Icare4Harlem

As a follow up to my post from last week, it was evident that there is definitely a need for support resources for family and friends who are caregivers.  The event, Preventing Caregiver Burnout, sponsored by Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS), was well attended and revealed an array of relatives and friends that provide endless support to their loved ones.  Listening to the stories of the level and intensity of care provided by these folks, was touching and quite an eye opener for an area that is only going to increase in demand.  Many of the stories involved caregivers who are assisting not only one but multiple family members or those that are dealing with medical issues themselves.

An introduction presented by Councilwoman Inez Dickens, reinforced the importance of recognizing the issue of burnout among caregivers.  A VNS representative followed up with alarming statistics for this population.  Here are just a few examples of who are the caregivers in the United States:

  1. 65 Million, or 29%, of Americans each year
  •      38% are adults caring for elderly parents
  •       11% are spouses
  •       14% are parents with special needs children
  1. Women represent 2/3 of all family caregivers
  2. 13% provide 40 hours of care per week
  3. $375 billion in estimated “free” services

In the New York Metropolitan Area…

  1. 1 in 5 adults provide family care
  2. 1 million family caregivers total
  3. 46% have provided care for more than 5 years
  4. More than 50% employed full time
  5.  52% of caregivers experience injuries

The subsequent presenters disseminated information from a nursing and social worker’s perspective.  They provided concrete ideas for alleviating physical and emotional stress, understanding and reducing errors in medication administration, preventing physical injuries while assisting with mobility, resistance from the home bound loved ones, and resources for dealing with the complexities of navigating Medicaid and Medicare services.

A Question and Answer period allowed participants an opportunity to express their concerns and ask relevant questions specific to their own situations.  This seminar also encouraged caregivers to network among themselves and share resources.

The morning was filled with practical and helpful information but equally important was, the opportunity for caregivers to be seen and heard in a community setting.

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August 23rd, 2011 by Icare4Harlem

By Icare4Harlem

With the increase in the aging, disabled, and chronically ill populations, there is an expanding need for caregivers.  Families are faced with the daunting task of locating, employing, and leaving their loved ones in the hands of someone who may or may not have been adequately trained.  Relatives who elect to provide this form of care to family members are often subjected to elevated levels of stress, leading to burnout.

Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright and The Visiting Nurse Service of New York will host a free workshop on “Preventing Caregiver Burnout” for family caregivers on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.  If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, this seminar will provide resources and ways of coping with the demands associated with this role.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kara Hughett at 212-561-7424 or Kara.Hughett@Morris-King.com.

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July 16th, 2011 by Native New Yorker

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Reliable sources tell us that the owner of Baby Yogurt is about to sign a lease for one of the commercial spaces in the Gateway Tower on Frederick Douglass  Boulevard between 113th & 114th Streets.  Baby Yogurt offers a variety of flavors of frozen yogurt, created using “Yogorino”, an Italian process that produces a low-calorie, low fat confection that is “healthy enough for a baby” (their motto).  A nail salon has already leased the adjacent storefront in the Gateway Tower.

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July 10th, 2011 by Icare4Harlem

Rodriguez Shoe Repair

By Icare4Harlem

As I waited for the bus on Lenox Ave. and 116th St., I realized there was one more errand to complete for an upcoming trip.  I had just about given up on getting a shoulder strap shortened, when a small shoe repair store sandwiched between two larger buildings came into focus.  I had been at the bus stop several times before but never noticed the store.  So I darted across the street, entered the tiny establishment, and made my request.  Knowing that my flight was in a couple of hours, I didn’t think the job could be completed with such short notice.  To my surprise and delight the owner, Mr. Rodriguez, immediately had his assistant address the task.  True to the posted sign, “Fast Service While You Wait” the alteration was completed with excellent results and I was on my way to board the next M116 bus.

Mr. Rodriguez

There are still many small businesses in Harlem that are able to provide wonderful goods and services.  I will continue to support these independent merchants to maintain the diversity in this rapidly changing neighborhood.

