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A Cakery Comes to Harlem

Lee & Marie's Cakery Company

I had just finished a light meal and was waiting at a bus stop, thinking, “Maybe I should have ordered dessert.” As I turned around to peruse the surrounding area, right before my eyes was an image of a cake above a Mission Statement.  My curiosity (and craving) lured me into Lee & Marie’s Cakery Company.  Yes, my wishes had come true.

cupcakesMini Cakes Mini cakes, cupcakes, dessert cups, tarts, and more were within reach.  Showing great restraint, I postponed placing an order, as I was quite interested in the concept behind the goodies.

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Anna, the manager, enthusiastically explained that the owner, Andrea Travaglia, operates another shop in Miami that successfully employs individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Andrea’s Mission Statement emphasizes awareness, understanding, and compassion for those diagnosed with ASD. However, her efforts go beyond general education as noted by Andrea’s objective to create jobs and employ adults with ASD. She matches each person’s skill level with an appropriate job.

Lee and Marie’s NYC location just opened last Monday in East Harlem. Named after two grandmother’s, there are two full-time bakers and several staff members. Along with the mini assortments, the company produces full-sized desserts and operates a catering business for all occasions.

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The upbeat atmosphere exemplifies the words posted above the kitchen doorway, “Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn.”

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Be sure to check out this new business and support a worthy cause. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lee & Marie’s Cakery Company

451 East 116th St. & Pleasant Ave.

New York, NY 10129

212-996-4900

 

 

East Harlem Harvest Festival Gala Today!

Get outside while the weather is still nice before Monday’s storm hits.  Take advantage of the calm mild weather and go enjoy from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM the East Harlem Harvest Festival.  Plenty of food, music and fun for the whole family!  Three blocks of festivities on La Marqueta at 116th Street and Park Avenue FREE ADMISSION See the large list of contributors and businesses participating in the above flyer.

See you there!  For additional information go to www.eastharlemharvestfestival.com

‘Like, follow’ Urban Garden Center in Spanish Harlem to receive discount

By HarlemCondoLife
If you’re surfing through Facebook daily like I am, you can find some deals. I just came across this deal/coupon shown below by Urban Garden Center located at 116th and Park Avenue. If you like/follow them on twitter, Facebook, or tumblr, you can receive a 15 percent discount. They are giving out this coupon through their social networks as a way of saying “thanks” to those who interact with them. Not a bad way to say “thank you.” Check out Urban Garden Center on Facebook!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo Harlem

By HarlemCondoLife
It’s Cinco de Mayo! Happy Cinco de Mayo Harlemites! Where will you be celebrating the Mexican holiday for 2011?

I still hear East 116th Street in Spanish Harlem will have a party atmosphere even though their annual Cinco de Mayo Festival passed. Check out the review by The Village Voice.

Remember this part of the City is Harlem’s booming Mexican population. So if you want to be authentic with your celebration of May 5th, no need to go far. Head on over to Spanish Harlem to celebrate. You might just see this Latina celebrating there!