June 27th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

2015 Harlem Arts Festival

The Harlem Arts Festival is back for 2015 taking overMarcus Garvey Park this Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th with a wide range of arts on the schedule.  Things kick-off with an opening night party at Ginny’s Supper Club featuring performances by Lauren Desberg, Samora Pinderhughes, and Stephen Woods aka AKIR.

This is a FREE event. See the full schedule!

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May 15th, 2015 by harlemhouse

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The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015.  This is also Father’s Day.  Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.

Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.

The June solstice dates vary.  For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.

*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL.  Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.

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‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)

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December 5th, 2013 by HarlemMom

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Come celebrate Central Park’s 17th Holiday lighting in northern Central Park on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 – 6:30. There will be an ice carved sculpture, singing of carols on the Plaza and you can take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera). There will also be hot cocoa and cookies. The event tops off with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.

The event is organized by the Womens’ Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and sponsored by Con Ed.

Free. Families only no groups. Strollers are not allowed on the plaza but stroller parking will be provided.  For more info see the link below.

Central Park’s 17th Holiday Lighting

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November 26th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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We thought we had missed it.

But we managed to glimpse it.

The last whispers.

Voiced in stunning visual vocabulary.

Carried by crisp brisk breezes.

Across Harlem’s ice blue sky.

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November 12th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

We recently stumbled across the following description of what some describe as a “newly christened” neighborhood in Harlem on  StreetEasy.

“Upper Carnegie Hill: Encompassing Mount Sinai Hospital and the eastern edge of Central Park, Upper Carnegie Hill is a well-respected area that is off the beaten path. “Museum Row” stretches through Upper Carnegie Hill to the end of Central Park, offering a nice walk with beautiful architecture. Like the rest of Carnegie Hill, Upper Carnegie Hill has maintained a high degree of historic integrity; however, its proximity to the northern, less affluent neighborhoods and public housing works to the north is a source of tension for wealthier residents.”

The history of Carnegie Hill is fascinating.  And here is a good albeit dated piece to read if you are thinking of living in Carnegie Hill.

More fascinating still is the concept that what has traditionally been known as East Harlem or Spanish Harlem is now also being called Upper Carnegie Hill.  Much like the emergence of South Harlem (SOHA) which depending on who you ask runs from 110th and Morningside Avenue to 116th and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. aka 7the avenue.  Or the fact that recently during Channel 7’s coverage of services for Nelson Mandela at Riverside Church, the TV displayed “Harlem” while the reporter stated “MorningSide Heights”.

This will certainly be an ongoing discussion topic as we try to answer the question: where does Harlem begin and end?  The answer is important both in terms of physical boundaries as well as from a cultural and historic perspective.

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August 18th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Heard it through the grapevine, One Morningside Park is already 40% sold.  A lot of showings are happening with brokers and clients for this condominium complex.  See our numerous previous posts for detailed information on our Harlem Real Estate Menu.  One Morningside is located on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue in South Harlem.  Many contracts are out and 1 to 3 bedrooms have already been snatched up by eager buyers.

The sales office is now open by appointment only, to look at available floorplans for sale.   We can provide additional information if you’re interested, here at HarlemCondoLife.  Contact us via email at HarlemCondoLife@gmail.com.   A friend of our blog  just purchased a one bedroom one bath unit.  The fixtures and design looked quite nice and the site has a feature where you can see what the expected view will be from the unit you are interested in.

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Here are recent pictures taken yesterday of One Morningside Park.  They have a ways to go but the structure is now fully erected.  They expect to be finished by January 2014.  Stay tuned for more on One Morningside Park.

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View towards Central Park from One Mornigside Park

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One Morningside Park view from Frederick Douglass Boulevard Circle

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July 3rd, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Summer Streets is an annual celebration in New York City for people to get out and enjoy our most valuable public space… our streets!  For three consecutive Saturdays, August 3, 10 and 17, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for  everyone to play, walk, run and bike.

This year two things in particular that stand out “Voice Tunnel” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and “CoolStop” by Chat Travieso.  Voice Tunnel will be  a seven-block-long art installation of lights and sound  in the Park Avenue Tunnel open for the first time to pedestrians in history during Summer Streets. The seven-block-long tunnel, running from 33rd Street to 40th Street, which originally carried rail cars when it opened in 1834, will become the basis for a temporary, participatory art installation.  See more Here.  Cool Stop is a prototype for a water mister that connects to fire hydrants and provides a safe, efficient and fun alternative to cool off by a hydrant. Constructed mostly of recycled PVC piping, the 10′ installation resembles a large splash that Summer Streets participants may stand under for a small reprieve from the hot summer sun.

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Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage. The event is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party–a great time for exercise, people watching, or just enjoying summer mornings.

Running from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.  All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2012, more than 250,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Learn more

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June 5th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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It has been a couple of months since our last update on One Morningside Park , the new condominium development on West 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue.  Comments are still coming in (both good and not so good) on previous posts while this building continues to go up at lightening speed.  Below is a photo of the building (framed by orange line) from the North side angle looking downtown and towards the West.  As you can see it is already a part of lower Harlem’s skyline.  I believe from our previous posts, it will rise a total of 22 floors upon completion.  That is the “Ariel” on Broadway showing in the background which is a soaring 37 floors.

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A Broker (friend to HarlemCondoLife) informed us that he recently went to a courtesy preview of the building and they are going to have 69 units many with outdoor space and dirct views of Morningside Park and Central Park.  The sales office will be open officially in late August.  Stay tuned for future developments on One Morningside Park here at HarlemCondoLife.com.

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February 23rd, 2013 by HarlemGuy
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February 11th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Walking through central park today this large mound of snow was staring down from the top of a hill.  IMG_0440Though it is beginning to melt it looks like the builder (builders) were going for a frog?  What do you think?

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Pretty innovative whatever it is.

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