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Rodriguez Shoe Repair

102 W. 116th St. & Lenox Ave.

New York, NY

212-222-3819

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June 10th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
Don’t forget the annual Mount Morris Park Annual House Tour is this weekend hosted by Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association. It is this Sunday, June 12th!

This is the time when one can see some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York City that make up Central Harlem, also known as the Mt. Morris Park area. Also the area was recently praised by New York Magazine.

Here is the schedule for the day for those interested in attending:

  • 11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes 
  • 1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour
  • 12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside Historic Harlem
  • 1:30 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Walking Tour

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June 6th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
Not too long ago, Harlem was profiled in  The Financial Times, the UK-based publication. Now The Boston Globe takes its turn and profiles our community in its travel section this past weekend (June 5). Jessica Allen, the reporter, spends two days in Harlem along with her husband and discovers “Harlem makes a visitor feel and taste its forward movement.”

The article highlights various experiences from listening to jazz, to eating at Amy Ruth’s and to drinking at some of our unique establishments, such as 67 Orange and bier international. However, the most notable items in this article are not necessarily about places, but crafted words about Harlem. Allen states “perhaps no other area in New York so eagerly honors its history as Harlem.” She points to our famously named streets, such as Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Furthermore, Allen goes on to say “despite the interest in what came before, these days Harlem seems utterly future-oriented.”

We couldn’t agree more with The Boston Globe! And to Jessica Allen and her husband, come back and see us (Harlem) again now!

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April 5th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
It is that time of year where New York Magazine profiles some of the upcoming neighborhoods for 2011. In this week’s edition (April 3), they list 20 of The Next Big Neighborhoods in New York City and two Harlem sections made the list!

A big congrats to Marcus Garvey Park.  This area located in Central Harlem was ranked fourth out of 20. NYMag says Marcus Garvey Park “is undergoing a several million dollar renovation, including smoothed-out sidewalks and the transformation of its existing bandshell into a state-of-the-art amphitheater.” In addition to park renovations, several buildings have sprung up, such as 5th on the Park, located at Fifth Avenue and 120th Street; and “the recently constructed Windows on 123, a pair of buildings graced with limestone-balconied apartments and full-floor lofts.”

Hamilton Heights located in West Harlem, finishes out the list placing 20th on the list.

Another notable mention, is Manhattan Valley, which is right below Harlem on the Westside. They were ranked second out of 20.

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October 11th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal
Saturday and Sunday (October 9th and 10th) were absolutely gorgeous days to be out and about in Harlem. I took advantage of the wonderful weather with an art walk around Harlem…for free! The Harlem Art Walk was a delightful experience filled with a gold mine of art, artists and interesting galleries. (See slide show)

Some of you may or may not know this, most of the galleries for the Harlem Art Walk are in Harlem brownstones where it is turned into make shift galleries-or some are permanent-in the basement of the brownstone or the artist’s workspace on the first floor. Some artists had big spaces to work with and others had small space to work with. The gallery at 64 West 119th showcased wonderful black and white photos from the Drinking Ink Exhibit. At 181 Lenox Avenue right on the corner of 119th Street there was this awesome drawing of faces made with dollar signs, along with other creative art work.  I also adored the Alex Adam Gallery at 78 West 120th Street. At this gallery, I was blown away by how the art was presented not to mention the actual brownstone itself. Inside it was gorgeous! I stopped by Casa Frela Gallery, the sponsor of Harlem Art Walk, where it showcased a variety of artists. I could have stayed in Casa Frela for days seeing all the various art.

I started at Billie’s Black where I met and viewed the art work of Harlem Girl, the artist (and no relation to HarlemGal) and I ended my art walk at the H&M Gallery, where they had this interesting painting of President Obama. Overall, I had the best time. I hope you were able to experience the Harlem Art Walk as well.  If you were not able to, I recommend you put it on your calendar next year so that you can see and learn what I  did, which is there is an abundance of talented and seasoned artists right here in Harlem. No need to go far for art and culture. Harlemites can appreciate art right here in their own community!

