May 5th, 2015 by harlemhouse

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Experience: Harlem & Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance Invite you to the 4th Annual Food & Drink Boulevard Summer Kick-off. An Evening of Food, Cocktails, Music and Entertainment o Harlem’s Restaurant Row.

Today, Tuesday May 5, 2015
6:00PM – 10:00PM on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
From 111th – 119th Streets.
Tickets fdb.eventbrite.com.

Featuring:
5 & Diamond
67 Orange Street
Bluejeen
Cédric
Harlem Food Bar
Harlem Tavern
Jado Sushi
Les Ambassades
Levain Bakery
Lido
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
Melba’s
The Park 112
Silvana
Vinateria

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December 14th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Down to 4 units left in One Morningside Park they are almost sold out.  The penthouse unit with sweeping views of both Central & Morningside Parks, is selling for a mere $5,900,000 with two terraces.  This building hit the ground running as one of the most desirable new properties in South Harlem on the market.  People who bought over a year and a half ago during construction have already resold with high profits on their investments.

The same developers are now focusing on their latest project one block over the neighboring property nicknamed as the gas station lot.   Located on the south, east corner of 110th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard it is the last lot left on Central Park in New York City.    Ground has already broken and a sales office will open soon with floorpans of units ready to sell.   The higher units with unobstructed city / park views will undoubtedly become the priciest condos in Harlem.

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Gas Station Lot

Gas station lot in South Harlem now fenced off with construction to begin

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November 3rd, 2014 by HarlemMom

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We stopped by HFB on Thursday to try the fried chicken after hearing the buzz about it and we were so happy we did.  Wow!.. and I’m not kidding.

The chicken was D-licious.  Moist, tasty and crispy but not greasy.  It was accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and green beans that snap when you bite into them.  Luckily, we managed to score one of the last servings.  I had it with my favorite happy hour drink there, the Watermelon Martini which I like on the rocks.

All I could say during my meal to my husband was, ” I’m in heaven”. So see you there next Thursday as I can’t wait to go back for more! =)

Harlem Food Bar
2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd
bet 113th & 114th Streets
212-222-9570

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December 8th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A Gay-borhood Mixer at Lido’s Monday, December 9th from 9 pm to Midnight.  Stop by and get your Holiday cheer on!  See below for all the details.

*Come join us for Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar’s second annual “Make the Yuletide Gay” LGBT Holiday Mixer. Bring some holiday cheer with you as we celebrate the season with good friends, old and new.
The party starts at 9pm, but feel free to come earlier if you would like to sit down for some dinner before the mingling begins.
Lido is also participating in the Harlem Park2Park Holiday Drive, which is accepting donations of coats, hats, gloves, and unopened toys for the Women’s Urban Retreat shetler and quilts and throws for the elderly for City Meals on Wheels.
Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
(646) 490-8575

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November 20th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Art In FLUX Harlem and Aloft Hotel launch a collaboration to promote visual artists in Harlem.  On the evening of December 3, 2013 Art In FLUX presents two Harlem artists, Andre Woolery and Ruben Natal-San Miguel, in the lobby of Aloft on their dedicated art walls.  Aloft has a company-wide commitment to support the local artistic community by devoting space to presenting art.  Art In FLUX hopes to utilize the Aloft Harlem space to present unique and compelling exhibits that create conversation and highlight the dynamic contemporary art culture in Harlem.

This inaugural exhibit at Aloft is titled NOTHING IS COLORPROOF after a piece by Andre Woolery of the same name.  “Nothing is Colorproof” is a triptych of a gun shooting a swirling rainbow of colors.   “A gun represents both chaos and order. In the chaos of my thoughts and ideas, color is the organizing order. It brings clarity to a vision. If my mind were the weapon and my ideas were the bullets… then color would be the force propelling it forward” states Andre.

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Both Andre and Ruben reflect on culture, race, and gender through their own mediums – paint & pushpins and photography, respectively.  They each capture moments in time and exploit the use of color and light to convey a sense of hope.  Ruben chronicles Harlem by photographing the people and the architecture that are the fabric of the community.  Andre paints iconic images hoping to open our eyes to a new set of possibilities.    Together these two artists open a window on our society and awaken our consciousness.

NOTHING IS COLORPROOF opens on December 3rd at 6:30pm.