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September 22nd, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

By Icare4Harlem

The 115th St. branch of the New York City Public Library is not new to the neighborhood.  However, I felt that it was worth sharing my most recent experience with this institution.  Tucked around the corner of 115th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., is this small but inviting public library.

New York City Public Library, W. 115th St. Branch

My intention was to locate books that were of high interest but at a low reading level.  I wanted to compile a few references to give to adults who have very basic reading skills and wish to further their enjoyment of reading.  Even though I didn’t have a particular author in mind, a librarian on the second floor readily assisted me in my attempt to locate the specific reading materials.  After scanning the books and asking other employees, it was concluded that this branch, unfortunately,  did not possess the specific books that I requested.

I was prepared to exit the library and continue my search when one of the staff members suggested that I visit the Centers for Reading and Writing (CRW), located on 125th St.  There are locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  These centers have programs to assist adults with reading and writing difficulties and strive to improve their communication skills.  The librarian looked up the pertinent information, ran off a copy, and provided detailed directions to, two centers in the Harlem area.

I plan to investigate the programs and will report my findings in a future story.  So thanks to the pleasant and helpful staff who contributed to a wonderful experience at the W. 115th St. library.  Now, it’s off to Harlem’s CRW….

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September 15th, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

The Icla da Silva Foundation

By Icare4Harlem

On September 11, 2010, there were several memorial services throughout the city to recognize family and friends lost in this tragic attack.  On the same day, I also attended another important event that occurred at the Harlem School of the Arts.  The location was a perfect venue for promoting the school’s attributes, education in general, and the significance of participating in volunteer programs such as The Icla da Silva Foundation.

Be The Match

The foundation is committed to maintaining a bone marrow donor registry.  Their goal of building an ethnically diverse archive can only be accomplished through the generosity of people willing to participate in this program.  Involvement not only encompasses donor recruitment but also, community outreach, education, fundraising, and medical support.  Through the Be The Match Program, registration is quick, easy, and yields the satisfaction that you might save someone’s life.

Basic Requirements

After filing out the necessary, but simple paperwork and reviewing the requirements of the program, I provided a cheek swab that took less than a minute to produce.  That was it!  I can’t think of a more positive way to offset some of life’s tragedies than through the act of giving.  For information on future drives in the NYC area, see Find a Donor Drive.

Become a Marrow Donor

The Icla da Silva Foundation

1-888-638-2870

National Marrow Donor Program.

1-800-627-7692

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September 14th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal
Don’t miss the Harlem Art Walk 2010 on October 9th (Saturday) and 10th (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harlem Art Walk will feature the work of more than 60 artists living and working in Harlem. Casa Frela Gallery, located at 47 West 119th Street, is the starting point where maps will be distributed (or see map below) to all tour participants highlighting the various stops on the walking tour, including open artist studios, museums, and cultural and historic venues. All forms of art will be featured, including sculptures, ceramics, painting, photographs, etchings and prints, and textiles. And if you like what you see during the walk, participants will have the opportunity to buy original artwork from emerging to established artists.

For further information about the tour, visit the Casa Frela Gallery website at www.casafrela.com or call the information hotline at 212-722-8577.

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August 3rd, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

By Icare4Harlem

The Atrium Cafe

Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the opening of The Atrium Café in Harlem.  As part of the museum experience, the café is right next door to the Studio Museum and is in partnership with Great Performances, an event planning and leading catering company.  Stop by for a quick bite and enjoy their new hours and new menu!

Hours:

Thursday 12 – 7:30pm
Friday 12 – 7:30pm

Atrium Cafe Menu

Fresh Salads  $6.00
Turkey Waldorf Salad
Chinese Noodles, Cucumber Scallions, Red Peppers, and a Spicy Peanut Dressing

Soup $3.50

Artisanal Sandwiches  $7.00
Porchetta with Caramelized Sauerkraut, Deli Mustard & Thunder Pickles on Pumpernickel Baguette
Herb Grilled Chicken Wrap with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto in a Tomato Wrap
Roast Beef with Tomato Chutney and Basil on Lavash
Vegetable Frittata, Cheddar Cheese

Snacks
Thunder Pickle  $1.00
Mixed Nuts and Dried Fruits  $2.00
Newtons, Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie  $2.00
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar  $2.50
Sweet Potato Pie & Chocolate Caramel Pie  $3.00
M&Ms, Skittles, Chocolate Coffee Beans  $2.00
Miss Vickie’s Potato Chips, Sea Salt or BBQ  $2.00
Tonnie’s Mini’s Cupcakes  $1.00

Beverages 1.75
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Sweet Tea, Saratoga Water Bottle

All prices include tax

The Atrium Café at the Studio Museum

144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-864-4500, x247

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July 5th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal

Over the holiday weekend, I saw some white spurts of air dotting the sky. I couldn’t tell at first what it was. Then I kept watching and saw letters come alive that spelled out Geico, insurance and hot summer. That’s all I caught. I had never seen this happen before in Harlem, especially over the Fourth. I have seen it done at the beach, but not much in the City. Does anyone know if this is common in Harlem? Why would Geico do something like this? And did anyone else see this over the weekend? It looked pretty cool! Hmm, hopefully a Geico rep or someone in general will step forward and tell us what this is about?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!

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June 14th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Something really neat is happening every Sunday in the Laundry Room at 143 West 116th St (between Lenox & ACP Aves).  The Laundromat Project, a community-based non-profit arts organization, sponsors art workshops where local residents can create their own art.  The “drop in” workshops are taught by professional artists on everything from solar printing to sidewalk painting. The Laundromat Project is committed to the idea that “creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies”, and so they bring art education to community members in their own neighborhoods – all ages and levels of experience are welcome.   The Art Workshops are scheduled from 12-3pm every Sunday.  Yesterday, Maya Valladares taught participants how to create original designs and print them on fabrics.  Stop by next Sunday for bookmaking with Shani Peters.  The workshops are held every week through October.  A detailed schedule can be found on their website, along with information about how to volunteer or support the project.

The Laundromat Project

Works in Progress Art Workshop Schedule
12 – 3pm every Sunday, May 23 – Oct 20, 2010
At the Laundry Room, 143 West 116th St (between Lenox & ACP Avenues)

Suggested donation: $4 but no one is turned away if they are unable to pay

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June 7th, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

The Atrium Cafe

By Icare4Harlem

The Atrium Café is open for business at the Studio Museum in Harlem.  I recently had the pleasure of attending the public opening of the cafe.  This latest addition joins the Museum Store, established collections, and public programs offered through the Studio Museum.  The cafe resides right next door which makes it not only convenient but provides a light meal before or after a tour of the museum.  The Atrium Cafe is a culinary partnership between Great Performances and the Studio Museum.

Great Performances is a catering company that organizes high profile events but also provides services for weddings or special occasions.  The company prides itself in being the only catering company at a national level that owns and operates its own organic farm, Katchkie Farm in Columbia County, New York.  Having access to fresh foods translates into exciting and healthy meals at the Atrium Café.  Chef de Cuisine, Marc Spooner has created tasty and affordable selections such as a Green Chili Chicken Wrap, an Italian Mortadella with Pistachio Aioli Sandwich, Grilled Vegetables and Portobello Salad, and other delightful choices.

I selected the Seared Salmon Sandwich. A hearty black bread baquette served as a bed for the pickled fennel and radishes layered on top of the seared salmon.  As an accompaniment to my lunch, I chose a Thunder Pickle, one of the many items produced and sold by the Katchie Farm General Store.

To satisfy a little bit of sweetness that I always seem to crave at the end of a meal, I came across Great Performances’ interpretation of a Fig Newton.  The snack was packed full of figs wrapped in a light crust and a simple glaze, sprinkled with crushed pistachio nuts completed the bar.

During the summer, the café is opened only on weekends and for special events.  Stop by and make it a day visiting all of the wonderful venues.