WHAT: NOTHING IS COLORPROOF, pop-up art exhibit and sale.
WHO: Featured Artists: Andre Woolery and Ruben Natal-San Miguel.
WHEN: December 3, 2013 through January 31, 2014, Open Daily.
WHERE: Aloft Harlem Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 124th St, Harlem, NYC.
INFO: www.artinfluxharlem.com

OPENING RECEPTION: December 3, 6:30 to 9:30pm sponsored by The 5 & Diamond Harlem and Papi Wines.
RSVP: 646-340-3479 or info@artinfluxharlem.com

www.artinfluxharlem.com
Aloft Harlem

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October 30th, 2013 by harlemhouse

 

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Halloween In Harlem

It’s Halloween in Harlem.  Trick or treat along Frederick Douglass Boulevard and enjoy Harlem’s Gateway & Restaurant Row $5 cocktail specials, 5 pm – 10 pm.  Here is a list of Restaurants and various places participating in the Ghoulish Festivities!

L Lounge, Zoma, Harlem Food Bar, Patisserie des Ambassades, Harlem Tavern, Bier International, Jado Sushi, Frederick Cafe Bistro, Silvana, Lido Harlem 67 Orange Street, Vinateria, Bebenoir  Harlem Flo and more…

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(Also check out Lenox Ave Harlem Shake, Ginny’s Supper Club, Red Rooster, Cedric French BistroThe Corner Social for more Holiday Parties and fun!)  Click on Ginny’s PHOTO ABOVE.

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See our previous post WITCHE’S BREW PARTY at
The 5 And Diamond

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October 10th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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“Happiness in Harlem” as written on Lido’s website is an honest statement for Italian Food lovers.  We have dined here many times since they have opened and consistently the food has been great.  After taking friends their the other night  we took a few photos of our dinner that we wanted to share and spoke with Susannah Koteen, the owner of Lido.  We complimented Susannah that we appreciate the welcoming vibe and reliable service that you can always  expect when visiting Lido.  They have loyal diners who return regularly no doubt because of the service and their food.

A born and raised Harlemite friend who recently just moved out of the area, insisted while visiting last week that we eat at Lido as he missed their cuisine. I hadn’t been in several months and was happy to go.

For the appetizers we had Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella, Aged Prosciutto di Parma, and an assortment of other starters which are easily shareable.

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For dinner we had the Baked Halibut, Chamoula Marinade, Red Pepper Rouille over Asparagus, Parmesan, Basil Risotto (mouthwatering good!), the Ricotta Ravioli, Charred Eggplant, with Orange Mint and Almonds, and the special of the day Under a Brick Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Very flavorful and filling.  We would also recommend their Grass-fed Organic Strip Steak or the Gnocchi with Truffle Butter and Sage which is rich and cooked just to the right texture.

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For desert we sampled a couple things but I recommend the Sunday below if you really want to treat yourself….

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Make sure to ask for their daily specials.  I try and have something new each time if I can resist ordering the Halibut with Risotto but I usually cave in and get the Halibut.  It’s just one of those perfect meals that have you coming back for more.

They have a very lively and popular bar scene as well, for those who just want to swing by for a drink and appetizer with a friend or to meet new friends. Lido’s also host many events throughout the year from viewing political debates, gayborhood mixers for LGBT community, and featured wine dinners, which they will be having again real soon in the near future.

Lido
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(on the corner of 117th Street)
New York, NY 10026
(646) 490-8575

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September 18th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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There is going to be another wine and dinner pairing at Lido this coming Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm.  Customers and clients have been loving these special events that Lido have been hosting lately.  We wanted to let our readers know here at HCL about this event and to help get the word out for those wine lovers and foodies who may not be aware of Lido’s wine and dinner gatherings.

Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:30 pm, Lido will be offering a five course wine tasting dinner. Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years.  Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America. The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call for reservations at: #646-490-8575 or #917-733-9413, as space will be limited.
Lido, located at 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street.  LidoHarlem.com

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August 25th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Come join Team Lido for their latest Gayboyhood Mixer:  Back to School Night on Monday, August 26 from 9pm until recess.   They will be featuring School Drag Realness and “educational” cocktail specials.

Weather permitting, they will be spilling out onto the patio for some mixing and mingling in the fresh air.  Nice weather is predicted.

Check out the recent New York Times article about Lidos executive chef, Serena Bass.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/fashion/serena-basss-life-spent-in-the-main-course.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Also join Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar Social Events to be informed of all future events at Lido.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330550607048283/

Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
(646) 490-8575

By subway, take the B/C to 116th St. or the 2/3 to 116th St.

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June 30th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Today Sunday, June 30th all day long and into the evening hours come celebrate Harlem Pride at The 5 and Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row!  Starting with the new weekly “Soulful Sunday Brunch” from 11 am to 5 pm getting a little funkier as the evening rolls on with DJ Bobby Morales.  Whatever you’re proud about, COME OUT AND CELEBRATE!

2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 112th & 113th Street)

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