The Atrium Café at the Studio Museum

144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-864-4500, x247

Saturday: 11AM-5PM
Sunday: 12PM-5PM

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May 20th, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

Petland Discounts

By Icare4Harlem

Although Central Harlem is lined with an array of stores, you’ll have to peek around the southeast corner on 117th St. and Lenox Avenue to find this Petland store.  If you walk about a ½ block down the street, you’ll enter into the store and a friendly face will greet you.  As I searched for a few items for my cats, I decided to take a closer look at all the animals.

Albino Underwater Frogs

Glass Catfish

Yes, you’ll find your standard rodents, birds, and fish but there were a few interesting residents in the fish tanks.  I noticed some Albino Underwater Frogs racing back and forth and Glass Catfish displaying their transparent bodies.  Towards the back of the store are the chirping/squawking birds and right next to them are those nocturnal creatures attempting to catch up on their sleep.  Rolled up in furry balls are the hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, and a rabbit.

The best part is seeing the children fascinated by, albeit a little wary, the less receptive animals.  There’s quite a selection of supplies, food, and basic necessities packed in this relatively small area.  The prices were competitive with some of the larger pet stores and the staff is more than willing to assist you.  As you exit the store, there’s a bulletin board listing a variety of pet services.  If you happened to leave with more items than anticipated, the No. 2 and 3 subway station and several bus lines are nearby.

Petland Discounts

56 West 117th St.

212-427-2700

Pet Services

Sharing A Drink

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April 29th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

HIP HOP SOUL JAM – A Celebration of Emerging Artists Performing For a Cause

Next Thursday May 6th, 2010 at The Shrine Bar in Harlem, marks the launch of Hip-Hop Soul Jam, a quarterly performance series showcasing emerging hip hop soul artists making music for a purpose.  The event, conceived and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives Founder Chad Harper, aims to expose new and positive talent in the hip hop soul community, while using the power of genre of vital causes.

The event format will feature live performances by select local and international acts, highlight and benefit a chosen charity, and conclude with a DJ led dance party celebrating music genres of the Black Diaspora and bringing together actors in the entertainment community.

“We want to give a spotlight to quality hip hop soul artists, those with a focus on saying something and creating music with artistic integrity, while showing the power of hip hop soul to effect change on a global level. We’ll place emphasis on acts who follow their words with actions, personifying Hip Hop Saves Lives’ motto, ‘We don’t just talk about it, we be about it,’” Harper said. To this end he has teamed up with co-producer Jake Bright, a DJ and Director of African focused Cocody Productions, twice recognized by award winning radio program Afropop Worldwide and having produced events for The Touch Foundation and Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive.

The inaugural event will feature performances by local artists including Gene Pritsker´s Sound Liberation, the concert will also feature Nahdi, Squala Orphan, Clarisa Rose, R-Kitech and Chanda Rule, as well Babaluku of Uganda and Makhtar from Senegal. The evening’s donations will benefit Charity Water (charitywater.org), which is currently working on providing earthquake survivors of Haiti with clean drinking water. Evening will also include a special photographic exhibit on Haiti by Bennett Raglin. AOC Fine Wines is sponsoring the red carpet reception.  

Hip Hop Saves Lives, founded by Chad Harper is a charitable/entertainment organization dedicated to using the powerof hip hop for global change. Its primary focus is clean water wells for Africa and educating the hip hop community on living green. Coming ventures include an on-line radio and TV show, news letter, and magazine  www.hiphopsaveslives.org


Shrine Bar, themed after the legendary artist Fela Kuti’s bar of the same name, is one of New York’s pre-eminent live music venues (www.shrinenyc.com).

See you all there!   HH

(red carpet interviews and wine reception 8:00pm – 8:45)


Cocody Productions (pronounced Cocoa Dee), formed in New York by Directors Tunde Agboke, Jake Bright, and Ken Oriwa, produces upscale events showcasing art, music, film, non-profit activities, business, and fashion of Africa and the African Diaspora.  CONTACT: Jake Bright  347-204-7576 // Jake@Cocodyproductions.net


*To read the full artile on this event click on the link below
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HIP HOP SOUL JAM – Thursday May 6th
from 9pm – 1am at The Shrine Bar
2271 Adam Clayron Powell Jr. Blvd,
bet. 133rd & 134th St. New York, NY

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For more information about Hip Hop Soul Jam, Hip Hop Saves Lives and Cocody Productions please contact Chad Harper at Chadharper@hiphopsaveslives.org or Jake Bright at Jake@cocodyproductions.net

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April 11th, 2010 by

by HarlemOnaBudget

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by the Studio Museum in Harlem to see their spring 2010 project titled Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection. This collection of eight distinct exhibits features a mix of media materials and artwork given to the museum and explores how art is produced and presented.

Abstract by Julie Meheretu (from SMH website)

Of the eight exhibits, my favorite was “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order”, an exhibit displaying artwork that challenges normal perceptions of order with various creative patterns and shapes. I was also drawn to a collage entitled “Panthera” by Mickalene Thomas.

While “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order” and “Panthera” were some personal highlights, all eight exhibits have interesting and beautiful artwork. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. The exhibits will be on display through June 27th (Admission $7, free on Sundays) at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street (between Powell and Malcom X Blvds).  I definitely recommend stopping by!

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February 22nd, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

I have seen many terrific exhibits at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and even attended an occasional lecture or film but I don’t usually think of it as a destination for music.  I guess that will have to change. 

The Women’s Jazz Festival is a series of concerts featuring talented female artists to celebrate Women’s History Month.  I am particularly looking forward to the March 8th program entitled:  Four Women: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, Eartha Kitt, and Odetta, performed by the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra (BRCO).

Black Rock Coalition Orchestra

The BRCO is a collaboration of skilled, progressive artists of color who specialize in the musical reinterpretation of historically significant bodies of work. I am definitely planning to check it out.

Monday, March 8th  at 7 p.m.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd New York, NY 10037

(212) 491-2200              Map & Directions

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February 22nd, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

I have seen many terrific exhibits at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and even attended an occasional lecture or film but I don’t usually think of it as a destination for music.  I guess that will have to change. 

The Women’s Jazz Festival is a series of concerts featuring talented female artists to celebrate Women’s History Month.  I am particularly looking forward to the March 8th program entitled:  Four Women: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, Eartha Kitt, and Odetta, performed by the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra (BRCO).

Black Rock Coalition Orchestra

The BRCO is a collaboration of skilled, progressive artists of color who specialize in the musical reinterpretation of historically significant bodies of work. I am definitely planning to check it out.

Monday, March 8th  at 7 p.m.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd New York, NY 10037

(212) 491-2200              Map & Directions

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January 19th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

 By NativeNewYorker

If you have not yet visited the Dwyer Cultural Center at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue, you are missing a treat.  I had walked past this new addition to Harlem several times since its opening last June, but I had not gone in until yesterday.  I spent a fascinating hour with the exhibits in this very appealing space dedicated to “preserving, celebrating and documenting Harlem’s history and traditions through exhibitions, performances, workshops and public programs…”.  The Center’s programming is done by Community Works and the current exhibit includes some amazing pieces by public school children as well as an absorbing pictorial history of Harlem’s contributions to music, both part of the award-winning “Harlem is…” series. 

In addition to its public programming, the Center provides reasonably priced, multi-media rehearsal, exhibition and performance space to local artists.  While I was there I picked up a flyer for their “Saturdays@the Dwyer” series for an event this coming Saturday that includes a performance by IMPACT Repertory Theater (a Harlem-based youth group), a visual arts workshop with Harlem resident and artist Vicki Freemont, and a documentary profiling the life of Percy Sutton, the recently deceased Harlem entrepreneur and political leader.  It starts at 2 pm and admission is free.  Go check it out!

VOICES of YOUTH

Saturday, January 23rd

2 pm – 5 pm

 

Dwyer Cultural Center

258 St. Nicholas Avenue

 at West 123rd Street

212 222-3060

info@DwyerCC.org

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January 19th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

 By NativeNewYorker

If you have not yet visited the Dwyer Cultural Center at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue, you are missing a treat.  I had walked past this new addition to Harlem several times since its opening last June, but I had not gone in until yesterday.  I spent a fascinating hour with the exhibits in this very appealing space dedicated to “preserving, celebrating and documenting Harlem’s history and traditions through exhibitions, performances, workshops and public programs…”.  The Center’s programming is done by Community Works and the current exhibit includes some amazing pieces by public school children as well as an absorbing pictorial history of Harlem’s contributions to music, both part of the award-winning “Harlem is…” series. 

In addition to its public programming, the Center provides reasonably priced, multi-media rehearsal, exhibition and performance space to local artists.  While I was there I picked up a flyer for their “Saturdays@the Dwyer” series for an event this coming Saturday that includes a performance by IMPACT Repertory Theater (a Harlem-based youth group), a visual arts workshop with Harlem resident and artist Vicki Freemont, and a documentary profiling the life of Percy Sutton, the recently deceased Harlem entrepreneur and political leader.  It starts at 2 pm and admission is free.  Go check it out!

VOICES of YOUTH

Saturday, January 23rd

2 pm – 5 pm

 

Dwyer Cultural Center

258 St. Nicholas Avenue

 at West 123rd Street

212 222-3060

info@DwyerCC.org

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January 8th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Schomburg Center

As a Harlem native, I read the NY Times article yesterday about the demographic changes in Harlem with mixed feelings.  I was pleased, of course, to see a feature article about Harlem; amused by the convenient redefinition of Harlem’s traditional boundaries to coincide with the census’ PUMA (public use microdata area) divisions, and skeptical of the sometimes inconsistent statistics quoted, (especially since no source for them was identified).  But mostly, I was perplexed and, I guess, dismayed by the simplistic characterization of the described changes as a Black-White, lose-win process.  Harlem has been through a series of transitions which have produced its rich legacy of culture and art, epitomizing Black, urban America.  The current transition is about increased diversity from a number of racial, ethnic and immigrant groups whose influences are making Harlem an even more interesting and stimulating place to live.  They do not threaten Harlem’s identity, they enrich it.  What do you think?

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August 27th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By Austin2Harlem
When I lived in Austin I enjoyed watching all of the various versions of Law & Order. Today, walking around in my new adopted city and neighborhood, Harlem, I came across the film crew of Law & Order. They are filming the Emmy Award winning television series in Central Harlem today August 27th and tomorrow August 28th! The crew is on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Manhattan Avenue!

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August 27th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By Austin2Harlem
When I lived in Austin I enjoyed watching all of the various versions of Law & Order. Today, walking around in my new adopted city and neighborhood, Harlem, I came across the film crew of Law & Order. They are filming the Emmy Award winning television series in Central Harlem today August 27th and tomorrow August 28th! The crew is on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Manhattan Avenue!

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August 15th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

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Harlem has another dining option and its seafood! Questan’s is officially open. The first night of business was this past Thursday.
Here is the lowdown on availability: the kitchen is open from 5-10 PM seven days a week and take out/delivery is available until 2 AM Monday through Wednesday, 3 AM from Thursday through Saturday. HarlemCondoLife will be dining there soon so stay tune for our review!

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

Questan’s
2113 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Harlem, NY 10026
212.300.4399

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August 15th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

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HarlemCondoLife

Harlem has another dining option and its seafood! Questan’s is officially open. The first night of business was this past Thursday.
Here is the lowdown on availability: the kitchen is open from 5-10 PM seven days a week and take out/delivery is available until 2 AM Monday through Wednesday, 3 AM from Thursday through Saturday. HarlemCondoLife will be dining there soon so stay tune for our review!

HarlemCondoLife

HarlemCondoLife

Questan’s
2113 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Harlem, NY 10026
212.300.4399

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